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Lucchesi shakes off liner, gets out on next pitch

Mets lefty shakes off 106.3 mph comebacker for Syracuse
August 30, 2023

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- For pitchers, comebackers can be a nightmare. The one Joey Lucchesi took off his body on Wednesday barely fazed him. Phillies Minor Leaguer Aramis Garcia hit a 106.3 mph comebacker off Lucchesi’s chest during a Triple-A game at Lehigh Valley, catching enough of his pectoral muscle to

Head headlines prospect package to Pirates

Cruz, Bednar, Fellows, Rodriguez sent in megadeal for Musgrove
January 18, 2021

The Padres have flexed the strength of their farm system in recent weeks to acquire high-end Major League talent, and the organization went to the well again Monday to bolster its team at the top. San Diego sent four prospects to Pittsburgh -- headlined by the club's No. 7 prospect,

Padres call up Lucchesi for start

No. 9 prospect will make Major League debut in second game
March 29, 2018

Just last week, the Padres talked about how quickly Joey Lucchesi could move through their system. They were not joking.San Diego is calling up its No. 9 prospect to make his Major League debut in the second game of the season Friday against the Brewers, the team announced before its

Second opinion: 'Extra' looks at new rule

Players, front office execs, farm directors weigh in on big change
March 23, 2018

On March 14, Minor League Baseball unveiled a new set of pace-of-play rules and procedures. One of them garnered a lot of attention since it marked a distinct shift from the way that the game has always been played. "At all levels of Minor League Baseball, extra innings will begin with

Padres' Lucchesi stays in complete control

Left-hander cruised in first full season, unscored upon this spring
March 21, 2018

PEORIA, Arizona -- Turn any which way in Padres camp and there's a talented prospect who flashed brilliance last season.Even among this promising crowd, Joey Lucchesi stands out. Coming off a season in which he went 11-7 with a 2.20 ERA with 148 strikeouts over 139 innings across two levels,

Tatis, hurlers forecast sunny days in San Diego

Strong system shines through with Padres Organization All-Stars
December 4, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.Since the Padres' last winning season -- 2010, the year

Missions' Lucchesi dominates in TL semifinals

Padres No. 9 prospect spins seven scoreless frames in Game 3
September 8, 2017

Joey Lucchesi burst onto the scene with Double-A San Antonio in July and posted a 1.21 ERA with 29 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings in August. The brilliant run by the Padres' No. 9 prospect has followed him into the Texas League semifinals. Lucchesi gave up six hits with one walk

Missions sweep Texas League South titles

Despite turnover, Padres affiliate finds way to stay atop circuit
August 31, 2017

After sealing the top spot in the division with its 76th win of the season on Wednesday, Double-A San Antonio went about its business with low-key handshakes and high-fives. Manager Phillip Wellman wouldn't want it any other way.The Missions added the Texas League South Division second-half crown to their first-half

Storm Sellout Caps Exciting Home Stand

Lake Elsinore capped the home stand with a 9-6 win in front of a season-high crowd
July 4, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The Storm welcomed Rancho Cucamonga and Inland Empire to The Diamond for an eight game home stand and a chance to gain some ground on the South Division after a 1-3 start.The losses continued into the first game; a Monday night matchup against the Quakes. Leadoff

Second Half Brings New Playoff Hopes

The Storm look to finish the season strong in the second half
June 26, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The Storm will begin the second half of the season in Inland Empire for a four-game series before returning to The Diamond for an eight-game stretch, starting with four against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.Lake Elsinore is 7-6 against the Quakes this season, with much success coming

'Weird' Storm lefties exceptionally good

Padres prospects Lauer, Lucchesi bask in California All-Star glow
June 20, 2017

Of 14 pitchers on the California League South Division All-Star team, seven came from the Lake Elsinore Storm. And of those seven, two finished the first half ranked first and second in ERA. Eric Lauer, Tuesday night's All-Star starter, leads the loop with a 2.15 mark, while fellow left-hander Joey Lucchesi

