Starting Pitching in Midseason Form for Offensively Challenged Missions

During the opening week of the MLB season, the San Diego Padres were virtually serving up batting practice to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the starting pitching rotation was the key culprit. But over the course of the next few weeks, their starting pitching began to stabilize and as a result, the major league Padres…

Former San Antonio Mission Cesar Vargas Sparkles in MLB Debut

Highly touted San Diego Padres prospect Cesar Vargas made his Major League debut on Saturday at Petco Park. Vargas was spectacular in five strong innings of work after being recalled to replace injured starter Robbie Erlin, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an elbow strain. He had impressed the Padres with three…

San Antonio Missions’ Nick Torres Impressive in First Season at Double-A

San Antonio outfielder Nick Torres and longtime girlfriend Korrin Smith will exchange wedding vows this November in Oak Glen, California. The couple met almost four years ago while Torres played for the Corvallis Knights summer league team and Korrin was a mass communications student at Oregon State University. They have been inseparable every since. Torres popped the…

Nick Torres stroked a two-run homer to left field and reliever Jason Jester retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth as the San Antonio Missions held on late to even their series with a slim 5-4 win over the Springfield Cardinals in front 3,801 fans at Wolff Stadium on Friday night. Springfield won…

Late Inning Rally Falls Short for Missions in Season-Opening Loss to Springfield, 3-1

Mike Mayers tossed seven scoreless innings and second baseman Bruce Caldwell drove in all three runs as the Springfield Cardinals quelled a late rally to beat the San Antonio Missions, 3-1, before 5,807 fans at Wolff Stadium on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Mayers (1-0) retired the first ten batters he…