Down on the Farm: August 2 (Baez Injured, Gore Solid for Fort Wayne, & Franmil Homers in El Paso)

MacKenzie Gore prepares for his first pitch of the game. Photo by Ken Bugajski / EVTimes.

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The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 2-4 on Thursday.

Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (60-49) Won 11-4

Jerry Keel has been solid in his six starts for El Paso, notching a quality start in five of those outings. Rowan Wick has struck out 55 batters in 43.2 innings of work split between El Paso and San Antonio. Wick has allowed 31 hits while walking 26 batters and now owns a 3.09 ERA. Franmil Reyes swatted his 16th home run for El Paso and Shane Peterson hit his 10th. Luis Urias struggled over the last week or so, but broke out of his slump with three hits.

CF Auston Bousfield: 3-5, 3 2B, R, 3 RBI, 2 K

2B Luis Urias: 3-5, 3B, R, RBI

C Francisco Mejia: 1-5, 2 R, K

RF Franmil Reyes: 2-5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 K

SS Javy Guerra: 0-2, R, 2 BB

SP Jerry Keel: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (83 Pitches-51 Strikes) Win

RP Rowan Wick: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K (20 Pitches-13 Strikes)

Day Off: C Raffy Lopez, C/1B Brett Nicholas, OF Forrestt Allday

Credit: El Paso

San Antonio Missions (63-47) Lost 8-2

Lake Bachar continues to struggle. He watched his ERA rise from 5.17 to 5.95 with his outing today. Gerardo Reyes, who was acquired in the trade that involved Wil Myers, has been impressive this year. He’s sporting a 54/25 K/BB ratio in 42.2 innings of work between Lake Elsinore and San Antonio. Reyes has allowed 35 hits over that time and he now owns a 2.74 ERA. Buddy Reed stole two more bases to bring his total to 10 with San Antonio. Between Lake Elsinore and San Antonio, Reed has a combined 43 stolen bases while being caught nine times.

CF Buddy Reed: 1-5, 2 SB, 3 K

1B Josh Naylor: 0-4

DH Ty France: 1-4, K

C Austin Allen: 1-4, R

SP Lake Bachar: 5 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (90 Pitches-57 Strikes) Loss

RP Gerardo Reyes: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (26 Pitches-18 Strikes)

RP Eric Yardley: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (11 Pitches-9 Strikes)

Day Off: INF Matthew Batten, OF Michael Gettys

Lake Elsinore Storm (53-58) Lost 8-2

Michel Baez was scheduled to start this game, but reportedly walked off the field during warm-ups with some sort of injury. That left the door open for Bryan Mitchell to make a rehab start, one that didn’t produce very good results. Elliot Ashbeck pitched three innings for the fifth time this year. Carter Capps has allowed at least one run in each of his last six outings. Jorge Ona knocked his 6th home run. The Padres believe that Ona has plus raw power, but he has struggled to translate that over to the games. Hudson Potts reached base via a walk and has now reached base in 19 straight games.

CF Edward Olivares: 1-4, 2 K

DH Eguy Rosario: 0-4, K

3B Hudson Potts: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K

RF Jorge Ona: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB

SS Allen Cordoba: 0-3, 2 K

SP Bryan Mitchell: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (50 Pitches-28 Strikes) Loss

RP Elliot Ashbeck: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (45 Pitches-29 Strikes)

RP Carter Capps: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (18 Pitches-12 Strikes)

Day Off: C Luis Torrens, 1B Brad Zunica, OF Rod Boykin

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Fort Wayne TinCaps (50-58) Won 5-4

Starting pitcher Mackenzie Gore showed what the Padres saw in him when they made him the 3rd overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft. Gore lasted at least five innings for the fifth time in his last six starts. Over that span, Gore has thrown 28 innings and struck out 38 batters. Dylan Coleman was the Padres’ 4th round pick in 2018. He has thrown a total of 15.2 innings allowing 11 hits with a 16/7 K/BB ratio. Outfielder Jack Suwinski is 20 years old and was drafted by the Padres in the 15th round of the 2016 draft. He launched his 6th home run today. Second baseman Esteury Ruiz committed his 20th error on the year. Outfielder Hunter Jarmon appeared in his first game with Fort Wayne, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He also struck out once and drove in a run.

