Down on the Farm: 2017 Review- The Tri-City Dust Devils

September 20, 2017

Three takeaways 1- Strikeouts were a theme The Tri-City Dust Devils had an impressive group of pitchers take the mound in the 2017 season. The staff was dominant from top to bottom, but offensively the team struggled to get anything going. The offense set a new Dust Devil record with strikeouts as the group contained many young players that looked overmatched at times. On the flip side, the pitching staff…

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Tri-City Dust Devils Riding Pitching to Playoffs

August 29, 2017

It has definitely been a fun season to be a fan of the San Diego Padres organization. The Major League team has had their share of problems on the field, but there has been plenty to watch throughout the various levels of the minor-league system. Although the Padres have had varying levels of success throughout the minor league system, the Tri-City Dust Devils have been one team that has really…

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Down on the Farm: August 7- Michel Baez Continues Dominance

August 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday. Mackenzie Gore shut down the AZL Padres 2 team. The Missions and the Storm both had off days and will resume play on Tuesday. In Fresno, the Chihuahuas broke out the lumber, as four different players (Franchy Cordero, Jabari Blash, Rafael Ortega, Rocky Gale) hit home runs in a 14-9 win. Michael Kelly failed to record an out in the first,…

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Down on the Farm: July 19

July 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on the day. The Chihuahuas were unable to get the offense going in Sacramento and lost 3-1. They only managed one run on the day and gave no run support to Dillon Overton, who had a decent start. The Chihuahuas put the ball in play, only striking out six times on the day, but just could not get the key hit when it…

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Down on the Farm: June 15- The Dust Devils Are Back!

June 15, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-4, 1 HR It’s June 15 and Ryan Schimpf is in Triple-A. If you asked me before the season, I would have said there was a pretty good chance that Schimpf would be playing for a team other than the Padres. I just didn’t think that team would be the Padres Triple-A affiliate in El Paso. With that being said, Schimpf hit another…

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Padres Announce Tri-City Dust Devils Opening Day Roster

June 12, 2017

With the major league and minor league seasons almost halfway complete, and the MLB Draft happening tonight, the baseball season is in full swing. However, there is still one Padres affiliate that has yet to start the season, and that team now has their roster set for the 2017 season. Among pitchers, there are plenty of guys to keep an eye on this season. At the top of that list…

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A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

January 6, 2017

  The minor leagues are an interesting place. They are obviously not glamorous, nor are they filled with players making multi-millions of dollars a year. For many players, the minor leagues are a struggle. Many minor league stadiums can be in random cities and areas. The Padres have five main affiliates: the Tri-City Dust Devils, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, and El Paso Chihuahuas. All five…

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Padres Minors: Q & A with Padres Minor League Outfielder Justin Pacchioli

January 5, 2016

EastVillageTimes took the time to sit down and talk to San Diego Padres 2015 10th round pick Justin Pacchioli. The speedy outfielder had a very productive first year in professional baseball with the Tri-City Dust Devils. In the short league season he played in 58 games and produced a batting line of .245/.385/.279 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 204 plate appearances. He also stole 19 bases and…

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