Manuel Margot- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
0-4, 1 BB
In the first game of his minor league rehab stint, Maneul Margot joined the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday night. It was a quiet return for Margot as he did not get a hit in five plate appearances. Margot was also the designated hitter for the night so he didn’t get to contribute in the field either. Either way, it is good to see Margot back on a baseball field after an extended absence.
Carter Capps- RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
It has taken awhile, but it seems like Carter Capps is finally get there. Coming back from Tommy John surgery is never an easy endeavor, but it has been especially difficult for Capps so far this season. However, Capps has looked a lot better as of late, as the big right-hander has given up only one earned run over his first six June innings. He is not striking out hitters the same way he did in years past, but he is at least getting somewhere.
Luis Urias- 2B, Double-A, San Antonio Missions
2-4, 1 R
After starting the season on fire, Urias has cooled down rather significantly in June. Even with just a .283 batting average over the last 30 days, Urias is still slashing .316/.414/.427 on the season. He could use some more pop in his game, but right now he’s getting the job done even without it.
Chris Huffman- RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions
7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Justin Lopez- IF, SS, Tri-City Dust Devils
1-5, 2 K, 9 LOB
It may not be fair to pick on a young guy playing in short season ball, but Justin Lopez left nine players on base last night. Nine.
Osvaldo Hernandez- LHP, SS, Tri-City Dust Devils
3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
In his professional debut, Osvaldo Hernandez was everything Padre fans expected and more. Lefty Adrian Morejon was obviously the big get of this international signing period for the Padres, but Hernandez is no slouch himself. Hernandez was able to miss bats with his curveball and show rather advanced command in spotting his low-90s fastball. It’s only three innings, but this is a great start for the left-hander.
Bryan Torres- SS, DSL Padres
1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB