Down on the Farm: 4/27 (Quantrill Pitches Well for Missions)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-2 on the day.

Cal Quantrill, Pedro Avila and Osvaldo Hernandez were on the mound for the lower levels and Walker Lockett was on the bump for the Chihuahuas.

Here is a glimpse at the day’s action with some video as well.

El Paso Chihuahuas (15-7) Lost 7-5

La_Mole, Franmil Reyes continues to rake in Triple-A El Paso. He is only 22 and is showing no signs of slowing down in terms of offensive production. Reyes is a slugger, but is willing to take a walk and uses the whole field as well. He was a sleeper prospect who is no longer considered unknown. Reyes slugged his fifth homer of the season in the fourth inning to keep his 11-game hitting streak active. El Paso was able to take the lead in the sixth by the score of 5-4, but Jonathan Aro was roughed up for three earned runs in his 1.2 innings of work. Aro earned the loss as the Chihuahuas were unable to come back in the game.

Franmil Reyes– (1-4) HR, RBI, Run, K

Travis Jankowski– (2-3) RBI, BB, CS

Raffy Lopez- (1-4) HR, RBI, Run, K

Brett Nicholas– (1-4) HR, RBI, Run

Walker Lockett- 6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 6 K (105 pitches- 75 strikes)

San Antonio Missions (12-9) Won 4-3

A costly throwing error by Josh Naylor in left field prevented Cal Quantrill from getting the win on Friday. With men on first and second and one out, a ball hit through the shortstop whole was chucked by Naylor all the way to backstop allowing the runner who had originally held up at third to score. Jose Castillo got the next two outs as the Missions worked their way out of the jam. The damage had been done as the game was tied at three in the top of the ninth. However, Naylor wasted no time redeeming himself as a one out walk to Fernando Tatis brought the big Canadian to the plate. He promptly doubled home Tatis for the 4-3 walkoff win against Midland.

Ty France– (2-4) 2b, Run, RBI, BB

Kyle Overstreet– (2-4) 2 RBI

Rowan Wick– 1.2 IP, H, 3 K (23 pitches- 18 strikes)

Josh Naylor- (2-5) 2b, Run, RBI

Cal Quantrill- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (97 pitches- 59 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm (9-13) Lost 2-0

The Storm returned home for a quick three game homestand against the Stockton Ports. Pedro Avila was on the mound and the curveball specialist was effective going six innings for Lake Elsinore. He was given no run support and took the loss despite lowering his ERA to 3.18 on the season. Blake Rogers and Trevor Megill pitched well behind Avila, but the story was the lack of offense once again from this Storm team. Seven base hits and two walks should result in a run or two, but they could not get the job done as a unit. Hector Olivares, Jorge Ona and Brad Zunica each recorded two hits in the loss.

Edward Olivares– (2-5)

Jorge Ona– (2-4) K

Brad Zunica– (2-3) BB

Pedro Avila- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (95 pitches-58 strikes)

Blake Rogers- 2 IP, 3 K (31 pitches- 20 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (9-13) Won 6-5

Osvaldo Hernandez is a Cuban left-handed pitcher in the system that you don’t hear much about. He has very good stuff and pitched well on Friday going 5.2 innings for the TinCaps. He allowed a home run just before he departed, so his numbers were inflated a bit. The 19-year-old is pitching in his first taste of full season baseball and doing it fairly well. Keep a watchful eye on this young man. The bullpen in relief of Hernandez struggled a bit, as Ben Sheckler was roughed up by the Dragons. Travis Radke came in relief and worked his way out of a jam in the ninth as the TinCaps won 6-5. With one out and runners on first and second a hard ground ball ricocheted off the third baseman’s glove to Radke who threw out the batter at first. That was a huge play in the game. The hitting stars on the night for Fort Wayne were Esteury Ruiz, who continues to be a menace to opposing pitching staffs and Carlos Belen who slugged his third homer of the year.

Esteury Ruiz– (1-4) HR, RBI, Run, BB, K

Carlos Belen– (2-3) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB, K

Tirso Ornelas– (1-5) K

Travis Radke- (Save) 1.2 IP, H, K (25 pitches-15 strikes)

Osvaldo Hernandez- 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 K (85 pitches- 47 strikes)

Saturday’s Probables

El Paso- Brett Kennedy

San Antonio- Miguel Diaz

Lake Elsinore- Ronald Bolanos

Fort Wayne- TBD

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