Down on the Farm: April 6 (Urias Homers, Thompson Looks Sharp)

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San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-3 on Saturday.

Only the Fort Wayne TinCaps were victorious.

Here is a recap of the day’s action.

El Paso Chihuahuas: Lost 12-5  (0-3 record on the season)

Cal Quantrill did not have his best stuff on Saturday, as he surrendered eight runs in three-plus innings pitched. He failed to make it out of the fourth, coughing up five runs in the inning to Las Vegas. His fastball velocity sat in the low 90’s, but that was not the issue. His location was bad throughout the night as Quantrill missed out over the plate and was victimized. Phil Maton relieved the Canadian right-hander gave up two earned runs. Maton was optioned on Friday, as the Padres made room for recently acquired Matt Wisler. Ty France and Alex Dickerson homered in the loss. El Paso has given up 33 runs in the first three games of the four-game set. This needs to improve.

Cal Quantrill– 3 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 K (67 pitches/43 strikes)

Luis Urias– (1-5) HR, RBI, Run, K

Ty France– (1-4) 2B, 2 Runs, K, 2 Errors

Alex Dickerson– (1-4) HR, RBI, Run, K

Phil Maton– 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 K (51 pitches/35 strikes)

Amarillo Sod Poodles : Lost 2-1 in 10 innings (1-2 record on the season)

Pedro Avila is not a household name, but he has a plus arm. Velocity has increased on the smaller in stature pitcher and he presently sits in the low to mid 90’s with his heater. Avila has always had a plus curveball. The pitch is now a real weapon, as he has learned how to utilize different angles and such. The right-hander went six innings, only allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out five on Saturday. Hudson Potts tied the game at one in the eighth with a single. The game went to extra innings. The Padres were unable to bring their runner in from second to start the 10th inning (international tie-breaker rules) as Buddy Reed and Owen Miller both struck out with Peter Van Gansen on second base. In the bottom of the 11th, the Hooks got the job done as Joshua Rojas singled in Stephen Wrenn to win the ball game 2-1.

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Pedro Avila–  6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (86 pitches/53 strikes)

Hudson Potts– (1-5) RBI, SB

Owen Miller- (1-4) 2B, Run, BB, K

Buddy Reed– (0-5) 3 K

Kaz Makita- 2 IP, 3 K (25 pitches/16 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm: Lost 8-2  (2-1 on the season)

Mason Thompson battled injuries and the mental side of the game in his two seasons at Fort Wayne. I spoke to him this week, and he told me he is in a much better place now both physically and mentally. On Saturday, he showed that hitting 98 mph on the radar gun with the second pitch of the game. Thompson sat comfortably in the mid-’90s with his fastball and flashed a plus slider and changeup. There is much to be excited about with this 6-foot-7 right-hander. He did not factor in the decision but struck out seven in four innings of work. He allowed three hits and one earned run while walking two. Thompson looked very strong. The Storm fell apart in the sixth as six runs scored on three errors in the inning. Esteury Ruiz made two errors in the game and looks shaky at second base. Lake Elsinore will try to win the series tomorrow with Luis Patino on the mound.

Mason Thompson– 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (79 pitches/46 strikes)

Jeisson Rosario– (2-5) 2B, K, SB

Luis Campusano– (2-3) 2B, Run, BB

Jack Suwinski– (1-4) 2B, Run, K

Dylan Coleman– 1.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, K (36 pitches/19 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps: Won 8-4  (2-1 on the season)

The TinCaps took game three of their set with Lansing on Saturday, as the team knocked out 11 hits in an 8-4 victory. Left-handed pitcher Joey Cantillo was on the mound and pitched well, striking out eight batters in 4.1 innings pitched. Dwanya Williams-Sutton and Luis Almanzar homered, and Blake Hunt doubled twice in the win. Grant Little also went 2-for-5 on the night. Tucupita Marcano is off to a slow start (.100) at the plate but should pick it up soon. Henry Henry threw two scoreless innings out of the pen, featuring a mid-90’s fastball with late movement. Fort Wayne is now 2-1 on the season.

Joey Cantillo– 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 8 K

Luis Almanzar– (1-4) HR, 3 RBI, Run, 2 K

Dwanya Williams-Sutton– (1-4) HR, 2 Runs, RBI, BB, K

Blake Hunt– (2-5) 2 2B, 2 RBI

Agustin Ruiz- (2-4) 2B, Run, RBI, BB


Sunday’s matchups

El Paso- Bryan Mitchell vs. Tyler Alexander

Amarillo- Lake Bachar vs. Tyler Ivey

Lake Elsinore- Luis Patino vs. Denny Brady

Fort Wayne- Gabe Mosser vs. Sean Wymer

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