Padres Down on the Farm: April 9 (Teheran, offense shine in 8-1 El Paso victory)
Only the El Paso Chihuahuas were in action on Easter Sunday.
Here is your recap of that game.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 8-2 vs. Sacramento River Cats, 4-4 on the season)
Julio Teheran: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K (94 pitches, 66 strikes)
Fernando Tatis Jr. (1-for-4), R, 2B, 2 BB, OF assist
Tim Lopes: (1-for-4), 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SB
Matt Batten: (2-for-5), 3 R, BB, 2 SB
Taylor Kohlwey: (3-for-6), 2 2B, RBI
Alfonso Rivas: (3-for-5), 2-run HR
The Chihuahuas chased the San Fransisco Giants’ top pitching prospect Kyle Harrison in the first inning Sunday. Harrison opened the game with ten balls, including two walks to Fernando Tatis Jr. and Matt Batten. They ended up scoring three runs and loading the bases on Harrison, forcing the River Cats to pull him from the game.
El Paso scored again in the second inning on an RBI single from Taylor Kohlwey. In the third, Alfonso Rivas hit a two-run homer (2) to extend the Chihuahuas lead to 6-0.
Julio Teheran took the rubber for his second start of the season. The two-time NL All-Star pitched six innings, largely holding hitters at bay while punching out eight batters. His lone hiccup came in the fifth inning on a solo shot to Armando Alvarez. Teheran was relieved by Angel Sanchez, who pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen for El Paso.
The Chihuahuas as a team combined for 13 hits in the 8-2 victory to end the series. El Paso returns home to face the Albuquerque Isotopes April 11-16.
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.