Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.Right fielder Hunter Renfroe hit his 22nd homer and right-handed starter Michael Kelly allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings Sunday as Triple-A El Paso scored a 5-2 victory over Nashville.Renfroe (.337) was 2-for-4 with his homer
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Right fielder Hunter Renfroe hit his 22nd homer and right-handed starter Michael Kelly allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings Sunday as Triple-A El Paso scored a 5-2 victory over Nashville.
Renfroe (.337) was 2-for-4 with his homer and three RBIs. Second baseman Diego Goris (.312) was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Kelly, who is now 5-0 with a 3.23 ERA with the Chihuahuas, allowed five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Kelly was transferred back from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso earlier in the day when right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson was promoted from El Paso to the Padres.
Left-hander Keith Hessler (3.55 ERA) followed Kelly and allowed an unearned run on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.
Right-hander Derek Eitel (2.91) issued a walk in two-thirds of an inning. Left-hander Daniel Moskos (3.92) allowed three hits with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Right-hander Michael Dimock (3.55) struck out one in two-thirds of an inning to get his second save.
In other moves Sunday, right-handed reliever Adam Cimber was sent from El Paso to San Antonio, and left-handed reliever Brandon Alger was released from high Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore.
AROUND THE FARM
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (10-13, 32-61): FRISCO 9, Missions 5: DH Gabriel Quintana (.254) went 2-for-4 with a double, his 11th homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. 1B Luis Tejada (.296) was 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. CF Franchy Cordero (.311) had a homer and a walk in four at-bats. 3B River Stevens (.250) was 2-for-4. Starting RHP Tim Berry (0-1,17.18 ERA) allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. LHP Brad Wieck (0.00) allowed a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 scoreless innings. RHP Tayron Guerrero (5.66) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in two innings.
CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (15-9, 47-47): Storm 8, INLAND EMPIRE 7: Starting RHP Brett Kennedy (4-6, 3.59 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. LHP Trevor Seidenberger (5.80) allowed a run on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings. RHP Colby Blueberg (2.59) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits with a strikeout in an inning. LF Edwin Moreno (.247) was 2-for-4 with a triple, his ninth homer, four RBIs and two runs scored. 1B Ty France (.319) had a two-run homer in three at-bats. CF Michael Gettys (.313) had a homer in five at-bats. 2B Daniel Bravo (.266) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
LOW CLASS A FORT WAYNE (9-15, 45-49): Cedar Rapids 8, TIN CAPS 6 - Starting RHP Jake Nix (4.13 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in five innings. RHP J.C. Cosme (7-5, 3.56) allowed five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in two innings. RHP Corey Kimber (2.96) allowed a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. SS Ruddy Giron (.204) had a two-run homer in three at-bats with a walk. DH Carlos Belen (.222) had two doubles in four at-bats with a walk, a RBI and a run scored. 2B Peter Van Gansen (.228) was 2-for-5 with a RBI. RF Jhonatan Pena (.214) had two doubles in five at-bats with a run scored.
CLASS A SHORT SEASON TRI-CITY (15-15): Eugene 7, DUST DEVILS 6 - 3B Boomer White (.218) was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. RF Taylor Kohlwey (.234) was 2-for-5 with a triple and a RBI. SS Chris Baker (.281) was 1-for-2 with a RBI, two walks and two runs scored. 2B Nate Easley (.277) had a double in three at-bats for a RBI and a run scored. Starting LHP Joey Lucchesi (3.00) allowed a run on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings. RHP Jordan Guerrero (2-3, 4.79) allowed five runs -- three earned -- on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in two innings. RHP Diomar Lopez (1.23) allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings. RHP Will Stillman (0.84) pitched a perfect inning.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (10-11): The Padres were off Sunday.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (13-23): The Dominican Summer League doesn't play on Sundays.