Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Arizona Rookie League Padres

September 18, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Rookie League is Flush with International Talent If there was one thing that was on clear display for the AZL Padres and AZL Padres 2 this season, it was the plethora of international talent that made its mark on the Arizona Rookie League fields. From the big names such as Jeisson Rosario, Jordy Barley, and Tirso Ornelas to the not-so-big names such as Michell Miliano, Luis Patino,…

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Down on The Farm- 2017 Review: The Promising DSL Padres

September 15, 2017

The 2018 Dominican Summer League Padres In an attempt to keep you up to speed with all things San Diego Padres, we here at EVT will do a recap of all eight affiliates. We start with the lowest of all the levels, the Padres DSL team. This summer team first came into existence in 1990, as the team first shared affiliation with the Tigers, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and…

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River Bandits Shut Out TinCaps for 2-0 Series Lead

September 14, 2017

Fort Wayne Indiana Just as they did in the first game of the Midwest League Championship, the Quad Cities River Bandits jumped out to a first-inning lead and never let go, beating the TinCaps 5-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In the top of the first, TinCaps’ starter Lake Bachar walked the second batter, Colin Moran, who then advanced to second on a slow-rolling base hit to…

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First Inning Rally Overwhelms TinCaps in 6-3 Loss

September 14, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana The Quad Cities River Bandits started the Midwest League Championship with a bang, sending eight batters to the plate in the first inning, resulting in a 5-0 lead that eventually led to a 6-3 win in the first game of the series. As the championship series began, the TinCaps had one of their most reliable starters on the mound in Pedro Avila, who entered the game…

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Padres Prospect Outlook: RHP Luis Patino

September 13, 2017

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have built their prestigious farm system through the international market. The team spent nearly 70 million dollars (after penalties) for a group of young men. Luis Almanzar, Jorge Ona, Adrian Morejon, Gabriel Arias, Justin Lopez, and Michel Baez get most of the headlines, but it is virtually unknown players like Luis Patino that have made the difference in this developing young…

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Down on the Farm: September 10- TinCaps Even Their Series, Missions Eliminated

September 10, 2017

A fantastic run for the San Antonio Missions has come to an end. After winning the first and second halves of the season, the Missions dropped their series to the Rock Hounds. Midland has won three consecutive Texas League titles and is the first team to reach the Texas League finals in four consecutive seasons since the 1983-87 Jackson Mets. The Athletics’ affiliate looked all but out of it in…

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Down on the Farm: Heartbreaking Losses for TinCaps & Missions

September 9, 2017

  Fort Wayne TinCaps: 2-1 loss vs Dayton Adrian Morejon toed the rubber for Fort Wayne in game one of a best-of-three series vs Dayton, and he pitched quite well. He only gave up one run in six innings of work; striking out five and scattering seven hits. The lone run of the night for the TinCaps came on a throwing error in the bottom of the third inning, which…

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TinCaps Report: Throwing Error Costly in 2-1 Loss to Dayton

September 9, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana The Dayton Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the Midwest League Divisional Championship, beating the TinCaps 2-1 on a cool Saturday night in Fort Wayne. The deciding run came in the eighth inning. Jose Siri hit a one-out single and then advanced to second on a wild pitch by reliever Dauris Valdez. Valdez walked the next batter to put two men on base. Bruce Yari then hit…

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Down on The Farm: Two Playoff Victories

September 8, 2017

  San Antonio Missions: 9-0 Win @Midland Joey Lucchesi threw seven scoreless innings, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, as the Missions beat the Midland Rockhounds 9-0 on Friday night. San Antonio will look to be the first team since 2013 to eliminate the A’s affiliate in the playoffs, as Midland has won three consecutive Texas League championships. Notable Performers Joey Lucchesi (7.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K) The left-hander…

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Down on the Farm: September 7- All Three Padres’ Affiliates Win

September 7, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas- Won 7-2 (2-0) It was a quiet first three innings in El Paso, as right-hander Bryan Rodriguez retired nine of the first ten batters he faced while the Chihuahuas had three hits with no runs over those first three innings. The Chihuahuas finally pushed some runs across in the top of the fourth with a Hunter Renfroe single, a Jose Rondon double, and a Dusty Coleman home…

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TinCaps Walkoff Wins Game 6-4 & Playoff Series 2-0

September 7, 2017

Bowling Green, Kentucky  The TinCaps defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a dramatic, come-from-behind win on Marcus Greene Jr.’s two-run walk-off homer. With the win, the TinCaps advance to the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship Series. Greene’s home run capped a three-inning comeback effort that began in the bottom of the seventh. Down 4-1 with one out, Reinaldo Ilarraza hit a ground-rule double to left field and then advanced…

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Down on the Farm: Playoffs- TinCaps & Chihuahuas Win, Missions Drop Game 1

September 6, 2017

Three out of the four minor league full-season teams made the playoffs for the San Diego Padres. Lake Elsinore had a decent squad at one point, but the majority of their viable talent was promoted to San Antonio at some point in the season. El Paso was in Reno and playing against the Aces in game one of their series. The Chihuahuas rallied to make the playoffs and they appear…

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