Down on the Farm: June 27 (El Paso Ties Win Streak Record, Baez Looks Sharp)

(Michel Baez) Credit: San Jose GIants

Credit: EVT News

The San Diego Padres farm system was 4-3 on Wednesday.

Here is a breakdown of each game:

El Paso Chihuahuas (42-37) Won 5-4 

Fresno jumped out to a 3-0 lead on starter Luis Perdomo, but he settled in and did not allow another run and finished with seven innings pitched. The Chihuahuas sprung back with a five-run fourth, starting the inning off with three singles and then a sac fly, double, and single later. El Paso had a lead they would not relinquish. Diego Goris padded the lead with an RBI double, capping the inning and giving El Paso a 5-3 lead.

Fresno was able to get one off of Brad Wieck in the ninth before Phil Maton shut the party down and got his first Triple-A save. El Paso won while scoring all their runs in one inning. The Chihuahuas won their eighth straight game, tying a team record.

Luis Perdomo 7 IP, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Luis Urias 2-4, R

Shane Peterson 2-4, 2B, RBI, R

Diego Goris 3-4, 2B, RBI

Lake Elsinore Storm (36-41) Lost 5-0

The Storm were dominated by Rancho Cucamunga pitching all night. Lake Elsinore mustered five singles and a double. However, their pitching was just as impressive for eight innings. It was a 0-0 game heading into the ninth thanks to eight solid innings combined by Michel Baez (five), David Bednar (two), and Blake Rogers (one). Baez struck out three and allowed just two hits.

The Quakes exploded for five in the ninth and sank the Storm.

Michel Baez 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Buddy Reed 1-3, BB

Jorge Oña 1-4, 2B

Fort Wayne TinCaps (37-39) Won 3-1

Bowling Green got off to a 1-0 lead after the first inning, then TinCaps starter Osvaldo Hernandez settled in and threw six solid innings, allowing just that one run. The TinCaps rallied to tie it in the fourth, then Luis Almanzar hit his first home run of the season, breaking the tie. That was his first career full-season home run and his third consecutive game with a hit.

Fort Wayne added another when Jeisson Rosario used his speed and scored on a wild pitch. The TinCaps would hold on to win thanks to Evan Miller’s fourth save.

Osvaldo Hernandez 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Luis Almanzar 2-3, HR

Luis Campusano 2-3, 2B

Tri City Dust Devils (7-6) Won 9-2

Henry Henry got the start for Tri City and went 5 2/3, allowing just one run. The Dust Devils took control of the game when they scored three in the fourth and two in the sixth to go up 7-2. Third-round pick Owen Miller led the charge with three hits, including his second professional home run. Fellow 2018 draft picks Michael Curry and  Dwayna Williams-Sutton also added three-hit days in the victory.

Henry Henry 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Owen Miller 3-5, HR, 2 RBI

Michael Curry 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, R

Dwayna Williams-Sutton 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI

AZL Padres 1 (4-4) Lost 7-1

Moises Lugo struggled out of the gate and failed to get an out for the AZL Padres 1 after allowing three runs. The Padres only came up with four hits, one of them being a Yerry Landinez double which led to him scoring on a Jawuan Harris sac fly.

Efrain Contreras 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 K

Ruddy Giron 1-2

Yerry Landinez 1-3, 2B, R

Jawuan Harries 0-3, RBI

AZL Padres 2 (4-4) Lost 7-1

The AZL Padres 2 team also fell 7-1. Michell Miliano got touched up for seven runs on eight hits in three innings. The Padres conjured up one run on a Jason Pineda RBI single.

Jonny Homza 1-3

Tucupita Marcano 3-4, 2B, R

DSL Padres (14-8) Won 4-2

Starter Miguel Rondon struck out six in six innings for the DSL Padres in the victory against the DSL White Sox. Vladimir Echavarria led the way with a home run and a walk.

Miguel Rondon 6 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Vladimir Echavarria 1-2, HR, BB

Julio De La Cruz 0-3, RBI

Wednesday’s Top Performer: Owen Miller, Tri City

Thursday’s Probables

El Paso: Colin Rea

San Antonio: Jacob Nix

Lake Elsinore: TBD

Fort Wayne: MacKenzie Gore

Tri City: Adrian Martinez

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Nick Lee
Native of Escondido, CA. Lived in San Diego area for 20 years. Padres fan since childhood (mid-90s). I have been writing since 2014. I currently live near Seattle, WA and am married to a Seattle sports girl. I wore #19 on my high school baseball team for Tony Gwynn. I am a stats and sports history nerd. I attended BYU on the Idaho campus. I also love Star Wars.
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