Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.Hunter Renfroe homered and Alex Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 25 straight games for Triple-A El Paso and right-handed starter T.J. Weir and two relievers combined for a three-hit shutout for high Single-A Lake Elsinore Friday
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Hunter Renfroe homered and Alex Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 25 straight games for Triple-A El Paso and right-handed starter T.J. Weir and two relievers combined for a three-hit shutout for high Single-A Lake Elsinore Friday night.
Renfroe was 2-for-4 with his 10th homer and two RBIs and raised his batting average to .317 as El Paso scored a 3-2 win at Omaha to give the 26-21 Chihuahuas a fourth win in five games on their current road trip.
Dickerson was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored two runs. He leads the Pacific Coast League in hitting with a .409 mark and has the longest hitting streak in the minor leagues this season in addition to the longest active hitting streak in professional baseball and the longest in Chihuahuas' franchise history.
Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.337) was 2-for-4 for El Paso. Center fielder Manuel Margot (.281) was 1-for-3 with a walk and his 15th stolen base.
Right-handed starter Daniel McCutchen (6.74 earned run average) allowed six hits with two walks in six shutout innings. Left-hander Daniel Moskos (2.38 ERA) allowed a hit in a scoreless seventh to extend the shutout.
Right-hander Leonel Campos (1-1, 4.79) allowed two runs on three hits with a walk in an inning to blow the save, but picked up the win when El Paso scored in the top of the ninth. Right-hander Jose Dominguez (3.60) struck out one in a perfect inning to get his fourth save.
At Lake Elsinore, Weir (3-2, 1.45 ERA) allowed three hits and a walk with 12 strikeouts in seven innings in his third start of the season. Weir, 24, was the Padres' 17th-round pick in the 2012 draft.
Left-handed Brad Wieck followed Weir and issued a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless eighth. Right-handed Yimmi Brasoban (0.00) closed out the shutout by striking out the side in a perfect ninth for his fifth save.
Lake Elsinore improved to 23-26 with the 3-0 win at Stockton. Third baseman Josh VanMeter (.297) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Designated hitter Luis Tejada (.242) was 2-for-4 with a RBI.
The Padres optioning of right-handed reliever Kevin Quackenbush to El Paso set off a chain reaction in the Padres system. Right-handed reliever Adam Cimber was transferred from El Paso to Double-A San Antonio, right-handed reliever Ben Paullus went from San Antonio to Lake Elsinore, right-handed reliever Blake Rogers went from Lake Elsinore to Fort Wayne and right-handed reliever Emmanuel Ramirez was transferred from Fort Wayne to extended spring training in Arizona.
AROUND THE FARM
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (15-32) - Arkansas 7, MISSIONS 1: CF Auston Bousfield (.195) opened the game with his third home run. RF Nick Schulz (.280) was 2-for-4 with a double. 1B Mike Olt (.258) was 2-for-4. Starting RHP Luis Diaz (2-5, 5.79 ERA) allowed six runs on 12 hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Cimber (2.04) allowed a walk in two otherwise perfect innings. RHP Elliot Morris (5.06) allowed a run on a hit and a walk in an inning.
LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (25-23) - Tin Caps 3, LAKE COUNTY 2: C Austin Allen (.349) was 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. RF Jhonatan Pena (.200) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. SS Kodie Tidwell (.220) was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Starting RHP Jean Cosme (4-2, 3.07 ERA) allowed a run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings. LHP Jerry Keel (1.57) allowed three hits in three scoreless innings. RHP Trey Wingenter (1.00) allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in the ninth to get his fourth save.