Down on the Farm: July 21 (Baez Throws Well for Storm/Gore Rained Out)

(Michel Baez) Credit: San Jose GIants

Credit: EVT News

Credit: EVT News

The San Diego Affiliates were 4-3 on Saturday. The TinCaps’ game will be continued on July 22nd, and they were losing 3-0 when it was suspended.

Here is a recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (53-47) Won 9-5

The Chihuahuas won pretty comfortably against Sacramento behind a great start from Brett Kennedy, who only allowed one earned run in seven innings. Jose Castillo and Rowan Wick pitched an inning each, Castillo only allowing one unearned run, while Wick gave up three earned runs. Catcher Brett Nicholas had four RBI including a double and home run that both drove in runs. Matt Szczur and Forrest Allday had two hits each, and drove in a combined eight runs along with Nicholas. The pitcher Kennedy himself even had a hit and a run scored, which further added to his great performance on Saturday.

Forrest Allday: 2-4, 1 BB, Run, 2 RBI

Luis Urias: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 Runs

Brett Nicholas: 2-4, 2 Runs, 4 RBI

Matt Szczur: 2-4, Run, 2 RBI

Shane Peterson: 1-4

Brett Kennedy: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

San Antonio Missions (58-40) Lost 6-5

Lake Bachar started the game for the Missions and had an okay start, giving up two earned runs with four walks. He didn’t strike anyone out, and both runs he gave up were solo home runs to the Frisco Roughriders. Bachar was relieved by Jason Jester, who pitched two innings and allowed one earned run on three hits, while striking out one hitter with no walks. San Antonio was leading 5-3 going into the bottom of the 8th inning, before Gerardo Reyes surrendered three runs and the lead in the inning. Josh Naylor continued his hot hitting by going 2-for-3 with a solo homer, an RBI and a run scored, while Matthew Batten went 2-for-4 with a run scored. A front office member with the Missions informed us “the kid can hit.” No one else managed to tally two hits though, and the Missions fell to the Roughriders in Frisco by a run.

Josh Naylor: 2-3, Run, 1 RBI

Buddy Reed: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Kyle Overstreet: 1-4, Run

River Stevens: 0-2, 2 BB, SB

Michael Gettys: 1-4

Matthew Batten: 2-4, Run

Credit: MIssions

Lake Elsinore Storm (49-51) Won 8-1

Michel Baez made a strong start for the Storm on Saturday — Hurling seven innings with one unearned run allowed, two walks, and nine strikeouts. His season ERA is now 2.97 — He continued what has been a really good campaign in 2018 on Saturday night. Cody Tyler threw a clean inning with only a walk, and Blake Rogers only allowed one hit while striking out two in his clean ninth inning. Luis Torrens, Chris Baker, and Jorge Ona had big games at the plate for Lake Elsinore — Knocking in a combined five RBI between them. Second Baseman Eguy Rosario walked three times and scored three runs, as well. Hudson Potts drove in two runs himself, in the victory over San Jose.

Luis Torrens: 2-4, 2 Runs, 1 RBI

Chris Baker: 2-4, Run, 2 RBI, SB

Jorge Ona: 2-4, Run, 2 RBI

Hudson Potts: 1-4, Run, 2 RBI

Eguy Rosario: 0-1, 2 Runs, 3 BB

Michel Baez: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K (93 Pitches – 66 Strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (45-51) Game to Be Continued on July 22nd

The TinCaps’ game on Saturday was delayed and declared to be continued at a later date — due to rain, but they did play two innings, during which MacKenzie Gore pitched. He struck out the side in the first inning, but in the second inning the rain was more significant and he walked the first batter he faced. Despite striking out the next hitter, Gore allowed a double and then threw a wild pitch that brought one run home. He walked the next hitter and with runners on first and third they pulled off a double steal of home and second base. A passed ball by catcher Luis Campusano allowed another run to score later in the inning. The rain was heavy enough that during the inning the umpires met up to discuss whether to suspend play, but they allowed the inning to at least finish before the game was paused and later scheduled to be resumed on July 22nd.

