The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-2 on Friday, as El Paso and San Antonio both won early in the evening.
Here is a recap of the day’s action:
El Paso Chihuahuas (18-11) Won 7-1
El Mole, better known as Franmil Reyes, continued to annihilate Triple-A pitching with his third multi-home run game in a row in New Mexico. Reyes went deep again on Friday and now has six homers in his last three games and 11 on the year. The Padres are surely taking notice of this Dominican’ slugger. The outfielder is only 22 and is making a lot of noise at the Triple-A level. In the game, El Paso won 7-1 going away as Luis Perdomo was excellent on the mound. The right-hander went all nine innings, only allowing one run on three hits. Cory Spangenberg and Allen Craig went deep for the Chihuahuas in the victory.
Franmil Reyes– (3-4) 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs, BB, K
Cory Spangenberg– (3-5) HR, 2 RBI, Run, K
Allen Craig– (2-4) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB, 2 K
Dusty Coleman (1-1) 2b, Run, BB
Luis Perdomo– (Win) 9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (104 pitches- 67 strikes)
San Antonio Missions (18-10) Won 6-1
Left-handed hurler, Logan Allen, continues to progress as a pitcher. He went seven strong innings on Friday, allowing only one earned run while striking out six. Allen’s ERA is at 2.78 now on the year after four impressive starts in a row. He is now 4-1 on the year and will probably be included in the next wave of talent that hits the major leagues. On Friday, the Missions scored early and often as they totaled six runs in the first five innings off RoughRiders’ pitcher Brett Martin. Fernando Tatis went deep and hit a double in the win as he seems to be warming up with the bat. Austin Allen and Josh Naylor both had nice nights at the plate. Eric Yardley and Gerardo Reyes threw scoreless innings in the victory as the Missions’ bullpen continues to be a strength for the team.
Fernando Tatis Jr. (2-5) HR, 2B, Run, RBI, 3 K
Josh Naylor– (1-5) 2B, 3 RBI, Run
Austin Allen– (2-4) K
River Stevens– (2-4) RBI
Logan Allen (Win)- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (97 pitches- 67 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (11-18) Lost 9-7
Ronald Bolanos did not have his best stuff as he allowed an early run to Modesto on a Garreth Morgan home run in the second. Lake Elsinore chipped their way back into the game, but the Storm’ bullpen was unable to prevent the Nuts from scoring. Austin Smith earned the loss, going two innings and allowing one earned run on one hit. The common theme all year for this Storm team is the inability to get a run driven in when needed, and the team has also failed to keep rallys going. Lake Elsinore recorded 14 hits and walked four times. Eguy Rosario and Hudson Potts homered, and five Storm hitters had a multiple-hit day.
Luis Torrens– (3-3) 2B, Run, RBI, 2 BB
Buddy Reed– (2-6) 2B, 2 RBI, 2 Runs, 2 K
Hudson Potts- (1-5) HR, RBI, Run, 2 K
Eguy Rosario– (2-5) HR, Run, RBI, K
Ronald Bolanos-4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (87 pitches- 57 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (13-15) Lost 6-3
Fort Wayne lost at home to the Timber Rattlers by the score of 6-3 on Friday. Alec Bettinger was solid for Wisconsin as he threw six shutout innings. The TinCaps were not able to get going until they got to their opponent’s bullpen, but by then it was too late to rally for the win. Esteury Ruiz and Justin Lopez were 0-for-9 at the top of the order, and that set the tone for Fort Wayne as they only recorded seven hits in the game. Luis Campusano and Tirso Ornelas both recorded two hit in the loss.
Tirso Ornelas– (2-4)
Luis Campusano– (2-4) 2 Runs
Juan Fernandez– (2-4) 2B, Run, RBI, CS
Jack Suwinski– (1-3) RBI, BB, K, CS
Emmanuel Ramirez– (Loss) 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 K (94 pitches- 64 strikes)
El Paso- Chris Huffman (2-1) 3.90 ERA
San Antonio- Jerry Keel (1-0) 3.95 ERA
Lake Elsinore- Michel Baez (0-2) 5.63 ERA
Fort Wayne- Aaron Leasher (1-1) 3.48 ERA