Padres Minor League Roundup For August 16th

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Jul 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jason Lane (57) delivers a pitch to an Atlanta Braves batter in the second inning of their game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Triple A: El Paso Chihuahuas (61-67)

El Paso’s offense struggled last night with the absence of Rymer Liriano and Jake Goebbert in the lineup. Jason Lane pitched his heart out, but ultimately the Chihuahuas were unable to capitalize on Lane’s fantastic eight innings of work and lost this one at home to the Memphis Redbirds 2-1.

The game was scoreless through seven innings until the Red Birds scored in the top of the eighth. The run was unearned and came when San Diego native, Xavier Scruggs, reached on a catching error by first baseman Jonathan Galvez. Scruggs would advance to second base on the error. The next batter would sacrifice bunt Scruggs over to third and he would score on a sacrifice fly to center.

Surprisingly, Lane was left in the game to lead off the top of the bottom of the eighth inning and reached on a single to get the offense going. Lane was quickly replaced by the speedy Rico Noel, but the chess move was countered on the next play when Cameron Maybin would ground into a force out to the short stop. Maybin reached safely on the fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a single by Tyler Greene. Jonathan Galvez walked to load the bases for Jeff Francoeur who hit a sacrifice fly to center field which scored Maybin. Yeison Asencio would pop out to the catcher, stranding two baserunners.

The Chihuahuas would surrender a run in the top of ninth and came out swinging in the bottom of the ninth.


Cody Decker, Adam Moore, and Taylor Lindsey all struck out swinging to end the game.

Future Friar of the Game

Jason Lane: 8 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K

Future Friar of the Game

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