The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went a perfect 8-0 on Thursday.
Here is a brief recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas Won 8-5 (65-45)
The El Paso Chihuahuas had a good offensive day today as they pounded out eight runs on 18 hits as a team. Every position player with the exception of Matthew Batten collected at least one base hit. Ty France collected three RBIs en route to a 4-for-5 day. This included the go-ahead run in the fourth inning as he drove in Boog Powell with a single. Emmanuel Ramirez pitched six innings and allowed four runs while striking out five Nashville hitters to pick up the win. Esteban Quiroz and Michael Gettys also homered in the win.
Ty France: 4-5, 3 RBI, Run Scored, K
Esteban Quiroz: 2-5, HR, RBI, Run Scored, 2 K
Michael Gettys: 2-5, HR, RBI, Run Scored, K
Boog Powell: 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2 2B
Emmanuel Ramirez: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 4 R, BB, 5 K (78 pitches-53 strikes) Win
Amarillo Sod Poodles Won 7-4 (57-50)
Taylor Tramell made his Amarillo debut today after being acquired at the MLB Trade Deadline. He batted leadoff and started in center field with Buddy Reed shifting over to left field. Trammell went 0-for-4 with an error in center field, but still flashed the tools that make him a top prospect. Luis Torrens, who has been on an absolute tear at the plate, extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a 3-for-4 day. Hudson Potts, Kyle Overstreet, and Brad Zunica all had two RBIs to lead the Soddies to victory.
When asked about his approach at the plate, Trammell tod EVT’s Austin Hartsfield that “If you look at any hitter when they are good, they are hitting the ball the other way. Not just pulling balls, pulling balls, pulling balls. You have to think the other way.” On his performance, Trammell said that “Given the fact that I had a full day of travel and everything like that. I competed today. I felt like I had some good at-bats.” Trammell brings to the team a competitor’s attitude and a truly admirable work ethic as he wants Padres’ fans to know that he is “here to play (and) not to mess around or play around…they will get someone who will go out and compete every single day,” while empathizing that, if he can’t “get the job done,” he will find a way to get it done in the future.
— Austin Hartsfield (@HartsfieldMLB) August 2, 2019
Hudson Potts: 2-4, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs Scored, 2 2B
Luis Torrens: 3-4, RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2B
Kyle Overstreet: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, Run Scored, K
Brad Zunica: 2 RBI, 2B
Kyle Lloyd: 7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 R, BB, 9 K (102 pitches-72 strikes) Win
Lake Elsinore Storm Won 6-2 (57-52)
The Storm scored a run in the eighth to take the lead, then scored five runs in the ninth inning to pad their lead and take the win. Osvaldo Hernandez and Elliot Ashbeck combined to pitch seven shutout innings and struck out six batters (Hernandez struck out one while Ashbeck struck out five). Xavier Edwards went 2-for-4 collected two RBIs on the day, with one RBI coming on a bases-loaded walk and the other on a run-scoring single. Olivier Basabe also had two RBIs in the winning effort.
Xavier Edwards: 2-4, 2 RBI, BB
Olivier Basabe: 1-3, 2 RBI, Run Scored, BB
Eguy Rosario: 2-4, Run Scored, 2B
Osvaldo Hernandez: 3 IP, H, K (35 pitches-23 strikes)
Elliot Ashbeck: 4 IP, 2 H, 5 K (40 pitches-32 strikes) Win
Fort Wayne TinCaps Won 10-9 (47-60)
Despite the Great Lakes Loons scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the TinCaps held on to escape with a victory. Cody Tyler allowed the two runs to score by walking one and giving up three hits in the inning, Tyler buckled down and struck out Kody Hoese to secure the save. Luke Becker scored the go-ahead run when a fielding error allowed Jawaun Harris to reach base safely. Michael Curry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs while Dwanya Williams-Sutton collected 2 RBIs on the day.
