The San Diego Padres’ affiliates went 1-3 on Tuesday, with two games suspended for weather.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso (Suspended after 4 innings)
San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-3 to Corpus Christi) (37-41 on the season)
Pedro Avila – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Esteury Ruiz – (3-for-4) SO
Kelvin Melean – (2-for-4) 2B, 3 RBI, SO
Juan Fernandez – (2-for-4) R, SO
The Missions have been going through a rough patch. On Sunday they were held hitless in a seven-inning contest. In the next game of the doubleheader, they managed just one run. This game showed some marginal improvements on offense and some regression by the pitching.
The offense had four players with multi-hit games, but they were spread throughout the lineup. One of those players being Esteury Ruiz with a three-hit game. He was the only player in the top of the lineup with a hit. Kelvin Melean was able to knock in all three runs for the Missions with a double in the fifth and a single in the ninth.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 3-5 to Great Lakes) (36-43 on the season)
Moises Lugo – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 7 SO
Tirso Ornelas – (1-for-3) HR, R, RBI
Agustin Ruiz – (2-for-4) RBI, SO
Grant Little – (1-for-4) 2B, R, RBI, 2 SO
Moises Lugo had a good game on the mound today, although the box score doesn’t entirely show it. Three hits within the first two innings caused all three of the runs he gave up. Outside of that, he was efficient and able to strike out seven Loons. In relief Sam Williams was charged with the loss despite not giving up an earned run. Zack Mathis had a fielding error that lead to a two-run home run.
On the flip side, the offense had their opportunities but failed to cash in. In five different innings the team had two or more base runners on. As a team they only scored three runs. One of those runs came from a Tirso Ornelas home run in the seventh inning, one of the innings without multiple base runners.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 8-6 to Rancho Cucamonga) (34-45 on the season)
Levi Thomas – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 SO
Jarryd Dale – (1-for-4) HR, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB
Euribiel Angeles – (3-for-4) 3B, 3 R, BB, 2 SB
Robert Hassell III – (1-for-1) 2 RBI, BB
It’s a team game, everyone wins and loses as a team. Games like these sting when the closer blows the save and the game. Outside of that, the Storm had a very productive game. They walked one more time than they struck out. Euribiel Angeles now has three straight multi-hit games and has an extra-base hit in each of them.
Levi Thomas, the Padres fourth-round pick in 2020, still hasn’t found his groove in pro ball. In 11 games he has a 6.75 ERA. On Tuesday, it was the big fly that bit him twice to plate three runs for the Quakes. The one good thing he has going for him is a good BB to K rate at this point in his career.
ACL Padres (Game suspended after 8 innings)
DSL Padres (Won 9-6 over the Orioles) (11-5 on the season)
Yariel Moreno – 3.1 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Jose Cordero – (2-for-4) R, RBI, BB
Samuel Zavala – (2-for-4) 3B, 2 R, BB
Jose Sanabria – (2-for-4) 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB
The Dominican Padres team had a lights out offense. While they were held scoreless for the first four innings, they really turned it on after. The main reason for that? Patience. The team had 10 walks and two hit by pitches on the day. At a young age, it is very important to have discipline at the plate because pitchers are just going to get better.
One player who showed his discipline was Hugo Sanchez. He reached base four times this game, three via the walk and once from an RBI triple. This is a great sign for a player that has started off slow in the summer league.
Wednesday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso – No Game
San Antonio – Osvaldo Hernandez (3-6, 4.37 ERA)
Fort Wayne – Connor Lehmann (0-1, 20.25 ERA)
Lake Elsinore – TBD