Down on the Farm: June 22- Lots of Big Leaguers on the Farm

June 23, 2017

Ryan Schimpf/Manuel Margot– 2B/CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-8, 3 K One was demoted and one is rehabbing, both had nights to forget. Jered Weaver– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K So apparently the Padres are ready to bring Jered Weaver back into the fold. Well at least after he completes his rehab assignment. The PCL isn’t the best place to…

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Storm Well-Represented at Cal League All-Star Game

June 22, 2017

  The annual Cal League All-Star game was hosted by the Visalia Rawhide this season. The event took place June 19-20, and featured several fun and unique activities relating to the local community and concluded with the actual all-star game on day two. This game was a great way to see the bright young prospects from around the league including the eight players representing the Lake Elsinore Storm. The Storm…

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Which Padres’ Prospects Should be Promoted Soon

June 22, 2017

Nothing but October baseball can match the grandeur of the MLB All-Star Game. The same can be said about each minor league summer classic. Even though the MiLB All-Star Games don’t garner as much attention as the parent one, they carry more weight and importance, especially since the major league event will no longer have a home-field advantage rule attached to it. With the Fort Wayne Tincaps and the Lake…

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Down on the Farm: June 19- Manny Margot is Back

June 20, 2017

Manuel Margot- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-4, 1 BB In the first game of his minor league rehab stint, Maneul Margot joined the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday night. It was a quiet return for Margot as he did not get a hit in five plate appearances. Margot was also the designated hitter for the night so he didn’t get to contribute in the field either. Either way, it…

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Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

June 20, 2017

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 12-19

June 18, 2017

Rafael Ortega- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-23, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 16 TB I know Ortega is a 26-year-old minor league free agent playing in Triple-A, but he has been pretty impressive so far this season. Over the last 10 days, Ortega has collected 15 hits, including two home runs and four doubles. If the Padres experience further injuries in the big league outfield, Ortega seems…

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Interview With Padres’ Minor Leaguer Ruddy Giron

June 18, 2017

  On Friday afternoon, I had a chance to visit, for the first time, the Padres advanced A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm. I drove up there to interview a couple of young Latino players: Javier Guerra and Ruddy Giron. Due to extended batting practice, Javier wasn’t available after all. I did, however, find out a lot about Ruddy Giron. He’s a very interesting young man, and I was completely blown…

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Chihuahuas Complete Sweep of Tacoma Rainiers

June 18, 2017

With yesterday’s victory over the Tacoma Rainiers, the El Paso Chihuahuas have taken control of second place in the PCL Pacific Southern. They also brought their overall record up to .500 with the sweep of the Rainiers. In total, the Chihuahuas outscored Tacoma 27-11 in the series. Christian Villanueva hit two home runs, bringing his batting average up to .307. Andre Rienzo and Zach Lee both had starts where they…

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Down on the Farm: June 16- Adrian Morejon!

June 16, 2017

Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K Considering the Padres were going into a rebuilding year, they had no qualms with signing a plethora of minor league free agents in hopes that one or two would pan out. Given the sense of open opportunity on the Padres’ big league roster, there is a window for some of these guys to earn…

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Down on the Farm: June 15- The Dust Devils Are Back!

June 15, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-4, 1 HR It’s June 15 and Ryan Schimpf is in Triple-A. If you asked me before the season, I would have said there was a pretty good chance that Schimpf would be playing for a team other than the Padres. I just didn’t think that team would be the Padres Triple-A affiliate in El Paso. With that being said, Schimpf hit another…

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Down on the Farm: June 14

June 14, 2017

Bryan Rodriguez– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K Bryan Rodriguez has looked a lot better as of late. Rodriguez now has four straight starts in which he has pitched at least five innings and given up three earned runs or fewer. Even better than that, Rodriguez has not had a real blow up since a seven-run outing back in late April….

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Padres Announce Tri-City Dust Devils Opening Day Roster

June 12, 2017

With the major league and minor league seasons almost halfway complete, and the MLB Draft happening tonight, the baseball season is in full swing. However, there is still one Padres affiliate that has yet to start the season, and that team now has their roster set for the 2017 season. Among pitchers, there are plenty of guys to keep an eye on this season. At the top of that list…

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