The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 2-3 with wins from both the San Antonio Missions and the ACL Padres. The DSL Padres were the only team not to play.
Here is a quick recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas Lost 10-7 (36-52 on the season)
Luis Campusano: 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 K
Taylor Kohlwey: 2-for-3, RBI, R, 2B, BB
Jose Azocar: 1-for-3, RBI, 2B
Matt Batten: 2-for-5, RBI, R, 2B, K, E
Adrian Martinez: 3 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 7 R, 3 BB, 2 K (Loss)
After finding success in San Antonio, Adrian Martinez was promoted to El Paso with the potential of a late-season call-up to San Diego.
His Triple-A debut didn’t go as planned, as he allowed three runs in the first inning and four more in the third to spot the Aces a seven-run lead. Another run in the fourth off of Alex Powers pushed Reno’s lead to eight.
The Chihuahuas offense was kept dormant for six innings, but they exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning. A Kohlwey single kicked off the scoring and Campusano’s thirteenth home run of the year capped off the rally. However, El Paso was unable to bring home any runs after this inning and fell to Reno.
San Antonio Missions Won 5-1 (42-48 on the season)
Agustin Ruiz: 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, R, K
Kyle Overstreet: 2-for-4, RBI, 2B
Esteury Ruiz: 1-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 K, SB
Matt Waldron: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 K (No Decision)
Carlos Belen: 2 IP, BB, K (Win)
For the Missions, pitching has been a worrying Achilles Heel. Today, it brought them to a win.
Five pitchers combined to strike out eight batters and allow a single run on five hits. A two-run homer by Ruiz and a ground-rule double by Overstreet spotted San Antonio with a three-run lead in the first inning.
Two more runs in the seventh inning padded the Missions’ lead and put them six games behind .500 with a victory.
Fort Wayne TinCaps Lost 5-3 (43-48 on the season)
Chris Givin: 2-for-5, RBI, 2B
Justin Lopez: 1-for-4, RBI, E
Tirso Ornelas: 1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 K
Noel Vela: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K (No Decision)
Edwuin Bencomo: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 R, 2 K (Loss)
For a brief moment, Fort Wayne and West Michigan were tied.
After the Whitecaps put up two runs in the first inning, the TinCaps tied up the game on a two-run single by Justin Lopez. A throwing error from Whitecaps third baseman Jose King allowed the second run to cross the plate.
Givin’s RBI single in the seventh inning gifted Fort Wayne a one-run lead. West Michigan, however, rallied against Bencomo to overtake the TinCaps and regain the lead with a two-run bottom of the seventh inning. A Luke Boyd wild pitch to allow a run ensured the Whitecaps walked away with a victory
Lake Elsinore Storm Lost 4-1 (39-51 on the season)
Jarryd Dale: 1-for-4, RBI, K
Euribiel Angeles: 1-for-4, R, 2B, K
Robert Hassell III: 1-for-3, BB
Ruben Galindo: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K (Loss)
Lake Elsinore held a lead for all of one inning. Angeles doubled to lead off the game and Dale drove him home with an RBI single.
That was all the offense they mustered up. The Storm only got four more hits and three walks throughout the game.
Meanwhile, Inland Empire scored four runs off Galindo in the third inning then flipped the cruise control to take the win.
ACL Padres Won 14-1 (13-20 on the season)
Jackson Merrill: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, R, 2 K
James Wood: 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, K
Max Ferguson: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, R, 2B, K, SB
Jackson Wolf: 2 IP, R, BB, 4 K (No Decision)
Adam Smith: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 K (Win)
The recent MLB Draft picks for the Padres showed up in force today.
Fourth-round pick Jackson Wolf only allowed a single unearned run in two innings of work while fourteenth-round pick Adam Smith pitched three scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season.
Three draft picks had two RBIs for the offense. First-rounder Jackson Merrill had a sacrifice fly and an RBI single, fifth-rounder Max Ferguson smacked an RBI ground-rule double and also had a sacrifice fly while second-round pick James Wood had his first professional home run with a two-run shot in the first inning.
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Probable starters for Wednesday
El Paso: OFF
San Antonio: Brandon Komar (1-1, 3.00 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Carlos Guararte (0-4, 5.92 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres Games 1 & 2: TBD
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