— James E. Clark 3 (@EVT_JClark) August 2, 2019
Michael Curry: 3-4, 3 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, BB, K
Dwanya Williams-Sutton: 2-4, 2 RBIs, Run Scored, 2B, 2 K, SB
Justin Lopez: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 K
Luke Becker: 1-4, HR, RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2 K
Adrian Martinez: 3 H, ER, R, 2 BB, 4 K (56 pitches-33 strikes) Win
Tri-City Dust Devils Won 15-4 (20-28)
It was an impressive day for the Dust Devils offense, as they collected 15 runs on 18 hits. Seven of those hits went for extra bases. Sean Guilbe was one of three Dust Devils to collect three hits while collecting three RBIs on the day. Matthew Acosta collected two RBIs and three hits to raise his batting average to .281 while Logan Driscoll raised his batting average to .306 with his 2-for-5 day. Dominic DiSabatino pitched two innings of relief to pick up the win.
Matthew Acosta: 3-6, RBI, 3 Runs Scored, 2 2B, K
Sean Guilbe: 3-5, 3 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2B, 3B, BB, K, E
Tre Carter: 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, K
Logan Driscoll: 2-5, RBI, 3 Runs Scored, 2B, BB
Dominic DiSabatino: 2 IP, H (19 pitches-14 strikes) Win
AZL Padres 1 Won 5-4 (21-12)
An RBI single by Chris Givin in the seventh inning pushed the AZL Padres 1 squad to victory over the AZL Brewers Blue. Hudson Head went 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to .299. Tirso Ornelas, who has been struggling in the 2019 season, went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Koty Fallon pitched 0.1 innings but was awarded the win while Chris Lincoln pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his first save of the year.
Chris Givin: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
Tyler Malone: 2-3, RBI, 2 Runs Scored, SB
Tirso Ornelas: 1-4, RBI, 2B
Luarbert Arias: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K (37 pitches-28 strikes) No Decision
Chris Lincoln: IP, 2 K (7 pitches-7 strikes) Save
AZL Padres 2 Won 6-4 (24-12)
Unlike the major league Padres, the AZL Padres 2 were able to beat the (rookie league) Dodgers in a game of baseball. The Padres were mostly carried to victory on one swing of Junior Perez‘ bat, as his seventh-inning grand slam put the Padres ahead for good. Emmanuel Garcia had the first RBI of the day with a run-scoring single in the second inning. Keegan Collett picked up the win in relief by pitching four innings of shutout ball, striking out five and walking just a single batter.
Junior Perez: 1-4, HR, 4 RBI, Run Scored, K
Emmanuel Garcia: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
Yeison Santana: 2-4, 2 Runs Scored, 2 K
Jeferson Garcia: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K (39 pitches-31 strikes) No Decision
Keegan Collett: 4 IP, BB, 5 K (27 pitches-23 strikes) Win
DSL Padres Won 2-1 (23-28)
The DSL Padres walked away from a low scoring game with the DSL D-Backs 1 squad with a win thank to a wild pitch that allowed Nerwillian Cedeno to score. Axcel Peralta hit an RBI double in the fourth inning to put the Padres on the board. Jesus Lugo pitched 5.1 innings and allowed an unearned run to cross the plate, but still struck out six to improve to 6-0 on the season with a 2.19 ERA.
Axcel Peralta: 1-3, RBI, 2B, BB, K
Nerwillian Cedeno: 1-4, 2 K
Albert Fabian: 1-4, Run Scored, 3 K
Jesus Lugo: 5.1 IP, H, R, BB, 6 K (37 pitches-33 strikes) Win
Jonfy Diaz: 2.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 K, Hold (22 pitches-14 strikes)
Probable Starters for Friday’s Games
El Paso: Jerry Keel (6-7, 7.85 ERA) vs. Jerry Woodford (6-6, 4.11 ERA)
Amarillo: MacKenzie Gore (2-0, 4.30 ERA) vs. (2-5, 3.43 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: Aaron Leasher (8-6, 3.38 ERA) vs. TBD
AZL Padres 1: OFF
AZL Padres 2: OFF
DSL Padres: TBD vs TBD