Padres Farm Report (10 Jun 08)

Triple-ALas Vegas 8, Portland 4

Chase HeadleyPeter Ciofrone (LF): 3-for-4, BB
Chase Headley (3B): 2-for-5, 2 2B
Brian Myrow: 2-for-3, 2 BB
Chip Ambres (RF): 2-for-5
Will Venable (CF): 2-for-4
Nick Hundley: 0-for-4
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-4
Justin Germano: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO (12 GO), E
Mauro Zarate: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Adam Bass: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO

A seven-run seventh did in the Beavers.

Double-ACorpus Christi 1, San Antonio 0

Drew Macias: 0-for-3, BB
Chad Huffman: 1-for-4
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-4
Seth Johnston: 0-for-4, E
Colt Morton: 0-for-4
Craig Cooper (PH): 0-for-1
Stephen Faris: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 6 SO
Jonathan Ellis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO

Tough way to have an eight-game winning streak snapped…

High-ALake Elsinore 21, High Desert 4

Cory LuebkeJavis Diaz: 2-for-6
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-5, BB
Eric Sogard (DH): 2-for-3, BB
Mitch Canham: 3-for-6, 2 2B, SB, PB (10)
Kellen Kulbacki: 0-for-5, SF
Cory Luebke: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 5 SO

According to the box score, the wind was blowing 21 mph out to left field. Under those conditions, Luebke deserves a medal… Every member of the starting lineup except Kulbacki collected at least two hits. One guy knocked four, two more knocked five. Three guys drove in three runs, one guy drove in six.


Dayton @ Fort Wayne, postponed.

The Wizards are drawing a ton of walks this year. Well, actually the number is 4.29 per game, tops in the Midwest League. Kane County is a distant second, at 3.84 per game… I still can’t wait to get a look at Felix Carrasco one of these days. He’s homered, walked, or struck out in 101 of his 200 plate appearances so far in 2008.

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21 Responses »

  1. Who is this Ciofrone guy? He’s been raking the last month or so.

  2. 21-4??? Wow! Talk about getting owned! :)

  3. Looks like there should be a dual moves for the two top Padre prospects — Headley up to the majors, Antonelli down to San Antonio. Seriously, when are they going to make that move? When his average gets down below .150?

  4. Who is this “S Carter” with Lake Elsinore? Granted, his performance in this game (2 HR, 3 2B) might be fluky, but he seems to have a lot of RBI on the season.

  5. #1@sdsuaztec4: Very marginal prospect; think Rob Mackowiak as a high end comp.

    #4@Jim Parish: Sam Carter is an outfielder who turned 25 last week.

  6. Yikes, my Mavs got pasted. Nice work, LE…

  7. 5 … speaking of Mackowiak, I’m pretty sure I saw he got released recently … just fyi.

  8. #3@Schlom: Maybe the front office thinks he already mastered AA and demoting him back there will just shake his confidence more. If he’s still mentally fine, then it makes sense to let him stay up at AAA and work out his adjustments to the higher level.

  9. #8@Ben B.: Might also make sense to put him on the DL for two weeks and let him sit on a beach or a cabin somewhere clearing his head.

  10. #8@Ben B.: He played 49 games in Double A — he was good in them but I don’t think anyone would say he “mastered” Double A.

    The main problem is that he is getting worse, not better. Look at his splits again:

    Personally, I’m sure if it’s possible if his confidence can get any lower. It certainly appears that he can’t hit Triple A hitting, how much more time do you give him?


    I’m probably smoking something to suggest this but the Tigers are interested in getting rid of Ordonez and desperate want a young catcher as well as to get rid of some salary. We’ve got Nick Hundley and Josh Bard, and we’ve got some good young relievers that the Tigers might want (Adams, Meredith, Hensley, etc).

    Any thoughts? Or do people just want to bop me on the head for this?

  12. #11@Loren: The Tigers don’t seem to be interested in trading Ordonez. A Detroit columnist seems to be interested in writing a column. And none of those players is going to land Ordonez. He’s a very good hitter with the potential to be great.

  13. Ledezma’s been DFA’d. Thatcher called up.

  14. #13@JP: I’d say they gave Ledezma enough rope. As hard as he threw, he never had the K numbers to back it up, not even in the minors.

  15. 14: I wish I can say ‘Danger’ averted but that’s not true. Here comes Thatcher. Should we called Prime Minister?

  16. #15@Didi: This should be a two-day stop for Thatcher. I’m sure he’s right back down once Peavy is activated. He’s been pitching OK in Portland (2 ER in 9 IP) but I still have zero confidence after his brutal early season performance. The Dodgers do have a bunch of lefties in their lineup (Pierre, Ethier, Loney, DeWitt), though, so maybe he can help.

  17. thank GOD Ledezma is back in AAA is all i can say

    and the rumor i red, eh, seems kinda interesting so what teh heck?

  18. 16: Except Thatcher has been terrible there as well with a WHIP of 2.00 and OPS 1.130 (small sample).

  19. #10@Schlom: I’m sure the people actually seeing him play on a daily basis have a better idea of what he needs to do than someone looking at his numbers. His peripherals are still strong, btw.

  20. #13@JP: Waits, what do you think of Geer’s strikeout numbers as of late ?

  21. #20@JP: Better, but his improved numbers are still in the mid-6K / 9 range. It’s not a recipe for success.

    For comparison’s sake, his K/9 and GB/FB rates are distressingly similar to Justin Germano’s. We wondered late last year if Geer might be the kind of guy who can actually turn his stuff up a notch when he needs the strikeouts, but….those guys are more mythical than real.

    #19@Richard Wade: Antonelli’s ISO is no longer strong. His BB markers is the only thing he can hang his statistical hat on now. It’s encouraging to hear that he hasn’t sunk into depression, though. I’d be more inclined to let him fight his way through it at Portland (perhaps after a rest) than to demote him.