The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 4-1 on Saturday.
Here is a recap of the day’s action
El Paso Chihuahuas (31-32) Won 4-2
The Chihuahuas looked solid again today with consistent pitching getting backed up by timely hitting. Dillon Overton pitched seven innings while allowing two runs and striking out four, with Trey Wingenter and Robert Stock each pitching a scoreless inning of relief. An RBI double from Diego Goris and a run-scoring single off the bat of Luis Urias tied the ballgame in the fourth inning, while Javier Guerra’s solo home run in the sixth inning gave El Paso the lead for good. Brett Nicholas added an insurance run in the ninth inning, while Carlos Asuaje raised his batting average to .317 with a 3-for-5 day at the plate.
Luis Urias: 2-5, RBI 2 K
Javy Guerra: 3-5, HR, RBI, 2 R, 2B, K
Diego Goris: 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBI
Carlos Asuaje: 3-5, 2B, R
Dillon Overton: 7 IP, 2 R (1 earned), 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K (104 pitches-64 strikes) Win
San Antonio Missions (39-22) Won 9-4
It was a great day for the offense as the Missions put together nine runs on thirteen hits, with Austin Allen swatting his thirteenth and fourteenth home runs of the year. Allen would end with three RBI while Josh Naylor would add three RBI of his own. While he may not have racked up good strikeout numbers, Cal Quantrill got through 5 2/3 innings quite well without them as the wind was at his back all game long, allowing three runs to cross in his final inning of work. Fernando Tatis Jr.picked up three walks while hitting an RBI triple.
Fernando Tatis Jr. 1-2, RBI, R, 3B, 3 BB, K
Austin Allen: 4-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, K
Josh Naylor: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Michael Gettys: 1-4, RBI, R, BB, 2 K
Cal Quantrill: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K (90 pitches-56 strikes) Win
Lake Elsinore Storm (31-31) Won 9-5
Lake Elsinore brought the bats today in their game against the Lancaster JetHawks, getting seventeen hits and scoring nine runs. Adrian Morejon allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings, but picked up the win thanks to a superb hitting performance. Seven of nine Storm players would have multi-hit games, including Edward Olivares with a 3-for-5 game and Hudson Potts with a 2-for-4 game with four RBI. Lake Elsinore has now won six of their last eight games.
Hudson Potts: 2-4, 4 RBI, BB
Brad Zunica: 1-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, 3 K
Kelvin Melean: 2-4, RBI
Edward Olivares: 3-5, RBI, 3 R, 2B, K
Adrian Morejon: 6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K (93 pitches-57 strikes) Win
Fort Wayne TinCaps (27-33) Lost 6-3
The TinCaps couldn’t capitalize on Luis Patino‘s solid performance and the offense seemed to lose the punch that it had yesterday. Six runs from the bullpen and three errors by a young TinCaps’ defense was what ultimately sank the young squad. A Jack Suwinski double and an Esteury Ruiz single would drive in runs in the third inning, but Fort Wayne couldn’t hold onto the lead later in the game. Here in Ken Bugajski’s recap of the game. He was in attendance for EVT.
Esteury Ruiz: 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K, SB
Jack Suwinski: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Nick Feight: 2-4, 2B, R
Luis Patino: 5 IP, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K ( 76 pitches-39 strikes) No Decision
Korey Anderson: 1 2/3 IP, BB, 2 K ( 30 pitches-17 strikes)
DSL Padres (4-3) Won 3-1
The DSL Padres looked much more relaxed today in the field, only committing one error as opposed to the four they committed yesterday. The pitching gelled well by only allowing a single run to cross the plate, which was allowed by starter Miguel Rondon. The offense was quiet but was clutch when it had too, scoring runs in the second and seventh inning.
Adrian Antunez: 1-2, RBI, R, 3B, BB
Luis Paez: 1-4, RBI, K
Matias Polanco: 0-3, RBI
Miguel Rondon: 3 IP, 2 H, R (unearned), BB, 2 K
Jesus Gonzales: 4 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Probable Pitchers for Sunday’s games
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Jake Nix
Lake Elsinore: Ronald Bolanos
Fort Wayne: Mackenzie Gore
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