Padres Down on the Farm: August 12 (Eguy Rosario 3 hits for SA/FW no-hit/Valenzuela goes 3-for-4 for LE)

Credit: MiLB

Credit: EVT Farm

San Diego Padres affiliates went 0-4 on Thursday as the El Paso Chihuahuas and Dominican Summer League Padres had their games postponed due to weather.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (PPSD-Rain) (34-48 on the season)

The Chihuahuas will play a doubleheader on Friday against the Reno Aces. The first pitch of game one will take place at 3:35 PM PST.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-3 to Midland) (39-47 on the season)

Matt Waldron: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K (119 pitches, 69 strikes)

Eguy Rosario: (3-for-5), 2B, R

Esteury Ruiz: (2-for-4), 2B, BB, K

Kyle Overstreet: (1-for-4), 2B, RBI, R

Starting pitcher Matt Waldron pitched fantastically for the first six innings, allowing just two hits in the process, but everything went wrong for the Missions in the final two frames. After scoring three runs in the sixth to take the lead, Waldron struggled to start the seventh, giving up a single, walking a batter, and hitting a batter to load the bases. All three runners came around to score once Nick Kuzia entered the game, giving up a grand slam two batters into his outing. Things didn’t get any better for Missions’ pitching in the eighth, as despite James Reeves throwing a hitless two-thirds of an inning, he gave up six walks. 

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 3-0 to South Bend) (40-47 on the season)

Carlos Guarate: 6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K (80 pitches, 52 strikes)

Ethan Skender: (0-for-2), BB, 2 K, CS

Felix Minjarez: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K (32 pitches, 18 strikes)

Wen-Hua Sung: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (14 pitches, 9 strikes)

South Bend threw a combined no-hitter, with just two TinCaps reaching base on walks, as well as Grant Little being hit by the fifth pitch of the game. Carlos Guarate kept the game scoreless for the first six innings, but he struggled in the seventh. After a leadoff double and a walk, Guarate exited the game with it still scoreless but with runners at the corners with one out. Felix Minjarez, who entered the game after Guarate gave up base hits to each of the first three batters he faced, and the TinCaps trailed by three runs. Minjarez, who retired just five Cubs batters, gave up three of the five combined hits in the game. Alexander Vizcaíno started for South Bend, and he threw two perfect innings. Joe Nahas, who worked the third through the eighth innings, turned the ball over to Burl Carraway, who secured the no-hitter. Wen-Hua Sung worked a perfect ninth for Fort Wayne, but the bats just never woke up for the TinCaps.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-4 to Visalia) (37-49 on the season)

Gabe Morales: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (60 pitches, 34 strikes)

Brandon Valenzuela: (3-for-4), 2B, RBI, R, BB, SB, K

Angel Solarte: (2-for-4), RBI, BB, 2 K

Euribiel Angeles: (1-for-4), R, BB, SB, K

Two huge innings rained on the Storm’s parade, with three-second inning runs and four fourth runs, all charged to starter Dwayne Matos. The Storm pulled two runs back in the third inning, stringing together three singles and a walk with two outs to cut the deficit to just one. Gabe Morales and Chase Walter allowed just two hits over the final five and two-thirds innings, but Lake Elsinore wasn’t able to get back into the game. The Storm scraped a run across thanks to a throwing error by pitcher David Sanchez in the seventh, bringing them within four. Visalia closer Eric Mendez struck out the first two batters of the ninth, but a single by Brandon Valenzuela started to open the door. Mendez walked the next three batters, bringing Carlos Luis to the plate as the winning run. Alex Valdez entered the game for Mendez, inducing a groundout to preserve the win for Visalia.

 

DSL Padres (Canceled-Rain) (16-5 on the season)

Dominican Summer League games are not made up.

 

ACL Padres (Lost 4-1 to ACL Royals Gold) (10-20 on the season)

Adam Smith: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Cole Cummings: (1-for-2)

Max Ferguson: (0-for-1), R, 2 BB, SB, K

James Wood: (0-for-3), RBI, K

The ACL Padres were the second offensively challenged farm team of the day, putting up just one-second inning single. The game did not get off to a good start for the Padres, with starting pitcher Jackson Wolf allowing a leadoff double before coming around to score an unearned run on Marcos Castonon’s throwing error. The Padres played small ball to score their only run in the first, with Max Ferguson drawing a leadoff walk, taking second on a balk, and moving over on two groundouts to tie the game. It didn’t get any better offensively, as none of the final 13 Padres who came to the plate reached base. The Royals broke the deadlock on a two-out single in the fourth before putting the game out of reach with a pair of runs in the seventh.


Friday’s Probables

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Jerry Keel (1-2, 6.19 ERA)

Fort Wayne: Danny Denz (0-1, 1.77 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: TBD

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Sam Evans
Sam is a Junior in High School. He has been writing for 2 years, and started at EVT in June of 2021.

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