Four of the Padres minor league affiliates opened up their seasons this evening. The night was special, as it was the first game in the history of the El Paso Chihuahuas, the new AAA team in the Padres organization. Here is what happened on the farm:
Great Lakes 9, Fort Wayne 0: Rough night for the Tincaps, as they managed just three hits. Third baseman Dustin Peterson went 1-4, with a double. 2012 1st round pick got the start for Fort Wayne, and got knocked around, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) in just 3 innings of work.
San Antonio 7, Springfield 4: San Antonio jumped out with 3 runs in the 1st inning and never looked back. Jace Peterson had a Double-A debut to remember, as he went 3-4, with a homer, 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Prized prospect Austin Hedges also had 3 hits. Matt Wisler got the start, and allowed 2 runs in 3 innings. Jesse Hahn got the win for San Antonio with three shutout innings.
El Paso 7, Reno 5: Here is a trivia question for you. Who hit the first homer in El Paso Chihuahua's history? Well, it was Major League veteran Jeff Francoeur, who went 2-4. Rico Noel and Reymond Fuentes each had 3 hits, and Brooks Conrad also homered. Kevin Quackenbush picked up the save, as Jorge Reyes got the win in relief.