The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 4-3 on Wednesday.
Here is a brief recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas
Amarillo Sod Poodles Won 4-3 (65-55)
Two late home runs lifted the Sod Poodles over the RockHounds. A two-run home run by Edward Olivares and an A.J. Kennedy solo home run in the seventh inning put the Sod Poodles ahead by a single run, and it was all they needed for the rest of the game. It was the seventeenth and second dingers, respectively, for the players. Starter Jesse Scholtens allowed two runs over six innings while striking out seven in a no-decision.
A.J. Kennedy: 3-4, HR, RBI, Run Scored, K
Edward Olivares: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, Run Scored, BB, K
Ivan Castillo: 1-3, Run Scored, 2B, K
Jesse Scholtens: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 7 K (95 pitches-61 strikes) No Decision
Blake Rogers: 2 IP, H, R, ER, 3 BB, 2 K (37 pitches-23 strikes) Win
Lake Elsinore Storm Won 14-13 (62-58)
When the ninth inning rolled around in the Storm vs. Jethawks game, Lancaster was winning by a whopping ten runs. However, with two out in the top of the ninth, the Storm offense awakened with a fiery desire to claw back and win the game. A ten-run rampage, which began and ended with a Gabriel Arias RBI single, tied the game at 13-13. A Tirso Ornelas RBI single in the tenth inning was the coup de grâce for a bewildered Lancaster bullpen. Fred Schlichtolz was the only Storm pitcher not to allow a run and got his first win of the season.
Allen Cordoba: 4-6, RBI, 2 Run Scored, 2B, K
Luis Campusano: 2-4, 3 RBI, Run Scored, 2 BB, K
Gabriel Arias: 2-6, 2 RBI, Run Scored, K
Tirso Ornelas: 2-4, RBI, Run Scored, 2 BB
Fred Schlichtolz: 2 IP, BB, 2 K (28 pitches-16 strikes) Win
Fort Wayne TinCaps Lost 5-3 (54-65)
The TinCaps only mustered together five hits while Franklin Van Gurp allowed three runs in the seventh inning to blow a one-run lead. Ethan Skender provided all of the offense for Fort Wayne, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Michael Curry and Justin Lopez had two singles to account for the other TinCap hits. Starter Omar Cruz allowed just a single unearned run while striking out seven but he still wasn’t involved in the decision.
Ethan Skender: 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Justin Lopez: 1-3, 2 Runs Scored, BB, 2 K, E
Michael Curry: 1-3, Run Scored, BB, 2 K
Omar Cruz: 6 IP, 3 H, R, 7 K (81 pitches-57 strikes) No Decision
Franklin Van Gurp: IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (32 pitches-18 strikes) Loss
Tri-City Dust Devils Lost 5-1 (27-31)
Tri-City also collected five hits as a team but only scored one run in the ninth inning. Nick Gatewood went 1-for-4 on the day with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kelvin Melean continued to hit well with a 2-for-4 day, raising his batting average to .348. Jason Blanchard absorbed the loss despite the fact that all three runs he allowed were unearned. He only pitched three innings and struck out five.
Kelvin Melean: 2-4, Run Scored, 2 2B, E
Nick Gatewood: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
Logan Driscoll: 1-4, 3B
Jason Blanchard: 3 IP, 3 R, 5 K (52 pitches-33 strikes) Loss
Sam Keating: 2 IP, H, 3 BB, 2 K (36 pitches-16 strikes)
AZL Padres 1 Won 9-6 (27-18)
An impressive offensive showing led the AZL Padres 1 squad to victory over the AZL Diamondbacks. Joshua Mears went 4-for-5 and was a triple shy of a cycle. Hudson Head also had a good day at the plate as the third-round pick went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. Bryan Torres and Michael Suarez also collected two hits in the game. The offense backed up their pitching and allowed Luarbert Arias to earn his second win despite him allowing five runs in 4.2 innings on the mound.
Joshua Mears: 4-5, HR, 2 RBI, 3 Runs Scored, 2B, K
Hudson Head: 2-4, RBI, Run Scored, BB, K
Bryan Torres: 2-3, RBI, 2B
Michael Suarez: 2-4, 2 RBI, Run Scored, 2B, 3B, 2 K
Luarbert Arias: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (42 pitches-34 strikes) Win
AZL Padres 2 Won 3-2 (31-15)
The game between the AZL Padres 2 and AZL Giants Black squads remained tied at 2-2 after the Padres tied the game in the seventh inning, but a Jarryd Dale RBI groundout in the top of the ninth inning scored the go-ahead run. Ripken Reyes went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in the seventh inning that tied the game. 14th-round pick Bodi Rascon made his debut with the team by pitching a scoreless first inning. Sam Williams got the win by pitching two perfect innings.
Jarryd Dale: 1-3, RBI, BB
Ripken Reyes: 3-4, RBI, 2B, SB
Jared Alvarez-Lopez: 2-4, Run Scored, 2 K
Jeferson Garcia: 4 IP, 3 H, R, ER, 6 K (29 pitches-28 strikes)
Sam Williams: 2 IP (6 pitches-6 strikes) Win
DSL Padres Lost 9-8 (28-35)
Despite seven of the nine hitters in the lineup collecting at least one hit, the DSL Padres bullpen couldn’t hold a two-run lead in the eighth inning. The Padres racked up their eight runs by collecting nine hits and walking 13 times, leading to the team going 6-for-16 with runners in scoring position. Charlis Aquino went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Abismael Paulino started the game and pitched five innings and allowed five runs on five hits while walking four.
Charlis Aquino: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Reginald Dowston: 1-4, RBI, Run Scored, 2 BB, 3 K, CS
Alex Ramirez: 1-4, RBI, Run Scored, BB
Abismael Paulino: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB (37 pitches-21 strikes) No Decision
Alejandro Lugo: IP, H, R (6 pitches-5 strikes) Loss
Probable Starter’s for Thursday’s Games
Lake Elsinore: TBD vs Colten Schmidt (1-3, 6.14 ERA)
AZL Padres 1: TBD vs. TBD
AZL Padres 2: TBD vs. TBD
DSL Padres: TBD vs TBD