Padres Down on the Farm: August 10 (Tatis Jr. continues rehab/Baez crushed in El Paso/Mears homers, Zavala drives in 3 runs)

Credit: EVT Farm

Only minor league affiliates were in action for the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, and all four teams lost. Fernando Tatis Jr. was hit by a pitch on his rehab assignment in San Antonio, but remained in the game.

A couple of top prospects performed well at the plate as well on the farm of the Padres.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 14-6) (59-47)

Luis Campusano- 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI

Eguy Rosario- 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB

Michel Baez- .1 IP, 4 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Ray Kerr- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

After scoring six runs in the the bottom of the first inning, everything went wrong for the El Paso Chihuahuas in a 14-6 loss. The offense failed to score again, and a six-run lead was gone by the end of the fourth inning. Luis Campusano got the scoring started with a two-RBI single. A Kyle Martin three-run home run capped off in the inning, and that was all from the Chihuahuas’ bats. Thomas Eshelman’s start began with a scoreless first and just one run in the second inning. The Sugar Land Space Cowboys were able to put up four runs in the third inning, which ended his start. Michel Baez got the ball next and could only get one out after a handful of walks and hits, two of which were home runs that accounted for seven of the eight runs. A forgettable outing for a reliever the Padres hope can play a role in the bullpen at some point down the stretch.

Ryan Weather will start for the Chihuahuas on Thursday.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 3-0) (53-49)

Fernando Tatis Jr.- 0-for-2, 1 K, 1 HBP

Tirso Ornelas- 1-for-4

Ben Krauth- 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Edwin Bencomo- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

The San Antonio Missions were shutout on Wednesday. Fernando Tatis Jr. went hitless with a strikeout and was hit by pitch, which occurred in his second plate appearance, which was then followed up by a groundout. Obviously a good sign that Tatis Jr. stayed in the game and got another at-bat. Ben Krauth turned in a good start for the Missions, allowing just two earned runs 4.2 innings. Edwin Bencomo and Grant Gavin were able to keep the Frisco RoughRiders off the board out of the bullpen. Tirso Ornelas and Yorman Rodriguez got the only two hits of the game for San Antonio.

Brandon Komar will start for San Antonio on Thursday.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 5-4) (44-60)

Albert Fabian- 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Joshua Mears- 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Dwayne Matos- 4.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 3 BB

Alan Mundo- 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K

Four runs in the fifth inning sunk the Fort Wayne TinCaps Wednesday. Albert Fabian got Fort Wayne out to a quick 1-0 lead with a sharp home run in the first inning. Josh Mears continued his hot return with a two-run mash out to left field in the top of the fourth inning, but that was the last time the TinCaps led. Dwayne Matos’ solid start got up-ended after a three-run home run in the fifth inning that pushed Matos out of the game. An additional run for the Lake County Captains gave them the insurance to overcome an Olivier Basabe RBI-single in the eighth inning.

Ryan Berget will start for Fort Wayne on Thursday.

 


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 9-7) (62-42)

Jackson Merrill- 1-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K

Samuel Zavala- 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K

Jesus Gonzalez- 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 K, 2 BB

Danny Denz- 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 3 BB

Lake Elsinore almost completed a massive comeback after scoring six runs in the sixth inning. Jesus Gonzalez got the start and didn’t miss too many bats at the diamond. He allowed six runs and put the Storm in an early hole. Danny Denz turned in three innings while allowing two runs to follow, allowing the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to extend the lead. Samuel Zavala, the Padres’ second ranked outfield prospect, drove in the first run of the game in the fourth to begin the comeback, cutting into a seven run hole. Marcos Castanon started the sixth inning with a home run which was followed up by a two-RBI double by Zavala, a RBI-single from Ruben Salinas, and a Jackson Merrill RBI-single. Comeback hopes were dashed after Ruben Galindo allowed a run in the seventh inning in his 3.1 innings in relief.

There is no scheduled starter for the Storm on Thursday.

Both the Dominican Summer League and Arizona Complex League Padres will be in action on Thursday.

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Dominic is currently a Senior at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying Sports Journalism. He also hosts the "Devils Talking Padres" podcast and is the producer and co-host of the "Padres EVT Podcast.
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