Padres Down on the Farm: August 24 (Campusano & Rosario homer for EP/3 hits for Ornelas in SA & Merrill for LE)
Weather issues for the Fort Wayne TinCaps and rookie ball seasons ending meant just three games down on the farm for the San Diego Padres.
Luis Campusano, Eguy Rosario, Marcos Castanon, and Joshua Mears all homered to continue their power surges.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 13-8) (65-53)
Eguy Rosario- 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Luis Campusano- 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Matt Waldron– 2.1 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Michel Baez– 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Two big innings sunk the El Paso Chihuahuas in a 13-8 loss. Catcher Cam Gallagher got the scoring started with a solo home run in the top of the third to get El Paso a brief lead. Matt Waldron, who threw two scoreless innings to begin the ballgame, got popped for seven runs while recording just one out in the bottom of the third inning. Evan Miller also allowed five runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Chihuahuas’ offense showed late life. In the final three innings, Eguy Rosario, Luis Campusano, and Kyle Martin all hit home runs in addition to an RBI single by Thomas Miller to make the score look a little nicer.
No. 2 @Padres prospect Luis Campusano goes deep in back-to-back games with the @epchihuahuas for the first time this year: pic.twitter.com/4ZrM3lvRAd
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 25, 2022
Jay Groome is the scheduled starter for the Chihuahuas on Thursday.
San Antonio Missions (Won 11-10 F/10) (61-53)
Tirso Ornelas– 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Joshua Mears- 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Mason Fox– 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Lake Bachar– 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
A flurry of late runs got the San Antonio Missions to extra innings, where they won 11-10 in 10 innings. After falling behind in the first inning, Kevin Melean tripled, and Connor Kaiser singled in a run to give San Antonio the lead. After Yorman Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch, the Missions led 3-1, which was their final lead until the walk-off. Each of the next three Missions pitchers – Fernando Sanchez, Mason Fox, and Grant Gavin – allowed multiple runs, with Fred Schlichtholz allowing just one run in the seventh inning. In the fifth inning, Yorman Rodriguez drove in a run on a sacrifice fly, and Melon singled home another run. In the sixth inning, Tirso Ornelas doubled home two runs to cut the lead in half, 9-7. Joshua Mears hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game before Domingo Leyba hit a solo shot to tie the game at 10. After a scoreless ninth and tenth inning from Lake Bachar, Yorman Rodriguez walked with the bases loaded to win the game.
Nolan Watson will start for San Antonio on Thursday.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Did Not Play) (45-69)
The Fort Wayne TinCaps contest against the Great Lakes loons was postponed due to weather. The game will be made up in a doubleheader Thursday.
Ryan Bergert will start game one for Fort Wayne on Thursday.
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Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 4-2) (67-49)
Jackson Merrill– 3-for-5, 2 R
Samuel Zavala– 0-for-5, 1 K
Jesus Gonzalez– 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 K, 0 BB
Ryan Och– 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB
Strong pitching performances lifted the Lake Elsinore Storm to a 4-2 win. Marcos Castanon hit his 21st home run of the season in the top of the first inning to give the Storm a quick 2-0 lead. Two runs scored on an error in the fifth inning for the Storm, and the four runs were all that was necessary.
There is no scheduled starter for the Storm on Thursday.
Dominic is currently a Senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying Sports Journalism. He also hosts the “Devils Talking Padres” podcast and is the producer and co-host of the “Padres EVT Podcast.