Padres Down on the Farm: April 26 (Gasser 4 K’s for FW/Galindo 5 IP, 1 hit for LE/Thompson homers for EP)


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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Tuesday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 9-3 vs. Reno) (10-9 on the season)

Jesse Scholtens: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K (89 pitches, 60 strikes)

Aderlin Rodriguez: (1-for-3), HR, 5 RBI, R, K

Trayce Thompson: (1-for-4), HR, 2 K

Nomar Mazara: (1-for-3), HR, RBI, 2 R, BB, K

The Chihuahuas offense came up big late, as Aderlin Rodriguez hit an eighth-inning grand slam to power El Paso to a win over Reno. Rodriguez’s home run was one of four Chihuahua long balls in the evening. Matt Batten, Nomar Mazara, and Trayce Thompson also went deep in the game.

Thompson’s blast was his ninth in just 19 games as he continues to hit the cover off the ball. The El Paso offense didn’t produce much besides the home runs, but with strong pitching, that was enough. Jesse Scholtens started the game with 6.2 solid frames, earning the win in the process. Kyle Tyler, Grant Gavin, and Travis Bergen all had scoreless outings from the bullpen to help hold the Reno offense.


San Antonio Missions (Lost 5-1 to Springfield) (4-12 on the season)

Ramon Perez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (31 pitches, 19 strikes)

Chris Givin: (1-for-4), 2B, K

Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-4)

Chandler Seagle: (1-for-2), BB, K

San Antonio’s offense went silent as they posted just five hits. Chris Givin’s double was the only extra-base hit of the night. San Antonio was also sloppy defensively. They made three errors, and Springfield jumped into a four-run lead after three innings, and with San Antonio’s lackluster offense, that was more than enough. The Missions went 0-for-3 in their few chances with runners in scoring position. Tirso Ornelas was the only San Antonio player with multiple hits, and Yorman Rodriguez drove in the only run for the Missions. Rodriguez brought Esteury Ruiz home on a first-inning sacrifice fly.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 4-0 to Dayton) (10-6 on the season)

Robert Gasser: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R (1 ER), BB, 4 K (79 pitches, 48 strikes)

Edwuin Bencomo: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K (39 pitches, 26 strikes)

Robert Hassell III: (1-for-3), BB

Ripken Reyes: (1-for-4), K

The TinCaps offense was absolutely dismal. They produced just two hits, neither of which went for extra bases. They did walk eight times, so there were runners on the base paths, but they just couldn’t get hits. Jack Stronach produced the only error of the game, allowing two runs to score for Dayton in the fourth. Those unearned runs, as well as a home run earlier in the fourth, were the only blemishes on starter Robert Gasser’s solid outing. Edwuin Bencomo allowed a run in three solid innings of work out of the bullpen, but Fort Wayne’s offense didn’t come anywhere close to mounting a comeback.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 5-1 vs. Inland Empire) (11-5 on the season)

Ruben Galindo: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (63 pitches, 38 strikes)

Lucas Dunn: (2-for-4), 3B, R, BB, K

Justin Farmer: (2-for-4), R, 2 SB, K

James Wood: (1-for-5), 2B, R

The Storm’s pitching staff was stellar. They allowed just two hits all day long. One of the two hits was a leadoff triple, which turned into an early 1-0 deficit, but that didn’t last long. The Storm capitalized on a pickoff error and a wild pitch in the second to vault into the lead before manufacturing two more runs in the third.

Lake Elsinore dominated the basepaths as Justin Farmer and Max Ferguson each swiped two bags. With Ruben Galindo fantastic start, the five runs that Lake Elsinore produced was plenty. Jose Castillo and Levi Thomas combined for four innings of one-hit ball to seal the win.


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Wednesday’s Probables

El Paso: Mike Clevinger (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

San Antonio: TBD

Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (0-1, 3.48 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

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