Down on the Farm: June 7 (Makita Blows Save, Tatis With a Homer)
The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-4 on Thursday.
Here is your recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas (29-32) Lost 6-5
Former Padres’ closer Brandon Maurer came on with two outs in the ninth and the bases loaded for the Storm Chasers. He proceeded to walk Nick Schulz to make it a one run game, then he gave up a base hit to Forrestt Allday which made the game 5-4, Chihuahuas. Kazuhisa Makita came on for the save in the bottom of the ninth for El Paso, and was rocked for two earned runs on three hits. The Japanese sidearm pitcher took the loss after blowing the save in a heartbreaking loss for El Paso.
Forrestt Allday– (2-3) 3 RBI, 3 K
Luis Urias– (0-3) 2 BB, 2 K
Auston Bousfield– (2-4) 2 Runs
Allen Craig– (1-3) HR, RBI, Run BB, 2 K
Walker Lockett- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (85 pitches- 57 strikes)
San Antonio Missions (37-22) Lost 8-2
The Padres No. 1 prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr., continues to tear up the Texas League as he hit his 11th home run of the year on Thursday. His average is up to .279 on the year and all is well in Texas with the Padres and their talented young phenom. Matthew Batten continues his strong effort with the bat as he went 1-for-2 with a run and a walk. His average is over .400 in a handful of at bats with the Missions. Jerry Keel took the loss, giving up three earned runs in six innings pitched.
Fernando Tatis Jr.– (1-4) HR, 2 RBI, Run
Matthew Batten- (1-2) Run, BB, K
Austin Allen– (1-4)
Gerardo Reyes– 0.1 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB
Jerry Keel– (Loss) 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (93 pitches- 58 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (30-30) Lost 6-5
Pedro Avila allowed six earned runs to the 66ers on a night where he did not have his best stuff. The Storm recorded three triples on the game and eight totals hits, but were unable to come back from the six earned runs given up by their starter. 11 total Storm players struck out on the night, and they left 17 men on base. The team has had issues with the timely hit and that continued on Thursday.
Brad Zunica– (2-4) 3B, Run
Edward Olivares– (1-4) 3B, Run, BB, K
Luis Torrens– (1-3) 3B, 2 BB
Eguy Rosario– (1-5) 2 RBI, 3 K
Pedro Avila– (Loss) 7 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (88 pitches- 57 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (26-32) Lost 6-1
The youngest team in the Mid West League, the TinCaps, continues to play inconsistent baseball. The team committed another error on Thursday as the youth on the team has struggled with fundamentals from time to time. Tom Cosgrove was decent on the day, going six innings, but he got very little run support. The TinCaps only managed five hits on the day and two of them were off the bat of Jeisson Rosario. 14 runners were left on base in the game for Fort Wayne.
Robbie Podorsky– (1-4) RBI, SB
Jeisson Rosario– (2-4) SB, K
Esteury Ruiz– (1-4) K
Tom Cosgrove– (Loss) 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 6 K (87 pitches- 59 strikes)
Jordan Guerrero– 1 IP, H, 3 K (15 pitches- 11 strikes)
DSL Padres (3-2) Won 6-2
17-year-old Emmanuel Guerra, a first baseman drove in three runs on the day for the DSL Padres. Guerra has shown very good power for his age, already slugging one homer on the season in a league not known for power producers. Five pitchers threw for the Padres on the day as Manuel Partida got the start. He was followed by Alan Mundo, Edgar Martinez, Heriberto Soto and Jose Garcia who earned the save going the final two innings.
Victor Nova- (2-4) 2B, RBI, K
Emmanuel Guerra- (1-3) 2B, Run, 3 RBI, BB
Yeison Santana– (1-5) 2 Runs, RBI, K
Bryan Torres– (1-4) BB, Run, K
Manuel Partida- 2.2 IP. 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K
El Paso- Jesse Scholtens (0-3- 9.74 ERA)
San Antonio- Colin Rea (0-2- 10.32 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- Reggie Lawson (4-2- 2.65 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Osvaldo Hernandez (3-2- 2.20 ERA)
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How about a profile on Mat “The Bat” Batten? He is lighting it up.