Down on the Farm: July 16 (Osvaldo Hernandez Pitching Well in Fort Wayne)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates were 7-1 on Monday. It took an extra innings loss by the AZL Padres 1 team to avoid being perfect on the day.

Here is a recap of the day’s action.

El Paso Chihuahuas  (51-44) Won 6-3

The Chihuahuas won their first game in Albuquerque New Mexico on Monday, by the score of 6-3. El Paso recorded nine hits in the game as they were led by Cory Spangenberg and Diego Goris with the bats. Spangenberg is hitting .333 in El Paso this season and has played excellent defense at third and second. Left fielder Shane Peterson hit his eighth home run of the year in the victory. Brett Kennedy got the start and was effective in five innings improving to 8-0 on the year. At some point the Padres will probably have to take a look at this right handed pitcher in 2018. Robert Stock earned his eighth save of the year by pitching the ninth inning for El Paso. Kazuhisa Makita and Kyle McGrath each had a scoreless appearance out of the pen.

Shane Peterson– (1-4)  HR, Run, RBI

Cory Spangenberg– (3-5) 2 Runs, RBI

Diego Goris– (2-4) RBI

Matt Szczur– (1-5) 2B, Run, RBI, 2 K

Brett Kennedy– 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (96 pitches- 64 strikes)

San Antonio Missions  (55-38) Won 9-3

The Missions are a real good team this 2018 season. They have depth throughout the roster. The team beat the RockHounds on Monday by the score of 9-3 even without Buddy Reed and Fernando Tatis Jr., who were on their way back from Washington after participating in the MLB Futures Game. A six-run sixth inning sank Midland on Monday, as Austin Allen went deep for his 18th home run of the year. Ty France homered in the first, as San Antonio put up 15 hits on the night. There were only two strikeouts in the game for San Antonio, as the team constantly put the ball in play. Jesse Scholtens was on the bump, but only lasted four innings for the Missions. Thankfully, Gerardo Reyes, Eric Yardley and Andres Munoz relieved him only allowing a single run. The Missions bullpen has been dominant this year in the Texas League.

Taylor Kohlwey– (3-5) Run

Ty France– (2-5) HR, 2B, 2 Runs, 3 RBI, BB

Austin Allen– (2-3) HR, 2 RBI, Run, K

Josh Naylor– (2-4) 2 2B, 2 Runs, 3 RBI, BB

Jesse Scholtens– 4 IP, 6 H, 2 ER 2 BB, 4 K (88 pitches- 55 strikes)

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Lake Elsinore Storm  (45-51) Won 7-6

The Lake Elsinore Storm won an extra innings game 7-6 on Monday in 12 innings. Blake Rogers earned his third save of the year closing out the 12th for the Storm. Ronald Bolanos got the start and went five innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven. Colby Blueberg got the win pitching 2.2 innings. Offensively, Hudson Potts continues his hot streak as he hit his 16th homer of the year. Ruddy Giron got three hits and Brad Zunica chipped in with two in the victory.

Hudson Potts– (3-5) HR, 2 Runs, RBI, BB

Brad Zunica– (2-4) Run, 3 RBI, K

Ruddy Giron– (3-5) 2B, Run

Luis Torrens– (1-5) 2 Runs, RBI, K

Ronald Bolanos– 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (87 pitches- 57 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (45-49) Won 4-0

Left-handed pitcher Osvaldo Hernandez gets lost in all the hoopla that is the Padres system, but he has very nice stuff. The Cuban hurler has a great knowledge of how to pitch and the 20-year-old should advance in the system. He went six shutout innings on Monday, lowering his ERA in the Midwest League to 2.09 on the year. If Lake Elsinore needs another pitcher soon, he could be promoted. The TinCaps finished off the shutout win, as Travis Radke and Dylan Coleman did their job in relief. Coleman, a 2018 draft pick has yet to allow  a run since his promotion to Fort Wayne. Jalen Washington hit his fifth homer of the year and Luis Campusano went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI from the DH spot.

Jalen Washington-(1-2) HR, Run, RBI, BB

Kelvin Melean– (1-3) 2B, 3 Runs, 2 BB

Robbie Podorsky– (2-4) 2 K

Luis Campusano– (3-4) 2 RBI

Osvaldo Hernandez– 6 IP, 3 H, 3 K (70 pitches- 48 strikes)

Tri-City Dust Devils  (15-16) Won 2-1

The Dust Devils beat the Canadians by the score of 2-1, as Henry Henry threw a gem for the team. His mechanics seem to be getting better as the sinker/slider pitcher pounded the zone on Monday night. He went seven shutout innings and lowed his ERA to 2.43 on the year. Nick Kuzia came in and threw the final two innings for Tri-City against Vancouver. The offense just did enough, as the seven hits on the night accomplished the mission for the team. Only Luis Asuncion and Michael Curry went hitless on the night for Tri-City.

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Blake Hunt– (1-4) 2B, RBI

Tre Carter– (1-3) Run, BB

Justin Paulsen– (2-3)  CS

Owen Miller– (1-4) K

Henry Henry– 7 IP, 3 H, 1 B, 3 K (87 pitches- 59 strikes)

AZL Padres 1  (7-14) Lost 4-3

The AZL Padres and the AZl Giants Black team battled deep into the Arizona night on Monday. The teams were knotted at three after the Giants scored a lone run in the bottom of the eighth. Alexuan Vega and Nick Thwaits made their professional debuts on Monday. The 2018 draftees both had scoreless appearances for the team. An unearned run in the bottom of the 12th was the difference as the Giants earned the victory. 2018 draftee Raine Aguilar earned the loss. Nick Gatewood, yet another 2018 pick was the offensive hero as he went 2-for-5 on the night. He is hitting .256 on the year.

Nick Gatewood– (2-5) RBI

Jarryd Dale– (2-5) RBI

Tyler Benson– (1-5) RBI, Run, SB

Augustin Ruiz- (1-5) Run

Efrain Contreras– 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

AZL Padres 2 (11-11) Won 3-1

The AZL Padres 2 got a rehab start from left-handed Dillon Overton who went three shutout innings against the Brewers. He should return to El Paso fairly soon. Overton was followed by nasty left handed pitcher Joey Cantillo from Hawaii. Cantillo lowered his ERA to 0.41 on the year and might be ready for Tri-City soon. Offensively, Tucupita Marcano continues to barrel up baseballs, as he went 2-for-4 and increased his batting average to .385 on the year.

Sean Guilbe– (1-4) 2B, Run, SB, 2 K’s

Tucupita Marcano– (2-4) 2 Runs, SB

Jason Pineda– (1-4) 2B, 3 K’s

Dillon Overton– 3 IP, 3 H, 3 K

Joey Cantillo– 4 IP, 1 R, 4 BB, 9 K’s

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DSL Padres  (22-15) Won 8-1 

The DSL Padres continue their excellent start to the 2018 season as they knocked off the DSL Blue Jays by the score of 8-1. The Padres recorded 12 hits on the day and walked six times as the team from the island continues to impress. Cesar Gonzalez, Jose Geraldo, Jose Garcia and Jorge Leo all threw scoreless innings in relief of Miguel Rondon. The 17 year old right handed pitcher, Rondon lowered his ERA to 2.19 on the year. Bryan Torres and Emmanuel Guerra both had three hits and Christian Heredia hit a home run for the Padres.

Bryan Torres– (3-4) 2B, 2 RBI, 2 Runs, K, CS

Emmanuel Guerra– (3-3) 2B, Run, BB

Christian Heredia- (2-4) HR, 2 RBI, Run

Yeison Santana– (1-4) RBI, BB

Miguel Rondon– 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

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