Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.Offense is what has carried Triple-A El Paso to a 37-25 start and first place in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific South Division. And the Chihuahuas' offense was at it again Sunday, getting 13 hits in an
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Offense is what has carried Triple-A El Paso to a 37-25 start and first place in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific South Division. And the Chihuahuas' offense was at it again Sunday, getting 13 hits in an 11-3 win over Sacramento in El Paso. As a team, El Paso is hitting .313 on the season.
Right fielder Hunter Renfroe, third baseman Ryan Schimpf and left fielder Jabari Blash all homered Sunday.
Renfroe (.313) was 3-for-5 with his 21st double, 15th homer and five RBIs. Schimpf was 2-for-4 with his 15th homer (the second-highest total in the PCL) for two RBIs. Blash (.245) was 2-for-4 with his fourth homer and a steal.
Center fielder Manuel Margot (.302) was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.326) was 2-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored.
Right-handed starter Daniel McCutchen (7-3, 5.20 ERA) gave up one unearned run on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings. Right-hander Michael Dimock (2.45) allowed a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. Right-hander Eric Yardley (2.70) allowed a run on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning. Left-hander Daniel Moskos (1.95) allowed a hit before getting the final out.
The bats were also hot for Class A Fort Wayne, which had 17 hits in a 7-3 win at Dayton to improve to 35-28.
Catcher A.J. Kennedy (.235) was 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored for the TinCaps. Midwest League All-Stars Michael Gettys (.322) and Austin Allen (.328) each had three hits, as did Peter Van Gansen (.245). Center fielder Gettys was 3-for-5 with a double and a walk. Catcher Allen, who was the TinCaps' designated hitter Sunday, was 3-for-5 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored. Second baseman Van Gansen was 3-for-5 with a triple, a RBI and a run scored.
Right-handed starter J.C. Cosme, 20, improved to 7-2 with a 2.64 ERA. He allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over six innings. Right-hander Blake Rogers (3.65) allowed a run on four hits with two strikeouts over two innings. RHP Gerardo Reyes (1.96) struck out one in a perfect ninth.
AROUND THE FARM
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (19-42): CORPUS CHRISTI 3, Missions 2. CF Auston Bousfield (.194) was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. 3B River Stevens (.333) was 1-for-3 with a RBI. Starting RHP Kyle Lloyd (2-3, 5.05 ERA) allowed all three runs on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (28-35): Rancho Cucamonga 5, STORM 3. RF Franmil Reyes (.239) was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. SS Javier Guerra (.205) was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Starting RHP Walker Lockett (1-3, 3.06 ERA) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts in five innings.
DSL PADRES (3-4): The Dominican Summer League does not play on Sundays.