Down on the Farm: July 18
Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday night, with the Fort Wayne TinCaps having the day off.
The Chihuahuas lost 7-6 in 12 innings, as Christian Villanueva stayed hot. He had three extra-base hits on the night, including his 18th home run of the year for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate. He is hitting .299 on the year and could very well earn himself a call-up very soon.
In San Antonio, the Missions annihilated Midland 11-3, as the team recorded 15 hits on the night. Enyel De Los Santos earned the win despite a shaky start, and Kyle McGrath pitched two scoreless innings. The Missions roughed up a decent young pitcher, as A.J. Puk was charged with five earned runs on four hits in his only inning of work.
The Storm lost their final game of a seven-game homestand 6-5, as the Giants rallied for five runs in the seventh inning off of Jose Castillo and Zech Lemond. Five Storm hitters recorded two hits (Austin Allen, Edwin Moreno, Kyle Overstreet, Carlos Belen, Tyler Selesky), but that was not enough as the team now gets ready for a four-game road trip up to Lancaster.
The Dust Devils lost 10-3 as they continue to strike out at an alarming rate. The team struck out 10 times on the day and are on pace for a new team record in that category. Justin Lopez, Luis Anguizola, Luis Asuncion, and Robbie Podorsky all recorded two hits on the night for the Dust Devils. Cuban Osvaldo Hernandez was roughed up pretty good, only going 2.2 innings and allowing five runs (three earned).
The AZL Padres were unable to capitalize on Luis Patino’s nice start and lost 8-3. He went 2.1 innings and struck out four on the day. Matthew Batten and Jason Pineda each recorded two hits, but the team struck out 15 times in the game. Only Jeisson Rosario failed to strike out, but he went 0-5 on the day.
The AZL Padres 2 team was victorious as Justin Paulsen hit a two-run homer for the Padres. Duilio Ochoa went five innings after Jeremy Smith pitched a scoreless first, and the rest of the staff was on point. Jake Smith, Jaimito Lebron, and Alan Garcia each had scoreless appearances. Catcher Juan Fernandez went 2-3 with a triple and two runs scored.
Finally, the DSL Padres won 3-0 as Martin Carrasco was flat-out dominant on the mound. He is yet another young arm to be excited about. The 17-year-old right-hander went seven innings, only allowing three hits and striking out seven batters. Blinger Perez recorded two hits and two RBI and Bryan Torres went 1-2 with a walk.
El Paso Chihuahuas
Chase d’Arnaud (3-6) 2b, Run, SB
Christian Villanueva (3-5) 2 2b, 2 Runs, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Zach Lee 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
San Antonio Missions (Won 11-3) 57-38 overall
Noah Perio (3-5) Run
Nick Torres (2-5) 2 Runs, RBI
Enyel De Los Santos 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 6-5) 46-50 overall
Austin Allen (2-5) Run
Kyle Overstreet (2-4) 2 Runs, 2b, RBI
Jesse Scholtens 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 5 K
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Off on Tuesday
Tri-City Dust Devils (Lost 10-3) 16-17 overall
Robbie Podorsky (2-4) 1 Run, 2b
Luis Anguizola (2-3) 1 Run, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Osvaldo Hernandez 2.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB
AZL Padres 1 (Lost 8-3) 11-8 oevrall
Luis Patino 2.1 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Jason Pineda (2-4) Run
Matthew Batten (2-3) BB
AZL Padres 2 (won 10-1) 10-9 overall
Duilio Ochoa 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 K
Juan Fernandez (2-3) 2 Runs, 3b, BB, SB
Blake Hunt (1-4) 2 Runs, 2b, 2 RBI
DSL Padres (Won 3-0) 11-23 overall
Martin Carrasco 7 IP, 3 H, 7 K
Blinger Perez (2-3) 2 RBI
Bryan Torres (1-2) RBI, BB
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