Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.First baseman Héctor Sánchez hit two home runs and catcher Austin Hedges and right fielder Hunter Renfroe also homered Monday night as Triple-A El Paso defeated Memphis, 11-5, in the West Texas city.Elsewhere, right-hander Chris Huffman allowed
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
First baseman Héctor Sánchez hit two home runs and catcher Austin Hedges and right fielder Hunter Renfroe also homered Monday night as Triple-A El Paso defeated Memphis, 11-5, in the West Texas city.
Elsewhere, right-hander Chris Huffman allowed one earned run over five inning as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, the hottest team in the Padres' system at the moment, scored a 4-2 California League win at Inland Empire.
Chris Paddack, the right-hander acquired from Miami in the Fernando Rodney trade, lowered his ERA to 0.64 for Class A Fort Wayne as he struck out nine while allowing three hits and two walks over five shutout innings.
And right-hander Lake Bachar, the Padres' fifth-round pick in the 2016 Draft, allowed three hits and no walks with two strikeouts in three scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.62 for the Rookie-level AZL Padres.
Sanchez, who is hitting .422 for the Chihuahuas, was 3-for-3 with two solo homers for 55-40 El Paso.
Hedges (.377) was 3-for-5 with a double, his 17th homer and three RBIs. Renfroe (.338) was 2-for-5 with his Pacific Coast League-leading 23rd home run and two RBIs. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.329) was 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. Shortstop Nick Noonan (.320) was 2-for-4 with a RBI.
Left-hander Frank Garces (4-3, 4.15 ERA) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Right-hander Eric Yardley (4.91) struck out the only hitter he faced. Right-hander Brandon Morrow (8.25) allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in an inning. Left-hander Brian Baumann (1.42) allowed a run on a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in two innings.
There was more movement in the Padres' system Monday.
Right-handed starter Bryan Rodriguez was placed on the seven-day disabled list with El Paso and right-hander Aaron Northcraft was promoted from Double-A San Antonio to fill the void in the Chihuahuas' rotation. Right-handed starter Walker Lockett was promoted to San Antonio from Lake Elsinore.
Right-handed relievers David Bednar and Aaron Cressley were promoted from Class A Short-Season Tri-City to Class A Fort Wayne, while right-handed reliever Nick Monroe and left-handed reliever Nathan Foriest were transferred from Fort Wayne to Tri-City.
AROUND THE FARM:
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (11-13, 33-61) -- MISSIONS 4, FRISCO 3: RHP Dinelson Lamet (3-4, 4.07 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. LHP Kyle McGrath (1.15) pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (2.37) struck out two in a perfect inning. RHP Jason Jester (2.57) allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts in an inning to get his 14th save. DH José Rondón (.286) had a triple in four at-bats for two RBIs. C Rocky Gale (.204) had a double in three at-bats with a run scored.
HIGH CLASS A LAKE ELSINORE (16-9, 48-47) -- STORM 4, INLAND EMPIRE 2: Huffman (8-3, 3.01 ERA) allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings as the Storm won its ninth straight game to move into a tie for the second-half lead of the South Division. RHP Martires Arias (4.50) allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless inning. RHP Mark Zimmerman struck out one in a scoreless inning in his Storm debut. RHP Gerardo Reyes (0.00) walked two in a hitless/scoreless inning. RHP Phil Maton (0.93) allowed two hits with a strikeout in a scoreless inning to get his fifth save.
CLASS A FORT WAYNE (9-16, 45-50) -- CEDAR RAPIDS 3, TIN CAPS 2 (10 innings): 1B Brad Zunica (.258) was 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. SS Ruddy Giron (.204) had a RBI double in four at-bats. LHP José Castillo (3.38) followed Paddack and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. Bednar (0-1, 3.86) allowed a run on four hits with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Cressley (0.00) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two-thirds of a scoreless inning.
CLASS A SHORT-SEASON TRI-CITY (15-16) -- EVERETT 9, DUST DEVILS 5: 3B Boomer White (.256) was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and two runs scored. SS Chris Baker (.297) was 3-for-5 with his second homer and two runs scored. Starting RHP Braxton Lorenzini (9.87 ERA) allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings. RHP Daniel Erb (0-1, 1.69) allowed three unearned runs on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in three innings. RHP Chasen Ford (6.55) allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts in an inning.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (10-12) -- RANGERS 3, PADRES 2: SS Hudson Potts (.314) was 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI. LF Jack Suwinski (.313) and RF Manny DeLeon (.224) were each 2-for-4. RHP Dominic DiSabatino followed Bachar and allowed three runs on three hits with a strikeout in one-third inning to take the loss in his professional debut. RHP Adrian DeHorta (0.00) allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. RHP Jim McDade (1.84) struck out one in two perfect innings. RHP Kyle Gauthier (3.86) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (13-24) -- DIAMONDBACKS 19, PADRES 8: 2B Eguy Rosario (.315) had two doubles in four at-bats with a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored. C Juan Fernandez (.417) was 2-for-3. CF Angel Santos (.283) was 1-for-2 with three walks, a steal and two runs scored. Starting RHP Dauris Valdez (1-2, 4.78 ERA) allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in four innings.