Newcomers Paddack, Reed have big nights

Injured McElroy to miss Triple-A All-Star Game

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

Two recent additions to the Padres' family had strong outings Thursday night.

Right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack, who was acquired in the trade that sent closer Fernando Rodney to the Miami Marlins, made his debut with low Class A Fort Wayne and gave up one run on six hits with six strikeouts in four innings. He extended his scoreless innings streak to 18 before allowing the run.

Center fielder Buddy Reed, the 48th overall pick by the Padres in the 2016 Draft from the University of Florida, was 4-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases, three RBIs and a run scored for Short-Season Class A Tri-City. He is hitting .294 on the season.

Meanwhile, right-hander Cal Quantrill, the Padres' top pick in June as the eighth overall player selected, gave up four runs on as many hits with a strikeout in an inning in his second professional start for the Rookie-level AZL Padres.

Elsewhere, El Paso outfielder Hunter Renfroe hit his Pacific Coast League-leading 21st home run for the Chihuahuas on Thursday night.

It was announced yesterday that El Paso infielder Casey McElroy will not be able to play in the Triple-A All-Star Game next Wednesday due to the hamstring injury that has placed him on the Chihuahuas' disabled list.

AROUND THE FARM

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (51-36) -- SALT LAKE 9, CHIHUAHUAS 7: DH Renfroe (.335) was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer. 2B Carlos Asuaje (.323) was 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. CF Manuel Margot (.299) was 2-for-5 with a RBI. Starting RHP Edwin Jackson (0-1, 7.11 ERA) allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. LHP Frank Garces retired the only hitter he faced. RHP Eric Yardley (2.42) allowed a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (5-9, 27-57): CF Franchy Cordero (.353) had a triple and his first Double-A homer in five at-bats with three runs scored. LF Luis Tejada (.304) was 2-for-4 with a home run. 3B Gabriel Quintana (.250) was 2-for-4. 2B Nelson Ward (.230) had a two-run homer in four at-bats with a walk. RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-3, 4.11 ERA) allowed a run on two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innings. LHP Kyle McGrath (1.33) allowed a hit in a scoreless inning. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (2.40) gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. RHP Adam Cimber (1.89) retired the only hitter he faced. RHP Jason Jester (2.61) allowed an unearned run on a hit with two strikeouts in an inning for his 10th save.

HIGH CLASS A LAKE ELSINORE (7-8, 39-46): 1B Trae Santos (209) hit his fifth homer in four at-bats for two RBIs. CF Michael Gettys (.354) was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. DH Fernando Perez (.271) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. SS Javier Guerra (.211) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Starting RHP Chris Huffman (3.09 ERA) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in four innings. LHP Brandon Alger (5.79) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. RHP Ben Paullus (3.00) allowed three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. RHP Gerardo Reyes (0-1, 0.00) allowed an unearned run on a hit with a strikeout in an inning.

LOW CLASS A FORT WAYNE (6-9, 42-43) -- SOUTH BEND 5, TIN CAPS 3: 3B Carlos Belen (.231) was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. C Austin Allen (.303) had a two-run double in four at-bats. RF Jhonatan Pena (.223) had a homer in four at-bats. RHP Blake Rogers (1-2, 4.56 ERA) followed Paddack and allowed four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts in three innings. RHP Louis Distacio (4.66) allowed two hits with a strikeout in two innings.

SHORT SEASON CLASS A TRI-CITY (13-8) -- DUST DEVILS 8, HILLSBORO 3: 3B Boomer White (.189) was 2-for-5. 2B Nate Easley backed Reed, going 1-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Starting RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (3-0, 2.03 ERA) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. RHP Evan Miller (0.00) struck out two in 2 1/3 perfect innings. RHP Aaron Cressley (2.45) struck out one in a perfect inning.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (8-6) -- CUBS 10, PADRES 4: 1B Jacquez Williams (.150) had a double and a triple in four at-bats with a RBI and run scored. 3B Tyler Selesky (.341) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. RHP Brandon Morrow (0.00) allowed two hits in a scoreless inning. RHP Juan Arias (7.56) allowed two runs on three hits with a strikeout in two innings. RHP Jim McDade (2.45) allowed an unearned run on a hit with two strikeouts in three innings. RHP Grant Zawadzki (4.32) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in an inning.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (10-19) -- ORIOLES 12, PADRES 5: SS Kelvin Melean (.227) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. CF Edward Burgos (.375) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a steal with two runs scored. Starting LHP Cristian Machuca (5.46) allowed four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts in five innings. RHP Luis Martinez (0-1, 42.43) gave up four runs on two hits and five walks with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. RHP Adonis Santana (6.17) gave up three runs on three hits with three strikeouts in 12/3 innings.