Padres Down on the Farm: August 19 (Nix getting closer after start in El Paso/Austin Allen hits 19th homer)

(Jacob Nix) Credit: MiLB

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-4 on Monday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

El Paso Chihuahuas (74-52) Won 9-1

El Paso managed 15 hits in a 9-1 win over the Fresno Grizzlies. Jacob Nix took another step in his rehab process, as he went five shutout innings for the Chihuahuas. The right-handed pitcher should finish the season in the Padres rotation. He has looked well in his rehab process. Bryan Mitchell allowed another run out of the pen and has an 11.01 ERA on the season. Austin Allen continues to crush PCL pitching. The catcher went 3-for-5 with his 19th homer of the season. He has a 1.022 OPS on the season. Aderlin Rodriguez was named the PCL offensive player of the week on Monday, and he responded by going 3-for-5 with his 17th home run of the season. He has a 1.047 OPS in the PCL.

Austin Allen- (3-5) HR, 2 2Bs, Run, 2 RBIs

Aderlin Rodriguez- (3-5) HR, 2B, Run, 2 RBIs, K

Ivan Orozco- (3-5) 3B, 2B, 2 Runs, 3 RBIs, SB

Bryan Mitchell- 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 K

Jacob Nix- (Win) 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 6 K (54 pitches- 36 strikes)

Credit: El Paso Chihuahuas

Amarillo Sod Poodles (66-58)


Lake Elsinore Storm (65-59)


Fort Wayne TinCaps (57-67) Lost 4-3

The TinCaps lost 4-3 in a tight game with the Bowling Green HotRods. 20-year-old Edwuin Bencomo started and went four innings, allowing four earned runs. Cody Tyler went two scoreless innings and struck out three. He has a 2.68 ERA so far this season. The TinCaps’ bullpen threw five scoreless innings and Franklin Van Gurp and Mason Fox each pitched well on Monday. Michael Curry hit his 8th homer of the year, and Jawuan Harris went 2-for-4 with a triple and double in the loss.

Jawuan Harris- (2-4) 3B, 2B, Run, RBI, K

Michael Curry- (2-3) HR, Run, RBI, BB

Tucupita Marcano– (1-4) K

Justin Lopez– (1-4) Run

Edwuin Bencomo- 4 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K (72 pitches- 49 strikes)

Tri-City Dust Devils (29-34) Lost 6-4

Tri-City lost 6-4 to the Hillboro Hops on Monday. Jason Reynolds was shalacked in the first inning, allowing five runs. He allowed another run in the 2nd before being removed from the game. The damage was done though, as the Dust Devils were unable to rally. Tri-City’s bullpen threw 6 2/3 innings of scorelss baseball but the offense wasn’t able to do much. Catcher Logan Driscoll went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. He has a .820 OPS so far this season.

Logan Driscoll- (2-4) 2B, 2 Runs, BB, K

Jordy Barley- (2-2)

Connor Lehmann- 3 IP, 1 H, 2 K (39 pitches- 23 strikes)

Felix Minjarez- 2.2 IP, 1 H, BB, K (35 pitches- 22 strikes)

Jason Reynolds- 1.1 IP, 6 Hm 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (48 pitches- 26 strikes)

Credit: Tri-City Dust Devils

AZL Padres 1 (28-21) Lost 3-0

The AZL Padres 1 team lost to the AZL Padres 2 team by the score of 3-0. The squad only managed three hits, and that was a real issue. Catcher Brandon Valenzuela recorded two of the three hits out of the leadoff spot. The team struck out 11 times in the game. Luis Paez K’d four times himself. Frank Lopez pitched well but was given a loss. The 18-year-old went 4 2/3 innings pitched and allowed two earned runs. He has a 3.19 ERA on the season. Dylan Hoffman pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three.

Luis Paez- (0-4) 4 Ks

Brandon Valenzuela- (2-2 ) BB

Yerry Landinez– (1-4) K

Dylan Hoffman- 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K

Frank Lopez- 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 K

AZL Padres 2 (34-16) Won 3-0

Despite striking out 12 times in the game, the AZL Padres 2 beat the AZL Padres 1 team by the score of 3-0. The Padres 2 team was 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and that was the difference in the game. Bodi Rascon started and went two innings for the Padres. 21-year-old Jose Garcia relieved him and went five shutout innings. His ERA is at 2.85 on the season in the desert. Yeison Santana went 2-for-4, and so did Jared Alvardo-Lopez in the win.

Credit: AP Photo

Yeison Sanatan- (2-4) Run, 2 Ks

Jared Alvarado-Lopez- (2-4) RBI, 2 Ks

Blake Baker– (Save) 1 IP, 1 K

Jose Garcia- 5 IP, 3 H, 6 K

Bodi Rascon- 2 IP, BB, K

DSL Padres (30-37) Lost 8-5

The DSL Padres blew a lead late in an 8-5 loss to the DSL Reds. Seven runs in the last three innings off the Padres bullpen was the difference. Alfredo Castaneda and Alejandro Lugo were knocked around five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of relief. 21-year-old Jesus Lugo started the game and went 5 2/3 innings pitched, allowing only three hits and zero earned runs. Reginald Dowtson continues to hit well; the 17-year-old center fielder has a .778 OPS this season. Charlis Aquino went 2-for-4 with a double in the loss.

Reginald Dowtson- (2-4) 2B, 2 Runs, SB, K

Charlis Aquino- (2-4) 2B, Run, RBI, BB

Edwin Rojas– (1-3) 2B, Run, 2 RBIs, BB, K

Alex Ramirez– (1-5) Run, K

Jesus Lugo- 5.2 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K

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Tuesday’s Probables

El Paso- TBD vs. Scott Copeland (4-5 6.87 ERA)

Amarillo- TBD vs. TBD

Lake Elsinore- Reiss Knehr (3-4 5.91 ERA) vs. TBD

Fort Wayne- Omar Cruz (2-1 2.78 ERA) vs. TBD

Tri-City- Blanchard (1-3 4.50 ERA) vs. Manoah (0-0 2.00 ERA)

AZL Padres 1- TBD vs. AZL Royals

AZL Padres 2- TBD vs. AZL Indians Blue

DSL Padres- TBD vs. DSL Reds

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