SAN ANTONIO, TX - This off-season Padres' General Manager Josh Byrnes made a trio of astute moves.
El Paso has been generating some serious offense and Rymer Liriano is heating up in San Antonio. The Storm win their ninth game in ten tries and Fort Wayne has a day to forget.
SAN ANTONIO, TX - On a rare night when the wind was blowing out in Nelson Wolff Stadium the Missions and Frisco Roughriders combined for 16 runs, the highest scoring output for the Missions at home this season.
Three out of four Padres' affiliates lose as fielding woes continues to plague Fort Wayne. The good news is El Paso's Jason Lane, who at 37 is attempting to resurrect his career on the mound after being a major-league outfielder.
El Paso, San Antonio and Lake Elsinore all win while Fort Wayne has a tough night. Some very good starts by Rico Noel, Jace Peterson and Alberth Martiniez in the first three games.
Synopsis: The late addition of Matt Wisler makes this the strongest team in the system on the mound and in the field. Defensively they are solid up the middle and have some power with Rymer Liriano. The Missions will field five quality starters and a bullpen cast that is capable of going multiple innings.
Three innings in and five runs down, plenty of folk were ready to write R.I.P. on the season. Good thing the Diamond Dogs missed that mid-game memo. "The lead wasn't too bad for us, we managed to come back," said Jaron Shepherd. Not just come back, but finish with a last-inning win over Louisiana State.
Non-conference games have become a midweek minefield for most SEC squads this season. At least the league can count on one victory this week…since a couple of conference clubs will square off for the Governor's Cup clash.