From the Farm, 8/6/14: Rondon Paces Lake Elsinore

lake-elsinore-storm-eyesBy Bill Center

Shortstop Jose Rondon, who was acquired recently from the Angels in the Huston Street trade, went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored Wednesday night to help Single-A Lake Elsinore defeat Inland Empire 7-4 at The Diamond.

Rondon is hitting .327 on the California League season.

Third baseman Gabriel Quintana (.269) was 2-for-4 with a home run. First baseman Duanel Jones (.233) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Designated hitter Mallex Smith (.313) was 2-for-4 with two steals. Left fielder Alberth Martinez (.282) was 2-for-4 with a double and a steal.

Starting right-hander Rafael DePaula (2-1, 5.19 earned run average) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adam Cimber (2.56) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings. Left-hander Chris Nunn (4.03) struck out one in a perfect inning. Left-hander Brandon Alger (3.04) struck out two in a perfect inning.

Lake Elsinore is 63-52 on the season and 23-22 in the second half.

ON THE MOVE: CF Travis Jankowski was promoted from Lake Elsinore to Double-A San Antonio. C Rodney Daal began a rehab assignment with the Arizona Rookie Padres. RHP Matt Branham placed on San Antonio’s seven-day disabled list.

Around the Farm:

TRIPLE-A EL PASO(56-62): The Chihuahuas were off Wednesday night.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (57-59, 21-25): ARKANSAS 6, Missions 3 – 2B Cory Spangenberg (.332) was 2-for-4 with a double. RF Yeison Asencio (.286) was 2-for-3. 2B Adam Buschini (.236) was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. CF Jankowski (.250) was 1-for-5 with three RBIs. RHP Zach Eflin (3.38 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings. RHP Bryce Morrow (2.82) allowed three hits with six strikeouts in three innings. RHP Michael Dimock (1-6, 3.56) allowed three runs on five hits with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Luis De La Cruz (2.60) allowed an unearned run on a hit with a strikeout in an inning.

SINGLE-A (low) FORT WAYNE (51-63, 21-24): Lansing 7, TIN CAPS 0 – Starting RHP Ronald Herrera (5-7, 3.82 ERA) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings. RHP Erik Cabrera (5.45) allowed a run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in three innings. RHP Jason Jester (3.18) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in an inning.

SINGLE-A (short season) EUGENE (22-29, 7-6): The Emeralds were off Wednesday as part of the Midwest League All-Star break.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (11-25, 4-5): PADRES 8, Angels 1 – LF Jordan Paroubek (.305) was 3-for-5 with a triple, his fourth homer, four RBIs and two runs scored. 1B Ricardo Valenzuela (.221) was 3-for-5 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored. Starting LHP Taylor Cox (2-1, 2.51 ERA) allowed one run on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. RHP Corey Kimber (5.47) allowed a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (13-43): The Padres were rained out.

See the full scoreboard from yesterday on the farm here.

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