Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 15th

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Single-A: Lake Elsinore Storm (67-57)

After getting swept by the Inland Empire 66ers the Storm were able to win the first game of a four-game series against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 10-8. The Storm had a hit parade with nearly every player in the lineup getting a hit. Storm 2B Benji Gonzalez lead the charge going 4-for-5 including a go ahead 3-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. Mallex Smith continued his hot hitting going 3-for-6 and has now reach base safely in his last 9 games including 6 multi-hit games during that span. Smith can also change the game with his speed; he has 83 stolen bases on the season and has his eye on patrolling centerfield at Petco Park in a few years.

Not to be left out Storm LF Luis Domoromo went 2-for-5 while registering his third triple of the season. Domoromo owns a triple slash line of .278/.318/.442 on the season including 9 home runs, 43 RBI, and 4 stolen bases. He has come a long way since signing out of his native country of Venezuela and playing his first pro season at the Padres facility in the Dominican Republic and is having one of this best offensive seasons of this career.

Future Friar of the Game

Benji Gonzalez 4-for-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Future Friar of the Game

Matthew Shepherd 4 IP, 7 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K