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Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-28-14 

It was a night of close games for the Padres farm. The Chihuahuas lost 2-1 over 13 innings, while the Missions and the Storm both won by less than 3 runs.


Hitting Prospect of the Day: Yeison Asencio

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Jason Lane


El Paso Chihuahuas 1, Fresno Grizzlies 2

Rico Noel – CF: 0-6, 3K

Travis Buck – LF: 1-3, HR(1), RBI, 2BB, K, Run scored

Jeff Francoeur – RF: 1-6, 2B

Cody Decker – 1B: 2-6, 2B, 2K

Tyler Greene – SS: 0-4, 2K

Alex Castellanos – 3B: 0-4, BB, K

Jason Lane – SP: 6.0 IP, 7H, 1ER, 0BB, 0K

Kevin Quackenbush – RP: 1.1 IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

Notes: Jason Lane, who’s trying to restart his career as a pitcher, had another very impressive start for El Paso. Over Lanes first 5 starts, 4 of them have been quality, and he’s gone at least 6 innings all of them. Lane owns a 2.32 ERA over 31 innings pitched. Lane has only walked 3 over those 31 innings, but he also only has 9 strikeouts.


San Antonio Missions: 6, Midland RockHounds 4

Casey McElroy – 2B: 3-5

Brian Bixler – SS: 0-3, 2K

Robert Kral – DH: 1-4, 2B, 2K, Run scored

Rymer Liriano – CF: 1-3, BB, 2 Runs scored

Jason Hagerty – 1B: 3-4, 2B, RBI, Run scored

Austin Hedges – C: 0-4

Yeison Asencio – RF: 3-4, 2B, RBI, 2 Runs scored

James Needy – SP: 3.0 IP, 0H, 0ER, 1BB, 2K

Notes: A trio of players had 3 hits for the Missions tonight. One of those players, Yeison Asencio, enjoyed his best game of the year. Asencio’s average is currently a low .178, but he’s hit .270 over his last 10 games, and he hasn’t struck out over his last 6 games. Asencio drove in the go-ahead run in this game.


Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Visalia Rawhide 3

Alberth Martinez – CF: 0-3, RBI, BB

Stephen Carmon – SS: 0-4

Hunter Renfroe – RF: 1-3, 2B

Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 0-4, 2K

Luis Domoromo – LF: 2-2, 2BB, 2 Runs scored

Corey Adamson – DH: 1-3, HR(3), 3RBI, BB, K, Run scored

Bryan Rodriguez – SP: 5.0 IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K

Notes: Despite being outhit 9-5, the Storm prevailed due to a 3-run home run from Corey Adamson in the 3rd and a walk-off sacrifice fly from Alberth Martinez. Bryan Rodriguez has been very consistent this year; Rodriguez has gone at least 5 innings in all 5 of his starts and he owns a 2.57 ERA over 28 innings pitched.


Fort Wayne TinCaps 3, Great Lakes Loons 7

Mallex Smith – CF: 0-4, 2K

Josh VanMeter – 2B: 0-4, 2K

Franmil Reyes – RF: 0-3, BB

Fernando Perez – 3B: 2-4, Run scored

Dane Phillips – C: 1-4, K, Run scored

Jake Bauers – 1B: 2-3, 3B, 2RBI, Run scored

Franchy Cordero – SS: 0-3, 2K

Bryan Verbitsky – SP: 5.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 2BB, 6K

Notes: Bryan Verbitsky improved from his last start as he tossed 5 innings while only allowing 2 runs and striking out 6. Jake Bauers earned his first 2 hits at the Low-A level and drove in his first 2 runs. Bauers, who was drafted in the 7th round last year by the Padres, was impressive in short-season ball last year as he hit .282 and drove in 26 runs over 162 AB’s.



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.