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Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-17-14 

The Storm and the TinCaps both had strong offensive games thanks to Mallex Smith and Adolfo Reina, respectively. The rest of the farm all played in close games.


Hitting Prospect of the Day: Mallex Smith/Adolfo Reina

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin


El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Fresno Grizzlies 6

Reymond Fuentes – CF: 2-4, 2B, BB, K, 2 Runs scored

Jonathan Galvez – LF: 3-5, 2B, HR(8), 4RBI, K, 2 Runs scored

Tyler Greene – 2B: 1-2, RBI, 2BB, K, Run scored

Jeff Francoeur – RF: 1-5, K

Cody Decker – 1B: 3-5, 2B, RBI, K

Alex Castellanos – 3B: 1-5, 2B, K, Run scored

Matt Wisler – SP: 5.2 IP, 8H, 6ER, 2BB, 5K, 2 HR Allowed

Notes: Matt Wisler endured his worst start since June 28th. Wisler has had an up and down season with the Chihuahuas. After posting a 4.63 ERA in the month of June, Wisler owns a 6.08 ERA over 3 starts in the month of July. Reymond Fuentes has been on fire; he has multiple hits in each of his last 5 games, and he is hitting .462 over his last 10 games with 1 home run and 6 RBI’s.


San Antonio Missions 5, Midland RockHounds 6

Cory Spangenberg – CF: 2-5, 2B, K, Run scored

Casey McElroy – 3B: 0-2, BB, 2 Runs scored

Jason Hagerty – DH: 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2BB, K, Run scored

Rymer Liriano – CF: 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, K, Run scored

Hunter Renfroe – LF: 1-3, 2RBI, BB

Austin Hedges – C: 1-4, K

Justin Hancock – SP: 4.1 IP, 7H, 4ER, 1BB, 6K, HR Allowed

Notes: Cory Spangenberg is now hitting .344 over 64 AB’s since returning to the Missions. Hunter Renfroe now has 9 RBI’s over his last 7 games. Renfroe has 3 home runs and 10 RBI’s over 58 AB’s with San Antonio. Austin Hedges showed off his great defense tonight as threw out the only runner who attempted to steal off of him.


Lake Elsinore Storm 9, Bakersfield Blaze 1

Mallex Smith – RF: 5-5, 2B, HR(2), RBI, 3 Runs scored

Benji Gonzalez – SS: 3-4, 2 2B, BB, 2 Runs scored

Diego Goris – DH: 3-5, 2B, 4RBI, 2 Runs scored

Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-5, RBI

Alberth Martinez – CF: 0-4, RBI, K

Jeremy Baltz – LF: 2-5, 2B, RBI, K, Run scored

Zach Eflin – SP: 6.0 IP, 7H, 1ER, 0BB, 4K (W, 9-5)

Notes: Zach Eflin has now tossed 3 straight quality starts. Over those 3 starts, Eflin has pitched 18 innings and has only allowed 2 runs while striking out 10. Mallex Smith enjoyed one of his best games as a professional tonight. Smith fell just a triple shy of the cycle and went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate. Smith is hitting .319 with Lake Elsinore after hitting .295 with Fort Wayne.


Fort Wayne TinCaps 7, Quad Cities River Bandits 4

Trea Turner – SS: 2-4, 3B, BB, 2 Runs scored

Dustin Peterson – DH: 0-4, RBI, K, Run scored

Fernando Perez – 3B: 0-4, 2K

Jake Bauers – 1B: 2-5, 2B

Adolfo Reina – C: 3-5, 2 HR(6), 2RBI, 2 Runs scored

Ronnie Richardson – CF: 1-4, 2B, BB, Run scored

Jimmy Brasoban – SP: 5.0 IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K (W, 1-4)

Notes: Trea Turner has now hit safely in his first 4 games as a TinCap; he’s collected multiple hits in each of his last 3 games. Jake Bauers is now hitting .282 over his last 10 games compared to just .232 in the month of July. Dustin Peterson drove in his 70th run of the year.


Eugene Emeralds 9, Vancouver Canadians 11

Auston Bousfield – CF: 1-5, K, Run scored

Felipe Blanco – SS: 1-1, BB, Run scored

Franchy Cordero – DH: 1-5, 2RBI, Run scored

Nick Torres – RF: 2-5, 2B, 2RBI, 2K, Run scored

Trae Santos – 1B: 1-2, RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored

Jose Carlos Urena – LF: 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, 2K, Run scored

Zechariah Lemond – SP: 3.0 IP, 4H, 2ER, 0BB, 1K

Notes: Zechariah Lemond made his first professional start tonight and didn’t fare to well. Over 4 appearances and 6.2 innings pitched with Eugene, Lemond owns an 8.10 ERA. Nick Torres is now on a 7 game hitting streak. Over his first 10 games as a professional, Torres is hitting .256 with 1 home run and 7 RBI’s.


AZL Padres 4, AZL Rangers 5

Ruddy Giron – SS: 0-4, 2K

Jordan Paroubeck – LF: 0-4, 4K

Alex Dickerson – RF: 0-2

Michael Gettys – CF: 2-4, HR(1), 2RBI, K, Run scored

Jonas Lantigua – 1B: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2K

Ricardo Valenzuela – C: 1-3, HR(1), RBI, K, Run scored

Starling Ynfante – SP: 3.2 IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K (L, 0-3)

Notes: Michael Gettys smacked his first professional home run in this game tonight. Gettys, the Padres’ 2nd round draft pick, is hitting .341 over his last 10 games, and .313 overall with the AZL Padres. After allowing 5 runs over 3 innings in his last start, Starling Ynfante rebounded and didn’t allow a single earned run through over 3 innings today.



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.