Down on the Farm: July 6 (Storm Rally Late to Win Crazy Game)
The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were (3-5) on Friday.
Here is a recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas (48-40) Won 7 – 3
Jerry Keel battled in his Triple-A debut, as the big left-hander escaped allowing only three runs in the game even though 11 Salt Lake Bees reached base. The Chihuahuas were behind for most of the game until the seventh inning. After Diego Goris flew out to lead off the inning, Austin Bousfield doubled and Javy Guerra walked. On a weird play by the Bees, both Bousfield and Guerra would score after an error by the shortstop Kaleb Cowart. Forrestt Allday would follow with a single, Luis Urias and Franmil Reyes would then walk, bringing Allen Craig to the plate. He worked the count full and on the sixth pitch, he hit a Grand Slam, giving the Chihuahuas a 7-3 lead that they did not relinquish.
Luis Urias: 1-1, 2B, R, 3 BB
Forrestt Allday: 3-3, 3B, 2 R, BB
Allen Craig: 2-5, GS, R, 5 RBI
Jerry Keel (Triple-A Debut): 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO (W, 1-0)
Robert Stock: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
#Padres 29th overall prospect Luis Urías doubling off of #Angels 91st overall prospect Griffin Canning in the first inning tonight for the @epchihuahuas pic.twitter.com/69B28rRMyz
— Patrick Cusick (@TheProfessorPQ) July 7, 2018
San Antonio Missions (50-35) Lost 3 – 2
When you look at the box score for Logan Allen, it looks like the pitcher had a much rougher night than he actually did. Allen allowed three first inning hits and two walks, but Allen had some bad luck as none of the three hits were hard. The lead-off double just snuck inside the third baseline and barely made it to the grass as it was misplayed by third baseman Ty France. The other two were grounders that found their way through the infield. The impressive part for Allen was how he responded, retiring the next nine batters getting four of them to strikeout, going six innings even though he threw 39 pitches in the first inning. The Missions rallied in the ninth, getting the tying and winning runs on base, but the game ended on a force-out by France.
Austin Allen: 2-4, HR, R, RBI
Josh Naylor: 2-3, RBI, 2 BB
Kyle Overstreet: 2-4, 2 2B
Logan Allen: 6 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO (L, 8-4)
Eric Yardley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
Austin Allen home run pic.twitter.com/GolSn9ssBS
— Josh ????????????????????? (@purpl3m) July 7, 2018
Lake Elsinore Storm (41-45) Won 9 – 7
Buddy Reed was halfway to the cycle, hitting a triple in the first and a home run in the third, but things turned in the fifth. On a 3-2 pitch, Reed disagreed on a called third strike and was ejected by home plate umpire Ricardo Estrada. Storm’ manager Edwin Rodriguez was also asked to leave after a lengthy argument. The Storm got out to a 4-1 lead, but lost that in the fourth after the Visalia Rawhide scored four, and expanded the lead to 7-4 after scoring two more in the fifth. The Storm battled back in the seventh, as 10 batters would plate five runs to take a 9-7 lead, including an RBI double by Nate Easley who replaced Reed. The scoring stopped there as the Storm won by the same score.
Kelvin Melean: 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Luis Torrens: 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Marcus Greene Jr.: 2-4, 2 R, RBI
Buddy Reed: 2-3, R, RBI, 3B, HR
Reggie Lawson: 5 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Cody Tyler: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO (W, 1-0 – First Professional Win)
David Bednar: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO (S, 6)
2-RBI single by Luis Torrens puts @Storm_Baseball up 9-7 in the 7th. Ignore my brother @ammonpond97’s stupid voice in the video. You should follow him though. pic.twitter.com/0YVo6ovRQH
— Marcus (@marcusSDTX) July 7, 2018
Fort Wayne TinCaps (43-42) Lost 6 – 1
Jeisson Rosario and Robbie Podorsky were the bright spots for the TinCaps’ offense. Rosario led the TinCaps with three hits, one being a double and Podorsky got on base four times in five at-bats with three walks, a single and the only TinCaps RBI. TinCaps miscues were the problem in this one against the Bowling Green Hot Rods, as the defense had three errors that helped the Hot Rods score six with only four earned runs.
Jeisson Rosario: 3-5
Robbie Podorsky: 1-2, 3 BB
Nick Feight: 2-4
Mason Thompson: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO (L, 6-5)
Austin Smith: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
VIDEO: @TinCaps pitcher and @Padres no. 22 prospect Mason Thompson (@MasonThompson22) went 5 innings w/ 3 ER & 7 strikeouts vs. BGreen tonight. @PadresCentral @PadresProspects @madfriars @EVT_News pic.twitter.com/LwH0rBvZoh
— Glenn Marini (@GlennMariniWANE) July 7, 2018
Tri-City Dust Devils (10-12) Won 7 – 2
The Dust Devils got out to an early lead on the Spokane Indians, after Blake Hunt hit an RBI single in the first. After the Indians tied it in the third, the Dust Devils scored five in the fourth to take a commanding lead and they would never look back. Owen Miller has now hit safely in 10 straight games for the Tri-City Dust Devils. The 2018 draftee out of Illinois State has seen his average sky-rocket to .341 from .262 during that stretch.
Luke Becker: 2-3, R, RBI, 2 BB
Owen Miller: 2-5
Blake Hunt: 2-5, R, RBI
Olivier Basabe: 3-5, R, RBI, 2B
Sam Keating: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO (W, 2-2)
Diomar Lopez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
AZL Padres 1 (5-9) Lost 7 -3
iThe AZL Padres 1 got out to a lead over the AZL Brewers in the second inning after Lee Solomon singled and later scored on a wild pitch. The lead did not last long though, as the Padres 1 pitchers struggled through much of the evening/ Everybody allowing an earned run except recently drafted Reiss Knehr, who was the Padres 20th round pick in 2018.
Lee Solomon: 2-4, R, RBI, BB
Jarryd Dale: 2-4, 2B
Greg Lambert: 2-4, 2B
Reiss Knehr: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
AZL Padres 2 (7-8) Lost 5 – 1
AZL Padres 2 did not have a problem getting on base Friday night, they just had problems scoring them. The Padres 2 were led by Hunter Jarmon who went 3-for-4 on the night and led all Padres 2 hitters. The Padres 2 had a 1-0 lead going into the seventh inning when Chandler Newman would allow three runs before ever recording an out, although all would score while Luis Eusebio was pitching.
Hunter Jarmon: 3-4
Luis Roman: 2-4, R, BB
Jean Cosme: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
Gabriel Morales: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
DSL Padres (17-13) Lost 4 – 1
Bryan Torres was the only Padre who had multiple hits finishing 2-4, both being singles. The DSL Padres lost this one after taking an early 1-0 lead in the first, but failed to get more than three hits as a team. The DSL Diamondbacks 1, scored four deciding runs in the fifth to beat the Padres.
Bryan Torres: 2-4
Brandon Valenzuela: 0-2, 2 BB
Julio De La Cruz: 1-4, SB
Manuel Partida: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO (L, 1-1)
Edgar Martinez: 3 IP, 1H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO
Probable Pitchers for Saturday’s games
El Paso: Chris Huffman
San Antonio: Chris Paddack (Double-A Debut)
Lake Elsinore: Nick Margevicius
Fort Wayne: TBD
Tri-City: Ramon Perez
AZL Padres 1: TBD
AZL Padres 2: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
Since he was a little kid he wanted to be one of those guys at the game who had the headset on, listening to the Colonel and Uncle Teddy, he has grown out of that, but the love is still there. Padres’ coverage will be biased at times, but mostly an honest dissection of the team he loves.
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