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Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-8-16 

The Chihuahuas and Missions both notched their first wins of the season in close games. The TinCaps fell to 0-2 after 2015 2nd round pick Austin Smith made his full season debut.


Hitting Prospect of the Day: Carlos Asuaje

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Cory Mazzoni


El Paso Chihuahuas 8, Reno Aces 6

Manuel Margot – CF: 0-3, 2BB, Run scored

Jose Pirela – LF: 1-4, BB, Run scored

Hunter Renfroe – RF: 1-5, RBI, 2K, Run scored

James Loney – 1B: 2-5, RBI, Run scored

Austin Hedges – C: 1-5, RBI

Alexi Amarista – 3B: 2-2, 2B, 2BB, 2 Runs scored

Carlos Asuaje – 2B: 2-4, HR(1), 2RBI, Run scored

Daniel McCutchen – SP: 5.0 IP, 8H, 6ER, 2BB, 3K, HR Allowed

Cory Mazzoni – RP: 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K (S, 1)

Notes: Similarly to the Padres, El Paso’s first runs of the season came during a 6 run inning. Carlos Asuaje hit the first Chihuahuas home run of 2016 with a 2 run blast in the 4th. James Loney made his organizational debut after being signed by the Padres this week. Loney was solid with 2 hits and an RBI while playing first base. With Brett Wallace currently in the big leagues Loney may not see a lot of time with the Padres this year, but he’s a valuable depth piece.


San Antonio Missions 5, Springfield Cardinals 4

Auston Bousfield – CF: 2-4, Run scored

Jose Rondon – SS: 1-3, BB, K, Run scored

Nick Torres – LF: 1-2, HR(1), 2RBI, 2 Runs scored

Yeison Asencio – RF: 1-4

Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-3

Rocky Gale – C: 0-3, BB, K

Bryan Rodriguez – SP: 4.2 IP, 8H, 2ER, 1BB, 3K

Jason Jester – RP: 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K (S, 1)

Notes: Nick Torres hit the first Double-A home run of his career in tonight’s game. Torres only hit 5 home runs last year over 499 ABs split between the Storm and the TinCaps so it’s nice to see him notch a home run early this year. Taylor Lindsey also hit a home run this game; Lindsey was a top 100 prospect at the beginning of the 2014 season, but two unproductive seasons in a row have seen his star dim a bit.


Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 6

Franchy Cordero – CF: 0-3, BB, 2K

Luis Urias – 2B: 1-4, K

Javier Guerra – SS: 0-4, 2K

Trae Santos – 1B: 0-3, BB, 3K, Run scored

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

Josh VanMeter – DH: 1-4, HR(1), 2RBI, K, Run scored

Thomas Dorminy – SP: 2.2 IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K (L, 0-1)

Notes: The Quakes won this game off the strength of a 5 run 3rd inning that was extended by a throwing error from Javier Guerra. Trae Santos has enjoyed a nice start to this season as he has 3 hits, a home run, and 3 RBIs over the season’s first 2 games. Josh VanMeter hit his first home run as a member of the Storm; it was just his 4th home run of his career, and his first since 2014.


Fort Wayne TinCaps 2, Lake County Captains 3

Rod Boykin – LF: 0-4, 4K

Ruddy Giron – SS: 0-4

Michael Gettys – CF: 1-4, RBI, K

Brad Zunica – 1B: 1-4, K

River Stevens – DH: 2-3, 2B, Run scored

Peter Van Gansen – 2B: 2-2, 2BB, Run scored

Austin Smith – SP: 2.1 IP, 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 3K (L, 0-1)

Notes: The TinCaps lost a consecutive game by 1 run against the Captains. The Padres’ 1st pick in the 2015 draft, Austin Smith, did not fare well in his initial start of the season. Smith also had a rough go in the Arizona Rookie League last year, but scouts say Smith has easy velocity and the makings of quality pitches in his breaking ball and changeup.






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.