Padres Down on the Farm: August 30 (Gore dominates in ACL League/Campusano homers again for EP/DSL team on fire)
The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Tuesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 7-3 to Sugarland) (40-60 on the season)
Daniel Camarena – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 SO
Luis Campusano – (1-for-2) HR, R, RBI, SO
Taylor Kohlwey – (1-for-3) 2 BB, 2 SO
Michael Cantu – (1-for-3) HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
The Chihuahuas had the hits. They had the walks. They just couldn’t get them in bunches to score much. Every single batter reached this game, with everyone except Gosuke Katoh getting a hit. Taylor Kohlwey continues stay hot as he reached base three times today. The team combined nine hits and five walks. Luis Campusano got the offense going with a home run in the bottom of the second. In the fifth inning, he was replaced by Michael Cantu. Cantu followed his footsteps, this time with a two run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Daniel Camarena was on the mound and immediately got hit hard. He allowed back-to-back doubles to start the game. Then Jose Siri homered later in the inning to make it an early 4-0 deficit. That wasn’t all the damage Siri did to Camarena. In the third inning, he tripled to knock in the fifth and final run that Camarena would give up.
ACL Padres (Lost 9-5 to ACL Brewers) (19-24 on the season)
MacKenzie Gore – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO
Pierce Jones – (2-for-4) HR, 2 R, RBI, BB, SO
Nerwilian Cedeno – (2-for-3) 2B, R, RBI
Jackson Merrill – (1-for-3) R, RBI, 2 BB
All eyes remain on MacKenzie Gore. After struggling with his mechanics and command, he is spending time in Arizona to figure it out. If his command is present, he should dominate. He didn’t walk any batters in the game on Monday but did allow eight hits. The two runs he allowed came in the sixth inning when he gave up four straight singles and a sacrifice fly.
The game would be blown open in the seventh inning. Jose Luis Reyes took the bump after Gore. The Brewers were quick to hit him and quickly plated two runs. The inning could have been over, but a throwing error by Josttin Diaz extended it. Five unanswered runs scored as a result.
Pierce Jones led the offense today. He was a 29th round pick in 2019 and didn’t find his footing in 2019. Now that minor league baseball is back, he is tearing it up. He has a .310/.447/.500 slash this season and hit his second career run home this game.
DSL Padres (Won 10-1 over the DSL Reds) (26-7 on the season)
Brayan Medina – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
Samuel Zavala – (2-for-3) 2 R, 2 H, 2 RBI, BB, SB
Victor Acosta – (1-for-3) 3B, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO
Carlos Rodriguez – (2-for-4) RBI, SO
The DSL Padres continue to dominate. Today highlighted just how good they are. All game, they only allowed three hits, which produced one run for the Reds. On offense, they had 10 hits, six walks, and batted .400 with runners in scoring position.
This game featured four players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 prospects for the Padres. Victor Acosta #14, Brayan Medina #16, Samuel Zavala #17, and Daniel Montesino #24. All four of them produced. Medina pitched three innings, Zavala had two hits, Acosta had a triple, Montesino had two RBIs.
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Tomorrow’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso – TBD
San Antonio – TBD
Fort Wayne – TBD
Lake Elsinore – TBD
DSL – TBD
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