With both AZL teams on a break, the Padres’ affiliates went 2-4 on the day.
The El Paso Chihuahuas came close to a victory, as Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer in the eighth to bring them within one run. In the end, Kyle Zimmer pitched two innings and recorded his first save of the year as El Paso lost 7-6. Nick Schulz hit his third home run of the season in the sixth, and Dusty Coleman and Nick Buss each recorded two hits apiece.
The Missions got an excellent start from 2016 first round pick, Cal Quantrill, on Friday night. He went 6.2 innings, but was the victim of a solo home run off the bat of Eric Aguilera in the seventh. The right-handed pitcher was still effective on the night and showcased three excellent pitches. Luis Urias went 2-3 and continues to swing a hot bat after a bit of a slump a few weeks ago.
The Storm were roughed up a bit as Logan Allen had a rare bad outing. The lefty was touched up for six earned runs in 4.1 innings pitched, as the Storm lost 10-7. The bats showed up in Lancaster, as five Storm batters had multiple hits. Rod Boykin, Kyle Overstreet, and Carlos Belen each had a pair, while Austin Allen and Taylor Kohlwey each recorded three hits on the night. Carlos Belen smashed two homers and Kyle Overstreet continues to eat up California League pitching as he hit his third dinger in 122 at bats.
In Fort Wayne, Reggie Lawson allowed two runs and earned the win for the TinCaps, going 5.1 innings. Brad Zunica hit his 16th home run of the season and Jorge Ona had two hits, including a double for Fort Wayne. Fernando Tatis Jr. had the night off.
In Washington, the Dust Devils lost 4-2 despite a great start from Will Stillman. The right-handed pitcher went four strong innings, allowing one run and striking out six Eugene batters. Thomas Cosgrove was roughed up in relief, giving up three earned runs in three innings, and that was it for the Dust Devils. Robie Podorsky (3-5) continues to kill the ball, hitting .410 on the season. A promotion might be in order for him eventually.
The DSL Padres team won 7-6 on the night as the bats are starting to show up on the island after a real slow start. The team has picked it up of late as Yordi Francisco(3-5) continues to hit for the team. He smashed two doubles on the night and provides a huge spark at the top of the Padres lineup. Jaffe Garcia had himself a game, going 2-3 with a home run and a double. The left fielder brought his average up to .200 on the season.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 7-6) 49-50 overall
Michael Kelly 6.1 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Ryan Schimpf (1-3) HR, 3 RBI, Run
Nick Schulz (2-4) HR, 2b, RBI, Run
San Antonio Missions (Lost 1-0) 58-40 overall
Cal Quantrill 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Luis Urias (2-3) BB
Eric Yardley 1.1 IP 1 H, 2 K
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 10-7) 47-51 overall
Logan Allen 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Austin Allen (3-4) 1 run
Carlos Belen (2-4) 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 Runs
Fort Wayne TinCap (Won 6-3) 44-54 overall
Reggie Lawson 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
Jorge Ona (2-3) 1 Run, 2b, RBI
Brad Zunica (1-4) HR 2 RBI, 1 Run
Tri-City Dust Devils (Lost 4-2) 18-18 overall
Will Stillman 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 K
Robbie Podorsky (3-5) 2b
Westhers Magdaleno (2-4) Run
AZL Padres 2
DSL Padres (Won 7-6) 14-23 0verall
Yordi Francisco (3-5) 2 2b, 2 Runs, RBI
Blinger Perez (2-5) RBI
Jaffe Garcia (2-3) 3 Runs, 2b, HR, 3RBI, BB