Down on the Farm: June 27 (El Paso Ties Win Streak Record, Baez Looks Sharp)

June 27, 2018

The San Diego Padres farm system was 4-3 on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each game: El Paso Chihuahuas (42-37) Won 5-4  Fresno jumped out to a 3-0 lead on starter Luis Perdomo, but he settled in and did not allow another run and finished with seven innings pitched. The Chihuahuas sprung back with a five-run fourth, starting the inning off with three singles and then a sac fly,…


Interview with Nick Schulz: Controlling the Controlable

May 26, 2018

Tacoma, Washington Nick Schulz was not drafted out of San Jose State. The Padres signed him in April 2014 as a free agent with the knowledge that he had a daunting hill to climb to reach the big leagues or even the upper levels of the minors. Four seasons later, he is, as he put it, “an injury away from being in the big leagues.” Not that he is hoping…


New Injuries Crop Up as Austin Hedges, Luis Perdomo are Shelved

May 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres got some worrying news for two of their players, as not only did Austin Hedges‘ elbow soreness flare back up, but Luis Perdomo will be going to the Minor League disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Perdomo was a candidate to start on Sunday against the Dodgers, so now it seems like the Padres will make Sunday a bullpen day. Perdomo’s injury hurts as the 25-year old…


Nicholas, Hedges Lead Attack in El Paso’s Bizarre Win vs Tacoma

May 22, 2018

Tacoma, Washington  The El Paso Chihuahuas (23-23) took on the Tacoma Rainiers (23-23) in Game 2 of this four-game series on Tuesday night. The weather was absolutely perfect, in the high 70s without a cloud in the sky, Mount Rainier was in plain view. The game got off to a fast start as neither Chris Huffman nor Roenis Elias were sharp early. After the Rainiers took a 1-0 lead in…


Diego Goris Leads Chihuahuas to Walkoff Win

May 19, 2018

El Paso, Texas The El Paso Chihuahuas won a wild one at home against the Fresno Grizzlies Friday, as Diego Goris hit a two-out, two-strike single, driving in two Chihuahuas to make the final score 8-7. Jesse Scholtens was the starter for El Paso, making only his second Triple-A appearance. He recently went 6 2/3 innings in his debut while allowing only two runs on five hits. Friday didn’t go…


Luis Perdomo Should Get the Start on Monday Against the Nationals

May 18, 2018

Is it time for the San Diego Padres to consider recalling Luis Perdomo from El Paso? The right-handed pitcher has had success at the Triple-A level and could be in store for a productive 2018 season. The Padres do not have a starting pitcher listed for Monday at the Washington Nationals due to the fact Joey Lucchesi hit the DL. It looks like they could be relying on Robbie Erlin…


Franmil Reyes Recalled from El Paso

May 13, 2018

The San Diego Padres are presently transitioning into an evaluation mode. As the days and series’ continue, upper management realizes that this team will not surprise anyone and be a contender. That is just the sad reality. It’s not a big deal, though, as the odds of winning were slim for this team building from the ground up. In recent days, the team has DFA’d Chase Headley, promoted Cory Spangenberg,…


Chihuahuas Lose 8-3 to Tacoma in Series Finale

May 12, 2018

El Paso, Texas After a hot start, the Chihuahuas have lost six of their last seven games. That’s bad news for Chihuahuas fans, but Padres fans have a lot to be happy about. Cory Spangenberg got off to a slow start for San Diego and was demoted after 21 games, in which he hit .196 with two home runs in 56 at-bats. He led off Friday’s game against the Tacoma…


Down on the Farm May 8: MacKenzie Gore hit hard in return from injury

May 8, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 1-3 today. Here is a recap of today’s minor league action: El Paso Chihuahuas (18-15) lost 10-6 In a heavy offensive night, the El Paso Chihuahuas were outslugged by the Tacoma Rainers on a night where pitching had little effect on the final outcome of the game. Brett Nicholas hit a solo home run while Franmil Reyes was 2-3 with…


The Best Is Yet to Come From Franmil Reyes

May 5, 2018

I know we constantly talk about how crowded the Padres’ current outfield situation is. With Wil Myers, Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, Jose Pirela, and Hunter Renfroe all vying for playing time, there certainly is no room for another player to get a look. Or is there? Slugging outfielder Franmil Reyes is certainly worth noting as he continues to show improved efforts all across the board in Triple-A El Paso. He…


Down on the Farm: April 7 (Naylor Homers Twice, Allen & Lawson Pitch Well)

April 8, 2018

The Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio Missions both had weather issues on Friday which resulted in two finals from each squad on Saturday. Overall, the Padres affiliates were 3-3 on the day. San Antonio was able to win both their scheduled games for the day, but the Storm dropped two games to Stockton on the road. It is very early in the minor league season. El Paso Chihuahuas (Won…


Luis Urias Will Look To Keep Up Where He Left Off In Triple-A El Paso

April 5, 2018

Back in 2016, a teenaged Luis Urias was given a brief opportunity to play with the El Paso Chihuahuas. It was the highest level of baseball the young Mexican player had played in the United States at that point in his career and he tore it up in his limited playing time. Urias had four hits, five walks, a stolen base, a home run, and three RBI in just nine…