Jeisson Rosario: 1-1

Luis Campusano: 1-1

MacKenzie Gore: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Tri-City Dust Devils (17-19) Lost 2-1

The starter Angel Acevedo pitched six strong innings while allowing only one earned run, and striking out five. His ERA on the season is now an impressive 1.88. Dan Dallas took over after Acevedo for two innings, striking out four and only allowing one hit — Lowering his season ERA to 0.46. Diomar Lopez pitched two innings and only conceded one unearned run, which was the runner automatically placed at second base to start extra innings in the tenth. Unfortunately, the offense only mustered two hits in the loss, with Owen Miller driving in Aldemar Burgos on an RBI triple during the 5th inning. Miller and Burgos recorded the team’s only two hits during the game as well. Chandler Seagle walked twice, for what it’s worth.

Credit: MiLB

Owen Miller: 1-4, 1 RBI

Aldemar Burgos: 1-4, 1 Run, 1 BB

Chandler Seagle: 0-2, 2 BB

Angel Acevedo: 6 IP, 4 H,  1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Dan Dallas: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s

Diomar Lopez: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 K

AZL Padres 1 (10-14) Won 9-8

All but two of the hitters in the lineup had at least one RBI in the win over the AZL White Sox — While only two players in the lineup didn’t get a hit. Jawuan Harris hit a two-run homer and scored two runs, Agustin Ruiz scored two runs while walking three times, and Xavier Edwards had a hit along with an RBI. Nick Gatewood added two hits in four at-bats with an RBI. The bottom three hitters in the order all had one hit and RBI as well. Kyle Lloyd pitched two innings without allowing an earned run while striking out three batters.

Jawuan Harris: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 Runs

Agustin Ruiz: 0-0, 3 BB, 2 Runs

Xavier Edwards: 1-3, 1 RBI

Kyle Lloyd: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

AZL Padres 2 (15-11) Won 10-6

Tucupita Marcano had a huge game, with two hits and two walks to go with another couple RBI — Raising his average to .386 on the season. Alison Quintero added three hits and two RBI of his own. Payton Smith Drove in three runs himself, with three hits. Sean Guilbe had a hit along with a walk, and scored two runs in the game. Blinger Perez also scored two runs while walking twice in the victory. Starter Manny Guzman threw 5.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a single walk with four strikeouts. Danny Sexton came on and pitched 1.1 inning while allowing only one hit, to record the save.

Sean Guilbe: 1-1, 2 Runs, 1 BB

Payton Smith: 2-4, Run, 3 RBI

Tucupita Marcano: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI

Alison Quintero: 3-5, 2 Runs, 3 RBI

Blinger Perez: 2 BB, 2 Runs

Manny Guzman: 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

Danny Sexton: 1.1 IP, 1 H, SV

Credit: Padres DSL

DSL Padres (23-18) Lost 5-4

Miguel Rondon made a very strong start for the team on Saturday, throwing five shutout innings while only allowing one hit, one walk, and seven strikeouts. The offense wasn’t very good, and only scored three runs that were earned. Heriberto Sosa struck out the side in his one inning of relief, with one walk — which was impressive. Jose Geraldo blew the save and allowed three earned runs, and only recorded two outs. Jorge Leo took the loss, and gave up two runs — One of which was earned. Samil Polanco and Jose Rodriguez had two hits, scoring two runs in the loss. Rodriguez also added an RBI. Jhoneiker Betancourt also added two hits with a double as well.

Samil Polanco: 2-5, 2 Runs

Jhoneiker Betancourt: 2-3

Jose Rodriguez: 2-5, 2 Runs, 1 RBI

Johnabiell Laureano: 1-2, 1 RBI, 2 BB

Jorgen Rosas: 1-1, 2 RBI

Yangen Morales: 1-3, 1 RBI

Miguel Rondon: 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s

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Conrad Parrish
A sophomore at Willamette University in Oregon, Conrad is majoring in Spanish but is also a writing center assistant for other students at Willamette. He has been a Padres die-hard his whole life and hopes to bring comprehensible statistical analysis to the site.
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