Padres Minor League Roundup For August 20th

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Matt Wisler-Mandatory Credit:

Triple A: El Paso Chihuahuas (63-69)

The Chihuahuas came from behind to win a close one at Oklahoma City last night when they beat the Redhawks 2-1.

Matt Wisler proved why he’s the number one pitching prospect in the Padres organization by throwing seven strong innings of one run baseball. Wisler allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out seven. The lone run came in the bottom of the fourth inning off of a double, a single, and a sacrifice fly. The outing was one of Wisler’s best outings of the year and proved to be enough to earn him the win.

The Chihuahuas tied things up in the fifth off of a Brian Bixler ground out which scored Taylor Lindsey.

The game remained tied through seven.

In the top of the eighth, Rico Noel scored on a grounder by Jeff Francouer. Francouer reached on a force attempt that ended in a fielding error. The Chihuahuas struggled to anything else going and the score held up through the end of the game.

It should be noted that Taylor Lindsey’s bat is starting to come around. Although he struggled early, the young second baseman now has five hits and a walk in the last four games.

Future Friar of the Game

Matt Wisler: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 B, 7 K, W

Future Friar of the Game

Cody Decker: 0-for-4, 2 K