OF Asencio, RHP Rea, coach Jones honored by Texas League

LHP Dorminy leads shutout as A-Fort Wayne keeps winning

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

Left-hander Thomas Dorminy and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout to move low Single-A Fort Wayne to the brink of a Midwest League playoff berth and two members of Double-A San Antonio were named to the post-season Texas League All-Star team Thursday.

Outfielder Yeison Asencio and right-handed pitcher Colin Rea, who is currently in the Padres rotation, were honored along with Missions pitching coach Jimmy Jones, who was named the Texas League Coach of the Year.

Rea, 25, was 3-2 with a 1.08 earned run average in 12 starts for the Missions before advancing to Triple-A El Paso and the Padres.

Asencio, 25, is hitting .303 with 23 doubles, 12 homers and 70 RBIs for San Antonio this season. He ranks fifth in the Texas League in batting average, third in RBIs and fifth in total bases.

Jones is completing his fifth season as the Missions pitching coach and his seventh in the Padres organization as a coach. The Padres' first-round pick in the 1982 draft (third overall) was 20-21 with a 4.04 ERA as a Padres pitcher and served the Padres as their bullpen coach during much of the 2012 season.

Dorminy, 23, was a 10th-round pick in the 2014 draft out of Faulkner University. He allowed four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings Thursday in Fort Wayne's 2-0 victory over Lake County - the TinCaps' 17th straight win before the 21st sellout this season at Parkview Field -- to improve to 11-7 on the season and lower his ERA to 2.94.

Dorminy has played a major role in the TinCaps strong second-half run. He is 5-1 over his last 10 starts with a 1.31 ERA as Fort Wayne has posted a 40-19 record in the second half to lead Eastern division by four games with 11 to play. Fort Wayne, which has a 24-4 record over its last 28 games, reduced its magic number to two to clinch a playoff berth.

Right-hander Nick Monroe (2.45 ERA) followed Dorminy and allowed one hit in the eighth. Right-hander Yimmi Brasoban (2.23) struck out the side in the ninth to get his 10th save.

Left fielder Edwin Moreno (.318) stretched his hitting streak to 11 straight games, going 1-for-3 with a RBI and a stolen base.

Designated hitter Trae Santos (.263) was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk with a run scored. Center fielder Michael Gettys (.233) was 2-for-4 with a steal. Shortstop Ruddy Giron (.295) was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Right fielder Franmil Reyes (.236) had a RBI double in four at-bats.
 
AROUND THE FARM:

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (70-62): Oklahoma City 9, CHIHUAHUAS 7 - RF Hunter Renfroe (.333) was 3-for-5 with a double and his fourth homer in nine games at Triple-A for three RBIs (11 total) and two runs scored. Starting LHP (and converted OF) Jason Lane was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and his second homer for two RBIs and two runs scored. But he
allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings to fall to 10-9 with a 5.71 ERA. SS Hector Gomez (.339) was 2-for-4 with a RBI, a run scored, a walk, a steal and an error. 1B Jake Goebbert (.297) was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. CF Rymer Liriano (.281) was 2-for-5 with a double and a steal. LHP Frank Garces (2.11) allowed a run on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. RHP Marcos Mateo (1.80) allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless inning as he began a rehab assignment from the Padres. LHP Caleb Thielbar (1.00) allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in two innings.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (56-72): FRISCO 4, Missions 1 - 1B Duanel Jones (.232) hit his seventh homer in three at-bats. Starting RHP Bryan Rodriguez (6-13, 4.32 ERA) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (47-83): Modesto 7, STORM 5 - C Ryan Miller (.263) was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. CF Donavan Tate (.221) was 2-for-5 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. SS Felipe Blanco (.250) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. LF Nick Schulz (.242) was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Starting LHP Travis Radke (0-3, 7.83 ERA) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings. RHP Eric Yardley (2.72) gave up three hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (35-32): Dust Devils 5, HILLSBORO 3 - Starting LHP Jose Castillo (3-1, 3.61 ERA) allowed three unearned runs on five hits with two strikeouts in five innings. LHP Elvin Liriano (2.48) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 scoreless innings. RHP Wilson Santos (2.96) allowed two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. RHP Nathan Foriest (allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless ninth for his first save. 3B Nick Vitter (.237) was 3-for-4 with a stolen base, a RBI and a riun scored. C Austin Allen (.225) was 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. 1B Ty France (.293, San Diego State) had a double in three at-bats with a walk and a run scored. SS Peter Van Gansen (.271) was 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an error.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (22-32): ROYALS 4, Bravo 0 - SS Daniel Bravo (.296) was 2-for-4. Starting LHP Will Headean (3.12 ERA) allowed two walks with three strikeouts in three hitless innings. RHP Adonis Diaz (2-1, 4.12) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in three innings.