Darnell homers twice; Inman strong

Josh Alley is on a hot streak but few others help, as Portland is swept. Mike Ekstrom gets a start and it is clear he should be in relief. Will Inman punches six shutout innings while Seth Johnston connects. Jeudy Valdez gets four hits, James Darnell has two homers and Matt Clark drives in four for Fort Wayne.
April 27, 2009

Faris no-hitter over six; Alley tying single

Stephen Faris twirled magic on Monday, stifling the opposition over six no-hit innings. "I think I shook Mitch (Canham) off two or three times," Faris said. Josh Alley provides a game-tying single and has been clutch in a pinch. Jeremy Hefner struggles some, and the Storm offense is quiet.
April 20, 2009

Padres Prospect Interview: Josh Alley

Let go at the end of spring training by the San Diego Padres, outfielder Josh Alley has to make a quick impact after being added to Portland on Opening Day, although a trip to the disabled list awaits.
April 11, 2009

Tool Time: Top Plate Discipline

The San Diego Padres bread and butter – plate discipline. It is preached throughout the organization with a firm belief that if you are selective in the pitches you swing at, you will see a higher rate of success, harder contact, with more time on the base paths. These San Diego Padres prospects lead the charge.
April 1, 2009

Tool Time: Top Left-handed Swings

The image of the left-handed hitting Ken Griffey waving his bat in his pre-pitch routine caused the confidence of many a pitcher to waver. He followed it up with one of the smoothest strokes ever seen. These San Diego Padres prospects do their best to strike fear into the opposition with their vision of sweetness.
February 25, 2009

Kennedy on Padres Double-A hitters

Terry Kennedy has moved into a managing role but was instrumental as the Double-A hitting coach. He tutored hitters such as Josh Alley, Mike Baxter, Kyle Blanks, Craig Cooper and Chad Huffman.
January 5, 2009

Masse on Padres Double-A prospects

Double-A San Antonio was a hotbed for talented San Diego Padres prospects. Bill Masse, who managed the squad in 2007, had a front row seat to the likes of Josh Alley, Kyle Blanks, Mike Baxter, Craig Cooper, Chad Huffman, Sean Kazmar and Drew Macias – and those were just the hitters.
November 24, 2008

San Antonio Missions Hitter of the Year

Summary: The Missions hit .269/354/.399 as a team, which is very good considering that the team plays in the PETCO Park of the Texas League. When the wind is blowing in, which it is most nights, a batter needs to have some serious power to yank one out.
October 22, 2008