It’s been said a million times that the Padres farm system is top notch right now. That is true. With the Trade Deadline looming things could change, however it’s not looking like anything crazy is going to happen.
So, let’s take a quick glance around the minors to see how the Padres organization fared last night.
El Paso 5, Las Vegas 3
El Paso (62-41) affiliate took the win last night despite getting out hit nine to eight. Las Vegas (59-44) is a talented team, containing some top players in the Oakland system like Jorge Mateo, Skye Bolt, and Dustin Fowler.
The Chihuahuas squared off against Sean Manaea, getting to him for five runs on five hits, including three homers. Esteban Quiroz started the dinger-fest with a solo shot, followed by a three run bomb from Ty France and another solo shot from Michael Gettys. Dillon Overton took the win after giving up three runs on six hits over 5.3 innings.
They will play again each other
Springfield 12, Amarillo 1
Yesterday did not go well for Amarillo (51-49), though to be fair Springfield (48-54) is a really good team, led offensively by breakout prospect Dylan Carlson. The Sod Poodles lone run came from a homerun from Brad Zunica.
The Cardinals did not have a long ball on the day, so it was an onslaught of hits. Amarillos’ pitching staff combined to give up 15 hits, 12 runs, 11 earned runs, five walks and six strikeouts.
These two teams square off again today.
Lancaster 4, Lake Elsinore 3
Lake Elsinore (52-50) almost pulled it out. A two RBI triple from Taylor Snyder in the fourth proved to be the difference in this one. The Storm made a surge late in the game thanks to a solo shot from Luis Campusano, who is really good by the way.
The Storm bullpen when three innings without gibing up a run. Aaron Leasher took the loss in this one, surrendering four runs on six hits and striking out seven during his six innings of work.
Lake Elsinore and Lancaster will finish up their three game series today.
Bowling Green 6, Fort Wayne 5
Fort Wayne (44-55) might be one of the most interesting team in the farm system, in my opinion. They have a ton of talent on that pitching staff. Ryan Weathers was on the mound, and pitched really well in the loss to the Hot Rods (59-42).
Weathers did not take the loss, he pitched really well, scattering three hits and a run over five innings. The Tin Caps were led offensively by three hits and a pair of runs scored from Dwanya Williams-Sutton.
Game two of this series will be happening later today.
Tri-City 6, Spokane 1
This looks good, but Tri-City (17-23) won on just two hits. Spokane (23-17) made four errors in the game, resulting in four unearned runs. Both of the hits were doubles, from Logan Driscoll and Jason Pineda.
There is not much else to say about this game, the Dust Devils used five pitchers who struck out 14 batters in the game, allowing eight total hits.
This series will finish up today.
AZL Padres 1 9, AZL Indians Red 7
AZL Padres 1 (18-11) took the win last night, and both CJ Abrams and Joshua Mears hit homeruns in the game. Seth Mayberry took the win last night and Dylan Coleman collected his first save.
AZL Padres 2 15, AZL Reds 1
It was an offensive onslaught for the AZL Padres 2 (19-10). Yeison Santana was the hits leader on the day with three. Ripken Reyes ripped a triple as well. Carlos Guarate took the win after five scoreless innings.
DSL White Sox 6, DSL Padres 5
Despite a two homerun day for Willmert Paula, the DSL Padres (19-26) were not able to pull off a win. Alejandro Lugo took the loss after giving up a one run over two hits, two strikeouts, and two walks in 1.1 innings.