Eighteen-year-old right-hander Anderson Espinoza threw five shutout innings for Class A Fort Wayne. Espinoza, who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox on July 15 in exchange for left-handed starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz, gave up three hits and two walks with four strikeouts, and he lowered his ERA with the TinCaps to 4.26 after three starts.
Right-hander Carlos Pimentel, 26, allowed two hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings, and he combined with three relievers to pitch a three-hit shutout for Triple-A El Paso.
Pimentel, who signed with the Padres as a Minor League free agent in the offseason, is 11-5 with a 5.37 ERA. He is tied for first in wins in the Pacific Coast League.
Left-hander Daniel Moskos (3.55 ERA) followed Pimentel and issued a walk in an otherwise perfect 1 1/3 innings. Right-hander Eric Yardley (3.93) gave up a hit in two-thirds of an inning. Righty Brandon Morrow (5.71) struck out one in a perfect inning to complete the Chihuahuas' 4-0 win at Las Vegas.
Catcher Hector Sanchez (.400) was 2-for-4 with his 10th homer and two RBIs. Third baseman Diego Goris (.275) hit his fifth homer in five at-bats.
First baseman Taylor Lindsey (.282) was 1-for-4 with a RBI. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.329) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Left fielder Nick Torres (.313) had a double in three at-bats with a walk and a run scored for El Paso, which improved to 62-47.
Torres was promoted to El Paso on Sunday from Double-A San Antonio after outfielder Jabari Blash was recalled by the Padres from El Paso. When left-handed reliever Keith Hessler returned to El Paso, right-handed starter Michael Kelly was transferred from the Chihuahuas to San Antonio.
In other moves, left-handed starter Jerry Keel was promoted from Fort Wayne to Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Right-hander Jesse Scholtens was promoted from Class A Short-Season Tri-City to Fort Wayne.
Around the farm
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (19-18, 41-66) -- FRISCO 4, MISSIONS 2: RF Nick Schulz (.284) was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI. DH Chase Jensen (.175) was 2-for-3 with a run scored. C Ryan Miller (.220) had a double in four at-bats with a run scored. Starting RHP Seth Simmons (1-3, 2.61 ERA) gave up four runs on 10 hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings. LHP Jose Torres (0.73) allowed two hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.
CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (21-16, 53-54) -- INLAND EMPIRE 8, STORM 7 (10 innings): 3B Ty France (.344) was 2-for-5 with his fourth homer and three runs scored. CF Michael Gettys (.299) was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. 1B Josh Naylor (.200) was 2-for-5 with a RBI. RF Franmil Reyes (.250) had a RBI double in four at-bats. LF Edwin Moreno (.261) was 1-for-4 with a walk, a RBI and a run scored. Starting RHP Zech Lemond (6.85 ERA) allowed seven runs on 11 hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. RHP Ben Paullus (4.88) allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. RHP Trey Wingenter (2.01) allowed two hits with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Phil Maton (1-1, 1.57) allowed an unearned run on a hit with two strikeouts in an inning to suffer the loss.
CLASS A FORT WAYNE (15-21, 51-55) -- TIN CAPS 3, LANSING 2: Scholtens followed Espinoza and allowed a run on three hits with a strikeout in three innings. RHP David Bednar (2-2, 5.63) allowed a run on a hit with a strikeout in an inning to get the win. SS Ruddy Giron (.221) was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. CF Tyler Moore (.239) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. 3B Carlos Belen (.236) was 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. LF Tyler Selesky (.480) was 2-for-4 with a RBI.
CLASS A SHORT-SEASON TRI-CITY (1-5, 20-24) -- VANCOUVER 3, DUST DEVILS 1: CF Buddy Reed (.237) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. 1B Kyle Overstreet (.199) and 3B Boomer White (.244) were each 2-for-4. DH G.K. Young (.257) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI. Starting LHP Headean (2-4, 4.98 ERA) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. RHP Mark Zimmerman (1.10) allowed two hits with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
ROOKIE-LEVEL ARIZONA PADRES (13-20) -- GIANTS 11, PADRES 3: SS Hudson Potts (.315) was 2-for-5 with a run scored. C Jose Lezama (.294) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. DH Tucker Pennell (.277) was 1-for-4 with a double and a walk with two runs scored. Starting RHP Lake Bachar (1-1, 2.78 ERA) allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in three innings. RHP DiSabatino (21.60) allowed five runs on three hits and two walks without retiring a hitter. RHP Jonathan Guzman (10.31) gave up a run on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in two innings. RHP Juan Arias (11.25) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. RHP Grant Zawadzki (4.41) struck out two in a perfect 1 1/3 innings.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (22-26) -- The DSL does not play on Sundays.