The Sad History of the Padres’ International Signings

April 11, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ historical 2016-17 international signing period was historic for the San Diego Padres. What a job they did. The Padres, taxes and all, invested over $80 million dollars in international talent across the country. It was an unprecedented splurge; something the Padres’ organization had never seen before in its existence. The two biggest signings by the Padres during this international period (financial-wise), Adrian Morejon and Jorge Ona,…


The Padres Minor League Affiliates + 2018 Outlook

April 7, 2018

The minor leagues are a fascinating place. For some, it is just a stepping stone to stardom. For others, it is a financial struggle and a tiring grind as they try to hold on to their childhood dream. The Padres have five organization affiliates: Tri-City Dust Devils Fort Wayne TinCaps Lake Elsinore Storm San Antonio Missions El Paso Chihuahuas. Have you ever wondered what each affiliate was all about? What…


Fresh Aztec Squad Rides Stifling Defense to 81-50 Victory

February 4, 2018

In the days approaching San Diego State’s matchup with Air Force, coach Brian Dutcher stressed that the team needed to find a “defensive identity.” On Saturday night, they took an important step in finding that identity. The Aztecs, who were fresh off Wednesday’s bye, began the game on a 23-7 run in the first 12 minutes, relying on stifling defense and a hot start from three-point range. They kept Air…


San Diego State Aztecs Men’s Basketball Season Preview

November 10, 2017

On Friday night, San Diego State will open up their 2017-’18 season vs. San Diego Christian. The game will signal the official start of new era for their program. For the first time since 1998, Steve Fisher will not be coaching on the sidelines. Longtime Aztec assistant Brian Dutcher will hold the title of head coach after being an assistant of Fisher’s for 18 years on the Mesa.   Quick…


Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The Lake Elsinore Storm

September 25, 2017

RECORD:  First Half (35-35): 3rd in Cal League South Division Second Half (29-41): 5th in Cal League South Division STARTING ROTATION: The Lake Elsinore Storm entered 2017 with high hopes for their starting rotation. Although top prospect Anderson Espinoza was shut down just a few days prior to the Padres Opening Day (and eventually had TJ surgery), the starting rotation was by far the best part of the team in…


Down on the Farm: Heartbreaking Losses for TinCaps & Missions

September 9, 2017

  Fort Wayne TinCaps: 2-1 loss vs Dayton Adrian Morejon toed the rubber for Fort Wayne in game one of a best-of-three series vs Dayton, and he pitched quite well. He only gave up one run in six innings of work; striking out five and scattering seven hits. The lone run of the night for the TinCaps came on a throwing error in the bottom of the third inning, which…


Down on The Farm: Two Playoff Victories

September 8, 2017

  San Antonio Missions: 9-0 Win @Midland Joey Lucchesi threw seven scoreless innings, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, as the Missions beat the Midland Rockhounds 9-0 on Friday night. San Antonio will look to be the first team since 2013 to eliminate the A’s affiliate in the playoffs, as Midland has won three consecutive Texas League championships. Notable Performers Joey Lucchesi (7.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K) The left-hander…


Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: Nearing Playoff Time

September 3, 2017

PLAYOFF BOUND: Fort Wayne TinCaps: The Fort Wayne TinCaps, who are 42-27 in the second half of the season, clinched a playoff berth this week as well as home field advantage in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs. After going 26-44 in the first half, Fort Wayne’s young ballclub gelled together and has played some brilliant baseball in the last couple of months. Fort Wayne will face the…


Down on the Farm: August 28- Quantrill Struggles, Ruiz & House Continue to Hit

August 28, 2017

DSL Padres: SEASON HAS CONCLUDED AZL Padres (23-28): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-22): 9-4 loss @ AZL Cubs Tri Ciy Dust Devils (39-32): 4-3 win @ Hillsboro Fort Wayne TinCaps (65-69): 6-5 loss @ Lansing Lake Elsinore Storm (61-72): OFF San Antonio Missions (74-58): DOUBLEHEADER VS Corpus Christi: Missions 1-11, Frisco 3-12 El Paso Chihuahuas (68-67): 10-2 win vs Fresno Key Performers: RF Mason House (2-5, 2B, 3B, R, 2RBI,…


Down on the Farm: August 24- Morejon, Lauer & Keel

August 24, 2017

DSL Padres (24-45): 7-1 win vs DSL Blue Jays AZL Padres (23-25): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-19): 7-3 win vs AZL Indians Tri Ciy Dust Devils (36-31): 4-3 loss @ Spokane Fort Wayne TinCaps (63-67): 2-1 loss @ Lake County Lake Elsinore Storm (58-69): 6-1 win @ Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (73-55): DOUBLEHEADER VS FRISCO: Missions 3-0, Frisco 1-3 El Paso Chihuahuas (65-66): 6-1 win vs Sacramento Key Performers:…


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,…


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…