Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 14

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Class-A: Eugene Emeralds (25-36)

The Eugene Emeralds were the lone Padres’ affiliate to be in the win column last night. They won a pitchers’ duel 1-0. Emerald starter Zachariah Lemond earned a quality start pitching 6 shutout innings allowing 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. He lowered his ERA to 3.77 on the season. Lemond has had a solid season for Eugene after being drafted in the third round of the 2014 June Amateur Draft from Rice University. In 9 games (6 starts) Lemond owns a 1.05 WHIP ans 26 strikeouts in 28.1 innings of work. Whether he makes it the Majors as a starter or reliever as long as he keeps up the high strikeout rates he will have a job for a solid decade or so. Lemond has a few season to figure it out. In totality, the future of the Padres looks bright as the farm system is full of top-end talent with high ceilings. It will be fun to the watch in the next few years to see how it all pans out; as we know that not every top prospect makes it in the Big Show, but the odds are in our favor. For once.

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Yale Rosen 0-for-3, 2 K

AZL Padres: had the night off

DSl Padres: lost 5-4.

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