Down on the Farm: August 1 (Omar Cruz Pitches Well in Tri-City, Quantrill & Margevicius Struggle)

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San Diego Padres Affiliates were 5-3 on Wednesday.

Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (59-49) Won 4-3

The starter for El Paso, Brett Kennedy, was solid, allowing three earned runs in five innings of work with three strikeouts and no walks. The bullpen held New Orleans scoreless for the final four innings, combining for six strikeouts. The pitching only issued one walk throughout the game, which was significant to their success. Raffy Lopez had a big game, driving in two runs on two hits, while scoring a run as well. Allen Craig also had a hit with two runs scored, while Shane Peterson had two hits with an RBI and a run scored. Javier Guerra also added an RBI in the victory. It was a win on the back of great pitching, with the bottom part of the lineup providing the offense in the team’s win.

Raffy Lopez: 2-3, Run, 2 RBI

Allen Craig: 1-3, 2 Runs, BB

Shane Peterson: 2-4, Run, RBI

Javier Guerra: 1-4, RBI

Brett Kennedy: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s

San Antonio Missions (63-46) Lost 3-2

Cal Quantrill turned in a nice start for the Missions, allowing two earned runs while striking out two hitters over five innings of work. He was then followed by Jason Jester and T.J. Weir, who didn’t allow any earned runs in their appearances. Unfortunately for the Missions, they couldn’t muster much of an offense — with no batters getting two hits for the team. The five through nine spots in the lineup didn’t register any hits, or get any walks in the game. Kyle Overstreet had two RBI and scored a run, and Buddy Reed had a hit along with a run scored as the most important parts of the lineup. The pitching was great, but the hitting just wasn’t enough in the loss.

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Buddy Reed: 1-4, Run

Ty France: 1-4

Kyle Overstreet: 1-3, Run, 2 RBIs

Cal Quantrill: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s

Lake Elsinore Storm (53-57) Lost 11-5

It was a rough outing for lefty starter Nick Margevicius, who allowed seven earned runs on eight hits, with no walks and nine strikeouts over 5.1 innings. The Storm relievers then gave up four runs as well to seal the game for Rancho Cucamonga. Leadoff man Edward Olivares had two hits and an RBI, Allen Córdoba had two hits with an RBI and a run scored, and Jorge Ona had a hit with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk as the key parts of the team’s offense on the night. Leaving seventeen runners on base was an issue for the team, and they struck out a disappointing thirteen times in the loss to the Quakes. Nate Easley also added an RBI for the Storm.

Edward Olivares: 2-5, RBI

Eguy Rosario: 1-4, 2 Runs, BB

Luis Torrens: 1-4, BB

Allen Córdoba: 2-4, Run, RBI

Jorge Ona: 1-3, Run, RBI, BB

Nate Easley: 0-3, RBI

Nick Margevicius: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 0 BB, 9 K’s

Fort Wayne Tincaps (49-58) Lost 7-5

The start by Tom Cosgrove was impressive, as he pitched five innings while allowing only two earned runs and struck out four batters. He was followed by Caleb Boushley, who promptly gave up three runs on five hits during his two innings of work. Gabriel Arias had a two-run single and scored two runs, Nick Feight had two RBI, and Juan Fernandez had an RBI as the key hitters in the lineup. Other players who had interesting games included Esteury Ruiz, who walked twice, and Luis Almanzar, who had a hit with a run scored and a walk. Jack Suwinski had two hits in three at-bats with a run scored out of the nine spot in the lineup.

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Gabriel Arias: 1-4, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, BB

Nick Feight: 2-5, 2 RBI

Juan Fernandez: 1-5, 1 RBI

Esteury Ruiz: 0-3, Run, 2 BB

Luis Almanzar: 1-3, Run

Jack Suwinski: 2-3, Run

Tom Cosgrove: 5 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K’s

Tri-City Dust Devils (23-24) Won 3-2

The Dust Devils won their game on Wednesday on the back of their great pitching. Omar Cruz made the start for the team, throwing four shutout innings with five strikeouts and no walks. The bullpen then only allowed two earned runs in the final five innings to preserve the win for the Dust Devils. Olivier Basabe had two hits with an RBI and a run scored, while Blake Hunt and Michael Curry also drove in a run each to secure the victory. Though they only managed nine hits and only walked once in the game, the team’s pitching threw well enough for them to hold on for the win.

