Padres Minor League Roundup For August 13th

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Cory Spangenberg-Mandatory Credit:

Double A: San Antonio Missions (60-62)

The San Antonio Missions hosted the Arkansas Travelers and had a scoreless pitchers duel heading into the final frame. Apparently the ninth inning is when the bats come alive for Arkansas, as the Missions would give up three unanswered runs and go on to lose 3-0.

Josh Geer was lights out for the Padres’ Double A squad, putting in seven strong innings of work by striking out five and only allowing three hits. Frank Garces came in for relief duty and put away the Travelers in the eighth, only to get lit up in the ninth, giving up three runs on three singles and two walks.

The Missions got a mini rally going with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when Austin Hedges and Diego Goris hit back-to-back singles. However, the rally was cut short when Adam Buschini was called out on strikes to end the game.

Cory Spangenberg made the best of a bad situation, going 2-for-4 with a triple. Austin Hedges managed to salvage his night with his hit in the final inning. Hedges was 0-for-3 with a strikeout up until his final appearance. Hunter Renfroe continues to struggle in San Antonio going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Renfroe had hit .295 with fourteen home runs in Lake Elsinore before getting promoted.

Future Friar of the Game

Cory Spangenberg: 2-for-4, 3B

Austin Hedges: 1-for-4, K

Future Friar of the Game

Hunter Renfroe: 0-for-4, 2 K

Frank Garces: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, L