Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- El Paso Chihuahuas

October 2, 2017

Player of the Year Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 127-390, .326/.369/.603, 21 2B, 18 3B, 17 HR, 64 RBI, 68 R, 23 BB, 118 K, 235 TB, 146 wRC+ It was pretty evident that no player on the Chihuahuas’ roster had a more impressive 2017 season than outfielder Franchy Cordero. Between bouts of big league playing time, Cordero set the Pacific Coast League on fire with 56 extra…

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Memphis Redbirds Crowned PCL Champs as Chihuahuas Fall 3-1

September 18, 2017

El Paso, Texas After an impressive series comeback, the El Paso Chihuahuas fell to the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday, crowning Memphis as the PCL Champions. Kyle Lloyd started and allowed two runs in five innings while striking out six. Prior to the game, a season ticket holder mentioned that he’d seen Lloyd running sprints in the outfield a few weeks ago, and manager Rod Barajas had described him as the…

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El Paso Chihuahuas Headed into Do Or Die Game 5 of PCL Championship Series

September 17, 2017

El Paso, Texas The San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, will play game 5 of the PCL Championship tomorrow. What a ride it has been. After stumbling through the season, the Chihuahuas surged and won eight of their last ten games to secure the PCL Southern Division title. Then they swept Reno, which landed them in the PCL Championship Series for the second consecutive season. Memphis took…

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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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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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Chihuahuas Report: Injuries, Missed Chances Sink El Paso

August 23, 2017

Tacoma, Washington It was a sellout crowd of 7,201 at Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers, on a warm Tuesday night. There were many families in the crowd, perhaps for one last fun summer evening out before school starts again. Jordan Lyles got the rock for the Chihuahuas. On a day where Padres minor league pitchers got shelled, Lyles had a solid outing. He went 5.2 innings, only walking…

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Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove

August 22, 2017

Tacoma, Washington Franchy Cordero made a splash for the San Diego Padres earlier this season. In his first career start, on May 28th against the Washington Nationals, he went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. He also made an impact with his glove. I had a chance to sit down with Franchy before El Paso’s game against Tacoma on Monday night. We did the interview in Spanish, his…

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Chihuahuas Report: Poor Pitching Eclipsed By Renfroe’s Solid Debut

August 22, 2017

Tacoma, Washington It was a nice crowd for a Monday night game, which began on a clear 78 degree evening. Folks here in Tacoma, Washington enjoyed 93.2% totality during Monday’s solar eclipse. They filed in, filling the park to 5,170 (capacity at about 6,500). Hopefully, everyone had clear vision from staring into the intense sunlight. A few fans, and even Rainiers mascot, “Rhubarb”, donned eclipse glasses for the occasion. Eclipse-themed…

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El Paso Report: Overton Dazzles in Return to Tacoma

August 19, 2017

Tacoma, Washington Dillon Overton made the start for the El Paso Chihuahuas in Tacoma on Saturday. He felt right at home, as El Paso won 2-0. The lef-handed pitcher had made seven appearances for the Rainiers earlier this season (1-2, 9.33 ERA). He even made an appearance against El Paso on June 16th. He went four innings, allowing seven earned runs with four walks. Two days later he was designated…

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