• Tirso Ornelas & Jeisson Rosario Share Experiences at Fort Wayne with EVT
  • Interview with Nick Schulz: Controlling the Controlable
  • Padres’ Nick Margevicius is Displaying Guile on the Mound
  • Storm’ Third Baseman Hudson Potts Makes Noise With His Bat
  • Storm’ OF Buddy Reed Races Off to Fast Start in 2018

Down on the Farm: June 14 (Lucchesi Returns, Quantrill Pitches Well)

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates went 3-2 on Thursday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (33-34) Lost 7-5 Some Padre’ major leaguers were in El Paso on Thursday, as both Franchy Cordero and Wil Myers were in uniform for the Chihuahuas. The duo should be back with the Padres in less than a week. Both men were rusty, but it was nice seeing them both…

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Padres’ Joey Lucchesi Dominant in Return to Lake Elsinore

The Diamond- Lake Elsinore, California When Joey Lucchesi took the mound on opening night for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2017 it was anything but ordinary. For most, Lucchesi was not the name people were expecting with Anderson Espinoza, Cal Quantrill, and Eric Lauer all on the roster, but Lucchesi is someone that has always exceeded expectations. “It’s good to see some faces,” Lucchessi said. “I learned a lot here…

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Third Round Draft Pick Owen Miller Could Prove to be a Steal for Padres

Third round draft pick Owen Miller could prove to be a real steal for the San Diego Padres in this year’s draft. It has been a little over a week since the San Diego Padres decided to take a chance on a shortstop from Illinois State in the 2018 MLB Draft. 21-year-old Owen Miller is now officially a member of the Padres’ organization. The team officially signed 19 of their…

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Down on the Farm: June 13 (El Paso Walks Off, Fort Wayne Splits Doubleheader)

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 4-2 on Wednesday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (33-33) Won 7-6 It was a back-and-forth game in El Paso as the Chihuahuas tied the game, took the lead, lost the lead in the ninth inning, and then finally won the game thanks to Allen Craig’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. El…

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Brown Uniforms a Matter of Identity for Padres

For the past decade, the Padres have become an afterthought outside of America’s Finest City. The Padres’ last winning season was in 2010, and the team’s last postseason appearance was the 2006 National League Division Series. The Friars’ farm system is arguably the best part of Padres baseball, and beyond the baseball side of the team, the Padres remain generally lackluster. The Padres’ minor-league talents are maturing, with players like…

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Down on the Farm: June 12 (Missions Win 40th Game & Paddack Strong Once Again)

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 1-3 on Tuesday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: The El Paso Chihuahuas were off today. The Tri-City Dust Devils begin their season on Friday. There is still room on the roster, presumably, for players selected in the recent MLB Draft. Blake Hunt and Henry Henry will be playing in the Northwest League, as well as Wen-Hua Sung,…

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Framing the Friars: Bullpen Contains Cardinals in Padres’ 4-2 Win

St. Louis, Missouri The San Diego Padres chose to make it a “bullpen day” when they met the St. Louis Cardinals on June 12. It was the second game of their three-game series at Busch Stadium. The Padres used five relief pitchers in their bullpen game today. Matt Strahm made the start and pitched three perfect innings before the Padres gave the ball to Adam Cimber, who allowed only one…

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Tijuana Toros: LMB Zona Norte Championship Series Shifts to Tijuana

Tijuana, Mexico The Tijuana Toros managed to get past Rieleros de Aguascalientes in the first round of the LMB playoffs and have now started up the Zona Norte championship series against Sultanes de Monterrey. The first two games of the series were played in Monterrey and each team picked up a win, making it 1-1 heading into the Estadio Gasmart in Tijuana. Monterrey won Game 1 by a score of…

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The Phillies Interest in Padres’ Brad Hand Should Build

The Philadelphia Phillies’ interest in Padres’ closer Brad Hand may build in the next month or so. If the Phillies stay in contention in the NL East, they could be in the market for relief help, and the Padres could be that perfect fit. It is clear that San Diego Padres’ closer Brad Hand is one of, if not the hottest, commodities among trade talks this year. Hand is an elite left-handed closer…

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The Padres Are Improving On Last Year

Let’s go back in time to June 14 of last year; the Padres had just beaten the Reds to become 27-40 through their first 67 games. Shortstop Erick Aybar was struggling, hitting just .215, and their best starting pitcher was Jhoulys Chacin. The Friars were also 14 1/2 games back of the division and had the third-worst record in the entire league, with their run differential at -113. Fast forward…

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