Fresno Grizzlies 9 Chihuahuas 4
Key Statistics: C Austin Allen 2-for-5, 2 HR (9), 3 RBI, K; SS Luis Urías 1-for-5; CF Michael Gettys 1-for-5, 2B (18), RBI, 2 K; 1B Ty France 1-for-4, 2B (13), BB; 2B Esteban Quiroz 1-for-4, BB, K; P Miguel Díaz (L, 0-1) 2 IP, 2 R, 5 H, BB, K, HR; P Jerry Keel 5 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 5 K, HR; P Gerardo Reyes IP, 1 ER, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Prospect Watch: John was in El Paso tonight and will be there all weekend. Read his game recap here.
Sod Poodles 8 Corpus Christi Hooks 6
Key Statistics: RF Edward Olivares 4-for-5, HR (11), 2B (18), 3 RBI, 2 R, K, SB (21); LF Taylor Kohlwey 4-for-5, 3 2B (6), 4 R, K, CS (2); 2B Ivan Castillo 1-for-4, HR (4), 3 RBI; P Nick Margevicius (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K; RHP Dauris Valdez 1 IP, 3 H 3 R (0 ER), 0 K, 0 BB, 2 WP
Prospect Watch: The Soddies beat up on 22-year-old pitcher Enoli Paredes in his fourth Double-A start. Paredes was promoted to the Texas League after posting a 1.64 ERA in 44 innings in the Carolina League and blanked Amarillo over four innings in his first appearances. This time, Amarillo got to him for five runs on six hits and a walk in four-plus innings. … Edward Olivares and Taylor Kohlwey feasted on Paredes, in particular, as they combined to go 5-for-6 off him with three doubles and a homer. … Olivares is on a tear at the plate, putting up a .900 OPS in June (151 points higher than it was in May). The 23-year-old had a 27% K rate last month but has lowered it to 12% without losing production. … Ivan Castillo hit his fourth homer of the season, after hitting just 15 in his previous seven seasons combined. He has a career slugging percentage of .361 but is slugging .527 since joining the Padres organization and playing in the Texas League. … The only two runs Nick Margevicius allowed were solo homers to J.J. Matijevic and Seth Beer, both top 20 Astros prospects. After posting a 6.4 K/9 for the Padres this season, he has a 6.2 K/9 for Amarillo in three starts. … Inheriting a 7-2 lead, reliever Dauris Valdez had an infield error cost him a 1-2-3 inning, and with two outs, the Hooks managed to put up three runs in the eighth. One of those runs came across on a wild pitch, Valdez’ second of the frame. The massive righty continues to struggle to control his powerful arsenal.
Luis Campusano has established himself among the Padres’ top offensive prospects. (Photo: Jerry Espinoza)
Storm 13 Inland Empire 66ers 2
Key Statistics: C Luis Campusano 2-for-4, HR (9), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB; SS Allen Córdoba 3-for-6, 2B (11), RBI, 2 K; CF Jeisson Rosario 2-for-6, RBI, K; DH Connor Panas 2-for-3, 3B (2), 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, K; LF Jack Suwinski 3-for-4, 2B (12), 3 RBI, BB; P Aaron Leasher (W, 5-5) 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, BB, 9 K; Jordan Guerrero 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K
Prospect Watch: The Storm lineup amassed 18 hits in San Bernardino, seven of which went for extra bases. 66ers starter Kyle Bradish, who began the year as a top 30 prospect in the Angels system (according to MLB Pipeline), allowed five earned runs in three innings, walking three and striking out two. … Eight out of the nine Lake Elsinore hitters had multi-hit games, and Allen Córdoba, Eguy Rosario, Olivier Basabe, Jack Suwinski, and Esteury Ruiz all doubled. … Tirso Ornelas went 0-for-6 on the night, lowering his season slash line to .204/.300/.269. His OPS in June is .399. The only silver lining for Ornelas, who has homered just once this season, is his 12.5% walk rate. … After his three-hit night, Córdoba now has a .298/.341/.414 slash line since joining Lake Elsinore in May (49 games). … While it’s tough to call out many flaws with Luis Campusano‘s game, he’s now hit six of his nine homers away from Lake Elsinore. His OPS at The Diamond is a solid .837, but it is 1.022 in the rest of the Cal League. His strikeout rate at home (15%) is a few ticks higher than it is on the road as well (10%). … Aaron Leasher‘s nine strikeouts tied the season high he set in his last start on Sunday against the same Inland Empire team. He’s striking out an impressive 9.5 batters per nine this season but has also allowed 9.4 hits per nine. He’s been streaky, allowing four multi-homer games this season, but has lowered his ERA to 4.06, down more than half a run since the middle of the month. … Fireballing reliever Jordan Guerrero allowed a leadoff single in the seventh and then proceeded to strike out the next six hitters, who all went down swinging. In 14 innings in June, he has a 0.64 ERA with 18 strikeouts and five walks.
