14 straight for Eugene

The Short-A Eugene Emeralds did it again last night, winning 9-3 over Vancouver and setting a new Northwest League record with their 14th consecutive victory. Two-time NW League Player of the Week (just 19 games into his professional career) Cory Spangenberg had another two-hit game, going 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Jace Peterson led the way at the top of the order with a 3-for-5 night that included a double, two RBI and two runs scored. Peterson was the Padres fifth selection in this years Draft, taken 58th overall.

Cory Spangenberg is hitting .388 with a .548 OBP through 19 games

Led by former ASU head coach Pat Murphy, in his first year managing at the professional level, the Emeralds are now 17-2 on the season. They are hitting .273 on the year while posting a 3.26 team ERA. Over the 14-game win streak, the club is outscoring their opponents 94-43. The Emeralds are averaging 6.7 runs/game over that stretch while allowing 3.1.

The Short-A Eugene roster consists of 30 players, 17 of which joined the Padres less than a month ago as selections in the 2011 First-Year Player draft.


  1. encino1

    I honestly believe that’s the result of a good draft finally after so many years without any impact on the draft selections les all padres fans hope for a good future on the farm system!!!

  2. Aaron Martinez

    Great work by the Padres Scouts and executives on getting the players they knew could play..The more i hear about this double play team of Peterson and Spangenberg the faster i would want to go see them play at Petco park. I think the pads have there future in the middle infield in them.Great job Pads.

  3. Jeff K.

    And Galvez to Valdez at Fort Wayne! The middle of the infield looks to have a very promising future!

    Now they need to sign the two high school catchers that the took high in the draft.

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