The San Diego Padres affiliates were 5-2 on the night as the AZL .
Michael Kelly went six solid innings as the Chihuahuas held off a late surge from Iowa. Carter Capps had a rough ninth where he allowed three runs to score (two earned) on three hits. He did manage to record the last out of the game, but his appearance is concerning when you think about Brandon Maurer in Royal blue. Nick Buss hit his ninth homer of the year and Christian Villanueva and Chase d’Arnaud each recorded two hits for El Paso in a 7-6 victory.
The Missions were roughed up 11-3 as Eric Lauer was knocked around. The lefty gave up seven earned runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings. That’s three bad outings in a row for the left-hander. A bit concerning, but he has the mindset to regroup and come back strong. Lauer will surely make some adjustments with his mechanics and such. Ty France and Auston Bousfield both recorded three hits on the night for the Missions in the loss.
In Lake Elsinore, the Storm lost 4-3. Michael Gettys made his return after a shoulder injury and went 1-4 on the night. Fernando Perez (2-4) continues to hit since his demotion to the California League. Adrian De Horta went five solid innings, but Zech Lemond gave up three earned runs in one inning of work and that was enough for Inland Empire to gain the victory.
The TinCaps were victorious 4-3, behind a great start from Pedro Avila. The right-handed pitcher went six innings, allowing two earned runs, but did not get the win. Wilmer Torres did earn the victory in relief, as the Venezuelan pitcher went the last 2.2 innings for the TinCaps. Brad Zunica had two hits and Marcus Greene Jr went 4-5 on the day.
Henry Henry is a name to remember, as the lanky pitcher continues to impress in Washington. He went five shutout innings, only allowing four hits on the night. Dalton Erb came in after Henry and went three scoreless innings as the Dust Devils shut out Vancouver 5-0. Justin Lopez went 3-4 and Luis Almanzar went 2-4 on the night. The team continues to strike out at an alarming rate, as they struck out nine times on the night.
The AZL Padres team won 5-3 as Caleb Boushley went five innings, only allowing one run. Jordy Barley, and Jason Pineda recorded two hits on the night and Jaquez Williams slammed two home runs and drove in three runs for the Padres. Elliot Ashbeck went a scoreless inning and struck out two.
In the DSL, the Padres won 5-4 as Moises Lugo pitched well for the team. He went six innings and allowed two earned runs, while striking out seven batters. Blinger Perez hit a homer and drove in two RBI for the team.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 7-6) 52-52 Overall
Michael Kelly 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Nick Buss (1-3) HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs
Christian Villanueva (2-3) Run, BB
San Antonio Missions (Lost 11-3) 61-42 Overall
Eric Lauer 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Ty France (3-5) RBI
Auston Bousfield (3-4) 2b, Run
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 4-3) 48-55 Overall
Adrian De Horta 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
Fernando Perez (2-4) 2 RBI
Michael Gettys (1-4) 2b, Run
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 4-3) 47-55 Overall
Pedro Avila 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Brad Zunica (2-3) RBI
Marcus Greene Jr. (4-5) 2b, RBI, Run
Tri-City Dust Devils (Won 5-0) 22-19 Overall
Henry Henry 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Lopez (3-4) Run, 2b
Luis Anguizola (2-3) 3b, 1 Run, 3 RBI, BB
AZL Padres 1 (Won 5-3) 13-12 Overall
Caleb Boushley 5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Jaquez Wiliams (2-5) 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 Run
Jordy Barley (2-5) 2b, 3b, Run
AZL Padres 2
DSL Padres (Won 5-4) 16-25 Overall
Moises Lugo 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Blinger Perez (2-2) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB
Bryan Torres (1-3) 2b, Run