Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.Center fielder Franchy Cordero (.325) was 2-for-5 Sunday with three RBIs to help Double-A San Antonio score a 7-6 win over Frisco in San Antonio.The Missions won in the bottom of the 11th when second baseman Nelson
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Center fielder Franchy Cordero (.325) was 2-for-5 Sunday with three RBIs to help Double-A San Antonio score a 7-6 win over Frisco in San Antonio.
The Missions won in the bottom of the 11th when second baseman Nelson Ward drew a walk and stole second with one out and scored on a walk-off single by River Stevens.
But the biggest news of the day came from El Paso. Although he didn't play Sunday, right fielder Hunter Renfroe apparently suffered no serious injuries when he was hit on the wrist by a pitch Saturday night.
Cordero extended his hitting streak to nine straight games and Monday morning was named the Texas League Player of the Week. The left-handed hitter was 13-for-28 (.464) during the week, with three doubles, a triple, a home run, six RBIs and two runs scored. Cordero led the Texas League in hits for the week and was second in batting average, extra-base hits and total bases. He is 16-for-37 during his hitting streak.
Right fielder Nick Schulz (.284) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Left fielder Luis Tejada (.244) was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Ward (.231) was 1-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base and three runs scored.
Starting left-handed pitcher Tim Berry (7.40 ERA) allowed five runs on nine hits and four walks with a strikeout in 3 2/3 innings for the Missions, who improved to 22-22 in the second half of the Texas League season (44-70 overall).
Right-hander T.J. Weir (6.87 ERA) struck out two in 1 1/3 perfect innings. Righty Rafael De Paula (2.28) struck out one in a perfect inning. Left-hander Kyle McGrath (1.55) allowed a run on three hits with two strikeouts in three innings. Lefty Brad Wieck (1-0, 0.55) issued two walks with four strikeouts in two hitless/scoreless innings to get the win.
There were two moves in the system Sunday. Right-handed reliever Will Stillman was advanced from Class A Short-Season Tri-City to Class A Fort Wayne. Righty Angel Mejia was transferred from Fort Wayne to Tri-City.
AROUND THE FARM
TRIPLE-A EL PASO (63-53) -- Fresno 3, CHIHUAHUAS 1 (10 innings): RF Nick Torres (.372) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. SS Diego Goris (.290) was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a walk. 1B Taylor Lindsey (.281) was 1-for-3 with a walk. Starting RHP Bryan Rodriguez (4.85 ERA) allowed a run on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. LHP Daniel Moskos (3.28) allowed a hit with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. LHP Keith Hessler (2.90) struck out one in two-thirds of an inning. RHP Derek Eitel (4-1, 3.54) gave up two runs on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings to take the loss.
CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (26-18, 58-56) -- Bakersfield 5, STORM 1: C A.J. Kennedy (.275) was 1-for-2 with two walks. CF Michael Gettys (.292) was 1-for-4 with a run scored. RF Franmil Reyes (.259) was 1-for-4 with a RBI. Starting LHP Eiler Sanchez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five innings. RHP Martires Arias (5.67) allowed three hits with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. RHP Colby Blueberg (2.78) allowed a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Gerardo Reyes (6.08) allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in an inning.
CLASS A FORT WAYNE (18-25, 54-59) -- LANSING 1, TinCaps 0: C Austin Allen (.321) was 1-for-4 with a double to extend his hitting streak to 21 straight games. Starting RHP Jean Cosme (8-6, 3.48 ERA) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss. Stillman (2.70) issued a walk with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 hitless/scoreless innings in his TinCaps debut.
CLASS A SHORT-SEASON TRI-CITY (4-6, 23-25) -- DUST DEVILS 5, Boise 1: Starting RHP Jordan Guerrero (4-4, 3.89) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings. RHP Jose Ruiz (0.00) struck out two in a perfect inning. RHP Chasen Ford (6.59) allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in an inning. RHP Daniel Erb (2.73) allowed two hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings. 1B Kyle Overstreet (.221) was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. RF Luis Asuncion (.231) was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. DH G.K. Young (.262) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. 3B Boomer White (.257) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
ARIZONA ROOKIE LEAGUE PADRES (15-23) -- ROYALS 12, Padres 5: 3B Carlos Sosa (.333) was 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. 1B Jacquez Williams (.163) hit a two-run homer in three at-bats. Rehabbing RHP Walker Weickel allowed a run on a hit in an inning. RHP Lake Bachar (1-2, 4.01 ERA) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings. LHP Ben Sheckler (4.51) gave up two runs on a hit and two walks with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Starlin Cordero (3.00) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. RHP Dominic DiSabatino (13.50) allowed two unearned runs on two hits with two strikeouts in an inning. RHP Jonathan Guzman (9.61) pitched a perfect inning.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (27-27) -- The Dominican Summer League doesn't play on Sundays.