Yale Rosen, Michael Gettys power Single-A teams to wins

Yale Rosen, Michael Gettys power Single-A teams to wins

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

First baseman Yale Rosen hit two of Lake Elsinore's five homers and center fielder Michael Gettys went 2-for-4 with a homer to extend his season-best hitting streak to eight games as both of the Padres Single-A affiliates scored wins Wednesday night.

Rosen (.205), 22, the Padres' 11th-round pick in2014, was 2-for-4 with four RBIs as high Single-A Lake Elsinore (35-48) powered its way to an 11-6 win at High Desert.

Gettys (.239), 19, the Padres' second-round pick in 2014, hit the game's first pitch for his fifth homer as the low Single-A TinCaps (41-41) continued their hot streak with a 3-1 win over South Bend in Fort Wayne. Gettys was 2-for-4 Wednesday and is 14-for-34 (.412) during his streak.

Right-handed starter Ernesto Montas (8-5, 3.21 earned run average) allowed one run on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings as the TinCaps improved to 13-8 over the last 21 games. Fort Wayne's pitching staff has a 1.94 ERA during the run. Montas is the first pitcher in the Padres' system to reach eight wins this season.

Left-handed reliever Kyle McGrath (2.64 ERA) struck out three in two perfect innings and has not allowed a run since June 4. Right-hander Jimmy Brasoban (2.17) allowed a hit with a strikeout in a scoreless inning to pick up his third save. He hasn't allowed a run when relieving since May 19.

Left fielder Edwin Moreno (.291) was 3-for-3 with a triple, his fifth homer, two walks and two runs scored for Fort Wayne.

Shortstop Chase Jensen (.379) was 3-for-4 with his second homer and two runs scored for Lake Elsinore. Right fielder Nick Schulz (.242) was 2-for-4 with his fifth homer, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored. Catcher Ryan Miller (.303) hit a two-run homer in five at-bats.

Starting left-hander Brad Wieck (6.00 ERA) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in four innings. Right-hander Bryan Verbitsky (1-1, 8.10) allowed two hits in two scoreless innings.

AROUND THE FARM:

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (43-43): Albuquerque 6, CHIHUAHUAS 4 - Starting RHP Colin Rea (10.13 ERA) allowed a run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings. RHP Aaron Northcraft (1-3, 10.59) allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks with a strikeout in two innings. LHP Eury De La Rosa (5.17) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. 1B-RF Jake Goebbert (.290) was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk and three RBIs. C Jason Hagerty (.293) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. 2B Casey McElroy (.277) was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (36-46): MISSIONS 2, Springfield 0 - Starting RHP James Needy and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout. Needy, a product of Santana High, allowed four hits with three strikeouts in his first start since returning from El Paso. LHP Brandon Alger (4.80) had a strikeout in a perfect inning. RHP Tayron Guerrero (3.06) struck out two in a perfect ninth for his ninth save. SS Jose Rondon (.224) was 3-for-4 with a triple and a RBI. 2B Diego Goris (.261) homered in four at-bats. C Griff Erickson (.224), Westview High, was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (10-11): Dust Devils 9, SALEM-KEIZER 7 - Starting RHP Walker Lockett (2-0, 2.42 ERA) allowed five runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings. LHP Trevor Megill allowed a run on two hits with four strikeouts in two innings to get his first save. DH Jose Carlos Urena (.273) hit a homer with a walk in four at-bats with three RBIs and two runs scored. 1B Ty France from San Diego State (.263) had two doubles in four at-bats. C Austin Allen (.186) was 2-for-5 with a run. RF Mason Smith (.250) was 2-for-5 with a run. CF Rod Boykin (.197) was 1-for-4 with a steal, a RBI and two runs scored.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (6-9): PADRES 5, Diamondbacks 2 - Starting RHP Joel Linares (1-0, 4.08 ERA) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. RHP Elliot Ashbeck (2.08) allowed two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings to get his second save. OF Aldemar Burgos (.295) was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a steal with a run scored. 1B Brad Zunica was 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored. DH Bryant Aragon (.455) had two doubles in four at-bats with a RBI.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (14-20): Orioles 8, PADRES 4 - Starting LHP Eduardo Solano (0-2, 3.81 ERA) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts with three innings. RHP Adonis Diaz (3.78) allowed four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five scoreless innings. RF Jaffe Garcia (.288) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.