Minor League Recap, April 14th

Minor League Recap, April 14th

San Antonio got some home cookin for the first time, Tuscon tried to score in every inning, and Fort Wayne and Lake Elsinore were in a desperate search for some offense.

Tuscon won with a big time comeback 12-9

Josh Geer gave up 6 runs in the first 2 innings but the Padres battled back. Padres scored runs in each of the final 6 innings (10 total) and won 12-9.

Josh Geer made a short start giving up 6 ER in 4 IP, 9 H, walked 1 and struck out 3. The bigger story pitching wise was Aaron Poreda pitching 2 scoreless innings giving up 1 hit, and striking out 2 without any walks. Poreda has managed to not walk a hitter in 4 innings (might be a new record for him).

Evereth Cabrera continued his strong AAA performance going 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RS. Logan Forsythe (1-5, HR (3), 2 RBI) and Anthony Rizzo (2-5, HR (2), RBI) both homered for the Padres. Guillermo Quiroz had a strong hitting day going 3-5, 2 2B, RS, 4 RBI

AA San Antonio found their hitting shoes just in time winning 7-4

Opening day at Nelson Wolff stadium in San Antonio, and a rude awakening for the new members of the Missions (remember SA might be worse then Petco for power). On the bright side Casey Kelly pitched a lot better in his 2nd start for the Missions allowing only 4 baserunners, and 1 ER in 6 IP (2 K). However after Italiano gave up 2 runs in the 7th it looked to be all over at 1-4. But in the bottom of the 8th the Missions bats woke up behind, who else, Jaff Decker. Decker hit a 2 out 2 RBI 2B, then after Blanks "reached" on an infield single and throwing error (Jaff scored) James Darnell came up and blasted a 2 run HR for a 7-4 lead and eventual 7-4 win.

Jaff went 2-5 on the day with another 2 2B, RS, and 3 RBI.. A couple of Jaff's blasts would have normally gone out but had a rude awakening as the ball was "knocked down." Kyle Blanks in San Antonio on a rehab assignment went 1-4, RS (see above) as the DH, he walked once and K'd twice. Cody Decker went 3-4, including blasting his 3rd HR to lead off the 8th.

A Lake Elsinore was shut out 0-4

The Storm had runners on early and often last night in Lake Elsinore. Sadly a CS, a few DP and some nonclutch hitting and the Storm couldnt touch homeplate. Fetter surrendered 2 early HR but 1 run was all High Dessert needed as they blanked the Storm 0-4

Chris Fetter pitched 5 IP, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits, he walked 1 and struck out 6. Pedro Hernandez came in after and pitched well as well going 3 innings allowing only 2 hits, 1 run, 0 bb, 4 K.

Hagerty and Rincon each went 2-4 (all singles). Reymond Fuentes continued his hitting streak with a single (1-4). All 8 of the Storms hits were singles.

Fort Wayne couldnt muster enough offense and fell 1-4

Zach Cates didnt have as strong of stuff in his 2nd start. He lasted only 4.1 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Like in Elsinore it didnt matter much as the Tin Caps could only manage 1 run on 3 hits. The Tin Caps fell 1-4

Matthew Jackson came on after the game was possibly out of hand but pitched extremely strong. Jackson allowed only 1 hit in 3 innings, walking none and striking out 4.

Offensively the club sorely misses their #2 and 3 hitters (Tate and Williams), as the new 1-3 hitters went 0-12, with 7 strikeouts. Tommy Medica was the lone bright spot for the Tin Caps offense going 2-2, 2 2B, RS, and a walk in the losing effort.

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