Minor League Recap April 16th

Every affiliate, with the exception of our MLB team, got a win on Saturday. While the pitching wasnt strong, the offense was there to bail them out.

AAA Tuscon won 8-5

Hefner threw a lot of pitches and gave up a lot of hits in his brief stint. Luckily the offense was able to pick up him, and the bullpen was able to hold the lead. The AAA Padres win for the first time in their new park 8-5

Jeremy Hefner managed to allow baserunners left and right. In just 4.2 IP he allowed 10 H, 2 BB resulting in 4 ER. After Deduno gave up a run in the 6th the rest of the pen shut the door. Flores, Munter and Scribner went a combined 3 IP, allowing only 1 hit while striking out 4

On offense who else would be leading the charge other than top prospect Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo had another strong performance going 2-4, 2B, RS, 3 RBI, BB. Cedric Hunter also added 3 hits, RS, RBI, and his 3rd SB of the year. Bobby Kielty also went 4-4, with a 2B and RBI in a spot start for Durango.

AA San Antonio won again this time 8-3

We all figured that it would be foolish to expect another all star effort like we got yesterday. After 4.5 innings the score was knotted at 1 with the lone run being a solo shot by backup catcher Ali Solis. THEN the bats regained their fire and broke the game open. Missions win 8-3

Rob Musgrave racked up his first W and first QS of the season. He went 6 innings giving up 3 ER on 3 H walked 3 and struck out 5. The pen came along and did what they do best... put 0's on the board. Brad Brach struck out the side in the 9th.

Surprisingly the offense did not go through Jaff, as both him and Blanks had a hitless day (though Jaff had 2 BB and a RS, and Blanks had a bases loaded BB). The offense actually went through the 9,1,2 batters that combined for 7 H, 6 RS, 2B, 2 HR, and 5 RBI. Blake Tekotte, hitting leadoff, capped off the scoring with a 2 run HR in the 8th inning, he also added his 3rd SB of the year earlier in the game. The Missions now have 7 players with a BA of over .350 and an OPS over 1.1! And to think all this with out Cumberland

A Lake Elsinore offense came alive in a 12-6 win

After an uncharecteristic pitchers duel yesterday, the Storm got back to the normal Cal League hitting ways. Everyone in the order tonight for the Storm collected at least 1 hit and 1 RS, pitching and defense were not great but the Storm won 12-6

Jerry Sullivan got the start and started off strong blazing through the order the first time through. The 2nd time through High Dessert got homer happy and the runs started to pile up. On the day Sullivan went 5 innings, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

Edinson Rincon smashed his 1st homerun of the year as part of a huge day for the Dominican. On the day Rincon went 3-5, 2 2B, HR (1), 2 RS, 4 RBI. The other 2Jedd Gyorko had a nice day going 3-4, 2 2B, RS, RBI, BB. He did commit his first error of the season at 3rd. Galvez continues to lead the Storm in batting (.429) after going 2-4, BB, RS in todays contest.

Low A Fort Wayne split the twin bill 7-6 and 2-7.

Game 1: Branham had a short start going only 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. Bullpen, with the exception of 1.2 IP of strong pitching from Carvajal, also was horrendous. Luckily the offense helped. Blackwood went 4-5, 2B, 2 RS. Medica went 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RS, 3 RBI, and in the end the winning run scored on a walk off wild pitch with 2 on and 1 out.

Game 2: Tin Caps managed only 3 hits, though one of them was Dore's 2nd HR of the year. Mark Hardy pitched well, 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K. But Franklin turned a close game into a blowout by giving up 5 R (4 ER) in 2 innings. Tin Caps fall 2-7

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