Storm Play Spoiler

A strong home series spoils Stockton's playoff hopes
June 18, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The first half of the season came to an end this afternoon, with the Storm closing the books on the Stockton Ports at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore and taking away the hopes of a Ports first half title.Stockton came into the series even with the

Five Players Represent Storm in All-Star Game

Lake Elsinore will send four pitchers and a position player to Visalia for the Cal League All-Star Game
June 14, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The Lake Elsinore Storm will be well represented in the 2017 California League All-Star Game, set to take place on June 20 in Visalia, Calif., home of the Visalia Rawhide. Four of the five players selected from the Storm are pitchers, and deservingly so, after posting

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 11

Pirates' Meadows collects three hits; Cubs' Jimenez tees off again
June 12, 2017

Pirates OF Austin Meadows, Triple-A Indianapolis: 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R, K -- It hasn't been the ideal season so far for the Pirates' top prospect. Meadows got off to a slow start with a .195 average and .503 OPS during 21 games in April, only to turn it around with

Storm Inch Closer to First Half Title

A series win over Rancho Cucamonga keeps the Storm alive
June 11, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - Coming into the four-game home stand two games out of first place, behind the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Lancaster JetHawks, the Storm knew they had their work cut out for them.Thursday night, the first night of a four-day celebration that is GEEKend, a series of

Storm Host Quakes in Division Race

Lake Elsinore will look to gain ground in a tight division race
June 6, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - Three games out of first place for the California League's South Division, the Storm return to the warm confines of The Diamond, where they are 17-10 this season, despite an overall record under .500.A four-game home series against the Rancho Cucamongo Quakes, who are two games

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 28

Dodgers' Buehler hits milestones; Kilome goes seven scoreless
May 29, 2017

Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler, Double-A Tulsa: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 70 pitches, 49 strikes -- The Dodgers' No. 5 prospect crossed a couple thresholds Sunday, completing five innings and reaching 70 pitches for the first time in his career. Those

Storm Host 66ers and Rawhide in Home Stand

The Storm look to stay hot at The Diamond
May 22, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The Lake Elsinore Storm return to the friendly confines of The Diamond for a seven-game home stand beginning Tuesday, May 23. The Storm are 13-7 at home to begin the season and finished the last seven-game home stand 5-2.The Diamond welcomes the Inland Empire 66ers for

Strong Home Stand for Storm

Lake Elsinore finished a seven-game home stand going
May 15, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The home stand began with a shutout, continued with a three-game sweep of the Stockton Ports, and concluded with the Storm going 5-2 and improving to a .500 record.The home stand began on a Tuesday night, with Cal Quantrill tossing six shutout innings to pace the

Storm Sweep Quakes

An extra-inning thriller caps the Storm three-game sweep
May 4, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The dramatic finishes this year at The Diamond accurately sum up what the season has been like for the Storm this season in front of their home crowd. The Storm welcomed the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to Lake Elsinore for a three-game series that began with the

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 1

Bucs' Tucker takes MiLB lead in thefts; Lucchesi, Buehler duel
May 2, 2017

Cardinals SS/3B Paul DeJong, Triple-A Memphis: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K -- Normally this stat line wouldn't be particularly noteworthy, but the Cardinals' No. 11 prospect now has five homers on the season and four in his last five games. DeJong went deep twice Sunday and carried that momentum into

Mazza's perfect game tops Pitchers of the Week

Augusta southpaw threw second perfecto of the month on April 25
May 1, 2017

Domenic Mazza did something that had never happened in the South Atlantic League. That, safe to say, was more than enough to earn him a weekly award on Monday.The 22-year-old lefty was named the SAL's Pitcher of the Week following his nine-inning perfect game last Tuesday, highlighting the best pitching

Padres' Lucchesi carries no-no into sixth

Lanky lefty allows one hit, helps halt Storm's six-game slide
April 19, 2017

Joey Lucchesi wasn't happy with his first start at the Class A Advanced level, a four-inning outing in which he allowed two runs. He's using the mistakes he made to learn and push forward, and the early results are promising.The Padres prospect took a no-hitter into the sixth and ended

Padres Announce 2017 Storm roster

Lake Elsinore Roster Features Elite Prospects
April 4, 2017

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