Zawadzki hit streak; Marathon loss

Wade LeBlanc is hit hard as he fights for consistency. Manny Ayala can't make it past the third. The Storm go 16 innings – and lose. Lance Zawadzki's hitting streak reaches the second-most in all of Midwest League play this year. Juan Rosario has looked good in the DSL, although the squad took a loss.
June 13, 2008

King, Wooten heroics; Durango earns save

Tom King and Shawn Wooten provide the heroics for a Portland thriller. San Antonio's sloppy play costs them the game, and manager Bill Masse is not happy. Two players are thrown out running the bases in a Storm loss. Derek McDaid gets his first save opportunity, but it was Luis Durango that saved the day.
May 25, 2008

Padres Prospect Interview Richie Daigle

LAKE ELSINORE, CA- After getting a year under his belt as a starter, Richie Daigle is back in relief mode. The experience made him better as he is still young in his transition to the mound, and Daigle is one of the few pitchers in the San Diego Padres system still using a slitter.
May 17, 2008

Venable cranks two; Faris with the bat

Will Venable hit his first homer of the season and then his second. Stephen Faris is brilliant on the mount and at the plate. Richie Daigle is hit hard and the Storm offense falls just shy. Jeremy McBryde picks up his first win and Zachary Brown continues the RBI streak.
May 12, 2008

Blanks barrage; Headley coming on

Josh Geer was hit hard on Wednesday and the Portland offense was absent. Kyle Blanks opens and ends the scoring for San Antonio. The Lake Elsinore offense is silent in a shutout. Felix Carrasco is hitting the extras but is also striking out a lot.
May 7, 2008

Macias powers Missions; Durango hitting

Luke Carlin reaches base five times and Jared Wells gets a rare save opportunity. Drew Macias gets the juices flowing with two extra base hits and Chad Huffman registers four hits. Drew Miller didn't make it through the fifth, as the Storm took a loss. Luis Durango flashed why he was the Northwest League batting champ.
April 27, 2008

DeHoyos, Davis rocked in ninth

Portland comes within four outs of being no-hit, but Brian Myrow breaks the hex. Gabe DeHoyos can't hold San Antonio close, as the doors swing open in the ninth. The California League's top-hitting team manages just three hits, as two streaks end. Nine runs are not enough for Fort Wayne, as Tyler Davis gives up back-to-back jacks.
April 19, 2008

Couchee on young pitching prospects

San Diego Padres pitching coordinator Mike Couchee has been here since the start and has watched pitchers new and old grow up before his eyes. This year was no different, with several surprises in the making.
December 25, 2007