Down on the Farm: August 6: (Quantrill wins Triple-A Debut, Urias Homers)

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Credit: EVT News

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 3-2.

Here is a recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (63-49) Win 10-3

Cal Quantrill had a strong Triple-A debut, while a five-run first inning propelled the Chihuahuas to a sixth straight victory and their ninth in the past ten games. Quantrill rebounded from many poor starts in Double-A San Antonio to pitch six innings of two-run ball while striking out four. Quantrill showed good mental fortitude in the fourth inning where, with the bases juiced and a run already allowed, Quantrill got a double play from Nick Torres to end the inning, and the threat. The five-run first inning started when Luis Urias, not known for his fences-clearing power, struck a two-run home run to put El Paso on the board. Auston Bousfield smacked a two-RBI double while Javy Guerra brought him home on an RBI triple. Raffy Lopez got two RBI by walking with the bases loaded on two different occasions and El Paso would walk eight times as a team while striking out six.

Luis Urias: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, R, 2B, BB, K

Francisco Mejia: 1-3, R, 2 BB

Javy Guerra: 3-5, RBI, R, 3B

Auston Bousfield: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB

Cal Quantrill: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K (88 pitches-61 strikes) Win

Credit: MiLB

Fort Wayne TinCaps (51-61) Lost 5-4

In a game that went only seven innings due to wet and rainy conditions, the TinCaps wasted a solid start from Luis Patino with four total errors that led to four unearned runs. Patino set down the first ten batters he had faced, but the Lancaster offense finally broke through in the sixth inning with an RBI single and two passed balls allowed by catcher Jalen Washington. Still, Patino pitched five and one-third innings and struck out eight batters while even hitting 98 mph on his fastball. The TinCap offense took an early lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single off the bat of Jack Suwinski and a run-scoring double hit by Gabriel Arias, then came within a run in the sixth inning on RBI doubles from Nick Feight and Kelvin Melean, but due to the poor weather conditions, the game was cancelled after the seventh inning and Fort Wayne didn’t get the chance to tie the game up.

Gabriel Arias: 2-3, RBI, 2 2B, R, K

Nick Feight: 1-3, RBI, R, 2B, K

Kelvin Melean: 2-3, 2B, RBI

Jack Suwinski: 1-2, RBI, R, BB

Luis Patino: 5 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 8 K (82 pitches-52 strikes) No Decision

AZL Padres 1 (17-20) Lost 11-6

Some big innings for the AZL Diamondbacks sank the Padres 1 squad as their offense couldn’t keep up with the D’Backs bursts of runs. Starter Luarbert Arias had a game to forget, lasting only two and one-third innings and giving up six runs, while reliever Luis Eusebio didn’t provide much in terms of relief, allowing five runs in the three innings he pitched. A home run by Nick Gatewood in the ninth got the Padres off on the right foot, but the runs would end there as the rest of the squad failed to put up much of a fight against Jesus Cabellos.

Lee Solomon: 3-5, RBI, 3 R, 2 2B, SB

Nick Gatewood: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, K

Agustin Ruiz: 2-4, RBI, R, K

Luarbert Arias: 2 1/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, BB, 2 K  Loss

Luis Eusebio: 3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

(Luis Patino) Credit: Journal Gazette

AZL Padres 2 (20-17) Won 14-9

A game that lasted over four hours resulted in the Padres 2 collecting six runs in the top of the tenth inning to win in extra innings. An RBI single from Angel Solarte broke the tie and was followed up by a three-run blast by Jason Pineda, while RBI singles by Luis Roman and Blinger Perez pushed the run total to six. The Padres also rallied to even send the game into extra innings, with a Perez sacrifice fly doing the trick. Michell Milliano only lasted an inning and a third, surrendering three runs while issuing five free passes. Every Padres pitcher would allow at least one run in their outing, but Felix Minjarez pitched two innings and allowed only an unearned run to keep the victory intact.

Jason Pineda: 1-4, HR, 4 RBI, R, 2 BB, 2 K

Luis Roman: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2B, R, 2 BB, E

Yordi Francisco: 2-6, HR, RBI, 3 R, K, SB

Sean Guilbe: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K

Felix Minjarez: 2 IP, 2 H, R, 3 K  Win

DSL Padres (29-26) Won 6-5

Using seven pitchers, the DSL Padres narrowly avoided a walk-off defeat after the DSL Orioles sparked a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Jorge Leo slammed the door shut and delivered the victory for the Padres. Brandon Valenuzuela got the Padres on the scoreboard first with a solo home run in the third inning, while the fourth inning saw a steal of home by center fielder Junior Perez for the second run of the game. Two pivotal runs would score in the eighth and ninth innings, thanks to a Bryan Torres RBI single and a throwing error that let Adrian Antunez score. This sixth run was key to the win, as the Orioles rallied for three runs in the ninth, but couldn’t get the final run they needed to win. Manuel Partida continued to look sharp, lowering his ERA to 2.55 by striking out three in four shutout innings.

Junior Perez: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, BB, K, SB, CS

Brandon Valenzuela: 2-4, HR, RBI, R, BB, K, SB, E

Bryan Torres: 2-5, RBI, K, E

Juan Garcia: 1-4, RBI, 2B, BB, 2 K, E

Manuel Partida: 4 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K  No Decision

Probable Starters for Tuesday’s games

El Paso: Jerry Keel

San Antonio: Lake Bachar

Lake Elsinore: TBD

AZL Padres 1&2: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

Fort Wayne is off tomorrow. Tri-City is on their All-Star break. The AZL Padres 1 will play a doubleheader on Tuesday

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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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