Rod Boykin Interview: Making Waves With the Storm

August 14, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm just named outfielder Rod Boykin their latest homestand hero. During the recent seven-game homestand, Boykin hit .435 with two home runs and four RBI. He has been a bright spot in the Storm offense since his call-up from Fort Wayne on July 12. In his first 23 games with the Storm, Boykin has hit the same number of home runs that he hit in 69 games…

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Down on the Farm: August 3- Quantrill Earns First Double-A Victory

August 4, 2017

Credit: EVT News The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Thursday. There was rain for El Paso and the AZL Padres team had the night off, so six out of the eight teams played. Cal Quantrill picked up his first win at the Double-A level as the right hander went six strong innings for the Missions. As usual, the bullpen shut the door. Brad Wieck, Cesar Vargas and Trey…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 24-30

July 30, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-26, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 9 K, 4 BB, 3 TB I usually try to focus on players who had a good or great week, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about Ryan Schimpf this week. After getting off to a pretty solid start in Triple-A, it’s become pretty clear that Ryan Schimpf has gotten to the point where he…

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Down on the Farm: July 28- Franchy Has Big Night

July 28, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-5 on the night, as only the AZL teams were victorious. In El Paso, the Chihuahuas saw Yangervis Solarte man the shortstop position. He was flawless on the night, but was not challenged all that often. He did get two hits and looks well on his way to returning to the Padres in the next few days. Zach Lee was knocked around again, as…

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Down on the Farm: July 27- Logan Allen Pitches Well

July 28, 2017

Cory Mazzoni– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K With every outing, right-hander Cory Mazzoni looks more and more comfortable on the mound. So far, Mazzoni has thrown 14 innings between rookie ball and Triple-A this season, and he has yet to give up an earned run while striking out 22 batters. It remains to be seen how cautious the Padres will…

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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 returned 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 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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Pros and Cons to a Potential Promotion of Fernando Tatis Jr.

July 19, 2017

  As you may know, the Lake Elsinore Storm have a spot to fill with the promotion of shortstop Javier Guerra to Double-A San Antonio. Who is better to fill that void than TinCaps’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.? He is having a great year in Single-A, so he seems more than qualified to get the promotion to Lake Elsinore. Fernando Tatis Jr. really does deserve a promotion. He is swinging…

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Down on the Farm: July 18

July 18, 2017

Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday night, with the Fort Wayne TinCaps having the day off. The Chihuahuas lost 7-6 in 12 innings, as Christian Villanueva stayed hot. He had three extra-base hits on the night, including his 18th home run of the year for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate. He is hitting .299 on the year and could very well earn himself a call-up very soon. In San Antonio, the…

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Storm Bats Heating Up Nicely as Season Progresses

July 15, 2017

Lake Elsinore, California After snapping their three-game losing streak Thursday night, the Storm looked to keep up their momentum by sending Logan Allen to the mound. It would be Allen’s third start in a Storm uniform this season. He had recorded a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched with 11 strikeouts prior to Friday’s start. The game began with a quick 1-2-3 first inning for Allen, as he got the…

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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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Storm Forced to Adjust as Players are Promoted

July 12, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm return home on Wednesday after a seven-game road trip that started off a little rough. They suffered two losses, had a three-game win streak, and ended with another two losses. The first three contests were against the Lancaster Jethawks, and as expected, showcased a lot of offense, while the last four were in Visalia. The Storm’ bats have started to heat up and no one has…

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