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The Padres got a win over the Cubbies last night, thanks to key offensive output from players who weren’t on the Major League roster to start the season. With their season continuing to spiral, the Padres may be looking to get their first glimpses at prospects at the big league level, or just bring back their previous players once they return from injury. Let’s take a look at how the San Diego minor league affiliates did on Wednesday:
Rebounding from a loss on Tuesday, the El Paso Chihuahuas broke out on offense, racking up 16 runs as they cruised to a 16-7 victory over the Sacramento River Cats.
Loaded with injured Padres, El Paso got production from every spot in the lineup. First baseman Alex Castellanos, who spent time at the major league level with the Dodgers, collected four hits, none bigger than the two-run jack he corked in the third inning. Pitcher Jason Lane, who had a brief stint in San Diego this season, also swung the bat well, hitting safely in each of his three at-bats. Top prospect Rymer Liriano went 3-4 with two doubles and three runs batted in. Jedd Gyorko, working his way back to the majors after an injury, went 2-4 with a homer and two runs batted in.
El Paso improved their record to 50-55 and will take on the Rivercats again tonight.
Trailing 4-3 in the eighth inning, the San Antonio Missions rallied and earned a walk-off 5-4 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks.
Centerfielder Cory Spangenberg went 3-4 and is now hitting a cool .336 on the season, but he wasn’t the hero on the night. Hunter Renfroe singled on a ground ball and aided by a missed catch error by the Corpus Christi catcher, Spangenberg was able to score the tying run. In the bottom of the ninth though, Adam Buschini scored on Diego Goris‘ sacrifice fly, clinching the victory for the Missions.
The Lake Elsinore Storm didn’t play on Wednesday. They’ll take the field tonight for the start of a four-game series at home against Bakersfield.
Top pick Trea Turner didn’t score or bring in any runs, but he showed the type of skill that made him the Padres’ first round selection, going 4-4 and raising his average to .444.
Class A: Rookie Short Season
Another walk off win for a Padres minor-league affiliate. This time it was the Eugene Emeralds with the dramatics, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth to pull off a 4-3 win.
Down 3-2 with one out, the Padres squeaked across the tying run when a throw down to second base to try to catch a stealing Auston Bousfield skipped past the fielder, allowing Bousfield to score. Jalen Goree then hit a fly ball that was caught, but it was far enough to bring Marcos Derkes home from third, handing the Emeralds the wi