Padres Down on the Farm: April 23 (Engel homers for EP on rehab/Zavala home run in LE)
The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Sunday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 9-2 to Tacoma Rainers) (7-14 on the season)
Pedro Avila: 4 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 1 K (88 pitches, 45 strikes)
Adam Engel: (1-for-4), 2-run HR
Pedro Severino: (2-for-3)
Rangel Ravelo: (1-for-2), R, BB
2023 has not been kind to Pedro Avila, and today was no exception. Tacoma jumped on him in the very first inning on Sunday, including a two-run double from Mike Ford. Mason McCoy opened the bottom of the second inning with a blast over the left field wall. A few batters later, Cade Marlowe brought in Cesar Hernandez on a sac fly to give the Rainers a 5-0 lead.
Avila’s five earned runs raised his ERA on the season to 12.89. He has to eclipse five innings in an outing this season.
In the fifth inning, Adam Engel brought the deficit to three with a two-run home run. The center fielder is expected to be activated from his rehab assignment sometime in the next week.
Eric Hanhold and Domingo Tapia each pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen for El Paso.
The Chihuahuas return home to Southwest University Park on Tuesday to host the Salt Lake Bees.
San Antonio Missions (7-7 on the season)
The game vs Corpus Christi Hooks was postponed due to rain.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 9-0 to Peoria Chiefs) (4-11 on the season)
Jared Kollar: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K (52 pitches, 30 strikes)
Marcos Castanon: (1-for-3), BB
Carlos Luis: (1-for-3), 2B, BB
Despite a leadoff double in the second inning from Carlos Luis, he was left stranded. Lake Elsinore would only get one more hit the rest of the game with nothing to show for it.
Jared Kollar made his 2023 season debut Sunday, pitching three scoreless innings. After loading the bases in the second inning, Kollar got a ground out to end the inning. He would stand two more runners in the third before his day ended.
The Peoria Chiefs were able to finally open the up the scoring against the Fort Wayne bullpen in the fourth inning. The Chiefs scored four runs off of Reinier Parra who took the loss, only getting one out.
The TinCaps host the Loons of Great Lake next week at Parkview Field.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 6-3 to Modesto Nuts) (10-5 on the season)
Austin Krob: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 4 K (64 pitches, 40 strikes)
Samuel Zavala: (1-for-3), HR
Griffin Doersching: (2-for-4), R, 2B, 2 RBI
Anthony Vilar: (1-for-3), 2 R, 2B, BB
Albert Fabian: (2-for-3), R, 2 RBI
Wyatt Hoffman: (2-for-4), RBI
Austin Krob took the mound for his third start of the season on Sunday, striking out four in five innings. The right hander’s only earned run was a solo shot allowed in the second inning to Modesto’s Josh Hood. Albert Fabian tied the game for Lake Elsinore at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single.
The Nuts retook the lead in the fifth inning scoring two runs on a poor pickoff attempt from Krob. The Storm tied it up again thanks to a sac fly from Fabian in the sixth followed by an RBI single from Griffin Doersching to knot the game up at 3-3.
Kobe Robinson threw three scoreless innings, striking out three while picking up his third victory on the season.
In the eighth, Samuel Zavala (Padres #4 prospect) hit a go-ahead home run, his first longball of 2023. Lake Elsinore tacked on two more runs that inning to win it 6-3.
Padres #4 Prosepct, Samuel Zavala, goes yard to give us the late lead!!#StormTheLake pic.twitter.com/izBviRzS3V
— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) April 23, 2023
The Storm head to Visalia to take on the Rawhide this next week for the second time this season.
-No Games Monday-
El Paso — TBD
San Antonio — TBD
Fort Wayne — TBD
Lake Elsinore — TBD
Al was born in Fresno, California with a passion for talking and writing about sports. The lifelong Padres fan is currently attending Fresno State as he pursues a degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to being a student, he does public address announcing at both the high school and collegiate levels.