Padres Down on the Farm: April 12 (Hassell homers in FW/Ruiz 2 hits in SA/Campusano 3 hits for EP)

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Credit: EVT Farm

San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Tuesday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Win 13-11 over Oklahoma City) (4-3 on the season) 

Luis Campusano– (3-for-4) 2 2B, 3 Runs, 2 RBI, K

Brent Rooker– (2-for-4) HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs, BB, 2 K

C.J. Hinojosa– (2-for-4) Run, RBI, BB

Ryan Weathers– 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (53 pitches- 28 strikes)

 

A four-run bottom of the eighth inning powered the Chihuahuas to a 13-11 win on Tuesday.

Trayce Thompson and Brent Rooker homered in the win for El Paso as the Chihuahuas broke out the thunder. Rooker went 2-for-4 on the night and drove in three runs. Luis Campusano doubled twice and recorded three hits. Each El Paso hitter in the lineup recorded a base hit in the game as the Chihuahuas knocked out a total of 16 in the game.

Ryan Weathers started the game for El Paso and allowed two earned runs in the game. The lefty is struggling with his control and is in the minors working on his mechanics and accuracy. At some point in 2022, Weathers should return to the Padres roster. The Chihuahuas have a very deep roster this season and could be in for a great year in the PCL.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-4 to Frisco) (2-2 on the season)

Esteury Ruiz– (2-for-4) 2 Runs, BB, 2 SB, K

Tirso Ornelas– (2-for-4)

Agustin Ruiz– (2-for-3) RBI, BB, K

Gabe Mosser– 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 K (66 pitches- 43 strikes)

 

San Antonio lost 6-4 against Frisco on Tuesday as the bullpen faltered late for the Missions in their home opener.

Credit: MiLB TV

Ryan Lillie was charged with a loss as he gave up three runs in two innings of relief. Only one run was earned as the Missions committed three errors in the game. The Missions knocked out eight hits in the game as Esteury Ruiz led the way with the bat. The center fielder went 2-for-4 in the game, with two runs and two stolen bases in the win. Ruiz is off to a .417 start to his season and maybe finally living up to his potential with the bat. Speaking of potential, Tirso Ornelas recorded two hits and is showing that he is completely healthy to begin the 2022 season.

The Missions should have a productive offensive group the whole season as the Padres possess depth around the Double-A level. Will the pitching be able to keep them in the playoff race? Only time will tell.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Win 5-3 over South Bend) (2-2 on the season)

Robert Hassell III- (2-for-4) HR, Run, 2 RBI

Corey Rosier- (1-for-5) 3b, Run, RBI, 2 K

Brandon Valenzuela– (1-for-2) 2B, Run, 2 BB

Noel Vela– 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (62 pitches-46 strikes)

 

Robert Hassell slugged his second homer of the year in the sixth inning for the TinCaps, and that was the difference in the game. The two-run blast put Fort Wayne on top for good in the first home game of the 2022 season.

Noel Vela started for Fort Wayne and went four innings, allowing only two hits and zero earned runs on the night. South Bend did score three runs in the first, but all of them were unearned as a throwing error by Justin Lopez victimized the TinCaps. Ryan Och and Sam Keating pitched two scoreless innings each out of the pen, and Mason Fox earned the save on Tuesday, striking out two in his lone inning of work. Corey Rosier tripled in the win, and Brandon Valenzuela doubled for the TinCaps. Valenzuela continues to show an impressive bat and is looking to be far more than just a defensive catcher.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 10-3 to Visalia) (1-3 on the season) 

Max Ferguson– (1-for-3) 2 Runs, 2 BB, 2 SB

Lucas Dunn– (2-for-4) 2 RBIs, BB

Jackson Merrill– (1-for-4) BB, SB

Ruben Galindo– 3 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (45 pitches- 28 strikes)

 

The Storm lost in their home opener as Visalia scored three runs in the first and never looked back.

Credit: MiLB TV

The Lake Elsinore pitching staff did not have a good night as the team was charged with ten earned runs in the game. Ruben Galindo coughed up six earned runs in three innings of work to begin the game. Matt Sparling and Levi Thomas also allowed multiple runs in the game for the Storm. Offensively, Lucas Dunn led the way with two hits and two RBIs. The 22-year-old former eighth-round pick enjoyed his best night of the 2022 season on Tuesday.

James Wood is day to day with a wrist ailment and missed the game. Jackson Merrill played and went 1-for-4 on the night with a walk and a stolen base. The Storm are off to a slow start, but there is plenty of exciting baseball up the 15 freeway in Lake Elsinore. You should check them out.

 


Wednesday’s probables

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- TBD

Fort Wayne- Adam Smith 

Lake Elsinore- TBD

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