Down on the Farm: July 1 (Dust Devils Win Big in Little’s Debut)

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The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 3-4 on Sunday.

Here is a recap of the day’s action.

El Paso Chihuahuas (44-39) Won 6-4

The Chihuahuas had 12 hits as a team while Brett Nicholas picked up two RBI for the team. The offense picked up Seth Simmons, who allowed four runs in six innings while giving up three home runs. A Dusty Coleman home run in the fourth inning gave El Paso the lead for good while an Auston Bousfield ground-rule double added an insurance run in the sixth inning. Making his Triple-A debut, Rowan Wick pitched two scoreless innings while walking a single batter.

Brett Nicholas: 3-4, 2 RBI

Allen Craig: 2-4, R, RBI

Auston Bousfield: 2-4, RBI, R, 2B

Luis Urias: 2-4, R, BB, K

Seth Simmons: 6 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (100 pitches-60 strikes) Win

San Antonio Missions (47-33) Lost 3-1

The Missions were unable to come back from a three-run deficit, only being able to muster up a single run in the final inning. Jerry Keel only lasted four innings, allowing two runs on six hits with both runs coming off a two-run home run in his fourth and final inning. The Missions finally got the offense rolling in the bottom of the ninth inning as Peter Van Gansen struck a RBI single with the bases loaded and two outs, but a Michael Gettys strikeout ended the rally for San Antonio.

Peter Van Gansen: 2-4, RBI

Ty France: 2-4, K

Josh Naylor: 1-4, R

Matt Batten: 1-4, K, CS

Jerry Keel: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 K (47 pitches-35 strikes) Loss

Lake Elsinore Storm (37-44) Won 7-4

Despite Chris Paddack not being his usual sharp self, his offense put up enough runs that he would come away with a victory in the bag. Paddack wasn’t getting the strikeouts that he had before, striking out only four in six innings while giving up four runs on ten hits. However, his offense scored seven runs in the first five innings, including a home run in the first inning by leadoff hitter Edward Olivares, while Marcus Greene Jr hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to cap the seven run outburst. Eguy Rosario, Buddy Reed and Hudson Potts all had RBI in the rally as well.

Edward Olivares: 3-5, HR, RBI, 2 R

Marcus Greene Jr: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K

Hudson Potts: 1-5, RBI, K

Eguy Rosario: 2-5, RBI, R, 2B, K

Chris Paddack: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 4 K (78 pitches-56 strikes) Win

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Fort Wayne TinCaps (39-41) Lost 6-4

The TinCaps settled for a series split against the Captains but the loss is only their second in the last seven games. Nick Margevicius was dinged by his defense as an error from Esteury Ruiz was immediately followed with a two-run home run that sealed the game for the Captains. The TinCaps had the initial lead thanks to a RBI double from Tirso Ornelas, but Fort Wayne wouldn’t score again until the eight inning when Ornelas connected for a two-run home run. Ruiz hits a home run to lead off the ninth inning, but Fort Wayne couldn’t start a rally and took a tough loss.

Tirso Ornelas: 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, R, 2B, 2 K,

Esteury Ruiz: 1-4, HR, RBI, R, K, E

Jeisson Rosario: 2-4, 2B, R, SB

Jack Suwinski: 1-4, 3B, 2 K

Nick Margevicius: 6 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 5 R, 6 K (89 pitches-64 strikes) Loss

Tri-City Dust Devils (9-8) Won 12-5

It was a solid debut for second-round pick Grant Little, as the center fielder had two hits to go along with two RBI while walking once and stealing a base in his Tri-City debut. His teammates also chipped in for the victory as Luis Asuncion had a multi-hit game and two RBI while third-round pick Owen Miller had a RBI single. Aldemar Burgos and Reinaldo Ilarraza each had multi-hit games and starter Ramon Perez allowed three runs in five innings pitched while striking out six. Fourth-round pick Dylan Coleman picked up his first save of the year with two shutout innings.

Grant Little: 2-4, 2 RBI, BB, SB

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

Reinaldo Ilarraza: 2-3, 2B, RBI, 3 R, BB

Ramon Perez: 5 IP,  3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (84 pitches-52 strikes) Win

Dylan Coleman: 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K (30 pitches-15 strikes) Save

AZL Padres 1 (5-6) Lost 7-6

The Padres 1 squad couldn’t spark a rally in time and lost by a single run. Errors from Jawuan Harris, Ruddy Giron and Carlos Ruis led to four unearned runs despite a strong performance from Omar Harris, who pitched four innings of one-run ball while striking out four. Lee Solomon and Giron each hit home runs in the game and Harris added a RBI, but it would not be enough to pull off a victory.

Lee Solomon: 2-2, HR, 3 RBI, R, 2 BB, 2 SB

Ruddy Giron: 1-3, HR, RBI, R, 2 BB, 2 E

Jarryd Dale: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, K, SB

Omar Cruz: 4 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 K  No Decision

Carlos Belen: IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 R, BB, 2 K Loss

AZL Padres 2 (5-6) Lost 9-3

The Padres struggled to get the offense rolling today and couldn’t prevent the Cubs 2 squad from leaping ahead to large victory. Starter Manny Guzman struggled for the Padres, allowing six runs on eight hits in only four innings of work while reliever Chandler Newman provided little relief, walking four batters and allowing two runners to score in only a third of an inning. First baseman Jason Pineda continued his hot start at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBI while Jonny Homza had himself a 2-for-4 day.

Jason Pineda: 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K

Jonny Homza: 2-4, 2B, R

Jordy Barley: 1-4, 3B

Manny Guzman: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, BB, 6 K  Loss

Chandler Newman: 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB

Probable Starters for Monday’s games

El Paso: Luis Perdomo

San Antonio: Cal Quantrill

Lake Elsinore: TBD

Fort Wayne: Aaron Leasher

Tri-City: Angel Acevedo

AZL Padres 1&2: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

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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.