Padres Minor League Roundup For August 11th

2 of 7

Triple A: El Paso Chihuahuas (59-64)

The El Paso Chihuahuas played the final game of a five-game road series against the Salt Lake Bees on Monday night. El Paso won the first three games of the series in convincing fashion before dropping a narrow one on Sunday. Last night the Chihuahuas showed a lot of heart and rallied late, but ultimately lost this nail-biter 7-8. The clubhouse was searching for answers to replace the newly called up Rymer Liriano, and some players stepped up in a big way. Others, are looking for consistency, while others still have yet to make an impact. Cody Decker had an 0-for-4 kind of night and Taylor Lindsey has been streaky since his acquisition going hitless in his last four games.

The Chihuahuas were roughed up early. It was a horrendous outing for Donn Roach. Roach would only last three innings, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and five walks. El Paso didn’t panic, instead they calmly and cooly started chipping away at the lead. First, with a two-out two run home run by Jake Goebbert in the third inning, followed by a Goebbert RBI single in the fifth. The Chihuahuas’ bullpen gave up a run in the sixth inning to make it a 3-8 ball game. El Paso would gain some ground in the seventh on an RBI double from Jason Lane and an RBI single from Tyler Greene making it a 5-8 ball game. Desperate for runs, the Chihuahuas led off the top of the ninth with a Rico Noel double to left and followed it up with an RBI triple from Alex Castellanos. With one away, Tyler Green would reach base on a fielding error and Castellanos would score. Goebbert would ground into a force out and Cody Decker would strike out swinging to end the rally and the game.

Future Friars of the Game

Jake Goebbert: 2-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB, K

Alex Castellanos: 2-for-5, 3B, 2 R, RBI, K, SB

Future Friars of the Game

Donn Roach: 3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, L

Cody Decker: 0-for-4, BB, K, GIDP