San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-2 on Wednesday with El Paso, ACL Padres and DSL Padres having off-days.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (OFF) (34-48 on the season)
San Antonio Missions (Won 13-4 over Midland) (39-46 on the season)
RF Esteury Ruiz – 3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB
CF Agustin Ruiz – 3-for-5, 2B, 3-run HR, 3 R, 7 RBI
C Chandler Seagle – 1-for-2, 3 R, 2B, 2 HBP
SP Adrian Martinez – 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 7 K, BB
The Missions’ offense stole the show on Wednesday night, scoring 13 runs on an impressive showing throughout the lineup in a 13-4 victory. All but one player had at least one hit for San Antonio, while four had multi-hit games. Esteury Ruiz and Agustin Ruiz both had three hits for the Missions.
The scoring started off early, with San Antonio posting a six-run second inning. They followed that up in the third inning with four runs, which at the time gave them a 10-1 lead. They would score three more in the fifth, giving them their 13 runs in only three innings.
Agustin Ruiz is tonight's Frost Bank Player of the Game. In his 2nd game with the Missions, Ruiz drove in seven runs, hit a homer, and scored three runs during the Missions 13-4 victory against Midland.@Padres @MiLB pic.twitter.com/H4KGxlDSLO
— San Antonio Missions Baseball (@missionsmilb) August 12, 2021
Adrian Martinez was brilliant on the mound for the Missions, going six innings with seven strikeouts while only allowing one run.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 5-1 to South Bend) (40-46 on the season)
LF Grant Little – 1-for-3, R, K
1B Luis Almanzar – 1-for-1, RBI
2B-3B Ethan Skender – 1-for-2, 2 BB
SP Noel Vela – 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 6 K, 2 BB
Noel Vela gave the TinCaps a strong outing Wednesday night, going five innings and only allowing one unearned run. It was not enough, however, as Fort Wayne was only able to score one run in the bottom of the eighth inning in what turned out to be a 5-1 loss.
VIDEO: Check out @TinCaps Grant Little (@GLitty04) with the big time snag in left vs. the SB Cubs tonight! Little was a 2nd round supplemental pick (no. 74 overall) by the @Padres out of @TTU_Baseball in 2018. @PadresProspects @madfriars pic.twitter.com/1pPeVRyQRs
— Glenn Marini (@GlennMariniWANE) August 12, 2021
The eighth inning run cut the South Bend lead to 2-1 at the time, but the Cubs were able to push across three in the top of the ninth to separate themselves, ultimately holding on to that score.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-6 to Visalia) (37-48 on the season)
1B Jarryd Dale – 2-for-5, R, RBI, K
2B Charlis Aquino – 3-for-4, 2B, K
RP Luarbert Arias – 2 IP, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
RP Alek Jacob – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K
In a back-and-forth affair, the Lake Elsinore Storm fell to Visalia on Wednesday night 7-6. The Storm took an early 3-0 lead after one inning, and then coughed up their lead in the top of the second, allowing the game to be tied at three. This theme would go on through the top of the seventh when Visalia took a 7-6 lead and held on for the victory.
Robert Hassell III left Wednesday’s game after being hit by a pitch in the first inning. Hassell stayed in the game at the time, scoring on a base hit before eventually being pulled due to the hit-by-pitch. No further news has been announced.
ACL Padres (OFF) (10-19 on the season)
DSL Padres (OFF) (16-5 on the season)
Thursday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso- Kyle McGrath (2-2, 6.66 ERA)
San Antonio- Matt Waldron (0-3, 6.04 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Carlos Guarate (0-3, 7.00 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD
ACL Padres- TBD
DSL Padres- PPD
Kevin is a San Diego Native covering the San Diego Padres and their affiliates