Great Lakes Loons 7 TinCaps 6 (10 innings)
Key Statistics: 2B Xavier Edwards 4-for-5, 2B (11), 3 R, SB (19); SS Justin Lopez 2-for-4, 3B (3), 2 R, BB; 3B Tucupita Marcano 1-for-5, 2B (13), RBI, BB, K; RF Agustin Ruiz 1-for-3, 2 BB, K; C Blake Hunt 1-for-5, 2B (16), RBI, 2 K; 1B Lee Solomon 2-for-4, 2B (12), 2 RBI, 2 BB; P Omar Cruz 3.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K; P Henry Henry (L, 7-3) 3 IP, ER, 3 H, BB, 5 K
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps dropped a heartbreaker on Saturday night, tying the game at five in the bottom of the eighth on a Tucupita Marcano double that plated Xavier Edwards, before stranding the tying run at second in the tenth. … After putting up a .820 OPS in May, Marcano’s OPS in June is .538. His walk and strikeout rates haven’t changed much, so the Padres have reason to hope his .233 BABIP sees a bump soon and he can bust out of his slump. … Blake Hunt hit his team-leading 16th double, and Edwards moved into a tie for third in the Midwest League with his19th stolen base. … Lefty Omar Cruz struck out five and walked three over 3.2 innings in his Midwest League debut. The 20-year-old has been a strikeout machine since signing as an older free agent out of Mexico but has often struggled with his ability to locate. … After retiring the side in order in the eighth and ninth, Henry Henry allowed a leadoff triple in the tenth, which scored the extra innings placed runner. A two-out single plated the second Loons run, and the TinCaps rally fell just short. Henry has improved since being moved to the bullpen but will need to improve his 7.7 K/9 rate to be an effective reliever.
Dust Devils 5 Everett AquaSox 0
Key Statistics: C Jonny Homza 1-for-4, 2B (2), 2 RBI; DH Nick Gatewood 1-for-3, 2B (3), RBI, BB, K; 3B Kelvin Melean 2-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, R; 2B Reinaldo Ilarraza 1-for-3 RBI, R, SB (8); P Jason Blanchard 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, BB, 2 K; P Ramon Perez (W, 1-0) 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, BB, 4 K; P Dominic DiSabatino IP, 0 R, BB, 0 K; P Deacon Medders 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K
Prospect Watch: Four Dust Devils pitchers combined to throw the third no-hitter in Tri-City history, and the first in the Northwest League since 2015. Starter Jason Blanchard, the Padres’ ninth-round pick out of Lamar in June, tossed two frames to start things off. Ramon Perez recently demoted from Fort Wayne, allowed just one walk over his four frames, a marked improvement for the 20-year-old lefty whose feel had deteriorated over his final month in the Midwest League. After a scoreless inning by Dominic DiSabatino, Deacon Medders, the Padres’ 20th round pick from this year, closed out the no-no. The biggest Everett threat came in the eighth, as Medders allowed a pair of two-out walks, but he was able to escape the jam. The staff got help from the defense, who turned a pair of double plays to help erase a few of the six walks allowed. … Nick Gatewood, who had a rough stretch in 13 games at Fort Wayne (.146/.196/.250), has been a middle of the order producer for Tri-City, hitting .324/.425/.412. Last year’s 11th-rounder out of Georgia State has 10 RBI in his first nine games for the Dust Devils.
AZL Cubs 9 AZL Padres-1 8
Key Statistics: SS CJ Abrams 2-for-5, RBI, R; DH Hudson Potts 3-for-5, HR (1), 2B (1), 2 R, 3 RBI, K; CF Hudson Head 1-for-3, R, 2 BB, CS (1); 3B Victor Nova 1-for-5, 3B (2), R, 2 RBI; RF Joshua Mears 0-for-3, 2 BB, K; P Bryan Mitchell 4 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, BB, 2 K, 3 HR; P Frank Lopez 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 7 K
AZL Padres-2 7 AZL White Sox 3
Key Statistics: C Michael Cantu 2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R, K; SS Yeison Santana 2-for-5, 3 RBI, K; 2B Ripken Reyes 0-for-3, SB (4), R; CF Angel Solarte 1-for-5, R, K, SB (1); Eudi Asencio (W, 1-0) 4 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K; P Blake Baker 1.1 IP, 0 ER, H, BB, 3 K
Prospect Watch: The CJ Abrams Hit Parade continues, as the Padres’ sixth overall pick has hit safely in his first nine games, including seven multi-hit efforts. The 18-year-old sports a .476/.489/.667 slash line in his young AZL career. … Hudson Potts doubled and homered and is now 8-for-12 with a 1.000 slugging percentage in four rehab games in Arizona under his belt. He was hitting .209 with a 34% K rate in Double-A at the time of his injury at the end of May. … Victor Nova notched his second extra-base hit as a professional. The 5-foot-9, 19-year-old Dominican has matched his teammate Abrams’ hit streak since the beginning of the season. … Bryan Mitchell was hit hard, allowing three homers (one to fellow MLB rehabber Cristhian Adames, with the other two to a pair of young Cubs farmhands). Across 8 IP in three appearances, Mitchell has allowed seven runs on 11 hits, with an 8:4 K: BB ratio. … Frank Lopez was a bit wild on the night, but his seven strikeouts pushed his K: BB ratio to 11:5 in 8.2 innings in two appearances in the AZL. … After going 1-for-14 in his first three games, 18-year-old shortstop Yeison Santana has now hit in six straight for the Padres-2 squad. Four of his ten hits have gone for triples. … Righthander Keegan Collett, the team’s 35th-round pick earlier this month, made his professional debut with a scoreless inning.