Padres Minor League Roundup For August 13th

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May 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (34) throws during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Triple A: El Paso Chihuahuas (60-65)

The highly anticipated arrival of Andrew Cashner in El Paso was short lived. His rehab assignment went sour in a heart beat and he was ultimately tagged with the Loss as the Chihuahuas were downed by the Nashville Sound 13-3.

It wasn’t all bad. This was the unveiling of San Diego’s most under the radar minor leaguer as a legitimate contender to be a top 20 prospect in the system. With plenty of scouts and media in the stands to cover Andrew Cashner’s recovery, Yeison Asencio put on a show that won’t soon be forgotten. The twenty-four year old Dominican homered to lead off the bottom of the second inning, singled in the third inning, and hit a lead off double in the eighth inning. The only time he didn’t reach base was on a ground out in the fifth. This is coming just one day after Tuesday’s 2-for-2 effort in his debut. I would expect the hype-train to roll into the station any day now for the impressive outfielder.With Carlos Quentin, Everth Cabrera,Yonder Alonso on the DL, and Yangervis Solarte day-to-day, Asencio couldn’t have picked a better time to shine.

Cashner struck out two in the first and looked fine, but gave up a solo home run, and a two run shot in his 2.2 innings of work.

Cody Decker and Taylor Lindsey both struggled, going a combined 1-for-7 with a walk and four strikeouts.

Future Friar of the Game

Yeison Asencio: 3-for-4, 2B, HR, R, RBI

Future Friar of the Game

Taylor Lindsey: 1-for-4, 2 K

Cody Decker: 0-for-3, BB, 2K, E

Keyvius Sampson: 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB