Padres Shine In Fall Stars Game


The MLB season might have ended last Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still catch some good baseball.

On Saturday, the Arizona Fall League held their annual Fall Stars Game, a game which features top players from the Arizona Fall League’s East and West divisions. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the future Friars found themselves on the losing side of the 6-2 ball game. This time, however, it was the Padres’ prospects that were leaving their mark on the game.

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Hunter Renfroe and Jace Peterson were chosen to represent the Padres at the Fall Stars Game, and neither disappointed. Renfroe, who was coming off of a four-game stretch in which he collected 8 hits, including two doubles, a triple, and a home run, continued his hot streak at the Fall Stars Game.

Down 4-1 in the top of the 6th inning, Renfroe was called upon to pinch hit for the number one prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers, Tyrone Taylor. With a no outs and a 1-2 count, Renfroe crushed a laser-beam home run to left field off of a 96 mph fastball from the Angel’s Trevor Gott. Gott, as you might remember, was a former teammate of Renfroe’s before getting traded to the Angels in the Huston Street deal.

With two outs in the top of the seventh, Jace Peterson tried to get a rally started with a single to center, but the rally stopped with a ground out in the next at bat. Peterson would not have another at-bat.

In the top of the eighth, Renfroe reached on a one-out error by the center fielder. Renfroe would get to third on the play, but was stranded as the next two batters popped out and struck out.

Two good showings by the Padres will certainly attract the attention of some extra eyes for the remainder of the fall season.

The Arizona Fall League concludes with their championship game on November 15th.