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Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-26-14 

Both the Missions and the Chihuahuas wasted excellent performances by their starting pitchers due to their lack of offense. The Storm were the lone team in the Padres organization to win tonight due to the hot bat of Gabriel Quintana.

 

Hitting Prospect of the Day: Gabriel Quintana

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Josh Geer

 

El Paso Chihuahuas 1, Sacramento River Cats 2

Reymond Fuentes – LF: 0-4

Brooks Conrad – 2B: 2-4

Tommy Medica – DH: 1-4, 3K

Kyle Blanks – 1B: 0-3, BB, 2K

Jeff Francoeur – RF: 1-3, HR(3), RBI, BB, Run scored

Cody Decker – 3B: 1-4, 2K

Keyvius Sampson – SP: 5.0 IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 4K

Notes: Jeff Francoeur hit his 3rd home run of the year and accounted for the only run the Chihuahuas were able to push across the plate. Francoeur is hitting just .203 on the year. Tommy Medica made his first appearance for the Chihuahuas and went 1-4 with 3 strikeouts.

 

San Antonio Missions: 0, Midland RockHounds 1

Casey McElroy – 2B: 0-3

Brian Bixler – SS: 0-4, K

Robert Kral – C: 2-3, BB

Rymer Liriano – LF: 0-4, K

Austin Hedges – DH: 0-4

Bridger Hunt – 3B: 1-3

Josh Geer – SP: 8.0 IP, 3H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K

Notes: If you think the Padres’ offense is bad then you haven’t been paying close enough attention to the Missions. The Missions have now been shutout 3 consecutive times. Josh Geer’s was outstanding – he only allowed 3 base runners over 8 scoreless innings. You would think after 3 consecutive shutouts the Missions have to score a run tomorrow, but the promotion of Jace Peterson really took the punch out of this lineup. The highest average for the Missions in this lineup belongs to Bridger Hunt (.218).

 

Lake Elsinore Storm 6, Inland Empire 66ers 2

Alberth Martinez – CF: 3-5, 2 2B

Corey Adamson – LF: 0-5, 2K

Hunter Renfroe – RF: 1-4, 2B, BB, K, Run scored

Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 2-4, HR(4), RBI, K, 2 Runs scored

Jeremy Rodriguez – C: 1-2, 2RBI

Chase Jensen – DH: 3-4, 2 2B, K, 2 Runs scored

Colin Rea – SP: 5.0 IP, 7H, ER, 2BB, 4K

Notes: Gabriel Quintana has now homered in back-to-back games bringing his home run total up to 4 on the season. Alberth Martinez had 3 hits and brought his average back up to .316. Martinez is hitting .237 over his last 10 games.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 5

Mallex Smith – CF: 2-3, BB, K, 2 Runs scored

Josh VanMeter – 2B: 0-3, BB

Dustin Peterson – 3B: 0-3, RBI, K

Fernando Perez – RF: 1-4, HR(3), 2RBI, K, Run scored

Dane Phillips – DH: 0-4, 2K

Franchy Cordero – SS: 0-3

Walker Weickel – SP: 6.0 IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, K

Notes: After a horrible start to the season Walker Weickel has managed to throw a couple of quality starts in a row. Over his last 12 innings pitched he only has 3 strikeouts, but he now has 3 straight starts in which he’s allowed 3 runs or less. Mallex Smith stole his 16th base in this game. His 16 stolen bases place him 2nd in the Midwest League behind Malcolm Holland who has 19.

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About the author: Alex Bartlett

Three weeks after I was born, Padre legend Tony Gwynn visited my hospital and handed out teddy bears to all the newborn children, including me. I have been a Padre fan ever since. Whether SD is in the midst of an exciting playoff run, or an uneventful off-season, I love following them and I love writing about them.