This whole Allan Dykstra thing has me a bit puzzled. I’m glad that the Padres are investigating whether Dykstra’s pre-existing medical condition might cause further problems, but I wonder why this is becoming an issue during contract negotiations. Maybe before drafting him would have been a better time to resolve any lingering concerns?
With the injury to last year’s first-rounder, Nick Schmidt, you’d think the Padres would want to err on the side of extreme caution. I guess they are, but the timing seems a little strange. Here’s hoping it all works out okay.
Triple-A — Portland 5, Colorado Springs 4
Matt Antonelli: 2-for-5, 2B
Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-3, BB, SH
Chip Ambres: 1-for-4
Brian Myrow: 0-for-4, BB
Will Venable: 0-for-4, BB
Nick Hundley: 2-for-5, HR
Vince Sinisi: 1-for-4, 2B
Peter Ciofrone (PH): 0-for-1
Clay Hensley: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 8 SO, WP, 2 HBP (99 pitches)
Dirk Hayhurst: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 3 SO
Welcome to the Nick Hundley show. His two-run homer in the ninth tied the game, and his single to center the next inning won it… That’s Hensley’s second straight six-inning stint. Whenever anyone decides they’ve seen enough of Cha Seung Baek is okay by me.
Double-A — San Antonio 8, Northwest Arkansas 0
Drew Macias: 2-for-4, BB
Chad Huffman: 0-for-3, BB, HBP
Craig Cooper: 0-for-4, BB
Colt Morton: 2-for-4, HR
Steve Garrison: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP
Mike Ekstrom: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO
Paul Abraham: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO (7 pitches, 7 strikes)
Mauro Zarate: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
I’m not sure why Garrison left the game early.
High-A — Stockton 4, Lake Elsinore 2
Carrillo’s third outing since returning from elbow surgery is his longest so far.
Low-A — West Michigan 6, Fort Wayne 5
Short-Season-A — Spokane 10, Eugene 6
Rookie — AZL Padres 13, AZL Athletics 4
Rookie — DSL Nationals2 8, DSL Padres 1