Down on the Farm: July 25

July 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-4 on the night. Fort Wayne and the AZL Padres 1 team were both off. In El Paso, Christian Bethancourt started the game for the team and did well going three innings. He allowed a two-run home run to Mark Zagunis in the third, then promptly return the favor, smashing a dinger himself in his only at bat of the game. The team could…

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Down on the Farm: July 24

July 25, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 4-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI Someone doesn’t want to play in Triple-A anymore. Despite Cordero tearing apart Triple-A pitching, it’s hard to really see him playing a role with the big league team before the conclusion of the season, save for a potential September call up. With Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot back in the lineup, and Travis Jankowski nearing a return himself,…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 17-23

July 24, 2017

Credit: EVT News Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-20, 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 15 TB If not for the Padres’ insane infield depth, third baseman Christian Villanueva might have finally caught his long-awaited major league break. However, with Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Ryan Schimpf ahead of him on the depth chart, Villanueva continues to crush Triple-A pitching. Villanueva is now up…

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Down on the Farm: July 21- Quantrill & Lawson Both Pitch Well

July 21, 2017

With both AZL teams on a break, the Padres’ affiliates went 2-4 on the day. The El Paso Chihuahuas came close to a victory, as Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer in the eighth to bring them within one run. In the end, Kyle Zimmer pitched two innings and recorded his first save of the year as El Paso lost 7-6. Nick Schulz hit his third home run of the…

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Down on the Farm: July 20

July 20, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K At this point in his professional career, Kyle Lloyd isn’t really viewed as much of a “prospect” in those kinds of circles, at least not in terms of being a key piece of the Padres’ future plans. However, even though he is already 26 years old, the right-hander has put together a solid…

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Down on the Farm: July 19

July 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on the day. The Chihuahuas were unable to get the offense going in Sacramento and lost 3-1. They only managed one run on the day and gave no run support to Dillon Overton, who had a decent start. The Chihuahuas put the ball in play, only striking out six times on the day, but just could not get the key hit when it…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: July 10-16

July 17, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6-14, 2 2B, 2 HR, 14 TB Now more than three months into the 2017 season, and Padres Triple-A outfielder Nick Buss continues to mash. After another solid week, Buss is now sporting a 168 wRC+ on the season and an OPS over 1.000. Despite Buss’ success, it remains increasingly unlikely that Buss will see any big league playing time this season, especially…

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Down on the Farm: July 14

July 15, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 6-2 on Friday. El Paso was victorious, behind a solid effort from Dillon Overton on the mound. The lefty pitcher went six strong innings, allowing two earned runs on the night. Chase d’Arnaud was 2-5 and the Chihuahuas flexed their muscles by hitting five home runs. Christian Villanueva, Ryan Schimpf, Nick Buss, Collin Cowgill, and Diego Goris all went deep. The Missions survived a…

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Down on The Farm: July 13

July 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-4 on Thursday. The Chihuahuas lost, as Zach Lee was hit hard. Franchy Cordero went 1-5 on the night batting leadoff. The Chihuahuas only managed five hits on the night and three of them came off the bat of Rafael Ortega. Christian Bethancourt pitched a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 10.80 on the season. The Missions stayed hot, as Brett Kennedy was yet…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 3-9

July 10, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-29, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 18 TB There’s no doubt that Franchy Cordero was impressive in his short stint with the Padres this season. However, with the return of Manuel Margot, and Cordero’s rather significant strikeout problem, it was pretty clear he needed some time back down in Triple-A. Since returning to Triple-A, Cordero has been on fire, as…

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Down on the Farm: July 6

July 7, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K Fresh off a not so great spot start against the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Overton looked a lot better for the Chihuahuas on Thursday night. Over the last year or so, Overton has been about as up and down as they come. For every solid start there is a bad start, but…

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