Padres Minor League Roundup For August 9th

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Single A: Lake Elsinore Storm (64-54)

They say hitting is contagious. So whatever the Chihuahuas had, must have blown West to Lake Elsinore. The Storm stomped the High Desert Mavericks 7-2 at home on Saturday night. It was a good night offensively for most of the team.

The Storm got on the board early. In the bottom of the first, Alberth Martinez scored on a Benji Gonzalez ground out to the second baseman. Dane Phillips walked. The next man to the plate was Padres #20 overall prospect, Gabriel Quintana, who homered to left which put Lake Elsinore up 3-0.

The Mavericks put up two of their own in the top of the second off of Padres #5 pitching prospect, Zach Eflin. Those would be the only runs of the night that Zach Eflin would allow. Not to be outdone, the Storm also put up two runs in the bottom half of the second on a Mallex Smith single which scored Jeremy Baltz, and a wild pitch which scored Jose Rondon.

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Lake Elsinore wouldn’t score again until the seventh, but when they did, it would be on back to back doubles by Baltz and Rondon. Rondon would come around on a Mallex Smith single. That was it for the scoring last night in Lake Elsinore. The Storm will play at home tomorrow before taking Monday off and beginning a seven game road trip.

Future Friar of the Game

Mallex Smith: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 CS

Gabriel Quintana: 2-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Jose Rondon: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI

Zach Eflin: 5 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 3 K, W

Future Friar of the Game

Luis Domoromo: 0-for-4, GIDP