Padres Minor League Roundup For August 16th

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Single A: Lake Elsinore Storm (67-58)

There wasn’t much excitement in Rancho Cucamonga last night as the Quakes hosted the Lake Elsinore Storm. Psh, some host! The Quakes were hardly accommodating. The Storm managed only four hits the entire game and lost a rough one 1-5.

The bats of Mallex Smith and Jose Rondon weren’t particularly active in the one and two spots in the order. That also worked in their advantage. While the duo went a combined 0-for-4, they also waited out five walks. While 5-for-9 is particularly impressive, that doesn’t do much good when the heart of the lineup goes 1-for-12 with a walk and four strikeouts.

The Quakes scored on a throwing error in the first, an RBI single in the second, and a home run in the third.

The Storm’s lone run came from four walks in the fourth.

The Quakes would put the Storm out their misery with two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and would hold onto their four run lead for the win.

Lake Elsinore is now boasts a 5-10 record in the month of August but finds themselves just two games out of first place in the California League’s South Division. Winning the next two games against Rancho Cucamonga could put them back on top with a share of first place.

Future Friar of the Game

Mallex Smith: 0-for-2, 3 BB, K

Jose Rondon: 0-for-2, 2 BB,

Future Friar of the Game

Gabriel Quintana: 0-for-4, 2 K