Ivan Pierre Aguirre

MadFriars Daily Padres Prospect Report: Septembe 8

The Chihuahuas are the only dog in the playoff fight in the Padres’ organization. They were able to even their series with the Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday night.

Key Statistics: CF Manuel Margot, 2-for-4, RBI; DH Franchy Cordero, 2-for-4, 3B, R, RBI; 1B-2B Diego Goris, 2-for-4, (2) 2B, 3 RBI; RHP Walker Lockett (W, 1-0) 6.1 IP, 7 H, ER, 4 K; RHP Derek Eitel, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K. 

Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas bounced back from an extra innings loss Wednesday and cruised to a 7-1 victory to even their best-of-five series ... Infielder Diego Goris paced El Paso’s attack, driving in a run with a double to center in the second inning and then stroking a clutch, two-out double to right center to plate a pair. Goris has seen action at all four infield spots and even caught in San Antonio in 2016 was the unlikely hero in a club loaded with young talent. The 25-year-old is eligible for minor league free agency this off-season and hit .251/.286/.374 between San Antonio and El Paso in 2016 ... El Paso poured it on in the sixth inning, scoring three runs. DH Franchy Cordero had an RBI triple and Manuel Margot pitched in with a run-scoring single. Cordero, 22, got into four games in El Paso, after splitting the year between San Antonio and Lake Elsinore. Cordero’s triple won’t count for his official stats but he did have 16 during the regular season ... Walker Lockett set the tone on the mound, causing through 6.1 innings, allowing just an earned run. Lockett has been an incredible story this season and has arguably been the most productive pitcher in the organization in 2016. With Thursday’s outing, Lockett has thrown a career-high 164 innings and could make another start if El Paso advances. Lockett finished last season in the AZL and will end this season pitching for El Paso in the playoffs. 

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