Olivier Basabe: 2-4, Run, RBI

Blake Hunt: 1-4, RBI

Michael Curry: 1-3, RBI

Tre Carter: 1-4, Run

Omar Cruz: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K’s

AZL Padres 1 (15-18) Won 7-1

Kyle Lloyd started the game for an inning in a rehab appearance, striking out two batters and not allowing a hit or any free passes. Then came Jeferson Garcia, who pitched incredibly — pitching four innings while allowing one unearned run, three hits, no walks, and compiling ten strikeouts! The bullpen threw really well after he left, shutting out the AZL Brewers for the final four innings of the game. Xavier Edwards continued to rake, getting two hits in five at-bats with an RBI, while Nick Gatewood, Carlos Luis, Agustin Ruiz, Jaquez Williams, and Reinaldo Ilarraza each knocked in a run. A strong offensive outburst backed a great pitching performance from the team, in a comfortable win.

Xavier Edwards: 2-5, RBI

Nick Gatewood: 1-4, Run, RBI

Carlos Luis: 2-4, Run, RBI

Agustin Ruiz: 2-4, Run, RBI

Jaquez Williams: 2-3, Run, RBI, BB

Reinaldo Ilarraza: 0-3, RBI

Kyle Lloyd: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Jeferson Garcia: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K’s

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AZL Padres 2 (17-17) Won 5-2

It was a bullpen game for the pitching staff of the team today, as five different pitchers were used to complete the nine-inning win over the AZL Mariners. Gabriel Morales got the win, throwing four innings while allowing one earned run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. No other pitchers even walked a batter, which was very impressive, especially considering this is a rookie league team. Tucupita Marcano was 2-4 with a run scored, Alison Quintero had three hits with an RBI and a run scored. Michael Suarez also added two hits with a run scored and two RBIs.

Tucupita Marcano: 2-4, Run

Alison Quintero: 3-4, Run, RBI

Michael Suarez: 2-4, Run, 2 RBIs

Gabriel Morales: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K’s

DSL Padres (27-24) Won 8-7

Pitchers Eudi Asencio and Sergio Carrizoza combined for all nine innings of the DSL Padres’ win on Wednesday. They both pitched admirably, each only allowing an earned run apiece. They combined for six strikeouts while walking three hitters. Yanger Morales knocked in two runs with a hit and a walk, and Juan Garcia also had a nice game, adding an RBI with two walks. Left fielder Victor Nova also walked three times and scored two runs in the win. Second baseman Luis Paez added a run scored with a hit and two walks.

Yanger Morales: 1-2, 2 RBIs, BB

Juan Garcia: 0-2, RBI, 2 BB

Victor Nova: 0-3, 2 Runs, 3 BB

Luis Paez: 1-3, Run, RBI, 2 BB

Eudi Asencio: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s

Sergio Carrizoza: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s

What’s Next:

El Paso Chihuahuas:

Jerry Keel faces the Baby Cakes in El Paso

San Antonio Missions:

Lake Bachar versus the Rockhound in Midland

Lake Elsinore Storm:

TBA against rehabbing Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers in Rancho Cucamonga

Fort Wayne Tincaps:

TBA vs Dayton Dragons in Fort Wayne

Tri-City Dust Devils:

Angel Acevedo faces the Volcanoes in Pasco

AZL & DSL Teams

Starters TBA

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Conrad Parrish
A sophomore at Willamette University in Oregon, Conrad is majoring in Spanish but is also a writing center assistant for other students at Willamette. He has been a Padres die-hard his whole life and hopes to bring comprehensible statistical analysis to the site.
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Roddy Reta
Roddy Reta
4 years ago

Someone needs to do an in-depth article on Tucupita Marcano. He’s putting up some crazy numbers in rookie ball.

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