As you all probably know if you participate in the open threads that I am much more interested in the Padres' minor league system than I am the major league club right now. One of the major reasons for this is because there is a lot more talent in the minor leagues, not to mention two teams already in the playoffs by winning their half-season championships. Jbox suggested the other day that I do a minor league report and since I don't really have much to do until my first year of law school starts in a month I thought I'd do it. Also, this is a work in progress so please add any suggestions below along with your commentary. Without further ado,
Salt Lake 4 Portland 2 Box
Danny Putnam's 2 run HR in the 9th accounted for the offense for Portland, who had been shut down until then.
AA- San Antonio Missions
San Antonio 7 Midland 1 Box
Cesar Carillo (W 8-4) had another good start going 7 IP and giving up only 1 ER on 3 hits. He struck out 3 and walked 1 to lower his ERA to 4.34.
High A- Lake Elsinore Storm
Lake Elsinore 8 Inland Empire 5 F/10 Box
Aaron Breit got the start and only lasted 4 IP giving up 5 R but one 1 ER on 7 hits. He struck out 5 but walked three. The bullpen picked him up and didn't give up any more runs giving the offense time to make the comeback win. Colt Hynes (W 2-0) picked up the win pitching two scoreless in relief and closer Bryan Oland picked up his 22nd save for the Storm.
Matt Clark and James Darnell had two HRs a piece accounting for 5 of the Storm's 8 runs. Matt Clark finished with 2 hits, 2 RBI, and 2 runs. James Darnell had 3 hits, 3 RBI, and 2 Runs.
A Fort Wayne Tincaps
Fort Wayne 3 Quad Cities 1 Sus/5th Box
The Fort Wayne and Quad Cities game was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the 5th. So far, Fort Wayne's starter Chris Fetter had gone 4.1 IP and had given up 1 ER on 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1.
Jaff Decker hit a 2 run HR and Yefri Carvajal added a double to pace the Tincaps. The game will resume tonight at 7EST.
A Short Season Eugene Emeralds
Eugene 1 Tri-City 2 F/11 Box
Former Aztec hurler behind Strasburg and Lavigne, Jon Berger continued his domination on the mound making his first start for Eugene since being promoted from Rookie ball. He threw 8 IP giving up 1 ER on 7 Hits striking out 3 and walking 1. In six pro starts since being drafted, Berger has Ked 36 in 35 IP while walking only 3 and giving up 27 hits good for a 0.86 WHIP and giving up 10 ER good for a 2.57 ERA.
Unfortunately, the Ems were only able to scrap together 3 singles (sound familiar?) and so nobody on the offense deserves mentioning.
Rookie Ball AZL Padres
The Padres rookie ball team had the day off. They will play today at 7 EST.