Hefner toed the rubber and proceeded to give up solo runs in each of the first 3 runs. Hefner and the bullpen then threw up goose eggs the rest of the game. The Blanks led offense did just enough to push out a 4-3 win
Jeremy Hefner managed to only give up 2 ER despite never once having a 1,2,3 inning during his 6 innings. He allowed 7 hits and 4 walks in his 6 innings, but most of them came with 2 outs. With the win Hefner has now won his last 4 starts to push his record to .500 at 4-4.
We knew that when Kyle Blanks got the call up to Tucson that he would have some fun in the hitter friendly PCL. Blanks hasn't let us down. Blanks went 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RS, BB. Since being promoted to AAA Blanks has hit .391/.417/.696 with 9 H in 5 G. Blanks has also played 2 games in a row in LF. This is the first time all year Blanks has had back to back starts in LF
AA San Antonio
Jaff Decker got the day off and Belnome stepped into Decker's normal 3 hole. He didn't disappoint. In fact in the 3rd Tekotte and Belnome went back to back to put the Missions up 5-0. Those 2 runs would be the eventual game winning runs as the bullpen gets hit fairly hard. Missions hold on for a 7-3 win
With Oramas and Bass both making a spot start at another league, the Missions needed a starter to pitch well. That person was Jorge Reyes, and he excelled. In 5 innings he allowed 4 hits (all singles) with 0 walks and 1 strikeout. In his last 2 starts Reyes has only struck out 2 batters however he has not allowed a walk or a run over that span. Reyes improved to 4-1 on the year.
Blake Tekote reminded fans why the Padres decided to put him on the 40 man roster and call him up instead of calling up Hunter or Durango. Tekotte not only hit his 8th HR of the year, but was also on base 3 times (single, HR, BB), scored 2 runs, and stole 2 bases (18). Since coming back from the majors Tekotte has hit .286/.464/571 with 4 SB in 6 G.
High A Lake Elsinore
DePaula had 1 bad inning but overall pitched well. Jeremy McBryde then pitched 3 fantastic innings giving the offense a chance to come back and retake the lead. After Mikolas pitched 2 innings yesterday Zach Herr collected his first save of the year. Storm win 6-4
Jose DePaula struck out a career high 7 in 5 innings. He did walk 4 and allow 3 ER over the time frame. DePaula went on the DL on May 16th after being rocked the day before. Since coming off the DL, DePaula had thrown 14 innings, 8 H, 4 ER, 7 BB, 10 K. .
While, like everyday, we can talk about the offensive powerhouse that is Gyorko, the offensive leader was across the diamond at 1B. Nate Freiman went 4-4, 2B, HR (12), 2 RS, and a RBI. Despite being over 2 months into the season Freimans 4 hit effort managed to raise his OPS by over 30 points to .844. Freiman is hitting a staggering .421/.443/.719 in 13 G in June.
Low A Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne drops both games in a double header 0-5 and 2-4
For the first time in almost a month Keyvius Sampson had one of those truly dominating starts. In 5 innings he allowed only 4 baserunners (2 singles, 2 walks), allowing only an unearned run while striking out 9. The 9 strikeouts is his most since he struck out 9 in his 2nd start of the year. In 62.1 IP Sampson has only allowed 9 xbh (the lowest % in the league).
In the double header the Tin Caps were not short on opportunities. They went a resounding 2-20 with RISP that would make the Padres impressed by the futility. The Tin Caps also allowed 4 unearned runs in game 2 accounting for all 4 runs allowed. 3 errors by Bisson (8-10) and 1 by Guinn (15) all led to unearned runs. Liriano went 2-7 RS, 2 SB (30).