Padres Down on the Farm: April 21 (Thompson go-ahead HR for El Paso/Podorsky 3 hits for SA)

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Thursday was rather quiet down in the San Diego Padres farm system.

The Lake Elsinore Storm were rained out, so only three affiliates were in action, and only two of them scored a run.

San Diego native Grant Holman silenced a Fort Wayne TinCaps lineup headlined by some of San Diego’s top prospects in an impressive outing. All was not lost as the El Paso Chihuahuas were able to win late in Las Vegas for the Padres.

Here is a recap of the day’s events. 


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 6-5) (7-8 on the season)

Eguy Rosario– 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Trayce Thompson– 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jesse Scholtens– 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 K, 0 BB

Evan Miller– 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 1 BB


A ninth-inning rally pushed the El Paso Chihuahuas past the Las Vegas Aces, 6-5, in the only Padres affiliate win of the day. Jesse Scholtens pitched well in five innings of three-run ball before the bullpen held Las Vegas at bay to hold onto the win. Facing former Padres prospect Adrian Martinez, El Paso got three runs across in the third to take an early lead behind Eguy Rosario and Aderlin Rodriguez singles.

After Las Vegas tied the game in the fifth inning on a Marty Bechina home run, neither side scored until the ninth inning. Trayce Thompson broke the tie at three with a two-run home run, then C.J. Hinojosa added a solo home run of his own. Las Vegas made things interesting in the bottom half with a Shea Langeliers home run after a sacrifice fly. Tayler Scott took over for Heath Fillmyer with two outs and the tying run on first base. He walked the winning run on base before shutting the door by striking out Dalton Kelly.

There is no scheduled starter for the Chihuahuas on Friday against Las Vegas.

San Antonio Missions (Lost 8-5) (2-10 on the season)

Jorge Oña– 2-for-4

Robbie Podorsky– 3-for-5, 2 R

Gabe Morales– 3 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Ryan Lillie– 2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K


Two four-run innings plagued the San Antonio Missions in an 8-5 loss to the Amarill0 Sod Poodles. After scoring three runs in the third inning and leading by four, Gabe Morales surrendered four runs on a bases-clearing triple and then a ground ball. Estuery Ruiz and the Mission answered with a run in the next half inning to regain the lead for San Antonio, but it too was short-lived. Ryan Lillie allowed four runs of his own in the fifth, which was all Amarillo needed for the victory.

There is no scheduled starter for San Antonio on Friday.

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 2-0) (7-5 on the season)

Robert Hassell III- 1-for-4, 1 K

Joshua Mears– 0-for-4, 2 K

Ryan Bergert– 4 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 0 BB

Edwuin Bencomo– 3 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 K, 0 BB


San Diego native and former Little League World Series star Grant Holman dominated Fort Wayne with six scoreless frames and seven strikeouts Friday. Prospects Robert Hassell and Brandon Valenzuela were able to each notch a hit, while red-hot Joshua Mears went hitless with two strikeouts. Valenzuela got the only extra-base hit for Fort Wayne with a double in the second inning, while Olivier Basabe was the only player for Fort Wayne to get two hits. Pitching for the TinCaps shined Thursday by allowing just two runs. Ryan Bergert and Edwuin Bencomo each allowed just one run while both giving over three innings of work. 

Jackson Wolf will start for Fort Wayne on Friday.


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Lake Elsinore Storm (PPD) (6-5 on the season)

Rain in Fresno postponed the Thursday game for the Lake Elsinore Storm. They will now play a doubleheader against the Fresno Grizzlies on Sunday.

There is no scheduled starter for the Storm on Friday.

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