Padres Down on the Farm: April 15 (Tatis homers twice, Fort Wayne walks it off)

Credit: El Paso Chihuahuas

Credit: EVT Farm

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Saturday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 8-5 to Albuquerque Isotopes) (6-8 on the season)

Julio Teheran: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6K (87 pitches, 58 strikes)

Fernando Tatis Jr. (4-for-5), 2 HR, 3 RBI

Adam Engel: (1-for-4), 2B, BB, SB

Tim Lopes: (1-for-4), 2 R, 3B, BB, SB

Brett Sullivan: (3-for-4), 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB

His time in El Paso may be coming to an end, but Fernando Tatis Jr. has sure given Chihuahuas fans quite a show. After another amazing night Saturday, the 24-year-old phenom is 15-for-28 with a 1.868 OPS, six home runs and 14 runs batted in, and a pair of stolen bases in AAA.

Adam Engel doubled and stole a base in his first rehab appearance. El Paso scored eight runs on 12 hits as they outlasted Albuquerque 8-5.

Julio Teheran (W, 2-1) went five innings and allowed four runs but struck out six in the victory.


San Antonio Missions (Won 4-1 to Frisco) (3-5 on the season)

Brian Gonzalez: 3.2 IP, 4 H, R (0 ER), BB, 5 K (65 pitches, 40 strikes)

Korry Howell: (2-for-4), R, 2B

Chandler Seagle: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI

Brantley Bell: (2-for-3), R, 2 2B, RBI

Luis Aviles Jr: (1-for-3), 2B, 2 RBI

After being held to just two runs over the last three games, San Antonio’s offense began to heat up on Saturday, scoring four runs on eight hits, including five doubles and a triple. Luis Aviles Jr. doubled in Chandler Seagle and Brantley Bell in the second inning for a quick 2-1 lead.

Brian Gonzales went 3.2 innings allowing just one run (unearned), the veteran southpaw struck out five to keep his perfect ERA on the year.

After two quick outs in the sixth inning, San Antonio got three straight hits to add on a pair of insurance runs.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 12-11 to Lake County) (2-6 on the season)

Adam Mazur: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K (56 pitches, 38 strikes)

Jackson Merrill: (2-for-5), 2 R, 2B

Marcos Castanon: (2-for-4), R, 2B, RBI, BB

Nathan Martorella: (1-for-5), 2-Run HR

Carlos Luis: (3-for-3), 2 R, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB

Justin Farmer: (2-for-5), 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

After a pair of scoreless innings, Adam Mazur was hit hard for three runs on five hits. It didn’t last forever. Entering the fifth inning, the TinCaps were down 4-1, a pair of home runs, including a grand slam from Carlos Luis, put Fort Wayne ahead 8-4.

Lake County battled back and took an 11-10 lead in the top of the ninth. The TinCap offense was on full display, though. Justin Farmer tied the game with a two-out double. Jakob Marsee then singled him in to walk it off.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 3-2 to Inland Empire) (6-1 on the season)

Robby Snelling: 3 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K (56 pitches, 35 strikes)

Griffin Doersching: (2-for-4), 2B

Kai Murphy: (1-for-3), Solo HR

Last week, Robby Snelling pitched three scoreless innings allowing just one hit. He did it again Saturday while striking out five.

In the third inning, Kai Murphy hit his first home run on the season to give the Storm the lead. Victor Duarte scored Albert Fabian on a sac fly the next inning.

After Snelling was relieved, the 66ers scored in the fourth and fifth innings. An RBI single in the eighth would be the go-ahead run in the Storm’s first loss of 2023.


Sunday’s Probables

El Paso – Matt Waldron

San Antonio – Efrain Contreras

Fort Wayne – Ryan Bergert

Lake Elsinore – TBD

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