Down on the Farm: August 14- Allen, Avila & Sheckler All Pitch Well

August 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday as the AZL Padres team and the Missions did not play. The Chihuahuas were home against El Paso, and pulled out a 10-7 victory after scoring double-digit runs over their first four innings of the ball game. Dillon Overton went five innings for El Paso, but was roughed up allowing five earned runs. His ERA has now climbed to 7.44 on…

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Down On the Farm: August 8- Pedro Avila K’s 17 for TinCaps

August 8, 2017

DSL Padres (19-34) PPD (Rain) AZL Padres (19-17) vs AZL Padres 2 (19-16) In a good ole AZL pitching duel, the two Padres clubs played against each other again tonight. The lone run of the game came on a Esteury Ruiz RBI single in the 7th, leading AZL Padres 1 to the victory. Tri-City Dust Devils (28-23) Tri City’s pitchers struck out twelve, the offense cranked out ten hits, and…

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Down on the Farm: August 2- Austin Allen Continues Hot Streak

August 2, 2017

San Antonio Missions (64-45) Rained Out The San Antonio Missions were rained out against Corpus Christi on Wednesday night. Cal Quantrill was scheduled to pitch for the Missions. Lake Elsinore Storm (50-59) Lost 5-4 The Lake Elsinore Storm played a doubleheader after their scheduled game against the Lancaster Jethawks on Tuesday night was rained out. In the first game of the doubleheader, left-hander Thomas Dorminy took the mound for the…

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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 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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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 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: 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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14 Players Who Have Progressed Within the Padres’ System This Year

July 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ future really depends on how well the minor league system flourishes. Groundwork has been laid for the team to have success for a long time, but that all is based on the hope that their young farm system provides ample talent to compete. Recently, Peter Seidler was on local radio and proclaimed that the team will not delve into big-time free agency in the future. That…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 19-25

June 25, 2017

Carter Capps– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K After a rough first go-round in his rehab assignment, Capps has looked a lot better since returning to El Paso following a month in extended Spring Training to work on his form. Capps did not give up a hit or an earned run this week, although he did receive two balks called against…

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Down on the Farm: June 16- Adrian Morejon!

June 16, 2017

Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K Considering the Padres were going into a rebuilding year, they had no qualms with signing a plethora of minor league free agents in hopes that one or two would pan out. Given the sense of open opportunity on the Padres’ big league roster, there is a window for some of these guys to earn…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review May 29-June 4

June 4, 2017

Jose Pirela– OF/IF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-24, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 23 TB No hitter in the San Diego Padres’ organization has been as hot lately as Jose Pirela. Not only does Pirela have 11 home runs over the last 30 days, but he has also belted four over the last ten days. With his hot stretch, Pirela is now slashing .335/.392/.642 on the season….

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