Down on the Farm: July 28 (Osvaldo Hernandez Dominant/Mejia First Multi-Hit Game)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 5-3 on Saturday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events:

El Paso Chihuahuas (57-48) won 2-1

The Chihuahuas picked up their third straight win, defeating the Oklahoma City Dodgers 2-1. El Paso was held scoreless until the seventh inning. Forrestt Allday tied the game 1-1 in the top of the seventh with an RBI-single that scored Javy Guerra. Dusty Coleman hit a solo home run, his 11th of the season, in the top of the ninth. Jerry Keel made the start and allowed a run over five innings. Kazuhisa Makita pitched a scoreless inning in relief and was credited with the win. Trey Wingenter pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his third save. Francisco Mejia went 3-for-4 with a double, picking up his first multi-hit game in the Padres organization. El Paso has a three-game winning streak and has won five of their last six games.

Dusty Coleman: 1-for-4, HR (11)
Luis Urias: 0-for-3, 2 SO
Francisco Mejia: 3-for-4, 2B

San Antonio Missions (63-42) won 4-1

The Missions picked up their fifth win in their last six games by defeating the Frisco Roughriders 4-1. Michael Gettys hit his 12th home run of the season, and Austin Allen drove in a run with an RBI-single in the Missions’ win. Buddy Reed was 0-for-2 with a run scored. He left the game in the sixth inning after suffering an injury while diving back into second base. Jesse Scholtens pitched 6.2 innings and struck out six. He allowed a run on seven hits and issued two free passes. San Antonio holds a one-game lead over Corpus Christi in the Texas League South standings. Corpus Christi won the division in the first half of the season.

Francisco Mejia- Credit: MiLB

Buddy Reed: 0-for-2, R, BB
Austin Allen: 1-for-3, RBI, R, BB
Michael Gettys: 1-for-3, HR (12), 2 RBI, BB
Ty France: 0-for-3, BB, K

Lake Elsinore Storm  (52-55) lose 8-6

The Stockton Ports scored four runs in the top of the first inning, and that was the deciding factor in the Storm’s 8-6 loss. Lake Elsinore has dropped four of their last five games. Ronald Bolaños started on the bump for Lake Elsinore. He allowed seven runs (four earned) over five innings. He struck out six, while allowing six hits and two walks. Brad Zunica drove in two runs with an RBI-double as part of a three-run fourth inning. Rod Boykin hit an RBI-triple in the bottom of the seventh.

Hudson Potts: 2-for-4, R
Brad Zunica: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Luis Torrens: 1-for-4, RBI, R
Jorge Ona: 0-for-3, 3 K
Rod Boykin: 2-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI, R
Edward Olivares: 1-for-5, RBI, K

Fort Wayne TinCaps (48-55) wins 3-0

Osvaldo Hernandez allowed four hits over 5.1 shutout innings in the TinCaps’ 3-0 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Hernandez brought his ERA down to 1.85 and picked up his eighth win of the season. Luis Campusano and Esteury Ruiz hit back-to-back RBI-doubles in a three-run fourth inning. Gabriel Arias added an RBI-single in the inning. Arias had a 3-for-3 day with a double and a walk. Fort Wayne picked up the win after suffering back-to-back losses.

Osvaldo Hernandez: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1.85 ERA
Esteury Ruiz: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
Luis Campusano: 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, R
Gabriel Arias: 3-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB

Credit: A.Brault/EVT

Tri-City Dust Devils  (22-21) won 11-5

A pair of four-run innings led the Dust Devils to a comfortable win over the Boise Hawks. Luis Asuncion went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Olivier Basabe also had a double and an RBI. Owen Miller went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. He brought his batting average up to .329 with those three hits. Tri-City fell behind 2-1 after three innings, but a four-run fourth inning put them back in front for good. They scored four more runs in the seventh inning and two in the ninth to pad their lead. Henry Henry allowed four runs (three earned) over 5.1 innings. He gave up nine hits, while striking out five without issuing any walks.

Owen Miller: 3-for-4, RBI, R
Luis Asuncion: 3-for-4, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Olivier Basabe: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R
Henry Henry: 5.1 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 9 H, 5 K, 0 BB

Arizona League (1) Padres (14-17) won 3-1

The Padres scored three runs in the sixth inning, and four pitchers combined to hold the Rangers to only a run in a 3-1 win. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Gilberto Vizcarra tied the score 1-1 with a bases-loaded walk. Jaquez Williams hit a single to center field that drove in two runs.

Jaquez Williams: 1-for-3, 2 RBI
Lee Solomon: 1-for-4, R
Xavier Edwards: 0-for-3, BB

Arizona League (2) Padres (16-16) lost 9-6

The Padres fell into a deep hole early, leading to a 9-6 loss to the Dodgers. The Dodgers led 5-0 after two innings. Tucupita Marcano went 3-for-5 with a run scored. The Padres left nine runners on base and were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Tucupita Marcano: 3-for-5, R
Angel Solarte: 1-for-4, R

Credit: Padres DSL

Dominican Summer League Padres (25-22) lost 9-6

The Padres fell behind 5-0 after the first innings and were never able to recover. The Blue Jays led 7-1 after five innings. Adrian Antunez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Vladimir Echavarria, Matias Polanco, and Christian Heredia each drove in a run for the Padres.

Adrian Antunez: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Bryan Torres: 2-for-5, R, SO
Christian Heredia: 1-for-5, RBI, R
Matias Polanco: 1-for-5, RBI
Vladimir Echavarria: 0-for-3, RBI

Sundays Probables:

El Paso: Dillon Overton
San Antonio: Jacob Nix
Lake Elsinore: Pedro Avila
Fort Wayne: Aaron Leasher
Tri-City: Adrian Martinez

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Mike is the sports editor for the Fayette Advertiser, and has been with East Village Times since 2015. His work has appeared on Bleacher Report. He is an avid Padres fan who is keeping the faith and trusting the process.
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