Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 15th

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Mandatory Credit:

Triple-A: El Paso Chihuahuas (61-60)

The El Paso Chihuahuas pulled out the win to split the four-game series with the Nashville Sounds. Joe Wieland earned a quality start pitching 6 strong innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 5. Wieland has had a very solid start to his season as he continues to work back from Tommy John surgery. He has only made 6 starts so far this season and has performed very well on the mound owning a 2.57 ERA, 1.27 WHIP with 21 strikeouts while only walking 2 batters in 21 innings pitched. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning the Chihuahuas’ offense broke out and scored 5 runs to put them ahead and ended up winning the game 7-3.

Cameron Maybin played his first rehab games as he looks to return after a 25-game suspension for testing positive for amphetamines. While Maybin was taking the medication for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) he did not have the proper paperwork exemption filed with Major League offices. Maybin looks to salve what is left of the season after missing the beginning of the season due to a bicep injury sustained during Spring Training. Maybin batted leadoff and went 0-for1 with 2 walks. It is good to see Maybin demonstrated patience at the plate and take what the pitchers gives him. If he can do that at the next level, he will be able to put this speed to use on the base paths. Maybin has a lot fo work to do to restore his stock; he has struggled offensively and will more than likely be the Padres Opening Day centerfielder due to his speed and defense, but the Padres have a lot of outfield talent in their farm system, so Maybin needs start hitting or he won’t be a Padres once his current contract ends if he is not traded before then.

Future Friar of the Game:

Johnathan Glavez 2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Future Friar of the Game:

Taylor Lindsey 0-for-4, 1 K