The two lower-level minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres won on a busy Saturday down on the farm.
The closest starting pitcher to major leagues, Adrian Martinez, pitched a quality start in Triple-A in his latest showcase to fill in for the Padres’ depleted rotation.
In big news, some of the top prospects for the Lake Elsinore Storm were promoted to High-A. Early Saturday in the Dominican Summer League, the young Padres prospects competed in a wild contest that went 11 innings and featured a ton of offense.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 4-3) (40-58 on the season)
Brian O’Grady– 1-for-4, 1 K
Webster Rivas– 2-for-4
Adrian Martinez- 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Miguel Diaz– 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R
The El Paso Chihuahuas could not complete their ninth-inning comeback in their 4-3 loss. Gosuke Katoh got the party started in the bottom of the first with a two-run single. El Paso didn’t score again until the ninth inning. Adrian Martinez was cruising through his start before the fifth inning. He allowed two more runs in the fifth inning and an additional unearned run in the sixth inning for a quality start. in the ninth, Taylor Kohlwey doubled home Patrick Kivlehan, but Jose Azocar grounded out to end the game.
Caleb Boushley will be the starter for the Chihuahuas on Sunday.
San Antonio Missions (Won 4-2) (48-52 on the season)
Eguy Rosario– 3-for-4
Esteury Ruiz– 1-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Tyler Viza– 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Tom Cosgrove– 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K
A three-run fifth inning pushed the San Antonio Missions passed the Midland RockHounds, 4-2. Midland got two runs across early against Tyler Visa, but Visa rebounded to throw four scoreless innings to end his outing. San Antonio got their three runs in the fifth inning on a three-run home run by Esteury Ruiz, his eighth of the year. That was all they need as Tom Cosgrove and Carlos Belen shut the door.
Brandon Komar will start for San Antonio on Sunday.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 8-2) (49-52 on the season)
Tirso Ornelas– 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Justin Lopez– 2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 K
Noel Vela– 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 7 K, 4 BB
Chase Walter– 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K
The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be receiving reinforcements soon, as some prospects were promoted from low-A on Saturday.
Quite a bit of #Padres minor league activity today:
— Jeff Sanders (@sdutSanders) August 28, 2021
In the actual game, Fort Wayne scored four runs in the third inning and never looked back in their 8-2 win. After falling behind in the first inning, Fort Wayne scored four runs after walking four times to begin the inning. Justin Lopez drove in one with a double, and Almanzar drove in Lopez with a triple. In the fourth inning, Zack Mathis drove in two runners with two outs. Justin Lopez any comeback hope for the Dayton Dragons with a home run in the seventh inning.
Carlos Guarate will be the starting pitcher for Fort Wayne on Sunday.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 1-0) (44-56 on the season)
Joshua Mears– 0-for-3, 3 K
Gilberto Vizcarra– 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Robert Gasser– 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K, 0 BB
Ruben Galindo– 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K, 2 BB
The Lake Elsinore Storm shut out the San Jose Giants 1-0. Robert Gasser started the shutout with three solid innings. Ruben Galindo followed him with four scoreless frames before Ethan Routzahn and Ryan Och each pitched a scoreless inning. With the three call-ups to Fort Wayne, the offense doesn’t have as much firepower. The only run of the game came on a Gilberto Vizcarra home run in the fifth inning.
Gilberto Vizcarra is heating up 🔥
Good guys: 1
Giants: 0 pic.twitter.com/U4cjTeY12y
— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) August 29, 2021
There is no scheduled starter for the Storm on Sunday against San Jose.
Arizona Complex League Padres (Lost 9-2) (19-23 on the season)
Jackson Merrill– 0-for-3, 1 K
Marcos Castanon– 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Victor Lizarraga– 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Ben Miller– 0.0 IP, 3 H, 6 ER, 3 BB
The ACL Padres got crushed by the ACL Mariners 9-2. The contest was close until the seventh inning when Ben Miller failed to record an out after allowing six runs. Justin Farmer and Marcos Castanon each doubled in a run.
There are no Arizona Complex League games scheduled for Sunday. The ACL Padres will resume action Monday night against the ACL Brewers. There are no scheduled pitchers for that contest yet.
Dominican Summer League Padres (Won 17-11 F/11) (25-7 on the season)
Victor Acosta– 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K
Daniel Montesino– 1-for-1, 3 RBI, 3 R, 6 BB
Jonney Rosario– 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Adrian Luna– 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
The DSL Padres won a shootout in extra innings over the DSL Reds, 17-11. The Padres scored 17 runs on just 13 hits because they drew 22 walks in the contest. After trailing 6-0 after three innings, the Padres turned it up on offense by scoring in each of the next four innings, three of which were multiple runs. With two outs in the ninth, Victor Acosta and Daniel Montesino each walked to plate the tying run. The padres exploded for six runs in the 11th inning to ice the game.
There are no Dominican Summer League games scheduled for Sunday. The DSL Padres will resume action Monday morning against the DSL Reds again. There are no scheduled pitchers for that contest yet.