Padres Down on the Farm: September 28 (Montesino 4 RBIs, final week of affiliate ball)
The final week of minor league affiliate baseball for the Padres is beginning, as the El Paso Chihuahuas are set to start their last series of the season. El Paso is not going to make the playoffs, so their season will end. The Dominican Summer League season will also end on October 3.
Only the DSL Padres were in action Tuesday.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Off) (49-76)
The El Paso Chihuahuas were off on Tuesday after completing their series against the Sugar Land Skeeters.
They will begin their final series of the season against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Jesse Scholtens is the scheduled starter for the Chihuahuas on Wednesday.
Dominican Summer League Padres (Lost 10-9 F/11) (35-20)
Victor Acosta– 1-for-5, 1 BB, 2 K
Daniel Montesino– 2-for-5, 4 RBI, 2 K
Miguel Mendez– 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Bradgley Rodriguez– 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
The Dominican Summer League Padres lost a back-and-forth affair against the DSL Diamondbacks, 10-9. Padres starter Miguel Mendez threw two scoreless frames to begin his outing but allowed five runs in his third and final inning. However, the Padres responded in the next half-inning with five runs of their own.
The first two came on a walk and a hit-by-pitch, but the next three scored on singles from Jake Perez and Daniel Montesino. After falling behind again, the Padres tied it back up in the seventh with two RBI singles, one from Montesino again, the other off the bat of Jake Perez. When the game went to extras, the Padres scored in the top half of the 10th and 11th innings. However, the Diamondbacks matched the Padres in the 10th but scored two runs in the 11th for the win.
The DSL Padres are off on Wednesday but will resume action Thursday morning against the DSL White Sox. There are no scheduled pitchers for that contest yet.
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.