San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 7-6) (11-10 on the season)
Ryan Weathers– 6 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 K (85 pitches/58 strikes)
Aderlin Rodriguez– (1-for-4) HR, 3 RBI, run, K
Nomar Mazara– (1-for-2) HR, 2 RBI, 2 Run, BB
C.J. Hinojosa– (2-for-4) RBI, Run
El Paso won a close game at home against Reno on Thursday. Ryan Weathers started the game and coughed up three runs in the first. Two runs in the inning came on a blast from Stone Garrett, who slugged two homers in the game for the Aces. El Paso went on to score two runs of their own in the bottom of the first as Aderlin Rodriguez smashed his fifth homer of the season with two men on base.
Nomar Mazara’s HR onto the roof of the Big Dog House proves to be the difference!
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) April 29, 2022
Ryan Weathers settled down, allowing five earned runs in six innings of work. Evan Miller picked up his first save as the right-hander pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Chihuahuas. Every batter in the El Paso lineup recorded a hit except for Luis Liberato, who went 0-for-4 in the loss. Nomar Mazara continued his hot hitting as he went 1-for-2 in the game, including his third homer of the season. Mazara owns a 1.237 OPS so far this season in Triple-A.
San Antonio Missions (Won 1-0) (6-12 on the season)
Matt Waldron– 5 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K (93 pitches- 57 strikes)
Agustin Ruiz– (1-for-2) RBI
Korry Howell– (1-for-2) 3B, BB, Run, K
Yorman Rodriguez– (2-for-4) K
The Missions were victorious in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel in Texas. Agustin Ruiz hit a sacrifice fly to score Korry Howell, who tripled in the second inning. Matt Waldron was sharp as the right-hander went five innings, scattering three hits and three walks in the game. Tom Cosgrove and Carlos Belen followed with three shutout innings, and Kevin Kopps earned his second save of the season. The slider specialist is throwing well in the Texas League and could be valuable to the Padres down the stretch. Yorman Rodriguez recorded two hits in the win for the Missions.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 4-0) (11-7 on the season)
Blake Snell– 4 IP, 2 H, 4 K (44 pitches- 29 strikes)
Jackson Wolf– 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K (76 pitches- 51 strikes)
Robert Hassell III- (1-for-2) BB
Ripken Reyes– (1-for-3) Run, RBI, BB
Blake Snell pitched well in a rehab start in the Midwest League. The lefty went four innings, striking out four batters and throwing 44 pitches in four innings. Snell did not walk a batter, and the velocity looked great from the former Cy Young Award winner.
4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
44 pitches, 29 strikes pic.twitter.com/oDOKRhRhDI
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) April 29, 2022
Jackson Wold relieved Snell and earned the win as he threw five innings and failed to allow a run. The 6-foot-7 Wolf was the Padres fourth-round pick in 2021. The 23-year-old out of West Virginia owns a 4.40 ERA so far in 2022. Ripken Reyes, out of USD, went 1-for-3 in the win and owns a .918 OPS this season for the TinCaps.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-6) (12-6 on the season)
Justin Farmer– (2-for-4) 2 Runs, K
Victor Duarte– (2-for-4) 2B, Run, RBI, 2 K
James Wood– (1-for-2) 2 BB, K
Jairo Iriarte– 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (66 pitches- 43 strikes)
The Storm lost late at home to the Inland Empire 66ers. Lake Elsinore battled back late in the game to tie the contest at six, but a ninth-inning run for the 66ers sealed the win for Inland Empire. Jairo Iriarte started the game and only went 3.1 innings pitched for the Storm. The bullpen pitched well, but Ben Miller allowed the go-ahead run to score as a leadoff double came around to score in the inning. James Wood went 1-for-2 in the loss. Jackson Merrill had the night off. Victor Duarte and Justin Farmer each recorded two hits on the night for the Storm. There will be better nights for Lake Elsinore.
Friday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso- Thomas Eshelman
San Antonio- Gabe Morales (0-0 4.32 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Noel Vela (0-0 0.82 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD