Padres Minor League Roundup For August 9th

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Double A: San Antonio Missions (59-60)

The San Antonio Missions dropped a tough one on the road Saturday night, 3-4 to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

Missing from the lineup was the San Diego Padres future backstop, Austin Hedges. Hedges was coming off of a good showing Friday night, but odds are that the skipper wanted to give him the night off after fourteen innings in the crouch.

Joe Wieland was fantastic on the hill for the Missions, going five innings, allowing just four hits and one earned run, while striking out four. He looked every bit the #18 overall prospect in the Padres organization that he’s advertised as.

The game was scoreless heading into the top of the fourth inning, until Hunter Renfroe hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Travis Jankowski from third base. The next batter, Robert Kral, would fly out to left field to end the inning, stranding Yeison Asencio on third. Acensio had reached earlier in the inning on a one-out double. Wieland gave up a home two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth, but only one of those runs was earned due to the baserunner getting on base due to a fielding error by Diego Goris. Weiland would escape getting tagged with the Loss after Asencio belted a two run shot in the top of the 6th. The bullpen would go on to give up the tying run in the 8th, and a bases loaded walk-off single in the 9th.

Future Friar of the Game

Joe Wieland: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Yeison Asencio: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI

Future Friar of the Game

Cory Spangenberg: 1-for-4, R, 2 K, SB, E