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Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-18-14 

It was a largely disappointing night offensively in the farm; the Storm were the only team to score more than 4 runs. Despite the offensive inefficiencies, the Storm, TinCaps, and AZL Padres all managed to earn victories.


Hitting Prospect of the Day: Michael Gettys

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Elliot Morris


El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Memphis Redbirds 7

Cameron Maybin – CF: 2-5, 2B, 2RBI, K

Tyler Greene – SS: 3-5, 2B, Run scored

Yeison Asencio – LF: 0-4

Jeff Francoeur – RF: 1-3, 2B, BB, K, Run scored

Cody Decker – 1B: 1-4, 3B, 2RBI, 2K

Taylor Lindsey – 2B: 0-4

Andrew Cashner – SP: 5.0 IP, 4H, 3ER, 1BB, 4K (L, 0-2)

Notes: Andrew Cashner lost his second straight start with El Paso. More importantly, Cashner tossed 5 innings and threw 63 pitches, 45 of which were strikes. Cameron Maybin has hit safely in 3 of his 4 rehab games with El Paso.


San Antonio Missions: DNP


Lake Elsinore Storm 8, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4

Mallex Smith – CF: 1-3, BB, Run scored

Jose Rondon – SS: 0-4, BB, K

Benji Gonzalez – 2B: 2-5, RBI, 3K, 2 Runs scored

Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 3-5, K, Run scored

Dane Phillips – C: 1-4, 2RBI, K

Jeudy Valdez – DH: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K

Elliot Morris  – SP: 6.0 IP, 4H, 1ER, 0BB, 8K, HR Allowed

Notes: Elliot Morris, who the Padres acquired in the Huston Street trade, has pitched very well since joining the Padres organization. Over 6 starts and 36 innings pitched, Morris is 2-3 with a 2.50 ERA with .198 BAA. Gabriel Quintana now has back-to-back 3 hit games. Quintana is hitting .270 over 486 AB’s with Lake Elsinore.


Fort Wayne TinCaps 3, Great Lakes Loons 2

Trea Turner – SS: 2-5, 2K, Run scored

Ronnie Richardson – CF: 1-4, BB

Fernando Perez – 3B: 1-4, RBI, BB, K

Franmil Reyes – RF: 1-4, RBI, K

Jake Bauers – 1B: 1-4

Dustin Peterson – DH: 1-4, 2B

Jimmy Brasoban – SP: 5.0 IP, 1H, 1R, 3BB, 4K, HR Allowed

Notes: Following yet another multi-hit game, Trea Turner is hitting .329 over his first 231 professional AB’s. Turner, the Padres 2014 1st round draft pick, has performed much better than expected at the plate; he’s going to find himself high on top prospect lists going into next season.



Eugene Emeralds 2, Hillsboro Hops 9

Joseph Epperson – 3B: 0-3, BB

Jalen Goree – 2B: 1-4, HR(5), RBI, K, Run scored

Franchy Cordero – DH: 0-3, BB, 2K, Run scored

Nick Torres – RF: 1-4, K

Trae Santos – 1B: 1-4, RBI, 2K

Jose Ruiz – C: 0-3, K

Michael Kelly – SP: 5.0 IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 1BB, 6K (L, 6-4)

Notes: Michael Kelly allowed more than 3 earned runs in a start for the first time since July 21st. Kelly, who drafted in the Compensation A round in the 2011 draft, has had a largely disappointing minor league career. Kelly owns a 4.40 ERA over 61.1 innings pitched this year; both those numbers represent career bests.



Game 1: AZL Padres 4, AZL Mariners 11

Luis Urias – 3B: 0-3, RBI

Ruddy Giron – SS: 0-5, K

Rodney Daal – DH: 1-4, RBI, BB, 2K, Run scored

Mason Smith – RF: 0-2, BB, K, Run scored

Jhonatan Pena – LF: 2-4, K

Rod Boykin – CF: 2-3, K, Run scored

T.J. Weir – SP: 1.0 IP, 0R, 0BB, 2K

Troy Patton – RP: 1.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0K


Game 2: AZL Padres 3, AZL Mariners 2

Ruddy Giron – SS: 0-3, 1BB, 2K

Daniel Bravo – 3B: 0-3, 3K

Michael Gettys – CF: 2-3, 3B, RBI, BB, K, Run scored

Mason Smith – DH: 0-2, 2K

Ricardo Valenzuela – C: 1-3, K

Luis Barahona – RF: 2-2, BB, Run scored

Taylor Cox – SP: 3.0 IP, 2H, 2R, 0BB, 2K

Notes: The AZL Padres split a double-header with the AZL Mariners. Troy Patton, who was acquired by the Padres in the Nick Hundley trade, made his first rehab appearance since going on the DL in May. Patton had a 2.45 ERA over 8 appearances with the Padres prior to landing on the DL.



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.