The Tri-City Dust Devils and Lake Elsinore Storm both clinched playoff berths with wins on Friday.
San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-2 on the day.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (79-58) Lost 2-1
In 10 innings, the Chihuahuas lost to the Sacramento River Cats. Jacob Nix continues to pitch well rehabbing an arm injury as he went six solid innings for El Paso. He allowed one earned run and four hits in the game while striking out six. Evan Miller pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and so did Eric Yardley. Steven Wilson was charged with the loss as he allowed the game-winning run to cross in the 10th. El Paso only managed four hits in the game, and they struck out 12 times. Rodrigo Orozco provided the only run in the game for El Paso with a 3rd inning home run.
Rodrigo Orozco- (1-5) HR, Run, RBI
Jason Vosler– (1-3) BB
Steven Wilson- (Loss) 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, K (26 pitches- 14 strikes)
Evan Miller- 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K (20 pitches- 14 strikes)
Jacob Nix- 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 K (67 pitches- 46 strikes)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (71-64) Won 15-6
The Soddies brought out the bats in a 15-6 win over the Arkansas Travelers. Amarillo pounded out 18 hits and slugged four homers in the win. Ruddy Giron, Buddy Reed, Edward Olivares, and Taylor Trammell all went deep. Trammell went 3-for-4 on the night with two runs scored. Luis Torrens and Kyle Overstreet recorded three hits each and Hudson Potts, Olivares and Owen Miller each earned two hits in the win. Sam Williams made his Double-A debut and allowed three earned runs in three innings pitched. Four relievers closed out the game and Carlos Belen, and Javy Guerra both pitched scoreless innings. Both men are converted infielder and have shown lively arms this season.
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Taylor Trammell– (3-4) HR, 2B, 2 Runs, RBI, BB, CS
Edward Olivares– (2-5) HR, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs
Luis Torrens– (3-4) 2B, 3 Runs
Kyle Overstreet– (3-5) 2 2B, 4 RBIs, 2 Ks
Sam Williams– 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 7 K (50 pitches- 35 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (71-64) Won 5-2
The Storm won 5-2 in a game against the Lancaster JetHawks and clinched a spot in the California League playoffs. Adrian Martinez made his first start in the Cal League, and the 22-year-old right-handed from Mexico went six solid innings. He struck out seven in the game. Mason Fox relieved him and worked a scorless inning for Lake Elsinore. Jordan Guerrero recorded his 5th save of the season by getting the last three outs in the game. Jeisson Rosario and Eguy Rosario recorded two hits in the win. Franchy Cordero, on rehab from the Padres, went 1-for-4 batting in the leadoff spot. The Storm will have a home game on Wednesday in the first game of the playoffs.
Franchy Cordero- (1-4) 3B, 2 RBIs, K
Eguy Rosario- (2-2) Run, RBI, 2 BB
Jeisson Rosario- (2-3) Run, RBI, BB
Jordan Guerrero- (Save) 1 IP, BB (14 pitches- 8 strikes)
Adrian Martinez- (Win) 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 7 K (76 pitches- 51 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-74) Lost 6-4
The TinCaps tried to play spoiler but lost to the South Bend Cubs 6-4. Fort Wayne could have damaged the Cubs playoff hopes with a win, but instead lost at home. Ryan Weathers started the game and went five innings for the TinCaps. He allowed three earned runs and now has a 3.84 ERA on the season. His start on Friday will likely be his last of the 2019 season. Ramon Perez relieved Weathers and allowed three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched. Tucupita Marcano went 4-for-4 in the loss with two runs scored. He has a .270 average this season in the Midwest League. 2019 draft pick Chris Givin went 2-for-3 and is hitting .283 this season with a .737 OPS.
Tucupita Marcano– (4-4) 2B, 2 Runs, BB, SB
Chris Givin– (2-3) Run, BB, K
Ethan Skender– (1-3) Run, BB
Ramon Perez– 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, K (44 pitches- 27 strikes)
Ryan Weathers– (Loss) 5 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 4 K (80 pitches- 54 strikes)
Tri-City Dust Devils (36-37) Won 8-5
Tri-City clinched a playoff berth with an 8-5 win over the Vancouver Canadians. Ignacio Feliz had a rough start as he gave up five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched. He now has a 4.40 ERA on the season. Jake Sims relieved him and threw 2 1/3 shutout innings while striking out five. 23-year-old Dominic DiSabatino was awarded the win as he went three complete innings, striking out two. Matthew Acosta went 3-for-5 in the win with a double and a homer. Luke Becker, Tre Carter, Jonny Homza, and Reinaldo Ilarrazza all had two hits in the game.
Tre Carter– (2-5) Run, RBI, K
Luke Becker– (2-4) 3B, 2 Runs, RBI, BB
Matthew Acosta– (3-5) HR, 2B, 3 Runs, RBI, K
Dominic DiSabatino- (Win) 3 IP, 1 H, 2 K (35 pitches- 26 strikes)
Ignacio Feliz– 3.2 IP, 6 H 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (82 pitches- 49 strikes)
El Paso- TBD vs. Carlos Torres (1-2 5.03 ERA)
Amarillo- TBD vs. Justin Dunn (8-5 3.55 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD vs. Kyle Olliges (0-0 7.71 ERA)