Down on the Farm: May 9 (Morejon Solid for Storm, Ruiz Homers)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-2 on Wednesday. The San Antonio Missions had the day off in Texas.

Here is your recap of the day’s events:

El Paso Chihuahuas (18-16) Lost 8-5

El Paso has lost five in a row now, and nine out of their last 11 games, after dropping Wednesday’s game 8-5 to Tacoma. Franmil Reyes went hitless, snapping his hitting streak, but the power-hitter did have two nice grabs in the outfield, proving that he is no slouch with the glove. Walker Lockett was on the bump, but struggled, going six-plus innings, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits. El Paso got an early lead on a Stephen McGee RBI single that scored Javy Guerra, but that was it for them. Three late runs in the ninth for the Chihuahuas made this game seem closer than it really was. El Paso is in a bit of a tailspin, but looks to right the ship on Thursday against the Rainers.

Cory Spangenberg– (2-5) 2B, 2 RBI, Run

Luis Urias– (1-4) 2 RBI, BB

Shane Peterson– (2-3) 2 Runs, BB

Franmil Reyes– (0-3) BB, 2 K

Walker Lockett- 6.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, BB, 5 K (100 pitches-69 strikes)

San Antonio Missions (22-10)

Off on Wednesday

Lake Elsinore Storm (13-20) Won 1-0

Adrian Morejon was dominant on the mound for the Storm as he went seven shutout innings, striking out seven batters. Lake Elsinore got the only run of the game on a basses loaded passed ball in the bottom if the seventh that scored Kelvin Melean from third with Edward Olivares batting. Lake Elsinore managed seven hits on the day, but a troubling theme is that the Storm have struggled all season long with runners in scoring position. 10 strikeouts from the Storm hitters did not help that issue. Hudson Potts and Jorge Ona both went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts a piece. Lake Bachar and Trevor Megill threw a flawless 8th and 9th inning, as Morejon earned his first win if the 2018 season. Morejon’s ERA is now at 3.68 for the year in the California League.

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Edward Olivares– (2-4) K

Eguy Rosario– (1-2) BB, K

Kelvin Melean– (2-3) Run

Trevor Megill– (Save) 1 IP, 1 K (17 pitches- 11 strikes)

Adrian Morejon– 7 IP, 3 H, BB, 7 K (84 pitches- 60 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (14-19) Lost 7-1

The TinCaps were almost shut out, but a solo homer leading off the ninth by Esteury Ruiz ended that (video below). Fort Wayne could not get anything going on the day with the bats, as they only managed four hits. Yohan Ramirez was solid for the River Bandits, going seven innings, only allowing one hit. Emmanuel Ramirez pitched well, striking out nine in five innings while allowing two runs on five hits. Adrian Martinez was roughed up in his two innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits. His ERA climbed to 9.92 on the year. The TinCaps will now travel to Kane Country to take on the Cougars starting tomorrow.

Esteury Ruiz– (1-3) HR, RBI, Run, BB

Carlos Belen– (1-4) K

Tre Carter– (0-2) BB, K

Juan Fernandez– (1-4)

Emmanuel Ramirez– 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K

Thursday’s Probables

El Paso- Luis Perdomo (2-1) 3.13 ERA

San Antonio- Logan Allen (4-1) 2.78 ERA

Lake Elsinore- TBD

Fort Wayne- Ben Sheckler (0-0) 5.59 ERA

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