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San Diego Padres Daily Minor League Report: June 5

Monday was a very light night on the docket, as only El Paso and Lake Elsinore were in action in the full season ranks. El Paso scored early and often to cruise to a win, while the Storm lost on the road in Stockton.

Chihuahuas 10, Albuquerque Isotopes 7

Key Statistics: CF Rafael Ortega, 2-for-4, 2 RS, 2 3B, BB, 2 RBI; 3B Diego Goris, 2-for-5, RS, RBI; SS Dusty Coleman, 1-for-5, HR (8), 2 RBI; C Rocky Gale, 2-for-4; RHP Andre Rienzo (W, 2-0) 5 IP, 3 H, R (unearned), 2 BB, 6 K; RHP Christian Bethancourt, IP, 2 H, 2 ER/ 

Prospect Watch: El Paso scored all 10 runs in the first four innings and held on for the win against their geographic rival Albuquerque ... Centerfielder Rafael Ortega had a pair of triples and also drew a walk Monday. The former Angel has thrived in the leadoff spot for El Paso, displaying speed, patience and a little bit of pop. Overall, the 26-year-old boasts a solid .313/.367/.478 in 2017 ... Shortstop Dusty Coleman was one of the last cuts for the Padres this spring but the shortstop hasn’t hit much in 2017. Despite the low average, the shortstop hit his eighth homer of the year in the El Paso victory. The former A’s and Royals shortstop has always shown impressive pop but has never been able to provide any other offensive value. That trend has continued in 2017, as the 30-year-old is hitting .215/.289/.442 in 51 games ... RHP Andre Rienzo has stepped into the rotation, mainly out of necessity and has done a nice job. The Brazilian-born Rienzo threw five solid innings, allowing just one unearned run. The former Marlin and White Sox starter has a 1.29 ERA in three starts this season and a 2.60 ERA overall. Reigns, 28, walks too many batters but gives the organization someone who could eat innings in a variety of roles. 

Missions: The Missions had the night off. 

Stockton Ports 6, Storm 4

Key Statistics: 2B Chris Baker, 2-for-5, SB (4), RBI; DH Josh Naylor, 2-for-4, RS, HR (7), RBI; RHP Pedro Avila, 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K; LHP Thomas Dorminy (L, 1-1) 1.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB. 

Prospect Watch: The Storm overcame an early four-run deficit to tie the game in the fifth. Stockton struck back and scored runs in the fifth and six to win the middle game of the three-game set ... DH Josh Naylor smashed his seventh homer in the loss. Naylor, 19, had a monster May. producing an OPS of .900. Interestingly, Naylor has spent much of his time at designated hitter since coming off of the disabled list. He has not appeared in the field since May 16th. Overall, the left-handed slugger has been one of the best players in the Cal League this season and is hitting .310/.374/.489 in 2017 ... Second baseman Chris Baker had two more hits and stole a base in Monday’s game. Baker is 10-for-28 over the last week, improving his batting average to .253. Baker had a very good pro debut last year and should be a player to watch in the second half of the season. 

TinCaps: The TinCaps had the night off. 

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