Padres’ Minor League Roundup for August 7th

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Mandatory Credit:

Class-A: Eugene Emeralds (22-30)

The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Hillsboro Hops 5-2. Rivers Stevens continues to be a bright spot on the Emeralds roster this season. Playing strong 2B, he was the other side of a power double play duo before Trea Turner was promoted to Fort Wayne. Since then, Stevens has been doing his best Turner impersonation. Stevens extended his hitting streak to 4 games going 1-for-4 with a double and 1 run scored and a stolen base in last night’s game. Stevens now owns a triple slash line of .394/.477/.455. This OBP is what makes me the most excited; Stevens has good plate discipline and is not afraid to take his walks to help the team. If Stevens can keep up with Turner throughout the minors and both can reach the Major Leagues at the same time, the Padres will not have to worry about their middle infield for a few years.

Emerald starter Walker Wickel pitched 4 innings allow 3 runs (2 unearned) on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. He was replaced by Travis Radke who pitched 2.1 innings before Wilson Santos would pitch the final 1.2 innings of the game.

Future Friar of the Game:

River Stevens 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R

Future Friar of the Game:

Edwin Moreno 0-for-4, 1 K

Rookie: AZL Padres won 5-3, lost 4-1

Rookie: DSL Padres lost 4-3