The Padres had four minor league affiliates in action on Thursday night.
Here is a short recap on Thursday’s games:
El Paso Chihuahuas (10-5) Won 6-5
The El Paso Chihuahuas won their third consecutive game, defeating the Reno Aces 6-4 at Greater Nevada Field. The win clinched the series for El Paso and helped the team move into first place in the Pacific Coast League. The Chihuahuas are off to a fast start this season, led by their dominant pitching staff. Kyle Lloyd, a familiar name for most, started tonight for El Paso and began the game strong. Lloyd didn’t allow any runs in the first four innings of the game. His night ended after he walked two batters and found himself in a jam that cost him four runs, and almost the game, for El Paso. Lloyd finished the night pitching five innings, giving up four earned runs, three hits, and four walks, while earning the win. Franmil Reyes hit a two-run opposite field home run in the first inning off of the foul pole in right field to give the Chihuahuas the early 2-0 lead. Brett Nicholas hit a solo homer in the top of the fifth inning. The bullpen did its job, securing the win, pitching four shutout innings.
Javy Guerra– (0-3) 1 BB (hitting .271 on the season)
Raffy Lopez- (0-4)- 2 K,
Luis Urias– (1-5)- 1K (hitting .241 on the season)
Kyle Lloyd– (Win)- 5 IP, 3 hits, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Buddy Baumann– 1 IP, 1 hit, 2 hits (He has a 0.00 ERA this season)
T.J. Weir (Save)- 1 IP, 2 K, 1 BB
Kyle McGrath– (1 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 2 BB)
Colten Brewer- (1 IP, 1 hit, 3 K)
San Antonio Missions (8-5) Won 10-5
The San Antonio Missions’ offense exploded for 17 hits and 10 runs against the Midland Rockhounds tonight. Second basemen River Stevens led the offensive attack, going 3-for-5 with three RBI and one strikeout. Rod Boykin was another big piece of the scoring affair with two hits and two RBI. Austin Allen was in the lineup as a designated hitter and went 3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles, raising his average to .333 on the season. Left-hander Logan Allen bounced back from his rough outing tonight in five innings, allowing one earned run with six strikeouts to improve to 2-1 on the season. Robert Stock held down the eighth and ninth innings, giving up two hits, one run, and three strikeouts.
Fernando Tatis Jr.– (2-6) 2 R, 3 K (hitting .211 for the season)
Josh Naylor- (2-5)- 1 run, 1 BB
Michael Gettys– (0-4), 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Logan Allen (Win) (2-1, ERA 4.60)- 5 IP, 6 hits, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Lake Elsinore Storm (7-8) Won 6-5
The Storm rallied behind three home runs in a late-inning come from behind victory against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday evening. Adrian Morejon was roughed up in his third start of the season, allowing four earned runs and six hits in just four innings pitched. This season should prove to be a valuable time for Morejon to grow as a pitcher. Brad Zunica had two hits, and one of them was a solo home run in the top of the second inning. Wil Myers hit another solo home run for the Storm in his third game since coming off the DL. The Storm retook the lead in the 9th inning on Luis Torrens’ two-run homer that made it 5-4, Lake Elsinore. Trevor McGill secured the win in the 9th and got the win with two strikeouts and a groundout
Edward Olivares– (1-5)- 1 2B (hitting .298 on the season)
Wil Myers– (1-4)- 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jorge Ona– (1-4)- 2 Ks (hitting .213 on the season)
Luis Torrens– (2-4)- 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI,
Hudson Potts– (0-4)-1 RBI (hitting .296 on the season)
Brad Zunica– (2-3)- 2 R, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Trevor McGill- (Win) 3 IP, 1 hit, 5 K, (3.38 ERA on the season)
Fort Wayne Tin Caps (4-10) Lost 10-2
The Fort Wayne pitching staff has struggled early on this season. Aaron Leasher has been surprisingly good and Nick Margevicius continues to make a name for himself. The pitching staff was roughed up on Thursday evening against the Great Lakes Loons at Parkview Field. Mason Thompson started for the Tin Caps and pitched just two innings with eight earned runs, six hits, six walks, and three strikeouts. The bats were silenced with just three hits tonight. Jack Suwinski went 1-2 with two RBI, the first coming from a double that scored Jeisson Rosario in the fifth inning and then his sacrifice fly to score Rosario in the sixth. Caleb Boushley pitched three and one-third innings of two-run ball with four strikeouts in relief for Thompson. Jared Carkuff pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts in his Fort Wayne debut. The Tin Caps’ offense will need to raise their .240 team batting average this season if they want a chance to compete in the Midwest League.
Mason Thompson (L, 1-2)- 2 IP, 6 hits, 8 R, 8 ER, 6 BB, 3 K
Esteury Ruiz– (1-4), 1 K, single, .222
Gabriel Arias (1-4), 1 K, single, .238
Jack Suwinski– (1-2) 2 RBI, 1 2B, .219