Triple-A — Las Vegas 12, Portland 11
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4, 2B, BB E
Jody Gerut (RF): 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB
Chase Headley: 2-for-4, 2B
Brian Myrow: 1-for-3, BB, SF
Nick Hundley: 0-for-3, 2 BB
Chip Ambres (CF): 1-for-5, HR
Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-0 (removed in second, no explanation)
Oscar Robles (SS): 2-for-5, HR
Wade LeBlanc: 3.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 0 HR, 5 BB, 1 SO
Dirk Hayhurst: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Clay Hensley: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO (19 pitches, 9 strikes)
Paul Abraham: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Adam Bass: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Hooray for Cashman Field. Hensley worked another inning in his second rehab appearance.
More coverage at the Portland Oregonian.
Double-A — San Antonio 10, Midland 4
Chad Huffman (RF): 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB
Kyle Blanks: 2-for-5, 3B
Drew Macias: 1-for-5, 2B
Jose Lobaton: 0-for-4, BB
Will Inman: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 7 SO (96 pitches, 60 strikes)
I would pay good money to watch Blanks leg out a triple. Fantastic outing from Inman in an unforgiving environment.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 7, Lancaster 5
Javis Diaz (DH): 2-for-5, HR
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-5
Eric “Doubles Machine” Sogard: 3-for-5, 2B
Rayner Contreras: 0-for-1 (ejected in first)
Mitch Canham: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, SB, PB
Robert Perry: 0-for-4
Corey Kluber: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 HR, 3 BB, 6 SO
Ernesto Frieri: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
The Padres’ top three affiliates played in Vegas, Midland, and Lancaster? Man, that is messed up.
Low-A — Peoria 4, Fort Wayne 3
Bradley Chalk: 0-for-4
Andrew Cumberland (SS): 0-for-4, 3 E
Kellen Kulbacki: 1-for-3, BB
Justin Baum: 1-for-4, 3B
Danny Payne (LF): 1-for-3, BB
Yefri Carvajal (DH): 0-for-3
Robert Woodard: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO
Wynn Pelzer: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO
Peoria scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth to win this one. Not a banner day for Cumberland, who committed two of his three errors that inning.
More coverage at OurSports Central.
Looks like Gerut is still tearing it up. I really liked Adam Bass when I saw him in ST. KT says in today’s UT that Hundley is liked to be called up soon.
Doesn’t look like the big league team or AAA has any talent worthy of a place in Petco:
Personally, I think we should give these guys another 15-20 games to turn it around. After that if we’re 15-20 games outta first place we should blow this roster up and bring up some rookies.
Wow, the Giants are in 2nd place!!! Who would’ve thought? Alright, no more pity and negativity for the rest of the day.
If they bring up Hundley I wonder if that means Barrett is not even close to being healthy? or if they are going to try and trade Bard?
Also in the article Peavy was pushing hard for the Pads to pick up lofton, I kind of have the same feeling with him as I do with Bonds he’s a nice player and would probably make the team a little better but he’s not the last piece of the puzzle and he would only be taking oportunities away from guys like Headley, P-Mac and Huber…
wow 3 E’s for Cumberland, I hope it was just a bad game.
Nice to see Inman and Sogard are still playing well. I’m hoping that Sogard gets put on the fast track soon, he has the perfict skill set for Petco (if he can play 2B at the MLB level)
Peavy calling for acquistion of Kenny Lofton. Now you all can jump down his back for calling for this they way man of jumped down mine when I called for this in January.
“Looks like Gerut is still tearing it up”
Yeah, he raised his average to .236
#6@JP: Can Lofton play CF anymore? No, not well. So he’s faster than McAnulty, plays better D in LF, but PMac is probably a better hitter.
The increased offense and defense in CF over Edmonds isn’t enough to push this team anywhere, and wouldn’t have been if Lofton had been here on Opening Day. I don’t mind signing him just to be slightly less helpless, but unless four other players start hitting and the bullpen solidifies, it’s almost entirely a cosmetic move.
#6@JP: There’s a reason Peavy isn’t the GM.
#7@Tom Waits: Yep.
On a totally unrelated note, I’m playing with a wider version of the site. If anyone wants to have a look, I’d love some feedback.
#8@Geoff Young: I kind of like it more the way it is GY but I can live with it the other way as well.
I think it looks great. Then again I didn’t really have a problem with the current format either.
Yes, wider is better. (Do with that what you will!) I have a wide screen monitor and presently the site displays seems narrow. But I can get by…
#8@Geoff Young: Ultimately, I can see see why you wouldn’t get too excited about Lofton (or Crisp,or the litany of others who you seemingly reject out of hand) but my god, what are the alternatives ?
#12@JP: The future Headley, P-Mac, Huber, Huffman, and maybe Guret. Lofton can’t play CF anymore so his value to the team drops…
#7@Tom Waits: Lofton isn’t a world beater at the plate, but what suggests that he isn’t as good a hitter as PMAC ?
I like the wide look.
I like the wide look as well…
Buying your book today. Encourage others to do the same. Look forward to falling further behind in my grading of papers due to the fact that I will not be able to put it down.
Also- “If you’re going to be lousy, you should definitely go young” – Tim Sullivan (On Padres in SD Union)
This is perhaps why I am wrong in the pursuit of stopgap retreads like Lofton.
Yeah they need to give it another 15-20 games-if things continue to go down hill…..blow the whole damn thing up for 2008.
Deal Maddux, Wolf and Giles
See if anyone will take Iguchi
Talk about dealing KG, but only if you can get a top 10 prospect for him
If they play .500 for the month of May (its possible), then what do we do ? Lets say their record is 24-31, or 26-30. Have we steadied the ship, or is it still sinking ?
#14@JP: Because PMac has significantly more power.
Lofton has been a good hitter most of his career, and has still been good recently (although below-average 2 of the last 4 years). But if he can’t play CF and he’s not an upgrade in LF, what’s the point?
That said, Edmonds can’t play CF anymore either, apparently. If there’s a chance of climbing back into the race, Lofton in CF makes some sense, because at least we’re getting something on offense. That’s where scouting has to come in, because I’m still not qualified to judge if Edmonds is done or simply slumping.
#19@parlo: In that case they probably stick with what they have through June, because an extra month of experience for the kids doesn’t mean much. Try to keep the tradeable veterans healthy and productive, move them in July. But the real question would be where 26-30 puts them in NL West. Unless Arizona has a sustained losing binge, I’d expect 26-30 to put us 10 games back. There’s no way we make a bold, go-for-it move then.
I like the narrow look personally. It’s easier to read IMO and I can put it next to Gameday on a wide screen monitor.