Down on the Farm: May 5 (Franmil Homers Again, Baez Pitches Well, & Overstreet Walk-off Grand Slam)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-3 on the day and it took a walk-off to get that only victory.

Here is your recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (18-12) Lost 4-1

Another day, another Franmil Reyes homer, as he now has 12 on the year, which is tied for the most in all of professional baseball. He is on a tear and the Padres are surely taking notice. Though there is no room for him quite yet on the team, you have to figure A.J. Preller is making the proper adjustments to the roster. The Chihuahuas only score of the day came on Franmil’s solo homer as the offense could do little against the Isotopes’ pitching staff. Five pitchers threw the seven-hit effort against El Paso in which 14 batters went down swinging. Diego Goris had three strikeouts and four other players recorded two K’s each. The Chihuahuas will look to rebound on Sunday and take the series in Albuquerque.

Franmil Reyes– (3-4) HR, 2B, Run, RBI, K

Cory Spangenberg– (1-4) 2B, K

Dusty Coleman– (1-3) 2B, 2 K

Tyler Webb– 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K (19 pitches- 13 strikes)

Chris Huffman–  4 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (70 pitches- 39 strikes)

San Antonio Missions (19-10) Won 9-8

It was “Flying Chancla” night in San Antonio on Saturday night. A throwback to when the team in San Antonio went by a different name. The Missions were wearing alternate uniforms and needed a late rally to get back into this game. And did they get it. The Missions walked 10 times on the night, including four in the ninth inning. Kyle Overstreet, who had already homered earlier in the game, had a chance to be a hero with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth. He delivered as the Mission won 9-8 on a walk-off grand slam (Video Below). A huge win for the Missions as they continue to play with great chemistry and energy. Take a look at that celebration.

Kyle Overstreet– (3-6) 2 HR, 2 Runs, 6 RBI, BB

Forrestt Allday– (2-3) Run, BB

Fernando Tatis Jr.– (1-2) Run, 2 BB, K

Peter Van Gansen– (1-3) RBI, BB, K

Jerry Keel– 5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (96 pitches- 57 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm (11-19) Lost 2-1

Michel Baez was making his third start on the 2018 season and looked much more comfortable on the mound. His mechanics seemed more free and easy and he was clocked as high as 95-96 with his fastball. A back injury can be tough, and he looks to be rounding into form. Baez went four innings, only allowing three hits and striking out seven. He walked three on the day and his pitch count climbed to 82 pitches, so he was wisely removed after four successful innings. The Storm failed to do much against Darren McCaughan in six innings and the Nuts’ bullpen shut them down the rest of the way. Lake Elsinore will look to salvage a game out of the series on Sunday.

Edward Olivares– (1-4) 2B

Brad Zunica– (1-3) BB

Hudson Potts– (1-4) Run, K

Eguy Rosario– (1-3) RBI

Michel Baez– 4 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K (82 itches- 50 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (13-16) Lost 8-4

The TinCaps have dropped two in a row to the Timber Rattlers, this time by a score of 6-3 on Saturday. Left-handed pitcher Aaron Leasher was on the bump and took the loss, as he gave up four earned runs in five innings pitched. Leasher was given a 3-0 lead, but allowed two runs in the third and fifth to Wisconsin. Esteury Ruiz smacked two triples on the day and Jeisson Rosario was on base three times ahead of him. That duo has been huge for the TinCaps all season long. Fort Wayne committed four errors on the day as 17-year-old Justin Lopez was charged with two from the third base position and Evan Miller was charged one on a throw, as was Juan Fernandez. Manager Anthony Contreras had to be angry about that showing from his squad.

Esteury Ruiz– (3-5) 2 3B, 2 RBI, Run, K

Jeisson Rosario– (2-3) 2 Runs, RBI, BB

Juan Fernandez– (2-4) Run

Jack Suwinski– (1-3) 2b, BB

Aaron Leasher– 5 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (92 pitches- 62 strikes)

Sunday’s Probables

El Paso- Kyle Lloyd (3-1) 5.81 ERA

San Antonio- Jesse Scholtens (3-1) 3.10 ERA

Lake Elsinore- TBD

Fort Wayne- Nick Margevicius (1-1) 3.12 ERA

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