Padres’ Minor League Roundup for July 24
The major league Padres had a very successful Thursday, scoring 13 runs in a blowout of the Cubs. However, the affiliates of the big league team in San Diego didn’t fare so well on Thursday. Here’s how they did:
The El Paso Chihuahuas got blown out on Thursday, falling to the Sacramento River Cats 13-2. The River Cats scored nine runs in the first three innings to take a commanding lead, putting the game out of reach for El Paso.
The bottom half of the order was the only productive half of the order for El Paso. Cody Decker went 1-for-4 from the DH spot and hit his 14th homer of the season, and Alex Castellanos and Rocky Gale each collected two hits apiece.
Injured Padres playing for El Paso included Everth Cabrera and Yonder Alonso, and each player hit safely. Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a walk and Alonso went 1-for-4.
The San Antonio Missions performed much better than their friends at Triple-A, beating the Frisco Roughriders 8-4. Cory Spangenberg shined again from the batter’s box for San Antonio, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run batted in. Yeison Asencio and Robert Krai also picked up two hits, and Krai hit his fourth homer of the year. The Missions hit safely 12 times on Thursday.
Leonel Campos got his first win this season, pitching five solid innings of three run ball.
Adding to the theme of blowouts, the Lake Elsinore Storm were victims of one, losing to Bakersfield Blaze 9-2. Lake Elsinore didn’t struggle to get baserunners, as they had 10 hits on the day. But they couldn’t piece them together at the same time, mustering only two runs in the loss.
Alberth Martinez led the Storm with three hits, and recently acquired Jose Rondon went 1-for-4 with a run batted in.
Finally, a close game. The Fort Wayne Tincaps squeaked out of Thursday with a narrow 3-2 victory over the Beloit Snappers, with an eighth inning insurance run proving to be valuable for Fort Wayne as closer Ryan Butler allowed a run to the Snappers before closing the door.
Fernando Perez led the Tincaps by going 3-for-4 with a solo home run, his eighth. Luis Tejada also hit his third homer of the year, as the Fort Wayne pitching was superb. 2014 first round pick of the Padres Trea Turner followed up a 4-for-4 day by going 2-for-4, also stealing a base successfully.
Class A: Rookie Short Season
Behind shut down pitching and timely hitting, the Eugene Emeralds shut out the Tri-City Dust Devils, taking a 2-0 victory. Eugene first scored in the second inning, as Marcus Davis was able to score thanks to a Tri-City error. Nick Torres scored the Emeralds’ only other run of the night, coming home on another Tri-City error in the seventh.
In addition to scoring the only runs on the night, Davis and Torres each went 2-for-3, with Chase Jensen pitching in two more hits.
Rookie: Arizona Fall League
The Arizona League Padres fell to the Giants on Thursday by the score of 14-5. An eight-run fifth inning gave control to the Giants and the Padres weren’t able to fight back. For the Padres, Luis Urias went 2-for-5 and knocked in two runs. Carlos Belen went 2-for-5 and scored twice for the AZL Pads.
Rookie: Dominican Summer League
Wrapping up the Minor League Roundup is another blowout, as the Dominican Summer League Padres got pasted by the DSL White Sox by the score of 11-1. The DSL Padres, who currently sit at 11-35, committed more errors (six) than they collected hits (five). Enmanuel Arias brought home the only run of the game for the Padres, doubling to score Wilfri De La Cruz.