Down on the Farm: July 31 (Paddack Continues Ascension, Storm Get Shelled)
On a day filled with trades and rumors of trades, the Padres’ farm system played seven games on Tuesday and went 2-5.
Here is a recap of the day’s action:
San Antonio Missions (63-45) Lost 5-4
Perhaps the headline of the day in the Padres’ organization is Chris Paddack getting the start for the Missions. He has rapidly climbed the system rankings and his seven-strikeout, one-run performance today just added to it. He allowed one run in the first, then shut it down. The Missions took a late lead in the eighth with a three-run shot by Taylor Kohlwey, making it 3-1 San Antonio. That lead was short-lived. Corpus Christi stormed back for four in the bottom half as Eric Yardley and Andres Munoz had forgettable outings. The Missions got another run in the ninth but it was too little, too late.
Chris Paddack 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Ty France 2-4, HR, RBI
Taylor Kohlwey 1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Kyle Overstreet 1-4, R
Chris Paddack touching 96 mph in the first @missionsmilb #Padres
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Lake Elsinore Storm (53-56) Lost 19-6
The Storm got their doors blown off in this one. Rancho Cucamonga scored eight runs in the third inning and scored 14 total in a four-inning stretch. Reggie Lawson has had a rough end to his July as he has allowed a whopping 19 runs in his last two starts combined. The Storm could not recover from likely his worst start as a pro, going 2 1/3 innings with 11 earned runs. The offense put up some fight with six runs, including a home run by Eguy Rosario, who also added a double. Eight of the nine hitters in the Storm lineup had at least one hit, and five of them scored runs. Nate Easley had the best night of any Storm with four hits, including three doubles and two runs scored. In the end, the offensive barrage of the Quakes was far too much.
Reggie Lawson 2 1/3 IP, 10 H, 11 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Eguy Rosario 2-4, HR, 2B, RBI
Nate Easley 4-4, 3 2B
Luis Torrens 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Fort Wayne TinCaps (49-57) Won 7-4
The TinCaps fell behind 4-1 early as starter Luis Patiño looked human, a rarity for him thus far this year. He settled down and pitched three straight scoreless innings and finished the day with four earned runs, one walk, and two strikeouts. That was only the second time all season he has allowed more than three runs in a start. The offense picked him up thanks to a four-hit day from Kelvin Melean and a home run and three RBI from Juan Fernandez. Three different TinCaps had multi-hit games and they had four extra-base hits.
Luis Patiño 5 IP, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Kelvin Melean 4-5, 2B, RBI
Juan Fernandez 2-5, HR, 3 RBI
Jeisson Rosario 2-4, 2B
Tri-City Dust Devils (22-24) Won 4-1
2017 draft pick Sam Keating took the hill for Tri-City and was solid, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits and one run while striking out five. The Dust Devils went up 3-0 early on two singles by Dwanya Williams-Sutton and a bases-loaded groundout. The Dust Devils sealed the deal in the seventh when Justin Paulsen singled home Tri-City’s fourth run. Jonathan Guzman, Dan Dallas, and Jordan Guerrero combined for 3.2 nearly perfect scoreless innings of relief to lock down the win.
Sam Keating 5 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Grant Little 2-5, 2B, R
Justin Paulsen 2-4, RBI, R
Dwanya Williams-Sutton 2-2, 2 RBI
AZL Padres 1 (14-18) Lost 2-1
It was a pitcher’s duel down in Arizona. All three of the game’s runs were scored in the first four innings. Padres starter Luarbert Arias went five innings, allowing two runs and striking out three. Greg Lambert scored the Padres’ only run as he walked twice on the day. The Padres managed just five hits against the AZL Dodgers. Reiss Knehr finished the game for the Padres with two innings of relief and four strikeouts. The offense was silenced as the Padres fell.
Luarbert Arias 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Agustin Ruiz 3-4, 2B
Greg Lambert 0-2, 2 BB, R
Lee Solomon 0-3, SB
AZL Padres 2 (16-17) Lost 7-5
The Padres and White Sox started with a bang in Arizona as it was 3-1 AZL White Sox after one inning. Michell Miliano only got one out as he allowed three runs. The Padres were not without offense as Tucupita Marcano had three hits and Sean Guilbe homered. The Padres collected 10 hits. Hansel Rodriguez is still working his way back and threw a scoreless fifth inning while striking out two. The White Sox scored three in the sixth to put it away and drop the AZL Padres 2 below .500.
Michell Miliano 1/3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Tucupita Marcano 3-5, R
Hunter Jarmon 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Sean Guilbe 1-4, HR, BB, RBI
DSL Padres (26-24) Lost 6-1
Manuel Partida got the nod for the DSL Padres and had a rocky start, allowing four earned runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. This was an uncharacteristic outing for Partida, who has been solid all year. Despite his rough outing, his ERA only rose to 2.58. Luis Paez reached base three times and Brandon Valenzuela doubled in a run, but it was not enough. The Padres mustered just five hits, four of them singles, in the seven-inning contest.
Manuel Partida 4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Luis Paez 2-2, BB, R
Brandon Valenzuela 2-3, 2B, RBI
Cristian Heredia 1-3
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Cal Quantrill
Lake Elsinore: Nick Margevicius
Fort Wayne: Tom Cosgrove
AZL Padres 1: TBD
AZL Padres 2: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
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