Down on the Farm: May 12 (Chris Paddack Remains Flawless)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-1 on Saturday, as the TinCaps were rained out in Kane County.

Here is your recap for the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (19-18) Lost 2-1

The Chihuahuas continue their tailspin, as they lost to Reno on the road 2-1. The only score of the game for El Paso was Franmil Reyes‘ 14th homer of the season, another opposite-field shot into the cold Nevada air for the slugger. The team from Texas only managed two hits on the day, as the Aces’ staff shut them down. 11 batters struck out for the Chihuahuas on the night. Jesse Scholtens was effective in the start, but got the loss after giving up two earned runs in 6.2 innings pitched. El Paso has now lost nine of their last 11 games. The team is now 3.5 games below Salt Lake in the PCL Pacific Southern Division.

Franmil Reyes– (1-2) HR, RBI, Run, 2 BB

Shane Peterson-(1-2) BB, K

Javy Guerra– (0-4) 3 K’s

Robert Stock– 1 IP, 2 BB (16 pitches- 6 strikes)

Jesse Scholtens– 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER,1 BB, 2 K (103 pitches-65 strikes)

San Antonio Missions (25-10) Won 2-1

The Missions are now 15 games over .500 with a five-game lead over Midland for first place in the Texas North Division. They beat Frisco 2-1 on Saturday in a nail-biter. This team looks really special as it consists of a nice balance of hitting, fielding, and pitching. On Saturday, the Missions won as they scored the deciding run in the seventh for the victory. Austin Allen and Webster Rivas each had two hits on the night. The Missions managed eight hits in total for the game. Lake Bachar was recalled from Lake Elsinore earlier in the week and did not disappoint in his first Double-A start, going five shutout innings. Brad Wieck pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the win.

Austin Allen– (2-4) 2 K’s

Webster Rivas– (2-4)

Ty France– (1-4) 2B, RBI

Brad Wieck– (Save) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K (21 pitches- 12 strikes)

Lake Bachar– 5 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K (64 pitches- 44 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm (14-22) Won 4-1

Chris Paddack looks fully healthy as he continues to impress in the Cal League. The right-hander went six scoreless innings on Saturday, striking out 10 without walking a batter. He has still yet to allow a run in his first three starts. In those three games he has gone 16 innings, only walking one batter while striking out 26. Paddack is a very special pitcher. The Storm won the game 4-1 on Saturday against the Nuts as Jorge Ona, Edward Olivares, and Marcus Greene were the hitting stars. Darius Valdez picked up his first save of the 2018 season, as he pitched a scoreless ninth for the Storm.

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Jorge Ona– (2-4) HR, RBI, Run

Edward Olivares– (1-4) 3B, RBI, K

Marcus Greene Jr.- (1-3) 2B, Run, 2 RBI, BB

Kelvin Melean– (2-4) Run, K

Chris Paddack– (Win) 6 IP, 2 H, 10 K (83 pitches- 57 strikes–0.00 ERA on the season)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (14-21) Rained Out


News and Notes

Auston Bousfield was promoted to Triple- A El Paso

Taylor Kohlwey was promoted to Double-A San Antonio

Robbie Podorsky was promoted from Extended Spring Training to High Single-A Lake Elsinore

Sunday’s Probables

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- Cal Quantrill (2-2) 3.52 ERA

Lake Elsinore- TBD

Fort Wayne- No Scheduled Game (could play rain out from Saturday)

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