Down on the Farm: August 23- Lucchesi and Lawson Dazzle

August 23, 2017

Franmil Reyes– RF, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI For those who don’t know, right fielder Franmil Reyes is a massive six-foot five inches and 240 pounds. With that kind of size, it’s not surprising that he lacks much speed or defensive value, but he has made up for some of his shortcomings with his bat. His lack of tools outside of his power hurts his prospect…

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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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Down on the Farm: August 22- A Quiet Night on the Farm

August 22, 2017

Travis Jankowski– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-5, 4 K At this current juncture, it seems less and less likely that Travis Jankowski is a part of the Padres’ long-term plans. Prior to the start of this season, it appeared that Jankowski was going to get a lot of playing time to start the year. Even with his poor start at the big league level, the injury to Alex Dickerson…

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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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Down on the Farm: August 21-Potts Continues Hitting Tear

August 21, 2017

DSL Padres (23-43): 4-0 loss vs DSL Reds AZL Padres (23-23): 5-1 loss vs AZL Royals AZL Padres 2 (26-19): 6-3 loss vs AZL Rangers Tri Ciy Dust Devils (35-29): 1-0 loss vs Spokane Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-66): 5-2 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-69): OFF San Antonio Missions (71-54): OFF El Paso Chihuahuas (64-65): 9-6 loss @ Tacoma Key Performers: RHP Martin Carrasco (5.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER,…

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TinCaps Report: Hernandez Struggles; Potts & Easley Homer in 5-3 Loss

August 21, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In his TinCaps debut, starter Osvaldo Hernandez struck out five, but otherwise struggled. On the other side of the ball, the Great Lakes Loons’ Dustin May turned in a masterful performance, limiting the TinCaps to five hits over eight innings, leading to a 5-3 Loons victory. Hernandez started quick out of the gate, retiring the first three Loons batters with only seven pitches in the first inning….

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Fernando Tatis is Jumping to Double-A, Is This a Wise Choice?

August 21, 2017

As the San Diego Padres added 17-year-old defensive wizard Gabriel Arias to Fort Wayne’s roster a few days ago, there were whispers of a possible Fernando Tatis Jr. promotion. Tatis has shown steady improvement in each and every month of his play in the Mid-West League and was surely deserving of a move upward within the Padres system. What surprised many is that the team is having Tatis skip the…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review August 14-20- Urias, Avila, Ruiz & Potts

August 20, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-24, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 12 TB Week after week, Franchy Cordero continues to hit, as this marks the third straight week he has been mentioned in the Weekly Review. However, Cordero also continues to strike out, now at a 29 percent rate for the season. That’s clearly better than his near 45 percent strikeout rate in the big…

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Down on the Farm- August 19- Michel Baez is Human

August 19, 2017

DSL Padres (23-42): 5-3 loss vs DSL DBacks 1 AZL Padres (22-22): OFF AZL Padres 2 (26-18): 10-9 win (10 innings) vs AZL Mariners Tri-City Dust Devils (34-28): 4-3 win @ Everett Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-64): 10-1 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-68): 6-5 win vs Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (71-53): 3-2 loss @ Tulsa El Paso Chihuahuas (63-64): 2-0 win @ Tacoma Key Performers: RF Mason…

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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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Down on the Farm: August 18- Morejon, Quantrill & Lauer All Pitch

August 18, 2017

Cal Quantrill– RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K With just a few weeks left in the season, it appears the Padres are finally starting to more fully manage some of their top prospects’ innings. Coming off Tommy John surgery, which caused him to miss nearly two full seasons, right-hander Cal Quantrill is now just over 100 innings and the…

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