Despite a tough loss in San Antonio a good night for the big club and their affiliates. The Storm's Rico Noel has a walk-off hit to go along with his 68th stolen base of the season and the Emeralds have some pitching up in the Northwest League.
July 21, 2012
Only the Storm failed to win on a big day for the Padres system. A very big day for Tucson's Matt Clark who went 5-6 with two home runs and two doubles in a doubleheader sweep by the T-Padres. The Missions also got home run happy on the road and Fort Wayne's Matt Wisler gets his first victory.
May 6, 2012
The good news was Tucson's Casey Kelly pitched great in his two starts but hasn't returned to the mound as the team wants to be very careful with a sore elbow. A big reason for the Storm's winning record this month was the solid performances they got from their starters and maybe the best closer in the system.
May 5, 2012
Synopsis: Offensively the Fort Wayne team that is moving to Lake Elsinore was the most exciting group that was in San Diego's organization last year, a great mix of speed and power. If the starting pitching can hold, this will be not only a very fun team to watch but hopefully an indicator of the future in PETCO.
April 3, 2012
Summary: The Emeralds got the type of pitching one would expect from a team with the best record in the Northwest League: solid. John Barbato was considered the top prospect and, although he struggled with consistency at times, ended up showing flashes of the potential that earned him the big signing bonus in 2010.
October 3, 2011