Padres Minor League Roundup For August 5th


The Padres were able to continue swinging the hot bats, but failed to drive in runs. Don’t worry! Help could be on the way in the form of a couple well-timed late season call-ups. Take a look below at some of the potential candidates and their progress down on the farm. Here is the minor league recap for Tuesday night.

Triple A: El Paso Chihuahuas (56-62)

The Chihuahuas were able to avoid a four-game sweep by the Reno Aces by getting on the board early and limiting their opponents to only two runs.

El Paso put together three runs in the 1st inning which would prove to be enough runs to win right out of the gate. With one out in the bottom of the first, Tyler Greene singled and Rymer Liriano reached base on a hit-by-pitch. Both men scored on a Jake Goebbert line drive double to right field. With two outs, Taylor Lindsey hit a ground ball single to right field which scored Goebbert. Lindsey was tagged out to end the inning after trying to take second on the throw home. Reno would cut the deficit to 3-1 in the 3rd inning.

Rico Noel led off the bottom of the 6th with a triple and would eventually come around to score the Chihuahuas’ final run on the evening on a Rymer Liriano ground out. El Paso would give up a run in the top of the 7th inning, but would hold on to win 4-2.

Future Friar of the Game

Jake Goebbert: 2-for-4 with a double, (2) RBI, Run,

Future Friar of the Game

Cody Decker: 0-for-3, (2)K, GIDP

Double A: San Antonio Missions (57-58)

Tuesday was a slow night for the San Antonio Missions.The team was only able to manage six hits and two runs in the series opener with the Arkansas Travelers, resulting in a 2-3 loss.

Reigning Texas League Player of the Month, Corey Spangenberg, was shut down, going hitless on the night with two strikeouts. The Padres’ number two ranked hitting prospect, Hunter Renfroe was also over-matched, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout. Lastly, Padres’ number one overall prospect, Austin Hedges, went 1-for-5 and allowed a baserunner to steal second in the bottom of the 1st inning.

The Missions’ only runs came on an Adam Buschini two-run home run in the top of the 2nd inning. The good news is that R.J. Alvarez (you know, the same R.J. Alvarez who was acquired in the Huston Street trade AND made history as a part of the San Antonio Missions combined no-hitter just one week ago) is still dealing. He struck out one batter in his one inning of work and lowered his ERA to an absurd 0.27 through 27 games. San Antonio looks to bounce back tomorrow and have some decent stat lines from the future Friars.

Future Friar of the Game

R.J. Alvarez : 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, (1) K

Future Friar of the Game

Cory Spangenberg: 0-for-4, BB, (2)K, GIDP

Hunter Renfroe: 0-for-4, BB, K

Single A: Lake Elsinore Storm (63-52)

If you thought Monday night’s game was ugly, you’re in for a treat. Last night, Lake Elsinore put together a total of five hits in a 9-0 loss to the Inland Empire 66ers. Let’s just leave it at that.

Future Friar of the Game

Jose Rondon: 1-for-4, SB

Future Friars of the Game

Mallex Smith: 0-for-4, K

Lake Elsinore Storm Pitching Staff: 9 H, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 HR, 8 K

Single A: Fort Wayne Tincaps (51-62)

On Tuesday night, the Tincaps were the Anti-Storm. Everything the Storm did poorly, Fort Wayne did well.

The offense was running on all cylinders. The pitching staff was stifling. Simply put, the Tincaps crushed the Lansing Lugnuts 7-1. The night started off with a bang when Trea Turner launched a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the 1st inning. After the Tincaps had already scored once in the 4th, the fun continued when Nick Schulz hit a three-run homer, scoring Jake Bauers  from third base and Ryan Miller from first. This was Schulz’ third home run in two days. Jeffery Enloe dominated opposing hitters through six innings, allowing just four hits and no runs.

Fort Wayne would score their final two runs of the night in the 8th off of back to back singles from Trea Turner and Fernando Perez. Lansing’s only score came in the top of the 9th inning with one out and runners on the corners.

Future Friars of the Game

Trea Turner: 3-for-5, (2) RBI, Run, HR, K

Jake Bauers: 3-for-4, Run, K, Error

Nick Schulz: 1-for-3, (3) RBI, (2) R, HR, BB, K

Jeffrey Enloe: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 K, 0 ER, W

Future Friars of the Game

Dustin Peterson: 0-for-4, RBI, GIDP

Single A: Eugene Emeralds

The Emeralds didn’t play last night due the the All-Star Game. The Emeralds did, however, have 6 representatives at ASG. Marcus Davis and Franchy Cordero both started. The game ended in a 0-0 10th inning draw. What is this? Soccer?

Rookie: AZL Padres (10-25) Lost 8-7

Rookie: DSL Padres (13-43) Lost 3-2