Padres Down on the Farm: August 28 (Gallagher impresses in EP/Kopps Ks 4 in SA/Madrazo 3.1 IP in FW/Geerdes 8 Ks in LE)

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On a quiet day offensively on the San Diego Padres’ farm, just the San Antonio Missions won to conclude their weekly series.

All four minor league affiliates will be off Monday before a new series starts Tuesday.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 13-4) (66-56 on the season)

Matt Beaty– 1-for-5, 1 K

Matthew Batten– 1-f0r-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Thomas Eshelman– 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Ryan Weathers– 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Big innings sunk the El Paso Chihuahuas Sunday. Kyle Martin got the Chihuahuas on the board first with an RBI groundout in the top of the second, and that was the only lead for El Paso. Starter Thomas Eshelman allowed a home run in the second and then four runs in the fourth inning. Jose Quezada and Ryan Weather both followed by allowing a run before Ray Kerr allowed four runs in the sixth inning. Cam Gallagher drove in two runs in the seventh to make the score look a little nicer. 


San Antonio Missions (Won 4-3 F/10) (63-55 on the season)

Tirso Ornelas– 1-for-4, 1 BB

Joshua Mears– 0-for-4, 1 K

Kevin Kopps– 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Osvaldo Hernandez– 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

The San Antonio Missions came away with the win in extra innings, 4-3. San Antonio fell behind after starter Kevin Kopps allowed a run in the first inning. An unearned run scored in the third inning after an error by Yorman Rodriguez, and the Midland RockHounds added on another run in the fourth off Fernando Sanchez to take a 3-0 lead. In the bottom of the fourth, the Missions tied it after Kelvin Melean doubled home two and Ethan Skender singled him home. No more runs scored until Yorman Rodriguez hit a walk-off sacrifice fly after Lake Bachar worked a scoreless ninth and tenth inning.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 4-3) (47-72 on the season)

Carlos Luis– 2-for-5

Jarryd Dale– 2-for-3, 1 BB, 2 R

Garrett Hawkins– 3.2 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 4 BB

Luis Madrazo– 3.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K

An early hole was too much for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in a 4-3 loss. Starter Garrett Hawkins allowed a two-run home after an error and a subsequent run each of the next two innings. The TinCaps tied the game momentarily in the second inning at two apiece after a throwing error but trailed the rest of the game. Just Farmer drove in a run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly to make it a one-run game, but Fort Wayne couldn’t score to tie the game. Luis Madrazo and Seth Mayberry didn’t allow any runs in relief.


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Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 8-3) (67-53 on the season)

Marcos Castanon– 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Griffin Doersching– 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 K

Will Geerdes– 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 1 BB

Ben Miller– 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB

Four runs in the sixth inning led to an 8-3 loss for the Lake Elsinore Storm. The Storm got an early lead in the second inning after a throwing error but returned the favor in the bottom half with an error of their own to tie the game at one. Starter Will Geerdes pitched five innings without allowing an earned run before the bullpen let him down. Ruben Galindo and Ben Miller combined to allow seven runs immediately following Geerdes’ departure. 

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