Padres Down on the Farm: August 24 (Lake Elsinore join exclusive club/Franchy Cordero begins rehab)
The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 3-5 on Saturday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (76-55) Won 18-8
An offensive explosion led to a big win for the Chihuahuas. Leading the charge was Seth Mejias-Brean, who had a two-run home run and four RBIs. Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-6 and had three RBIs while Jason Vosler and Rodrigo Orozco had two RBIs each. Bryan Mitchell pitched four innings and allowed only two runs while striking out five batters while Evan Miller allowed three runs in his Triple-A debut. El Paso collected 18 hits as a team with seven of them going for extra bases.
Seth Mejia-Brean: 2-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2B, 2 BB, 2 K, CS
Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-6, 3 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, K
Jason Vosler: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, BB, 3 K
Rodrigo Orozco: 2-2, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2B, 3 BB
Bryan Mitchell: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K (75 pitches-47 strikes) No Decision
Amarillo Sod Poodles (68-61) Won 1-0
All Amarillo needed was just one run while starter Kyle Lloyd and two relievers shut down the Travelers. A Kyle Overstreet sacrifice fly to bring in Owen Miller in the seventh inning scored the only run of the game. Lloyd was sharp through seven innings, striking out six while walking just one batter. Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless inning in his second outing for the Sod Poodles while David Bednar struck out the side in a perfect ninth for his thirteenth save of the year.
Javy Guerra’s second appearance for the @sodpoodles
1 IP, BB, 2 K pic.twitter.com/jQ19DaNh7P
— James E. Clark 3 (@EVT_JClark) August 25, 2019
Kyle Overstreet: 0-2, RBI, 2 K
Owen Miller: 1-4, Run Scored, 2B, K
Kyle Lloyd: 7 IP, 6 H, BB, 6 K (91 pitches-61 strikes) Win
Javy Guerra: IP, BB, 2 K (19 pitches-10 strikes) Hold
David Bednar: IP, 3 K (13 pitches-10 strikes) Save
Lake Elsinore Storm (69-60) Won 16-12
Lake Elsinore scored at least one run in every inning while knocking 21 hits as a team in an offensive showdown. They are just the third Cal League team in history to accomplish this feat. Eguy Rosario had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-5 at the plate with a home run and three RBIs while Luis Campusano had four RBIs. Tirso Ornelas also had four hits and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. Joey Cantillo struggled on the mound as he allowed four earned runs in 4.1 innings.
Joey Cantillo with his first strikeout of the night @Storm_Baseball #Padres pic.twitter.com/c1mMdtXe9x
— James E. Clark 3 (@EVT_JClark) August 25, 2019
Eguy Rosario: 4-5, HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs Scored, 2B, SB, E
Tirso Ornelas: 4-6, 2 RBI, Runs Scored, 2B, 3B, E
Luis Campusano: 2-6, 4 RBI, Run Scored, 2 K
Allen Cordoba: 3-5, 3 RBI, 2 Run Scored, 2B
Joey Cantillo: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (91 pitches-52 strikes) No Decision
Fort Wayne TinCaps (58-71) Lost 3-0
Three pitchers combined to shut out the TinCaps and held them to just three hits. Starter Ryan Weathers pitched four innings and, despite allowing all three runs, he still struck out five batters while reaching up to the mid-nineties with his fastball. After he left, Ramon Perez and Franklin Van Gurp each pitched two shutout innings.
Ryan Weathers with the strikeout #Padres @TinCaps pic.twitter.com/MC9tiH8XEs
— James E. Clark 3 (@EVT_JClark) August 24, 2019
Michael Curry: 1-4, K
Ripken Reyes: 1-3
Kelvin Alarcon: 1-3, K
Ryan Weathers: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (72 pitches-47 strikes) Loss
Franklin Van Gurp: 2 IP, H, K
Tri-City Dust Devils (32-36) Lost 8-2
Tri-City dropped to four games below .500 as they couldn’t keep up with the Boise offense. Kelvin Melean slapped an RBI single in the first inning, and Reinaldo Ilarraza hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning to supply Tri-City with their only source of offense. Starter Ignacio Feliz struggled in four innings, allowing four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out four. The Dust Devils went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Reinaldo Ilarraza: 1-4, RBI, K
Kelvin Melean: 1-3, RBI, BB, K, CS
Nick Gatewood: 1-4, Run Scored, 3B
Ignacio Feliz: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (38 pitches-21 strikes) Loss
Starlin Cordero: 2.1 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K (45 pitches-25 strikes)
AZL Padres 1 (31-22) Lost 15-7
Much like the other AZL Padres squad, the Friars surrendered 15 runs en route to a big loss. Starter Miguel Rondon only pitched one inning and allowed four runs on five hits. The Padres bullpen surrendered the other 11 runs, but only six were earned as the young Padres committed four errors on the field. Payton Smith had two hits, including a two-run home run, but the Padres failed to capitalize on the seven errors committed by the AZL Cubs 2 squad. Franchy Cordero started his rehab assignment, going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
Franchy Cordero: 1-2, RBI, Run Scoring, BB
Payton Smith: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Run Scored, K, E
Bryan Torres: 2-4, RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2B, BB, K
Miguel Rondon: IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, (10 pitches-8 strikes) Loss
Koty Falon: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K (17 pitches-9 strikes)
AZL Padres 2 (37-17) Lost 15-6
The AZL Padres 2 pitching got hit hard by AZL Oakland Gold Squad that had 16 hits. The five errors committed by Padres’ fielders didn’t help matters much either. Carlos Guarate absorbed his first loss of the season, allowing seven runs (four earned) on eight hits while walking two and striking out five. The three relief pitchers who entered the game after him allowed at least one earned run. Jared Alvarez-Lopez had a two-run single as three of the six runs the Padres scored were unearned.
Jared Alvarez-Lopez: 2-5, 2 RBI
Luis Almanzar: 2-3, RBI, Run Scored, BB
Taylor Lomack: 3-6, Run Scored, 2B
Carlos Guarate: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (38 pitches-29 strikes)
Jose Geraldo: 2 IP, H, BB, 4 K (20 pitches-16 strikes)
DSL Padres (30-41) Lost 6-3
Four runs in the first inning pushed the DSL DBacks 1 over the DSL Padres. As the starter, Dwayne Matos allowed five runs while pitching four innings. Willmert Paula entered the game as a replacement for Nerwilian Cedeno and went 1-for-2 with an RBI double. Wilfredo Tovar continues to hit well as he went 2-for-4 on the day.
Willmert Paula: 1-2, RBI, Run Scored, 2B, K
Alex Ramirez: 1-3, RBI, 2B
Josttin Diaz: 1-4, RBI, 3 K
Dwayne Matos: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, K (20 pitches-20 strikes) Loss
Jessel Soto: IP, BB, 2 K (11 pitches-7 strikes)
Probable Starters for Sunday’s Games
El Paso: Dillon Overton (8-5, 6.10 ERA) vs TBD
Amarillo: Ronald Bolanos (7-4, 4.52 ERA) vs. Ricardo Sanchez (8-10, 3.88 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: Elliot Ashbeck (6-2, 2.79 ERA) vs. Ryan Rolison (5-6, 4.87 ERA)
Fort Wayne: TBD vs. Sandel De La Cruz (2-4, 3.82 ERA)
Tri-City: Connor Lehmann (1-1, 2.49 ERA) vs. Breiling Eusebio (1-4, 6.28 ERA)
AZL Padres 1: TBD vs. TBD
AZL Padres 2: TBD vs. TBD
DSL Padres: OFF
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