Padres Down on the Farm: August 2 (Beaty 4 Hits in EP, Watson 8 K’s in SA, Mears homers for FW)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-1 on Tuesday, with the DSL Padres having an off day. 


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 13-9 vs. Albuquerque) (55-45 on the season)

Pedro Avila: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K (90 pitches, 60 strikes)

Matt Beaty: (4-for-5), 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R

Eguy Rosario: (3-for-4), 2B, RBI, 2 R

Taylor Kohlwey: (3-for-5), 2B, 3 RBI, R, SB, 2 K

Despite the Chihuahuas being short-handed due to a handful of trades and players being called up for the doubleheader, they still put 13 runs on the board. Matt Beaty had four hits, including a triple, while both Eguy Rosario and Taylor Kohlwey had three-hit days.

Pedro Avila struggled through five innings, allowing four runs, but picked up the win thanks to the Chihuahuas offense. El Paso scored six times in the fourth inning, putting them up by eight, and they never looked back. Kyle Martin homered in the second inning, while Jack Stronach had a pair of hits and scored three runs for the Chihuahuas. El Paso’s 100th game of the season saw them move to 10 games above .500, five games out of the PCL East lead. 

San Antonio Missions (Won 4-3 vs. Wichita) (51-44 on the season)

Nolan Watson: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K (86 pitches, 57 strikes)

Yorman Rodriguez: (2-for-4), 2B, R, K

Connor Hollis: (2-for-4), RBI, SB, K

Thomas Milone: (1-for-4), 3B, 2 RBI, R

The Missions rode a fast start to pick up a win over the Wichita Wind Surge. In the first frame, Thomas Milone tripled home, Yorman Rodriguez and Webster Rivas before scoring on Juan Fernandez’s double. Connor Hollis brought Ripken Reyes home in the second inning, putting San Antonio ahead by four. From there, the Missions rode their pitching staff to victory.

Nolan Watson struck out eight batters in six strong innings of one-run baseball, earning the win. Carlos Belen surrendered two runs out of the bullpen, but Jose Quezada earned the save with a scoreless ninth. 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 5-4 to South Bend) (41-56 on the season)

Jose Espada: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 6 K (71 pitches, 53 strikes)

Joshua Mears: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 K

Jarryd Dale: (2-for-4), 2B, K

Olivier Basabe: (2-for-3), R, BB

The TinCaps made two costly errors and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, proving to be the difference between victory and defeat. The Cubs scored early, jumping into a 3-0 lead off TinCaps starter Jose Espada. Espada allowed six hits and four runs but did strike out six batters.

Fort Wayne did attempt to rally, with Joshua Mears’ two-run home run bringing the Padres to within a run. Fort Wayne did get a runner on in the ninth, but nothing came of it, losing a close game.

Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 9-1 vs. Visalia) (58-39 on the season)

Duncan Snider: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 9 K (85 pitches, 58 strikes)

Albert Fabian: (3-for-3), HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

Charlis Aquino: (2-for-4), HR, 3 RBI, R, SB, 2 K

Nerwilian Cedeno: (2-for-5), 2B, 2 R

The Storm’s offense brought the thunder, scoring nine times to comfortably rout the Rawhide. Duncan Snider worked his way around eight hits in 5.1 innings to allow just one run. Snider struck out nine batters while not walking any. Albert Fabian had a great day, homering and going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. Charlis Aquino added a home run of his own, along with a trio of RBIs. The Storm recorded just 10 hits, but they came in bunches, so the Storm were able to convert them into nine runs.


DSL Padres (Off Day) (27-15 on the season)

The Padres will take on the DSL White Sox on Wednesday.


ACL Padres (Won 9-4 vs. ACL Rangers in 11 innings) (20-20 on the season)

Miguel Rondon: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Samuel Zavala: (3-for-4), 2B, R, K

Kai Murphy: (2-for-3), 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, K

Ruben Salinas: (2-for-6), 2B, 3 RBI

The Padres rallied to take the lead in the ninth and blew the save before scoring five times in the 11th to win a wild game with the Rangers. Miguel Rondon worked six solid innings, allowing just one run on four hits, but the Padres’ struggling offense meant the game was tied when he left. The Padres entered the ninth down by a run, quickly down to their final out. Kai Murphy drove in Graham Pauley for the game-tying run before Salinas brought in Murphy to take the lead. However, Justin Lopez failed to close the game out, and the Rangers tied the game to force extra innings. Pauley laid down a bunt in the eleventh, and an error by the Brewers proved to be enough to bring the winning run home.


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Wednesday’s Probables

El Paso: Jesse Scholtens (3-3, 4.55 ERA)

San Antonio: Henry Henry (2-0, 5.84 ERA)

Fort Wayne: TBD

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: TBD

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