Down on the Farm: (Jake Nix Returns, Paddack Pitches)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-1 on Wednesday.

Here’s a quick recap of today’s games:

El Paso Chihuahuas (27-27) Won 4-3

The El Paso Chihuahuas ended their game with some added flourish, tying the game with a three-run inning in the bottom of the seventh and walking off winners in the bottom of the ninth with a RBI single for Javier Guerra. The Rivercats would jump to a three-run lead thanks to a two-run single by Austin Slater, but a bases-loaded walk, RBI single and a sacrifice fly tied the game. Starter Seth Simmons tossed six innings of one-run ball while striking out five.

Javy Guerra: 2-3, 2 RBI, BB

Dusty Coleman: 1-1, Pinch Hit RBI

Diego Goris: 1-3, 2 R, BB

Allen Craig: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, K

Seth Simmons: 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 4 K (77 pitches-54 strikes) No Decision

San Antonio Missions (32-20) Won 2-0

After the offensive explosion yesterday, the San Antonio Missions only needed two runs to defeat the Tulsa Drillers as the pitching staff pitched a combined three-hitter. Jake Nix finally returned from his injury for his first start of the season and he didn’t disappoint, tossing four innings of shutout ball while striking out two. The Missions would score an insurance run in the ninth inning on a bunt single, but they wouldn’t need it as Brad Wieck picked up the save by throwing a shutout ninth inning.

Ty France: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, K

Peter Van Gansen: 1-1, RBI

Michael Gettys: 1-3, RBI, BB, K

Jacob Nix: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 K (50 pitches-34 strikes) No Decision

Brad Wieck: 1 IP, K, (10 pitches-7 strikes) Save

Lake Elsinore Storm (25-28) Lost 5-4

A team has finally broken through for runs against Chris Paddack. The right-hander struck out eight batters today in the five innings he pitched, but he allowed five runs on eight hits.  The Storm would tie the game up on a Hudson Potts solo home run, but two more runs would cross the plate before Paddack was taken out of the game. Eguy Rosario also hit a home run in the losing effort.

Hudson Potts: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K

Eguy Rosario: 1-3, HR, RBI, R, BB

Buddy Reed: 0-4, RBI, BB, 2 K, SB

Nate Easley: 2-4, 3B, R, K

Chris Paddack: (Loss) 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 8 K (79 pitches-58 strikes)

The Fort Wayne TinCaps were rained out. They will play a double-header tomorrow.

Probable Starters for Thursday’s games

El Paso: Miguel Diaz

San Antonio: Logan Allen

Lake Elsinore: Pedro Avila

Fort Wayne: Nick Margevicius (Game 1), Mason Thompson (Game 2)

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