Padres Farm Report (16 Apr 08)

Triple-APortland 13, Salt Lake Colorado Springs 3

Matt Antonelli: 0-for-4, 2 BB
Jody Gerut: 2-for-5, 2 2B, BB
Chase Headley: 1-for-5, 2B, BB
Brian Myrow: 1-for-3, 3 BB
Nick Hundley: 3-for-6, HR
Chip Ambres (CF): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 BB
Craig Stansberry: 1-for-4, BB
Luis Rodriguez: 1-for-4, BB
Edgar Gonzalez: 0-for-1 (didn’t start)
Shawn Estes: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 7 SO, 2 HBP
Mauro Zarate: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Jared Wells: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 0 SO

Estes got the start against Victor Zambrano. There’s something folks will pay good money to see: two guys in their thirties who walked 100+ big-league batters in 2004.

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Double-ATulsa 11, San Antonio 5

Drew Macias: 1-for-4, 2B, BB, SB
Craig Cooper (1B): 0-for-4
Chad Huffman: 2-for-4, BB
Will Inman: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 1 HR, 4 BB, 4 SO; 1-for-2, 2B

Cooper got his first start of the season at first base, where he spent most of ’07. All seven of the runs Inman allowed were unearned, which keeps his ERA nice and shiny.

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High-ALake Elsinore 9, High Desert 5

Robert Perry (LF): 1-for-3, BB, HBP
Eric Sogard: 1-for-2, BB (didn’t start)
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-6, E
Mitch Canham: 0-for-2, 3 BB
Cory Luebke: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO (10 GB)
Rolando Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO

According to the box score, the wind was blowing 33 mph from left to right. Given the conditions, Luebke’s line is pretty darned impressive. Getting everyone to hit the ball on the ground helps.

Low-AFort Wayne 5, Wisconsin 3

Bradley Chalk: 1-for-5
Andrew Cumberland (SS): 1-for-4, BB, E
Kellen Kulbacki: 0-for-4, BB
Yefri Carvajal: 1-for-4, BB (!), SB
Felix Carrasco: 0-for-4, 4 SO, E
Luis Durango (DH): 0-for-3, BB
Wynn Pelzer: 3.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 3 BB, 6 SO, WP

Carvajal drew his second walk of the season. Carrasco earned his second golden sombrero of the week. Pelzer must have been fun to watch.

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  1. I coulda sworn I heard Leitner use golden sombrero to denote 6 K’s growing up… bronze for 4 and silver for 5… but the internet appears to disagree with me…

  2. #1@Johnny Utah: I’ve heard both Silver and Golden used for 4, Golden far more often. Never heard Bronze that I can recall for any number of K’s.

    5 strikeouts in a game = Platinum Sombrero or The Olympic Rings. Maybe the Olympic Rings got Leitner started on a new variation.

    6 K’s in a game = Horn, after Sam Horn, who struck out 6 times in a 91 extra-inning game. He wasn’t the first to do it, I don’t know why his name is associated with it.

  3. Luebke looked really good for the part of the game that I saw. As GY described, conditions were ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE last nite, and they let the poor intern who doesn’t get paid take off early. Game-time temp was like 50 degrees, and the wind was horrible. Lancaster had to cancel their game last night due to wind, and we were contemplating doing the same.

    But yeah, Luebke looked great. Nice over-the-top delivery and he seemed to just pound the strike zone. I didn’t see a lot of off-speed stuff, but he was using a high riding fastball to K batters. He would routinely get guys 0-2 or 1-2 and then just climb the ladder.

    While I was there, I saw 2 HRs hit by the Storm (it was so damn cold and miserable that I was really having a hard time keeping track of players). One ball, hit to LF, was a legit HR (it was a solo shot). The big blow, a 3-run HR to RF was COMPLETELY wind-aided. The ball got into the air and just carried. Off the bat, probably a medium-depth fly ball, but the wind just ran with it.

    But yeah, it was the worst conditions I’ve ever seen for a baseball game. We only had about 100 people, and we had sheet metal signs being blown off of fences because it was so gusty.

    On the plus side, I got to listen to the last half of the Padres game last nite and happened to turn the game on right after Khalil’s first walk in the fifth.

  4. #3@Phantom: Thanks for the recap, and sorry you had to sit through all that.

    On another note, I’m running a little late this morning. Will have something posted by 8:20 a.m. PT.

  5. I am wondering what the timetable is for Headley? Does anyone expect he will be called up soon, or is the high K rate giving the org second thoughts?

  6. 5. With Giles and Edmonds currently healthy, Hairston playing passable, and Headley not exactly tearing it up, there’s not a lot of reason.

    I would imagine, a) they need to get past the service days he got last year so that we get an extra year before FA.

    b) there needs to be a major league need at a starting position (one of the starting three struggle or get hurt)

    and or

    c) Headley starts tearing it up or at least gets back to normal numbers.

  7. #3@Phantom: Yes, thanks for this report … I was in Lake Elsinore last week and it was nippy and windy … I can’t imagine 33 mph!

    Question for you … do you think the cold/wind helped Luebke? I’m guessing that that was not a fun game to be a batter …

    #6@Alan: I think you’ve explained the situation perfectly …

  8. #7@LynchMob: Yes and no. Nobody was hitting the ball hard off of him in the innings I saw, whereas the Storm batters were absolutely teeing off on the Mavs starter.

    Last nite would have been a GREAT time to be a lefty pull hitter. Anything elevated to RF was going to carry like nobody’s business. The 3-run HR the Storm hit in the 3rd (I think) was a prime example of this.