Padres Minor League Roundup For August 18th

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Mar 3, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves infielder Tyler Greene (7) tries to avoid the tag of New York Mets second basemen Wilmer Flores (4) during the spring training exhibition game at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Triple A: El Paso Chihuahuas (61-69)

The El Paso Chihuahuas were hoping to draw more than just a large crowd with Andrew Cashner taking the hill in his second rehab assignment with the team, they were hoping for a win. Unfortunately, these Chihuahuas are in the dog house after dropping the third straight game to the Memphis Redbirds. El Paso lost to the Memphis 7-4 at home and never held the lead.

The Padres might be getting nervous after disappointing back-to-back starts from Cashner in El Paso. In two games he has pitched just 7.2 combined innings, and allowed six earned runs. Hardly the kind of stuff that the organization expects from their ace. Could his injury be affecting him more than he is leading on? With the Padres chances of a playoff birth plummeting by the day, you have to wonder if the front office will make the decision to shut Cashner down for the rest of the year.

Cashner surrendered a two-run shot in the top of the second, and an RBI double in the third to put the Chihuahuas down 3-0.

El Paso wouldn’t go on to put up any runs until the bottom of the sixth inning when Cody Decker tripled in Tyler Greene and Jeff Francoeur to put the Chihuahuas within one.

After Memphis scored in the top of the seventh, the Chihuahuas got a run back with an RBI double from Cameron Maybin.

Not to be outdone, Memphis plated three more runs in the top of the ninth. El Paso was only able to respond with an RBI single off the bat of Cameron Maybin. Bringing our final score to 7-4.

Future Friar of the Game

Tyler Greene: 3-for-5, 2B, R

Alex Castellanos: 3-for-4, 2B, R

Future Friar of the Game

Yeison Asencio: 0-for-4

Branch Kloess: 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 B, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 K