Peter Ciofrone hits his 17th and Wade LeBlanc bounces back. Seth Johnston provides the offense as the Missions creep ahead. Jodam Rivera has put up silly numbers of late. Wynn Pelzer and Aaron Breit are both shelled. Mat Latos pitches the Emeralds to within a game. Eric Gonzalez nets the save in a close contest to keep the AZL Padres one-half back.
August 28, 2008
Wade LeBlanc was outstanding in a Portland win. Matt Buschmann was solid but the San Antonio offense was stagnant. The Kellen Kulbacki inferno continues. Wynn Pelzer's run ended on Saturday. Dan Robertson sparks a rally and Clint Naylor finishes it. Jonathan Galvez snaps a considerable slump.
August 2, 2008
Josh Geer loses his second – and it isn't even June. Kyle Blanks gets the green light and delivers in the ninth. Eric Sogard continues his hot-hitting ways. Felix Carrasco pounded out two homers, as the Wizards offense exploded for 13 runs behind Carrasco, Kellen Kulbacki and Lance Zawadzki.
April 20, 2008
Aaron Rakers and Scott Cassidy haven't had much fun of late. Josh Geer allows four hits but four runs as well. Matt Buschmann continues his dominance. Jodam Rivera had a good day at the plate but didn't receive much help. Brian Lauderdale goes yard twice but Dustin Gibbs is hammered, denying a Mat Latos win. Clint Naylor does something he has never done.
August 13, 2007
Frank Menechino is hot and sparked a rally that fell short. Mike Ekstrom stopped the bleeding but the San Antonio offense was silent. Wilton Lopez is called on to save a game. Jodam Rivera moved from second base to the mound and took the loss. Mitch Canham is healthy again, flashing a potent bat. Angel Mercado nets the only run for the AZL Padres.
August 4, 2007
It was a good month for some while others continue to struggle within the system. With the season now two months in, several top prospects are separating themselves from the pack. MadFriars.com awards the Players of the Month for May at each leg of the Padres' system.
June 4, 2007
Scott Cassidy looks wonderful in a rehab assignment. Roger Deago pitched another dandy and offense comes from a rare source. Brent Carter gives up five homers and eight runs but was still in position to win. Jodam Rivera pounded a single up the gut with two outs in the ninth to send the game into extras where Fort Wayne won easily.
May 19, 2007
Pablo Menchaca, Felix Carrasco, Brian Hernandez and Matt Handley lead the Arizona Rookie League Champions of 2006 this day. Fort Wayne makes the postseason behind the bat of David Freese. Dewon Brazelton of old is not the good one. Colt Morton is revived in Mobile. Arturo Lopez brilliant in Lake Elsinore. Matt Stocco hits the second grand slam of the night in the San Diego Padres' system.
September 1, 2006