Down on the Farm: April 12 – Josh Naylor, Power Hitter

April 13, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (5-3) Lost 9-5 The Bees were first on the scoreboard with runs in the top of the second and third. The Chihuahuas responded with a two-run, inside-the-park home run by Raffy Lopez and a run scoring on an error. The Chihuahuas put up two more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run home run by Nick Schulz. However, things came unraveled for the Chihuahuas…

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Five Stat Friday: Padres Offensive Issues & The Matt Stairs Effect

April 13, 2018

*All stats used do not include Thursday’s game*  Padres’ Offense Remains Mediocre After limping through the first week of the season, the Padres’ offense made some noticeable improvements in week two. It was a quiet weekend of offense in Houston, but the Padres were able to push their share of runs across against the Rockies in Colorado. However, the Padres still remain pretty mediocre on offense by a variety of…

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Down on the Farm: April 11 – Day Baseball!

April 11, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (5-2) Won 4-3 The El Paso Chihuahuas got some day baseball in on Wednesday, beating the Salt Lake Bees by a score of 4-3. Salt Lake kicked off the scoring in the top of the second with two RBI singles against right-hander Walker Lockett. Although the Chihuahuas were able to collect five hits in the first four innings, they were held scoreless until the bottom of the…

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Down on the Farm: April 10 – MacKenzie Gore Day

April 10, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (4-2) Lost 14-1 It didn’t start ugly, but it sure did end ugly. With Eric Lauer on the hill, it looked like the Chihuahuas had a pretty good chance of getting a win. However, the Salt Lake Bees kicked off the scoring in the top of the second with a two-run home run by Jabari Blash and never looked back. Javy Guerra plated the Chihuahuas’ only run…

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Down on the Farm: April 9 – Lots of Home Runs

April 10, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (4-1) Won 14-0 This was a blowout from the start. The Chihuahuas kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run from Dusty Coleman and never looked back. The Chihuahuas plated four more runs in the third on a two-run single by Diego Goris and a two-run single by Javy Guerra. They followed with two more in the fourth on a two-run double by Raffy Lopez and…

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Five Stat Friday: Padres Limp Through First Week of Season

April 6, 2018

The first week of the MLB season is now in the books, and the San Diego Padres have limped to a 1-6 record. It’s not for lack of trying though, as the Padres have stayed competitive in just about every game they have played in. In fact, their run differential has been pretty respectable, as they have given up 33 runs to 24 runs scored. Even with the struggles, there…

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Down on the Farm: April 5 – San Diego Padres’ Affiliates Kick Off 2018 Season

April 5, 2018

  El Paso Chihuahuas Win 4-2 Travis Jankowski doesn’t seem to be happy that he started the year in Triple-A. While it’s apparent that Jankowski doesn’t “need” to be in the minor leagues, everyday at-bats in Triple-A are probably the best thing for him. Jankowski led off and led the Chihuahuas’ offense on Thursday, collecting three hits and scoring two of the four Chihuahua runs. The Chihuahuas struck first in…

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Padres Announce San Antonio Missions’ Roster

April 3, 2018

With the major league season underway, minor league baseball is right around the corner. The San Antonio Missions kick off their last season as the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres on Thursday night against the Arkansas Travelers. Over the weekend, the Padres announced the opening day roster for the Missions, headlined by six top-30 Padres’ prospects. That list includes returnees Fernando Tatis Jr., right-hander Cal Quantrill, first baseman…

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Joey Lucchesi Comes out of Debut (Mostly) Unscathed

March 31, 2018

Although Padres’ fans were somewhat inclined to hit the panic button when Dinelson Lamet went down with an elbow injury, there was a silver lining. Lamet’s move to the disabled list meant an open spot in the rotation. It was originally thought that left-hander Robbie Erlin would fill that spot, but on Thursday the Padres announced that 2016 draftee Joey Lucchesi would make his MLB debut on Friday night against…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: The Final Five

March 30, 2018

Now that the 2018 MLB season has already gotten underway, it’s as good a time as ever to finish off the Padres 40-man roster rankings. These rankings are already outdated, given the signing of Eric Hosmer (who will not be included on this list) as well as several 40-man roster moves at the end of spring training, but this exercise is still worth seeing to its end. For the previous…

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Framing the Friars: Key Takeaways from the Opening Day Loss

March 29, 2018

Opening Day 2018 has come and gone and the San Diego Padres find themselves in a very similar position to recent years with an 0-1 record. However, the Padres were not blown out as they have been in back-to-back matchups against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Instead, the Padres dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to the Milwaukee Brewers in 12 innings. With one game of 162 in the books, let’s take a…

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