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
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
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
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
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
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