CF Jeisson Rosario: 1-3, R, BB

2B Esteury Ruiz: 0-3, HBP, 2 K

SS Gabriel Arias: 1-4, 2B, K

3B Kevin Melean: 0-2, BB, Sac Bunt

*SP MacKenzie Gore: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K (56 Pitches-41 Strikes)

RP Fred Schlichtholz: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K (33 Pitches-21 Strikes)

RP Dylan Coleman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (11 Pitches-8 Strikes) Win

Day Off: OF Robbie Podorsky, C Juan Fernandez, C Luis Campusano, 3B Justin Lopez,

* May be a discrepancy with the pitch count as it was reported that Gore threw 85 pitches, but the official scorer only had 56.

Tri-City Dust Devils (23-25) Lost 6-4

Owen Miller has been impressive in his first summer in pro ball. He’s currently slashing .330/.381/.440 over 46 games and has reached base in nine straight games. A late season promotion to Fort Wayne, or possibly even Lake Elsinore, seems in store. Angel Acevedo has also been impressive with Tri-City. Acevedo has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his seven starts with the Dust Devils. Gabe Mosser has been dominant out of the pen, striking out 32 in 24 innings of work. Mosser has walked six and allowed opposing batters 23 hits.

LF Grant Little: 1-4, R, BB

SS Owen Miller: 0-3, RBI, 2 BB

C Blake Hunt: 1-4, 2B, R, K

2B Luke Becker: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K

SP Angel Acevedo: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (90 Pitches-62 Strikes)

RP Gabe Mosser: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (37 Pitches-22 Strikes) Loss

Day Off: C Jose Lezama, C Chandler Seagle, OF Michael Curry, OF Dwanya Williams-Sutton, 3B Elvis Sabala

AZL Padres 1 (15-18)

Postponed – Rain

AZL Padres 2 (17-17)

Postponed – Rain

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DSL Padres (27-25) Lost 7-1

Starting pitcher Miguel Rondon struggled for the first time all year. He allowed four runs for the first time and failed to last at least four innings for the first time since June 15th. So far this season, he has pitched 46.2 innings over 11 appearances (nine starts) with a 47/10 K/BB ratio. He’s also limited opposing batters to 36 hits. Rondon is 17 years old and his innings are being monitored. Shortstop Vladimir Echavarria has shown an impressive feel for the strike zone at a young age. He’s walked 44 times while striking out in 48 trips to the plate. He has yet to show much power which has left his slash line at .206/.433/.278 in 179 plate appearances. Echavarria has had his fair share of struggles on defense. He committed two throwing errors today to bring his error total to 15 on the year.

SS Vladimir Echavarria: 1-4, R

2B Bryan Torres: 1-3, BB

3B Victor Nova: 0-3, RBI, K

C Matias Polanco: 0-4, 3 K

SP Miguel Rondon: 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, Loss

RP Alfredo Castaneda: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

RP Bryan Batista: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Probable Starters for Monday’s games:

*El Paso Chihuahuas: Jacob Nix (2-3, 2.05)

San Antonio Missions: Jesse Scholtens (6-2, 3.03)

Lake Elsinore Storm: Ronald Bolanos (4-7, 4.79)

Fort Wayne TinCaps: Osvaldo Hernandez (8-4, 1.85)

Tri-City Dust Devils: Henry Henry (4-1, 2.95)

AZL Padres 1: TBD

AZL Padres 2: TBD

DSL Padres: Alan Mundo (2-2, 5.92)

*First start in AAA, numbers are from AA this year.

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