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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Down on the Farm: September 4- The Final Day of the Regular Season

September 4, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R In what may just be his last regular season game with the El Paso Chihuahuas, Franchy Cordero hit yet another home run, driving in two runs and scoring three as well. Since returning to Triple-A for good in late July following his struggles at the big league level, Franchy Cordero has slashed .340/.381/.653 with a 162…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: Nearing Playoff Time

September 3, 2017

PLAYOFF BOUND: Fort Wayne TinCaps: The Fort Wayne TinCaps, who are 42-27 in the second half of the season, clinched a playoff berth this week as well as home field advantage in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs. After going 26-44 in the first half, Fort Wayne’s young ballclub gelled together and has played some brilliant baseball in the last couple of months. Fort Wayne will face the…

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Is New TinCap Andres Munoz About to Get More Attention?

September 3, 2017

When September baseball rolls around, prospect promotions become a wonderful attraction for fans. The same can be said for the fans of minor league games. That being said, the promotion of Andres Munoz on August 30 must be a welcome sight for those in Fort Wayne. Munoz was one of the bigger names that the Friars signed in Preller’s first international splash with the team. In exchange for $700,000, San…

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Down on the Farm: September 2- Tatis with Four Hits, Morejon, Ramirez & Scheckler Solid

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Saturday. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 8-1, as their playoff hopes are still in full swing. Dillon Overton, who was DFA’d a few days ago and re-signed after clearing waivers, was pretty effective throwing for El Paso. The lefty went six strong innings, striking out four and only allowing one earned run. A special Happy Birthday to Franchy Cordero, who went 2-5…

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Down on the Farm: September 1- Margevicius & Avila Pitch Well, Allen & De Los Santos Roughed Up

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-5 on Friday. In Sacramento, the Chihuahuas lost 3-2 in the 10th as Chris Shaw had a walkoff double off of Matt Magill. Kyle Lloyd started the game and went six strong innings for the Chihuahuas, striking out seven batters. Franchy Cordero had two hits in the loss, as did Christian Villanueva. Hunter Renfroe went 1-3 with two walks, as he has made some…

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Fort Wayne Report: Long Ball Saves the TinCaps in 5-2 Win

September 1, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In the final home game of the regular season, the TinCaps staged a late-inning rally to beat the Great Lakes Loons 5-2. After being shut out for seven innings, the TinCaps bats erupted for a five-run eighth inning that included back-to-back home runs. The inning started with Loons’ reliever Evy Ruibal giving up a walk to the number-two batter, Nate Easley. Hudson Potts then scorched a liner to…

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Down on the Farm: August Review- Tremendous Growth Within the System

September 1, 2017

Rafael Ortega– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 33-89, .371/.456/.528, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 17 R, 47 TB, 159 wRC+ Outfielder Rafael Ortega has done a little bit of everything for the Chihuahuas in the month of August. Given his age (he’s 26), Ortega isn’t much of a prospect, but he has been fairly consistent all season. Through August, Ortega has a 118 wRC+ on the season,…

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Down on the Farm: August 31- Lauer Nearly Perfect, Baez Pitches Well Too

August 31, 2017

  Padres affiliates were on 2-3 Thursday. Tri-City was off and so was the AZL Padres team. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 5-1 on Thursday as Franchy Cordero had a monster night, going 4-4. The outfielder is poised to have a huge September with the Padres if the team can find him at bats. His plate discipline is improving, as is his general value. The young Dominican could be a…

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Despite Quality Start from Baez, Game Slips Away from TinCaps 4-2

August 31, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana Despite a strong start from Michel Baez, the TinCaps fell to the Great Lakes Loons, 4-2 in 10 innings. Baez pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out five, with no walks. In addition, Baez varied his pitch selection throughout the night, often going to a first-pitch curve with success. The Loons’ only run off Baez came in the top of…

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