Down on the Farm: September 5 (Playoffs Start as Missions and Chihuahuas Lose)
There were two games on Wednesday for the San Diego Padre affiliates.
Here is a recap of the days action.
El Paso Chihuahuas Lost 8-7 to Fresno Grizzlies in 10 innings
The Chihuahuas has many opportunities to get the victory, but couldn’t do so in a loss to Fresno in game No. 1 of the five-game series. Walker Lockett was unable to hold the Grizzlies offense, as he allowed five earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. He was wild on the night, walking five on the night and was also the victim of a Javy Guerra error.
The Chihuahuas bullpen did its job for the most part, as only Brad Wieck allowed a run out of the six pitchers who came out of the pen. Unfortunately the one earned run was enough as Wieck took the loss giving up a single to Garrett Stubbs in the 10th inning. Game No.2 is Thursday night in El Paso as Logan Allen takes the mound for El Paso.
Dusty Coleman– (1-4) HR, 3 RBI, Run
Allen Craig– (1-3) HR, RBI, 2 Runs, 2 BB, 2 K
Shane Peterson– (1-5) 2B, Run, BB, 2 K
Ty France– (2-4) Run, RBI, BB
Walker Locket- 4.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K (90 pitches- 50 strikes)
San Antonio Missions Lost 7-0 to the Corpus Christi Hooks
The San Antonio Missions were unable to get anything going against Ryan Hartman, as the left-handed pitcher continued his dominance in 2018. Hartman has been a handful in the Texas League this year and he continued that on Wednesday going 7.2 shutout innings for the Hooks. He stuck out seven without allowing a walk.
Michel Baez had his fastball up o 96-97 mph on the radar gun, but struggled some with his command allowing four earned runs in five innings. The Missions only managed four hits on the night and that was clearly not going to do the job. Game No.2 of this series will be on Thursday as Emmanuel Ramirez takes the mound for San Antonio on the road.
Owen Miller– (1-4)
Buddy Reed– (1-4) K
Hudson Potts– (1-3)
Ronald Bolanos– 1.2 IP, 3H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (49 pitches- 26 strikes)
Michel Baez- 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K (99 pitches- 63 strikes)
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The Missions are just a bad team. Tatis’ injury, plus the struggles of Reed and Potts , plus the departures of Nix, Quantrill, Allen, and Paddack — the team is a shadow of what it used to be.
Boy the jump from the storm to AA seems to be a leap for Beaz.