The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Chihuahuas were rained out and the AZL Padres 2 team had the night off.
In San Antonio, the Missions are on the verge of a playoff appearance. The next wave of talent that is due to arrive at Petco is firmly entrenched in Texas. That roster is made up of plenty of young stars. We shall soon get a glimpse of Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Eric Lauer, Fernando Tatis, Joey Lucchesi, and company in a Padres uniform. The Missions pulled off a 4-1 victory over Corpus Christi on Friday as Enyel De Los Santos was on his game. The right-handed pitcher went seven solid innings on the night, allowing just one run and striking out seven. Franmil Reyes blasted his 22nd home run of the year in the first inning, and that was all the offense the Missions needed. Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and Noah Perio each had two hits on the night.
The Storm welcomed Miguel Diaz to the mound on Friday. The Padres pitcher was on rehab and threw four innings for Lake Elsinore. Adrian De Horta got the win as he piggybacked off of Diaz’ start and went four innings, only allowing one earned run. Colby Blueberg earned his ninth save of the year, as he pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the 5-3 victory. Rod Boykin recorded three hits for the Storm, batting last for the team, and Ruddy Giron, Fernando Perez, and River Stevens all got two hits on the night.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps continue to battle and win ballgames despite the fact Fernando Tatis is in the Texas League now. They won 11-3 on Friday behind another great start from Michel Baez. Though the right-hander wasn’t particularly dominant, he did scatter seven hits into two earned runs in his six innings. The Cuban fireballer struck out five and failed to walk a batter, further displaying the control that has many Padre fans excited about him. G.K. Young and Buddy Reed both homered for the TinCaps and Reinaldo Ilarraza, Gabriel Arias, and Chandler Seagle each recorded two hits.
Tri-City won 4-0 as Nick Margevicius, Eliot Ashbeck, Mark Zimmerman, Travis Radke, and Trevor Megill recorded a shutout. Margevicius went the first five innings, only allowing three hits. The left-handed pitcher out of Rider University is now 3-0 to start off his pro career. At 21, and 6′ 5″ and 220 lbs, he has a bright future in the Padres’ system. Robbie Podorsky and Luis Asuncion drove in a run apiece and Josh Magee had two hits for the Dust Devils.
In Arizona, the AZL Padres team lost 6-5 as Jonathan Guzman allowed the winning run to score in his one inning of relief. Dan Dallas started the game, but went only one inning. Michel Miliano followed Dallas out of the pen and was knocked around in his 1.2 innings. The prized right-handed pitcher walked four batter and allowed two hits, which resulted in four runs (two earned). The 17-year-old has a high upside, but is still a work in progress. Blinger Perez made his AZL debut this week and went 1-4 on Friday. The Venezuelan infielder was at the DSL level earlier this year where he hit .268 in 164 at bats.
Speaking of the DSL Padres, they lost 8-4, as Ramon Pena was hit hard in his 3.1 innings pitched. The 20-year-old right-hander allowed seven earned runs and walked five batters on the day. Edward Burgos, Yordi Francisco, and Tucupita Marcano managed two hits each for the Padres.
El Paso Chihuahuas
San Antonio Missions (Won 4-1) 74-56 Overall
Enyel De Los Santos 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K
Josh Naylor (2-4) 2b, 2 Runs
Noah Perio (2-3) RBI, BB
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 5-3) 60-71 Overall
Miguel Diaz 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Fernando Perez (2-4) 2 2b, RBI
Rod Boykin (3-4) Run, 2b, 2 RBI
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 11-3) 64-67 Overall
Michel Baez 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 K
G.K. Young (3-4) HR, RBI, 3 Runs, BB
Buddy Reed (2-3) HR, 2 RBI, 3 Runs, 2 BB, SB
Tri-City Dust Devils (Won 4-0) 37-31 Overall
Nick Margevicius 5 IP, 3 H, 3 K
Josh Magee (2-4) Run
Elliot Ashbeck 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K
AZL Padres (Lost 6-5) 23-26 Overall
Michel Miliano 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Jeisson Rosario (1-5) 2b, Run
Denzel Gowdy (1-3) Run, BB
AZL Padres 2
DSL Padres (Lost 8-4) 22-44 Overall
Ramon Pena 3,1 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Edward Burgos (2-4) RBI, Run
Yordi Francisco (2-4) 2b, RBI