Gettys, Giron, Urias combine for 11 hits at Single-A Fort Wayne

RHP Nick Monroe first 2015 pick to move to full-season Single-A

Gettys, Giron, Urias combine for 11 hits at Single-A Fort Wayne

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

Right-handed reliever Nick Monroe became the first member of the Padres' 2015 draft class to be promoted to low Single-A Fort Wayne Thursday, while prospects Michael Gettys and Ruddy Giron each had four hits as the TinCaps earned a 7-1 win at Lake County.

Center fielder Gettys, the Padres second-round pick in the 2014 draft, was 4-for-6 with a double and three runs scored to raise his batting average to .235.

Giron, 18, the second-youngest player in the Midwest League, was 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored to raise his batting average to .303. And second baseman Luis Urias, 18, the youngest player in the Midwest League was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to raise his batting average to .382.

Also contributing to the 47-49 TinCaps offense were left fielder Franchy Cordero (.230, 2-for-4), third baseman Luis Tejada (.291, 2-for-5 with a steal) and catcher Jose Ruiz (.219, 2-for-5 with a run scored).

Starting right-handed pitcher Chris Huffman (4-6, 3.77 earned run average) allowed three hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six shutout innings. Right-hander Colby Blueberg (0.96 ERA) allowed a hit with a strikeout in a scoreless inning.

Monroe, 21, the Padres' 21st-round pick in June out of North Carolina-Wilmington, allowed a run on three hits with a strikeout in his two-inning debut for Fort Wayne. Prior to being promoted, Monroe had not allowed an earned run over 11 2/3 innings in eight outings for the Arizona rookie Padres, where he had 18 strikeouts against one walk.

There were two other moves Thursday regarding the TinCaps. Right-handed reliever Seth Lucio was placed on the Midwest League disabled list. And left-handed starter Travis Radke was promoted to Fort Wayne from short-season Single-A Tri-City.

AROUND THE FARM

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (50-49): Chihuahuas 5, Sacramento 2 -- Starting RHP Daniel McCutchen (6-5, 4.01 ERA) allowed one run on four hits with a strikeout in 6 1/3 innings. RHP Jay Jackson (1.84) allowed a hit with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings to get his sixth save. CF Travis Jankowski (.333) was 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in his first start since being promoted from Double-A San Antonio. RF Alex Dickerson (.309), of Poway High, was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs off two sacrifice flies. 2B Casey McElroy (.299) was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. 3B Cody Decker (.265) hit his 18th homer in two at-bats.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (41-56): MIDLAND 7, Missions 0 -- Starting RHP Bryce Morrow (1-2, 5.93 ERA) allowed six runs on eight hits, and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings. SS Benji Gonzalez (.227) was 2-for-4 with a double.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (38-58): High Desert 5, STORM 0 -- LF Donavan Tate (.225) was 2-for-3. Starting RHP Kyle Lloyd (5-7, 5.13 ERA) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings. RHP Genison Reyes (3.67) gave up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (20-15): Dust Devils 6, VANCOUVER 4 -- SS Peter Van Gansen (.312) was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and a run scored. CF Rod Boykin (.252) was 3-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run. DH Ty France (.292), of San Diego State, was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Starting RHP Brett Kennedy (1.96 ERA) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings. RHP Trevor Megill (1-0, 3.60) gave up two runs on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings. RHP Wilson Santos (2.53) allowed three hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. RHP Corey Kimber (1.46) struck out two in 1 1/3 perfect innings for his third save.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (12-14): Padres 6, Royals 4 -- Starting RHP Joel Linares (2-1, 3.45 ERA) allowed an unearned run on four hits with four strikeouts in five innings. RHP Adonis Diaz (0.00) allowed a walk in two otherwise perfect innings. RHP Blake Rogers (3.48) struck out one in a perfect inning to record his fourth save. RF Alan Garcia (.412) was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a sacrifice fly, two RBIs and two runs scored.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (20-26): Padres 6, WHITE SOX 4 -- Starting RHP Emmanuel Clase (2-1, 1.82 ERA) allowed a run on two hits and four walks with six strikeouts in five innings. RHP Diomar Lopez (0.00) allowed a hit in two scoreless innings. RHP Juan Arias (2.90) gave up three unearned runs on two hits and three walks with a strikeout in two innings. 1B Manuel Vizcaino (.202) was 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored. CF Jose Sotillo (.224) was 2-for-5 with a steal, two RBIs and a run scored. DH Angel Santos (.261) was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two steals.