Minor League Roundup for July 27th


Jul 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Jake Goebbert (4) hits an RBI triple during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The big league Padres struggled on Sunday, as Eric Stults got rocked in an 8-3 loss for the Friars. Looking down at their minor league affiliates, only one of them came away with a victory on Sunday. Here’s how they did.


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The El Paso Chihuahuas were the only affiliate of the Padres to notch a win, earning a 4-3 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies.

El Paso did they damage in the third and fifth innings. In the third, Jake Goebbert, who was just pulled down from the big leagues, doubled in Matt Wisler and Everth Cabrera. Goebbert brought home another run in the fifth inning, singling to score Cabrera. A Rymer Liriano single scored another run.

Still rehabbing from injury, Cabrera went 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Goebbert went 3-3 in his first game back in Triple-A, and he drove in three of El Paso’s four runs.

Wisler pitched well, allowing three runs in six innings. He also struck out seven Grizzlies on the outing.


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Here’s where the string of losses starts. An excellent start to the game ended in an embarassing finish, as the San Antonio Missions gave up 12 runs to the Frisco Roughriders 12-4. The Missions jumped out to an early lead thanks to Hunter Renfroe‘s three-run home run, scoring Casey McIlroy and Alex Dickerson. But starter Bryce Morrow gave up two runs in each of the first three innings, including two homers. The Roughriders plated six more runs on the day, blowing out San Antonio, who committed three errors.

Class-A Advanced

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While closer than the Missions-Grizzlies tilt, the Lake Elsinore Storm fought hard but still came up short, dropping the game to the Bakersfield Blaze 6-3.

An Alberth Martinez double in the second inning scored Dane Phillips and gave Lake Elsinore a 1-0 lead but the Blaze put up four straight runs before the Storm fought back again in the eighth. Benji Gonzalez scored on a Jeremy Baltz sacrifice fly, and Gabriel Quintana scored on Martinez’s single. But the Storm bullpen gave up two more runs to Bakersfield and the offense couldn’t put together the three runs necessary.


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The Fort Wayne Tincaps lost on Sunday, falling to the Wisconsn Timber Rattlers by the final score of 5-2. Wisconsin never put together a huge inning but scored one run in five separate innings, continuously adding pressure to the backs of the Tincaps. Both of the Tincaps runs came off of Wisconsin errors, and thus no Tincap had any runs batted in on the day. Only Ronnie Richardson and Trea Turner managed hits, collecting one each for Fort Wayne.

Class-A Short Season

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While it was a closer game than the final score indicates, the Eugene Emeralds got stomped by the Salem-Keiser Volcanoes, losing 9-1.

A Jalen Goree single in the second inning scored Yale Rosen and gave Eugene a 1-0 lead, but a four-run sixth inning broke the game open for Salem-Keiser, and they never looked back. The Volcanoes totaled a staggering 17 hits against Eugene.

Arizona Rookie League

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The Arizona League Padres hung in tough with the AZL Rangers but ultimately fell, losing 3-2. Robbie Erlin got the start for the AZL Padres, and allowed one hit in two innings pitched while racking up five strikeouts. He was removed before the third, and the AZL Rangers took advantage, scoring two runs off of Travis Remillard and one off of Jaimito Lebron. The Padres only scored one earned run, coming courtesy of a Ruddy Giron groundout that Jonas Lantigua was able to score on.

Dominican Summer League

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The offensive production was solid, but the pitching was abysmal as the DSL Padres fell to the DSL Twins by the final score of 11-4. Daymon Almo was the most productive batter on Sunday for the DSL Pads, going 1-4 with a triple and three runs batted in. Westhers Magdaleno also contributed a run scoring hit, and Ronaldo Contreras scored twice in the loss.