Padres Minor League Roundup For August 20th

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Single A: Lake Elsinore Storm (70-59)

When it rains, it pours for the Lake Elsinore Storm.

The tarp covered the field until just before the game with both teams forgoing batting practice due to weather. Unfortunately, it looked like Storm may have needed it last night in their 4-0 loss at home.

The Storm combined for only four hits and two walks at home last night.

Once again, Mallex Smith stole the show, belting a triple to right field. Smith could have turned it into an inside the park home run with his speed but was given the sign to hold up at third and followed orders. The relay was short and off target which would have allowed smith to score easily.

A Storm victory would have secured their sole position of  first place. The Inland Empire 66ers were rained out and Lancaster won to move even with Lake Elsinore

The Storm only have ten more games at home this year, so head up to Lake Elsinore and support them during their playoff run while you still can. Some of these players will be called up to Double A San Antonio next year and this could be your last chance!