Minor League Recap May 20th

Scribner gets the pic because the T-Pads forgot he was there and watched the pen blow a 4 run lead in the final 2 innings. Gyorko does it himself, and Fort Wayne and San Antonio put up big offensive numbers.

AAA Tucson

Scribner is back in AAA. Why isnt he the closer again? The T-Pads managed to give up 5 runs in the last 2 innings to turn a 10-6 lead into a 10-11 walk off loss.

Logan Forsythe is back, Forsythe is back. After coming back to the T-Pads yesterday, Forsythe had one of his best games of the season today. Going 3-4, HR (5), 3 RS, 3 RBI, BB. He spent the entire game as the shortstop. He committed an error, and was unable to make a play in the hole that went as a walkoff single that ended the game.

Is there ever a game we do not talk about Anthony Rizzo? Rizzo went 3-5, 2 2B, HR (13), 4 RBI. Rizzo has 54 RBI in 39 games this season. At that rate Rizzo has a chance to shatter the Padres and AAA RBI record. He currently has a 13 RBI lead over 2nd place. 2nd in HR to Willy Mo, although Pena is 8 years older. Leads the league in total bases, (114), 5th in 2B (14), 2nd in SLG (.731), and 2nd in OPS (1.178). Good luck Brad Hawpe

AA San Antonio

Missions offense is just deep, from top to bottom everyone can hurt you. Bass pitched well, and the offense scored 8 runs. The bullpen made it interesting by giving up 4 ER in the final 3 innings, but Brach got Ruiz to fly out to the wall to end the game and secure an 8-7 Missions win.

Anthony Bass continues to pitch extremely well under the radar. He went 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. Bass now has 47 K in 53 IP with only 14 BB. The right hander is on pace to break the 112 K mark he set last year with Fort Wayne. Bass is having a problem this year with retiring hitters with RISP. Batters are hitting .333 this year with RISP against Bass vs only .230 when the bases are empty.

Kyle Blanks might have started to find his power. Kyle Blanks went 2-5, 2 2B, RS, 3 RBI, SB (2). His last double came on an 0-2 pitch that he hammered down the LF line just missing a HR high off the wall. It was hit so hard that the speedy Dan Robertson was unable to score from first. While Blanks has had a HR outage he has hit 14 doubles in 30 G and is hitting .314. Chances are he will stay in San Antonio until his power develops and until the Padres feel he is well enough to play the OF again Of course it is hard to get in the AA OF where Robertson, Decker, Carroll, and Tekotte are all doing well.

High A Lake Elsinore

The Storm collect 9 hits in the first 3 innings but manage only 3 runs. IE comes right back to tie the game at 3. And then the zeroes start. Gyorko hits a 1 out triple in the 6th but doesnt score. Since that wasnt good enough him comes up with 1 out in the 8th and this time scores himself, hitting his 11th HR, breaking the 3-3 tie. Storm win again 4-3

Pedro Hernandez got the start and really only had 1 bad inning where he allowed all 3 runs. Overall he went 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K. The 1 walk was his 4th all year in 28.2 IP. He walked only 17 in 100.1 IP last season. Hernandez made his first start of the year after appearing in 9 G out of the bullpen

As much as we talk about Rizzo in Tucson, it seems we talk about Gyorko in Lake Elsinore even more. Jedd was a double shy of the cycle going 3-5, 3B, HR (11), RBI. The 3 hits raises his hit streak to 17, and is also his 4th straight multi hit game.

Low A Fort Wayne

The saying "its not how you start but how you finish," was never more prevelant than it was tonight for the Tin Caps. The Tin Caps could not manage a baserunner through the first 5 innings. Finally their luck would change as they tied the game at 1 in the 6th with the first 2 hits of the game and a nice sac bunt. In the 7th the game broke open thanks to a Medica homerun, then even more in the 8th with a Domoromo homer. The game ended up being a nice 8-1 blow out that moved the Tin Caps out of last place in the MWL.

With both Cates and Sampson pitching in the double header yesterday, the Tin Caps needed a spot start and turned to Matthew Jackson. Jackson pitched a stellar 4 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K. It was his 2nd start of the year . Jackson spent half of 2010 with the Tin Caps but was hit pretty hard (5.22 ERA, .298 BAA), this year he has excelled in his role as long relief/spot start going 3-0, 2.62 ERA, 41 K, 4 BB, in 34.1 IP.

Luis Domoromo continues to excel in Fort Wayne. Domoromo went 3-5, HR (2), 2 RS, RBI. In 17 games with Ft Wayne, Domoromo has reached base multiple times in 10 games. While his .333 BA is impressive on a Fort Wayne team that has features most of the team batting around the Mendoza line, even more impressive is his 9 BB compared to 9 K this season. Last year he walked 6 times in 119 PA. So far this year he is at 9 in 72.

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