Padres Down on the Farm: August 21 (Doersching 2 HR (again) in LE/Rosario homers for EP/Melean HR in SA)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Sunday.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps had their game postponed due to weather, while the DSL and ACL Padres had scheduled off days.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 2-1 vs. Round Rock in 10 innings) (64-52 on the season)

Reiss Knehr: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (33 pitches, 17 strikes)

Jesse Scholtens: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (11 pitches, 9 strikes)

Eguy Rosario: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R, K

Connor Hollis: (1-for-3), 2B

Despite managing just two hits, El Paso won a low-scoring affair on Sunday. Eguy Rosario homered in the first inning to put the Chihuahuas ahead early. The home run, along with Connor Hollis’ sixth-inning double, were the only two hits for El Paso. However, eight Chihuahuas pitchers managed to surrender just one run. The Express scored in the second inning off Tommy Eshelman but could not push a run across in the rest of the game. Reiss Knehr worked three shutout innings in relief, but it got even better for the Chihuahuas bullpen. The next six El Paso pitchers worked the final five innings, not allowing a single hit. Brett Sullivan brought Luis Campusano home on a tenth-inning sacrifice fly, and that proved to be enough to win. Jesse Scholtens closed the game out with a spotless ninth, securing a series split. El Paso sits 2.5 games back of Oklahoma City in the PCL East, and they’ll start a series with the Dodgers on Tuesday. 

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 9-3 to Northwest Arkansas) (59-53 on the season)

Edwuin Bencomo: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (31 pitches, 19 strikes)

Matthew Acosta: (2-for-4), 2 2B, 2 RBI, K 

Kelvin Melean: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R

Connor Kaiser: (2-for-4), 2B, R

San Antonio jumped into a three-run lead, but Northwest Arkansas exploded off Missions starter Ben Krauth for seven runs in 2.1 innings. Kelvin Melean hit a one-out home run in the second before Matthew Acosta doubled in two more later in the frame. Unfortunately for the Missions, Krauth surrendered two runs in the bottom of the second before the dam broke in the third. San Antonio had ten hits, including five extra-base hits, but could not scrape a run across after the second. The bottom three hitters in San Antonio’s order went 6-for-11, but the top six went just 4-for-24 in the loss.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Postponed) (45-68 on the season)

Fort Wayne was scheduled to play Dayton, but due to weather, the game was postponed. The TinCaps are not scheduled to play Dayton again this season, and with neither team in playoff contention, it seems likely the game will not be made up.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 13-8 to Stockton) (66-48 on the season)

Hazahel Quijada: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (14 pitches, 8 strikes)

Griffin Doersching: (3-for-5), 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 K

Samuel Zavala: (3-for-5), HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R

Marcus Castanon: (1-for-5), HR, 2 RBI, R, K

The Storm were out slugged by the Ports in an ugly game that featured three errors from each team. For the second straight night, Griffin Doersching blasted two home runs. Doersching now has six home runs in eight games with the Storm. He’s also walked eight times while striking out just 10, so he’s showing good discipline. Samuel Zavala also had a huge day, doubling twice and homering in the game, while Marcus Castanon hit his 19th homer of the year. However, Stockton scored six times off Storm starter Jared Kollar, eventually finishing with 13 runs on the night. Lake Elsinore trailed by as much as seven before briefly moving within two runs. However, Stockton scored three times off Ryan Och in the seventh, putting the game out of reach.

 

DSL Padres (Off Day) (34-23 on the season)

The DSL Padres will play DSL BAL Black on Monday in their penultimate game of the season.

 

ACL Padres (Off Day) (29-23 on the season)

The ACL Padres will take on the ACL Giants Black in what is also their penultimate game.

 


Monday’s Probables

El Paso: Off Day

San Antonio: Off Day

Fort Wayne: Off Day

Lake Elsinore: Off Day

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: TBD

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