Minor League Baseball began its season at the Triple-A level on Tuesday.
The San Diego Padres are hoping for better results out of its affiliates this season, and that started off with a resounding victory from the El Paso Chihuahuas.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 13-1) (1-0)
Eguy Rosario– 4-6, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Aderlin Rodriguez– 2-6, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K
Webster Rivas– 4-5, 1 R, 3 RBI
Jesse Scholtens– 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
The scoring started slowly in Round Rock between the Chihuahuas and the Express. Webster Rivas drove in Eguy Rosario in the first inning to get things going, and then Juan Fernandez drove in a second run in the fourth. Leading just 2-0 going into the fifth inning. El Paso put the game away with six runs, three of which came off the bat of an Aderlin Rodriguez 416-foot home run.
416 feet and 106.3 mph Exit Velocity for Aderlin Rodriguez's 3-run HR (1)! pic.twitter.com/kf3msKQzZ1
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) April 6, 2022
El Paso added five more runs later in the game to solidify the win. Jesse Scholtens got the opening day start and dominated Round Rock. He allowed just two hits and a walk-in five scoreless frames that included five strikeouts. Grant Gavin looked sharp as the first Chihuahuas reliever, striking out five batters in two innings of work, but did allow a solo home run in the sixth inning.
There is no scheduled starter for the Chihuahuas on Wednesday against Round Rock.
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Lake Elsinore Storm
San Diego’s closest minor league affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm, also begin its season Friday. Infielder Max Ferguson is the only player on MLB Pipeline’s top-30 prospects for the Padres to be on the Storm.
Arizona League Padres
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Dominican Summer League Padres
Dominican Summer League schedules are yet to be announced. Victor Acosta, Samuel Zavala, Brayan Medina, Jarlin Susana, Yendry Rojas, and Daniel Montesino are the top prospects rostered in the Dominican Republic. This is currently where the depth of the Padres’ farm system is.
Dominic is currently a Senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying Sports Journalism. He also hosts the “Devils Talking Padres” podcast and is the producer and co-host of the “Padres EVT Podcast.