Ivan Pierre Aguirre

San Diego Padres Daily Minor League Report: April 16

With the Single-A leagues taking the day off for Easter, it was a short, unsuccessful day on the farm for the Padres.

Reno Aces 11 - Chihuahuas 6

Key Statistics: RHP Walker Lockett 5IP, 8H, 5ER, 2K, 2BB; RHP Carter Capps 0.2IP, 4H, 4R, 1K; RF Jabari Blash 2-for-4, BB, R, 2K, SB (1); LF Rafael Ortega 1-for-4, HR (1), 2RBI; CF Collin Cowgill 1-for-4, HR (3), 2RBI

Prospect Watch: The ball was flying at Greater Nevada Field on Sunday as the two clubs combined for 10 extra-base hits in a contest that included four former Padres for the Diamondbacks' top farm club. Active minor league home run leader Jamie Romak added to his career total with a two-run blast in the third, the first of three homers for the Chihuahuas. Fellow minor league free agent signees Collin Cowgill and Rafael Ortega each added homers later in the game. ... Walker Lockett had his second straight rough outing, giving up five runs over five innings. The big righty was somewhat a victim of bad luck on balls in play, as he gave up five ground ball singles, but he compounded his difficulties for the day with a pair of walks and a homer. ... Carter Capps' rehab assignment was transferred to El Paso before the game with the Storm off for the day. Things definitely didn't go as the club hoped as Capps was touched up for four runs. After getting the first two batters he faced, Capps gave up single, single, double, single before giving way to Carlos Fisher. ... The Chihuahuas knocked around Aces starter Keyvius Sampson, who spent the 2014 season in the Sun City, but the win went to fellow former-Padres prospect Erik Davis. Former Padres outfielders Rey Fuentes and Oswaldo Arcia each had three hits in the game.

Arkansas Travelers 4 - Missions 1

Key Statistics: SS Luis Urias 2-for-4; C Stephen McGee 2-for-2, 2B, R, BB; RHP Kyle Lloyd 4IP, 2H, 3R, 4BB, 4K

Prospect Watch: The Missions were held to just one run for the second straight game as they dropped their series opener against the Travelers. Starter Kyle Lloyd, who cruised through the first three innings and hadn't allowed an earned run through his first 13.2 innings of the year, suddenly struggled through the fourth inning. Before the frame was done, he'd issued four walks and allowed a double to surrender three runs and finish his day with 80 total pitches thrown. Through his three starts this year, Lloyd has allowed only six hits and has 13 strikeouts, but he's walked nine and hit one batter as well. The wildness is a significant departure for Lloyd, who has better than a three-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio. ... Big righty Charles Nading worked two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The 29-year-old actually first appeared in the Padres organization way back in 2010 as a sidearming reliever in the AZL. He hadn't appeared in an affiliated game since, but bounced around in the independent leagues and then went to work coaching high school. He returned to the mound in 2016 for Wichita in the American Association, throwing with big velocity over the top. He's struck out eight of the first twenty batters he's faced for the Missions this year. ... Luis Urias had a pair of singles for his second multi-hit game of the early season. He still has more extra-base hits than singles.

Storm

After the Cal League had the day off for Easter, the Storm will open a series at Inland Empire on Monday with Eric Lauer on the mound. The team has been a pitcher short on their active roster for a few days. With Jake Nix's return from his groin strain hitting a snag, it's unlikely that he'll be ready to go in the short term. The off day gives the team a few more days to figure out their next step.

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