Padres Down on the Farm: August 31 (Castillo walks it off for EP/Solarte 3 Hits for LE/Denz pitches well in FW)

Credit: El Paso Chihuahuas

Credit: EVT Farm

San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-3 on Tuesday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 6-5 vs. Sugar Land) (41-60 on the season)

Evan Miller: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (29 pitches, 21 strikes)

Ivan Castillo: (2-for-4), 2 RBI, R, BB

Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-4), RBI, R, K

Jose Azocar: (1-for-4), 2 R, BB, K, SB

Ivan Castillo hit a walk-off ground ball single to score Jose Azocar, and the Chihuahuas won a game they never led until it was over. Starter Kyle McGrath allowed three runs and did not make it through the first inning, and Luke Westphal allowed another run in the second, but the Chihuahuas allowed just one more run. 

The Chihuahuas offense kept pace early, scoring a pair of runs in both the first and second innings. Taylor Kohlwey, Patrick Kivlehan, Michael Cantu, and Ivan Castillo all picked up RBIs, keeping the game tied at four. In McGrath’s final inning of work, he allowed a run, but he did strike out the final two batters he faced for some consolation. The ageless Joe Beimel continued his dream of returning to the major leagues, putting up another scoreless frame. Taylor Kohlwey picked up an infield single to start the bottom of the fifth before moving into scoring position on a wild pitch. He made his way home on a Gosuke Katoh ground ball, tying the game. The deciding ninth inning went quickly, as Jose Azocar singled, stole second before moving to third on a throwing error, and scoring on Castillo’s single.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 9-4 to Amarillo) (48-54 on the season)

Pedro Avila: 4 IP, 3 H, 5 R (3 ER), BB, 5 K (68 pitches, 48 strikes)

Esteury Ruiz: (2-for-4), R, HBP, SB, 2 K

Ethan Skender: (2-for-5), 2 RBI

Olivier Basabe: (1-for-4), 2 R, K

The Missions pitching staff was inconsistent throughout the game, and the Missions offense was not able to create much of a spark. Esteury Ruiz and Ethan Skender were the only Missions who picked up multiple hits. Pedro Avila allowed three earned runs, but three Missions’ errors cost the Missions two more runs. However, with the Missions’ bats going quiet for most of the game, they were not ever really in the game.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 4-3 to Great Lakes) (49-54 on the season)

Danny Denz: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (73 pitches, 46 strikes)

Zack Mathis: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R

Euribiel Angeles: (1-for-3), R, BB

Reinaldo Ilarraza: (2-for-4), 2 K

The TinCaps bullpen and lack of offense squandered a great outing from Danny Denz. Denz threw four innings of one-hit ball, and he struck out five Loons batters. The TinCaps outhit the Great Lakes, six to five, but three hits came in a two-run fifth inning. The final two runs came across thanks to four walks, a hit by pitch, and a wild pitch. Zack Mathis tried to start a rally with a leadoff ninth-inning home run, but three consecutive strikeouts meant that Fort Wayne dropped a very winnable game.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 8-2 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (46-56 on the season)

Nick Thwaits: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, BB, 7 K (76 pitches, 51 strikes)

Angel Solarte: (3-for-5), 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, K

Carlos Luis: (2-for-4), RBI, R

Gilberto Vizcarra: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI

The Storm exploded early, raining down on Rancho Cucamonga for four runs in the first inning. Rancho Cucamonga made four errors, the Storm didn’t make any, and save for a pair a two-RBI triple in the fourth, Nick Thwaits kept the game scoreless. Angel Solarte picked up a trio of hits, and he drove in three runs, scoring two more himself. Gilberto Vizcarra and Carlos Luis added a pair of hits, and they each drove in a run to help the Storm to the win. The bullpen did not allow a hit in the final four frames, picking up an easy victory.

 

DSL Padres (Lost 20-1 to DSL Reds) (26-8 on the season)

Eddy Beltre: (2-for-4), 2B, R

Jose Cordero: (0-for-0), 2 BB

Daniel Montesino: (0-for-2), 2 BB

Samuel Zavala: (0-for-3), RBI, BB

The Padres were crushed. They allowed 20 runs in a seven-inning game, with ten of them coming in the seventh inning. Eddy Beltre was the only player to pick up a hit, and the pitching staff was less than effective. The Padres did have a fair amount of base runners due to nine walks, but 18 Reds hits led to 20 runs, so the game was always out of hand.

 

ACL Padres (Won by Forfeit) (20-24 on the season)

The game was forfeited by the Royals.


Wednesday’s Probables

El Paso: Reiss Knehr (0-1, 1.54 ERA)

San Antonio: Brandon Komar (1-3, 3.60 ERA)

Fort Wayne: Connor Lehmann (3-2, 5.01 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: TBD

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Sam Evans
Sam is a Junior in High School. He has been writing for 2 years, and started at EVT in June of 2021.

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