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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Down on the Farm: August 12- Enyel De Los Santos Dominates/Tatis Hits #21

August 12, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-62) Won 4-3 Right-hander and newest Chihuahua, Jordan Lyles, took the ball for the Chihuahuas on Saturday night in his first appearance in the Padres’ organization. After a harmless single in the first, Lyles ran into some trouble in the second inning, as Lyles gave up two singles, a walk, and a two-run single after getting the first batter out to start the inning. After a one-two-three third…

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Down on the Farm: August 1- Bryan Rodriguez Throws a Shutout

August 1, 2017

San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Lake Elsinore Storm game was postponed due to weather and Tri-City had an off night. The El Paso Chihuahuas got a great start from Bryan Rodriguez, as he threw a complete game shutout against the Round Rock Express. The 26-year-old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic failed to walk a batter in his best start of the year. Rafael…

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Down on the Farm: July 26- Henry, Avila, De Horta & Lugo All Pitch Well

July 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 5-2 on the night as the AZL . Michael Kelly went six solid innings as the Chihuahuas held off a late surge from Iowa. Carter Capps had a rough ninth where he allowed three runs to score (two earned) on three hits. He did manage to record the last out of the game, but his appearance is concerning when you think about Brandon Maurer…

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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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Can Javier Guerra Improve in Double-A?

July 23, 2017

Javier Guerra was the top prospect for the Padres a couple of seasons ago, that was before his very rough 2016 performance in High-A Lake Elsinore. This season, Guerra has certainly bounced back a bit and now has his first Double-A performance under his belt. In his first two games, Guerra went 0-8 with three strikeouts (all three Ks came in his debut). On the defensive side, things went a…

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Down on the Farm: July 20

July 20, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K At this point in his professional career, Kyle Lloyd isn’t really viewed as much of a “prospect” in those kinds of circles, at least not in terms of being a key piece of the Padres’ future plans. However, even though he is already 26 years old, the right-hander has put together a solid…

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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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Down on the Farm: July 5

July 6, 2017

Zach Lee– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 12 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K It may be time to admit that Zach Lee is just not going to work out for the San Diego Padres. When the Padres signed him to a minor league contract this last off-season, the hope was that Lee could finally put it all together and perhaps give the team some big league…

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Getting to Know Brad Wieck

July 1, 2017

I was at Tueday’s El Paso Chihuahuas game, when I looked up and saw Brad Wieck standing in front of me. Just the day before, pitching coach Bronswell Patrick had listed off some Double-A pitchers who he was excited about, and the first two names he said were Michael Kelly and Brad Wieck. Standing at 6-foot nine, Brad Wieck is an imposing figure and the scouting reports I’ve seen say…

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Which Padres’ Prospects Should be Promoted Soon

June 22, 2017

Nothing but October baseball can match the grandeur of the MLB All-Star Game. The same can be said about each minor league summer classic. Even though the MiLB All-Star games don’t garner as much attention as the parent one, they carry more weight and importance, especially since the major league event will no longer have a home-field advantage rule attached to it. With the Fort Wayne Tincaps and the Lake…

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Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

June 20, 2017

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…

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