Down on the Farm: April 11 – Day Baseball!
El Paso Chihuahuas (5-2) Won 4-3
The El Paso Chihuahuas got some day baseball in on Wednesday, beating the Salt Lake Bees by a score of 4-3. Salt Lake kicked off the scoring in the top of the second with two RBI singles against right-hander Walker Lockett. Although the Chihuahuas were able to collect five hits in the first four innings, they were held scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when Luis Urias got them on the board with a solo home run to cut the Bees’ lead in half. The Chihuahuas took their first lead of the game in the bottom of the sixth after a single by Allen Craig followed by yet another home run by Javy Guerra to give the Chihuahuas a 3-2 lead. The Bees tied the game with a solo home run in the seventh by Ben Revere, but a solo home run by Shane Peterson in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Chihuahuas the lead for good. A scoreless ninth by Michael Mariot sealed the fifth win of the Chihuahuas’ season. Luis Urias, Javy Guerra, and Shane Peterson had the big hits, but Travis Jankowski, Raffy Lopez, Brett Nicholas, and Allen Craig all collected hits of their own.
San Antonio Missions (2-4) Off
The Missions start a four-game set with the Arkansas Travelers starting Thursday as Miguel Diaz (1-0) 3.86 ERA takes the mound for San Antonio.
Lake Elsinore Storm (2-5) Lost 4-1
Four runs in the first were the difference in this one as Lake Bachar was roughed up early. He gave up a three-run homer to Daulton Varsho and then a solo shot to Drew Ellis to make it 4-0. Hudson Potts answered back with a home run in the 4th, his second of the season. That would be it for Lake Elsinore, even though they did manage eight hits on the day. Edward Olivares and Nate Easley each went 2-for-3 for the Storm. Trevor Megill threw three shutout innings to close the game, striking out four. The Storm return home for the Opening Night game which will be against Lansing on Thursday.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (1-6) Won 9-4
The TinCaps finally got one in the win column. After starting the season with six straight losses, and lots of struggles on offense, the TinCaps were finally able to do enough to get a win. The Lugnuts kicked off the scoring in this game with an RBI single off Nick Margevicius in the first. The Lugnuts plated another run in the third inning, but Margevicius was solid in the rest of his outing. The TinCaps pushed across their first run in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run from outfielder Jack Suwinski. With a close game going into the late innings, the TinCaps erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the seventh after the Lugnuts plated a third run in the top of the seventh. Carlos Belen had the big blast, a grand slam, but Jeisson Rosario (two-RBI single) and Esteury Ruiz (RBI single) also contributed in what was the biggest inning of the TinCaps’ season. The TinCaps scored nine runs with only six hits, but all that matters is they got the win.
Thursday’s Probable Starters
El Paso Chihuahuas- Brett Kennedy (1-0) 1.50 ERA
San Antonio Missions- Miguel Doaz (1-0) 3.86 ERA
Lake Elsinore Storm- TBD
Fort Wayne TinCaps- Aaron Leasher (0-0) 6.00 ERA
Players of Note
Walker Lockett – RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Luis Urias – 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Javy Guerra – SS, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Nick Margevicius – LHP, Low-A, Fort Wayne TinCaps
5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Carlos Belen – 1B, Low-A, Fort Wayne Tincaps
1-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI,
Editorial and Prospect Writer for East Village Times. Twenty-five years young, Patrick has lived in San Diego for his entire life and has been a Padres fan nearly as long. Patrick lives for baseball and is always looking to learn new things about the game he loves through advanced stats.