San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-3 on Friday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (6-7) Won 4-1
The Chihuahuas got a great start from Jerry Keel, as the lefty went seven innings allowing only one earned run to score. The Padres could callup Keel eventually if they need innings pitched as he has a very durable arm. As of now, he is on the Triple-A roster, but things could change down the road for the lefty. Especially if he keeps pitching as he did on Friday. El Paso only managed five hits on the night, but that was enough for the win. Josh Naylor hit a long homer, and Ty France continues his hot hitting for the Chihuahuas. The infielder is up to .418 with his average now and is an interesting story. Sammy Solis and Eric Yardley finished the game off for El Paso out of the pen, throwing a scoreless inning each.
Josh Naylor– (1-4) HR, RBI, Run
Ty France– (1-2) 2B, Run,
Michael Gettys– (1-3) 2B, RBI, K
Matt Batten– (1-4) RBI, K
Jerry Keel– 7 IP, H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K (84 pitches- 54 strikes)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (6-10) Lost 8-7
The Soddies came close in the ninth, rallying for three runs, but came up short as Brad Zunica popped up to third base to end the game. Pedro Avila did not pitch well, allowing six earned runs to score in 4.2 innings pitched for Amarillo. He struck out five in the showing but was not effective. New outfielder Rodrigo Orozco continues to hit well as he went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the game. Edward Olivares had a productive game at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with two extra-base hits including his third homer of the season. Lake Bachar relieved Avila and went 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs to score and striking out six.
Rodrigo Orozco– (2-4) 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, BB, K
Edward Olivares– (2-4) HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 Runs, BB, K
Chris Baker– (0-2) 2 BB, Run
Hudson Potts– (1-4) RBI, 2 K
Pedro Avila– 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (81 pitches- 56 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (8-8) Lost 7-2
The Storm has now lost five in a row. They have one more game on the road, before returning home for a seven-game homestand that starts on Monday at the Diamond. Luis Patino was wild on Friday, issuing four walks in his one inning or work. He struck out two of the three outs he gathered but is still very raw with his mechanics. He now has walked 12 batters on the year. In relief of Patino, Elliot Ashbeck was solid once again, lowering his ERA to 0.84 on the season. He should be headed back to Texas very soon. Jack Suwinski powered his third homer of the season in the 7th inning. He has put up a .980 OPS so far this season playing on most days for Lake Elsinore.
Eguy Rosario– (2-3) 2B
Jack Suwinski- (1-4) HR, RBI, Run, 2 K
Tirso Ornelas– (1-3) Run, BB, 2 K
Luis Patino- 1.0 IP, H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (39 pitches-18 strikes)
Elliot Ashbeck- 3 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K (46 pitches- 34 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (9-7 ) DoubleHeader Lost 12-3 & Won 2-1
The TinCaps were trounced in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday by the score of 12-3. Infielder Lee Solomon ended his night on the mound allowing three earned runs to score as the bullpen was rested. Starting pitcher, Joey Cantillo only recorded two outs in his 38 pitches thrown. Fort Wayne allowed four in the first inning and three in the second inning to fall behind 7-0 early. TinCaps pitchers allowed 13 hits on the day and walked seven WhiteCap batters. Only Dwanya Williams-Sutton recorded multiple hits on the night for Fort Wayne as he OPS has risen to .795 on the season.
Dwanya Williams-Sutton– (2-3) 2 RBI
Agustin Ruiz– (1-3) Run, K
Grant Little– (1-3) Run
Lee Solomon– (1-3) Run ….1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB (30 pitches-14 strikes)
Joey Cantillo– 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, K (38 pitches- 22 strikes)
Fort Wayne battled in the second game to win the contest 2-1 in seven innings. Gabe Mosser was solid on the mound featuring a plus curveball. The TinCaps only managed four hits in the game but made them count scoring two in the second. Luis Almanzar singled, stole a base for the TinCaps. Tucupita Maracno is off to a slow start, hitting .186 so far this season. Carlos Belen, a converted infielder, threw two scoreless innings lowering his ERA to 7.04 on the year. He has a lot of developing to do if he wants to make it to the upper minors as a pitching prospect.
Tucupita Marcano– (1-3)
Grant Little– (1-2)
Luis Almanzar– (1-3) Run, SB, 2 K
Juan Fernandez– (1-2)
Gabe Mosser– 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 8 K ( 81 pitches- 54 strikes)
El Paso- TBD vs. Taylor Widener (0-1 9.00 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD vs. Travis Herrin (1-1 3.68 ERA)