Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 19

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Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Double-A: San Antonio Missions (63-65)

The San Antonio Missions lost the series opener last night against the Frisco RoughRiders 5-4. Missions’ starter Josh Geer earned a quality start pitching well when he needed to. He allowed a total of 14 base runners over the 6 innings, but only allowed 2 of them to score. He pitched around trouble time and time again to give his team the chance to win. Some nights pitchers don’t have their best stuff, but Geer hung in there and gave his team a chance to win.

Top prospect Austin Hedges went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. His bat has been slow to develop as his defense is near Major League ready if it is not already. Hedges has a solid season or more before he will get the full reigns of the Major League pitching staff and is christened as the catcher of the Padres future. While I am holding out hope that his bats improves, I would be prefect fine with him being his generations Jason Veritek. A pitcher with strong defense, high baseball IQ, and ability to handle a Major League pitching staff is a valuable asset for a team.

Future Friar of the Game

Cory Spangenberg: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Future Friar of the Game

Diego Goris: 0-for-4, 3 K

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