Padres Farm Report (4 May 08)

Brian Giles should have one more hit to his credit this season. Not that it affected the outcome, but Alfredo Amezaga absolutely didn’t catch Giles’ soft liner in the top of the eighth. Also, what a strange game for Paul McAnulty: hit by a pitch, thrown out trying to advance on a popup to third base, lost his glove while chasing down a foul fly ball to left, almost hit in the on-deck circle by a drive off the bat of Josh Bard

Triple-APortland 6, New Orleans 1

Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4
Jody Gerut: 2-for-3, 2B, BB
Chase Headley: 0-for-3, BB
Brian Myrow: 2-for-4, HR
Chip Ambres (CF): 1-for-3, 2B, BB
Craig Stansberry (SS): 1-for-3, E
Shawn Estes: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO
Josh Banks: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO

Gerut is officially out of control. I cringe a little whenever Estes pitches well.

Double-ASan Antonio 4, Corpus Christi

Drew Macias: 0-for-4
Kyle Blanks: 1-for-4
Craig Cooper: 0-for-3
Chad Huffman (PH): 0-for-1
Steve Garrison: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Jonathan Ellis: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB 1 SO
Neil Jamison: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO

The Missions scored three runs in the final two innings. The last two were unearned and came against former Padres farmhand Jose Oyervidez.

High-AHigh Desert 3, Lake Elsinore 1

Javis Diaz: 0-for-5
Rayner Contreras: 1-for-4, BB
Eric Sogard: 1-for-4, BB
Mitch Canham: 0-for-1, E
Kellen Kulbacki: 1-for-3, 2B, BB
Nathan Culp: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 6 SO
Ernesto Frieri: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO

Canham was pulled in the fourth inning, not sure why.

Low-AFort Wayne 10, Cedar Rapids 9

Bradley Chalk: 0-for-5, BB
Andrew Cumberland (SS): 1-for-4, 2B, BB
Justin Baum: 1-for-2, 3 BB
Shane Buschini: 4-for-5, 2 2B
Yefri Carvajal: 0-for-3, BB, SF
Jeremy McBryde: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 4 SO
Matt Teague: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO

That’s a lot of runs for a Midwest League game.

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13 Responses »

  1. If Khalil is out a few days, do they bring up an infielder? I guess with Robles gone and Rodriguez hurt, it’d be Stansberry?

    If so, who do we ship out…Germano? I know he’d have to go thru waivers…

  2. You cringe a LITTLE when Estes pitches? How about a LOT? I, myself, vomit.

  3. #1@Masticore317: Huber?

  4. I dotn realy understand why Gerut wasnt given a chance… Right now I think I would be satisfied with a Gerut/Hairston/Giles OF.

  5. I didnt see Cedric Hunter at LE last night, but didnt think to ask why? With Kulbacki moving up, maybe Hunter’s moving also.

  6. #1@Masticore317: Eh, I’d have to say Edgar Gonzalez would be the call up. Stansberry is mired in a season long slump.

  7. #2@Russ: I’m saving my vomit for when he returns to the big club.

    #5@malcolm: Hunter was in a mini-slump, probably just got the evening off. He’s 20 years old; I wouldn’t expect a move anytime soon.

    #6@Rain Delay: The paucity of shortstops in this organization is frightening.

  8. Geoff we better get ready soon. With this talk about Germano’s status, I fear that our new #5 pitcher will be Estes within a week. Who else is available? LeBlanc? Off to a slow start. Geer? Same pitcher as Germano more or less. Ramos? Almost as cringe worthy as Estes, but I don’t see the team promoting him over Estes given their respective seasons so far. And Hensley of course has been pitching exclusively in relief.

    The news on Prior has gotten very quiet. It doesn’t look good for any sort of meaningful return before July now.

  9. Slow start for LeBlanc ? That’s an understatement.

    Geer same as Germano ? How do you know. Can’t we see.

    Estes makes you want to puke ? Did Valenzuela’s opening day spot of the 1996 roster make you want to puke as well ?

  10. #7@Geoff Young: Yeah no kidding, the only true Shortstop on the Beavers roster is on the Disabled List. Of course loosing Robles to the Phil’s on waivers didn’t do anyone any favors. I’ve watched Marshal McDougal play short, and it’s not a pretty sight for sure.

    Just a side note, I’ll be at tomorrow nights game. And for those in the PNW, the Beavers afternoon game – today is going to be on Fox Sports Northwest at 2p.

  11. 9: Geer relies on command and guile. His stuff is nothing special. Sounds a lot like Germano to me.

    And to answer your question, yes I was never a big fan of Fernando’s presence on the team and cringed every time he took the mound, which is exactly what I will do when Estes is slotted into the 5th spot in the rotation.

  12. #9@JP:


    Agree with Bruce. Their minor league numbers favor Germano, actually. A pitcher who is short on stuff and can’t strike out 6 minor leaguers per 9, even though he was trained at a big-time college program, isn’t likely to have much success. As I said in another post, he might run off a few good starts, like Germano did last year (and his first couple outings in 2008). But Geer is the sort of player who should be cashed in, unless the Padres believe he’s an extremely unusual pitcher.

    Estes has been crap for 7 years. Why would anyone get excited about his return?

  13. Ah, another review of 2004 draft.

    Interesting how much of a crapshoot it was. Bad pick notwithstanding, the Padres aren’t that much worse than any of those team.
    Still, surprised to see Drew and Weaver not in Top 10. Looks like the money issue as well with the others.

    So, here’s hoping Batt Mush will come back and be the closer of the future. What? I’ve been smoking some good joints lately, and I don’t remember.