Down on the Farm: August 18 (Lauer Makes Rehab Start, Urias Close to Cycle)

Credit: EVT

Credit: EVT

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 4-2 on Saturday.

Here is a quick recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (72-52) Won 4-3

Luis Urias is apparently done with Triple-A. The young second baseman continued his blistering pace, going 3-3, and was a home run short of a cycle. It was Francisco Mejia who provided said home run in the first inning, following Urias’ walk with a blast to right field to tie the game up at two runs apiece. Ty France put the Chihuahuas up for good with an RBI single in the seventh inning that scored Urias. Starter Cal Quantrill pitched a decent game, going five innings and allowing three runs on five hits while striking out three. All three runs against Quantrill came off of home runs.

Luis Urias: 3-3, 3 R, 2B, 3B, BB

Francisco Mejia: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 K

Ty France: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Allen Craig: 2-2, 2 BB

Cal Quantrill: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K (96 pitches-60 strikes) No Decision

San Antonio Missions (68-55) Won 4-1

Thanks to two home runs and a strong pitching performance by Emmanuel Ramirez, the Missions were able to hang on for the victory. It was Michael Gettys who got the Missions started on offense, blasting a solo home run to right field. Austin Allen hit his 21st home run of the season in the fourth inning and score Josh Naylor, while Matthew Batten slapped an RBI double to right field to score San Antonio’s fourth and final run. Ramirez pitched a solid game, going seven innings and allowing only a single run while striking out nine batters in total. Getting the save was Andres Munoz, who struck out two in a ninth inning that saw him hit 103 MPH on the radar gun.

Matthew Batten: 3-3, 2B, RBI, BB

Austin Allen: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R

Michael Gettys: 1-4, HR, RBI, R, 2 K

Peter Van Gansen: 2-3, BB, R

Emmanuel Ramirez: 7 IP, 4 H, R, ER, BB, 9 K (95 pitches-68 strikes) Win

Credit: Pierre Aguirre

Lake Elsinore Storm (59-66) Lost 3-1

Despite a clean three innings from a rehabbing Eric Lauer, the Storm couldn’t get the bats working and lost for the third straight time. Lauer pitched three innings in a rehab start as he nears a return to the Majors and he struck out four while allowing three hits and no runs. Aaron Leasher was the one who allowed three runs to cross in a three-run fifth inning, yielding seven total hits in seven innings, although he did strike out nine batters. Eguy Rosario scored the only run of the game for Lake Elsinore, coming home on an RBI double by Luis Torrens in the fourth inning.

Luis Torrens: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 3 K

Eguy Rosario: 1-3, R, BB, 2 K

Jorge Ona: 1-4, 2 K

Eric Lauer: 3 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 K (45 pitches-36 strikes) No Decision

Aaron Leasher: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 9 K (79 pitches-54 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (59-63) Won 3-1

The TinCaps continued their winning ways as they took the first game of the series against the Lancaster Lugnuts. Owen Miller has continued to bash baseballs wherever he goes as he was 4-5 with a double and a run scored. It was Kelvin Melean who had the big hit for Fort Wayne as his two-run single in the third inning scored what would essentially be the winning runs. Luis Patino was excellent as usual, pitching five and two-thirds scoreless innings and striking out five batters while walking three.

Kelvin Melean: 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K

Owen Miller: 4-5, 2B, R, K

Jeisson Rosario: 2-4, BB

Gabriel Arias: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 K

Luis Patino: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K (83 pitches-51 strikes) Win

Tri-City Dust Devils (28-33) Won 2-1

It was a close game, but two early runs was all that the Dust Devils needed to pull ahead and win their third straight game. Ramon Perez allowed a single run in the first inning, but was still efficient for three innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out four. Grant Little tied the game up with his RBI single in the third inning, scoring the speedy Xavier Edwards from third base. It was on a bunt single from Dwanya Williams-Sutton that saw opposing catcher Cal Raleigh throw the ball away, allowing Tucapita Marcano to cross with the go-ahead run.

Xavier Edwards: 2-4, R, 2B, SB

Grant Little: 2-4, RBI, CS

Dwanya Williams-Sutton: 2-2, 3B

Ramon Perez: 3 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 3 BB, 4 K (66 pitches-35 strikes) No Decision

Gabe Mosser: 3 IP, BB, 3 K (39 pitches-26 strikes) Win

DSL Padres (33-33) Lost 7-1

The Padres struggled as a collective unit to collect runs and the pitching was hit hard as the record for the Padres has now hit an even .500. The only Padre to score a run was Junior Perez, who scored on a wild pitch in the second inning. Unfortunately, this was the only offense the young team would generate. Starter Sergio Carrizoza did pitch five innings, but two errors would lead to only one of his four runs allowed to be earned. Carrizoza struck out five batters and walked three in his outing.

Luis Paez: 2-3, 2 BB

Matias Polanco: 2-3, BB, K

Junior Perez: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K

Vladimir Echavarria: 1-3, K

Sergio Carrizoza: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, ER, 3 BB, 5 K Loss

Probable Starters for Monday’s games

El Paso: Colin Rea

San Antonio: Lake Bachar

Lake Elsinore: TBD

Fort Wayne: Mason Thompson

Tri-City: Cole Bellinger

AZL Padres 1 & 2: TBD

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Jason Freund
I am currently attending San Diego State University while working on achieving a major in journalism. At SDSU, I write for The Daily Aztec while also hosting the sports radio show "Picked Off", for KCR Radio. A loyal fan of San Diego sports, I hope to bring content that you will enjoy reading.
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