Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.The Padres have extended their working relationships with their two, full-season, Single-A affiliates through the end of the 2018 season.Fort Wayne, which set its all-time single-season attendance record (413,701) Friday night, has been in the Padres' system
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
The Padres have extended their working relationships with their two, full-season, Single-A affiliates through the end of the 2018 season.
Fort Wayne, which set its all-time single-season attendance record (413,701) Friday night, has been in the Padres' system since the 1999 season. Park View Field in Fort Wayne is considered one of the top ballparks in the minor leagues. Fort Wayne plays in the Midwest League.
Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore has been the Padres representative in the California League since 2001.
The Padres association with Fort Wayne is the longest affiliation in the history of the Padres' minor league system. The association with Lake Elsinore will be the second-longest when this extension ends.
Meanwhile, right-handed starter Enyel De Los Santos, 20, allowed three hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over six scoreless innings at Lake Elsinore Friday night. De Los Santos, who was acquired from Seattle last winter in the trade that sent reliever Joaquin Benoit to the Mariners, improved to 5-3 and lowered his earned run average to 4.35 as the Storm defeated High Desert to move to within a win of .500.
Triple-A El Paso bolstered its roster for the Pacific Coast League playoffs by promoting center fielder Franchy Cordero (.306) and left-handed reliever Kyle McGrath from Double-A San Antonio. Outfielder Auston Bousfield was transferred from El Paso to Double-A San Antonio and right-handed reliever Leonel Campos was recalled by the Padres from El Paso. Left-handed reliever Brad Wieck was activated from San Antonio's seven-day disabled list.
AROUND THE FARM:
TRIPLE-A EL PASO (73-67): Albuquerque 7, CHIHUAHUAS 2: SS Jose Rondon (.309) was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Cordero was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Starting RHP Walker Lockett (1-2, 4.50 ERA) allowed six runs on 10 hits with four walks in 5 1/3 innings. LHP Daniel Moskos (3.45 ERA) struck out one in a perfect 1 2/3 innings. RHP Phil Maton (1.50) allowed a run on a hit with a strikeout in an inning. LHP Jose Torres (0.00) allowed a hit with a strikeout in a scoreless inning.
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (36-31, 58-79) - Missions 8, MIDLAND 5 (11 innings): 2B Nelson Ward (.224) was 2-for-4 with his sixth homer, three runs scored and three RBIs. DH Ryan Miller (.235) was 2-for-5 with a walk and two RBIs. RF Luis Tejada (.257) was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. C Rocky Gale (.219) was 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI. 1B Taylor Lindsey (.197) had a RBI double in four at-bats. Starting RHP Daniel McCutchen (2.84 ERA) allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Wieck (0.44) struck out two in a perfect inning. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (3.12) allowed two runs on three hits with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Trey McNutt (1.80) struck out two in a perfect inning. RHP Michael Dimock (1-0, 3.00) struck out one in two perfect innings to get the win.
ADVANCED SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (36-31, 68-69) - STORM 4, High Desert 2: 1B Ty France (.313) hit his ninth homer in four at-bats. RF Franmil Reyes (.276) was 2-for-3 with a RBI. 2B Luis Urias (.331) was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. C A.J. Kennedy (.229) was 1-for-3 with a RBI. RHP Louis Distacio (9.95) allowed two runs on two hits in an inning. RHP Mark Zimmerman (2.35) pitched a perfect eighth. RHP Luke Bachar (3.60) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning to get his first save.
SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (26-41, 62-75) - Great Lakes 5, TIN CAPS 4 (10 innings): SS Chris Baker (.280) had a triple and a homer in five at-bats for two RBIs and two runs scored. RF Alan Garcia (.224) had a RBI double in four at-bats. CF Taylor Kohlwey (.375) was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Starting RHP Jacob Nix (3.93 ERA) allowed three runs on five hits with three walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. RHP Aaron Cressley (4.12) allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. LHP Joey Lucchesi allowed four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP David Bednar (3-4, 3.43) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings.
SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (13-22, 32-41) - EUGENE 9, Dust Devils 3: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (.275) had a double and a triple in four at-bats with a run scored. 2B Nate Easley (.260) was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored. Starting RHP Braxton Lorenzini (3-5, 6.15 ERA) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in three innings. RHP Mayky Perez (2.57) allowed five unearned runs on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in two innings. RHP Walker Weickel (3.86) allowed a hit and a walk in two scoreless innings. RHP Jesse Scholtens (1.71) pitched a perfect inning.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (25-30) - The Arizona Rookie League season is completed. DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (36-33) - The DSL season is completed.