Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 19

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Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Triple-A: El Paso Chihuahuas (62-69)

Last night the El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Memphis Redbirds 6-2 to prevent being the victims of a 4-game series sweep. Despite scoring 10 runs in the previous 3 games, it was El Paso’s pitching staff that finally showed up. Chihuahua starter Juan Pablo Oramas pitch 5 strong innings allowing just 1 unearned run on 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 2. Oramas has had a rough season at the Triple-A level; he owns a 5.15 ERA on the season with a high 1.58 WHIP while opponents are batting an inflated .292 average. With such a high opponents batting average, Oramas is making is hard to be successful. He was demoted to Double-A for a few starts to help him regain his form. In his four starts for San Antonio Oramas went 3-0 with 1 1.05 ERA, 1.17 WHIP with opponents’ batting .255 during that span. He entered the season as a promising prospect to be a backend starter, but has done nothing to help his cause to crack the roster when the rosters expand in September. I feel that Oramas’ ceiling is either a 5th starter or long reliever/spot starter.

Future Friar of the Game

Tyler Greene: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Future Friar of the Game

Taylor Lindsey: 2 Fielding Errors