The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-4 on Friday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas vs. Sacramento River Cats (Lost 4-2) (32-46 on the season)
Yorman Rodriguez: 1 for 2, HR
Nick Tanielu: 1 for 4, RBI
Webster Rivas: 2 for 4
Kyle McGrath: 4 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Sacramento took an early lead against McGrath and never let El Paso lead at any point in the game. El Paso’s bullpen did an admirable job keeping the game close but the Chihuahuas’ bats did not come to life late in the game.
Webster Rivas added a pair of hits for the Chihuahuas, while Ivan Castillo and Yorman Rodriguez each drove in a run on the evening.
San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (Lost 9-2) (38-43 on the season)
Esteury Ruiz: 1 for 5, RBI
Olivier Basabe: 2 for 4, R
Brandon Komar: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
The teams were close for the first half of the game. Both starters pitched very well heading into the fifth inning. Then Corpus Christi jumped on San Antonio starter Matt Waldron for seven runs in the top of the fifth, taking a commanding 8-0. The Hooks cruised after that with little resistance.
The Missions had a total of five hits on the evening, with Olivier Basabe accounting for two of them. Brandon Komar tossed 3.2 solid innings in relief, but the damage was done in the fifth.
Fort Wayne TinCaps vs. Great Lakes Loons (Won 8-7) (38-44 on the season)
Zack Mathis: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, BB
Ethan Skender: 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Grant Little: 2 for 4, BB, SB
The TinCaps came on strong in the first inning, plating five runs, four of which came on Zack Mathis’ grand slam.
Then Great Lakes peppered Fort Wayne starter Carlos Guarate to the tune of seven earned runs in four innings, overtaking the TinCaps for a 7-5 lead. Fort Wayne battled back to tie the game and send it to extras. Ethan Skender broke the tie with a sac fly, which ended up being the game-winning run.
Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Ranco Cucamonga Quakes (Lost 13-6) (35-46 on the season)
Lucas Dunn: 3 for 4, 3B, 4 RBI
Carlos Luis: 1 for 4, HR
Angel Solarte: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 SB, BB
It was a slugfest in Rancho Cucamonga. The lead changed hands three different times throughout the contest and each team scored four runs in the fifth inning. The Quakes took control of the game in the eighth with a five-run frame, none of which were earned due to poor defense.
ACL Padres vs. ACL White Sox (Lost 4-3)
Marcos Castanon: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI
Jackson Merrill: 2 for 4, R
The Padres jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the third inning. Unfortunately, the bullpen failed the bats as the White Sox answered with three of their own in the fourth, which was enough for the victory.
DSL Padres vs. DSL D-backs (Won 3-2)
Carlos Rodriguez: 1 for 4, HR
Daniel Montesino: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Javier Zenizo: 3 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
The DSL D-backs took a 2-1 lead in the third inning but the Padres battled back to win 3-2. They got a strong relief appearance from Zenizo, who entered the game in the fifth inning and did not allow a run in three innings.
San Antonio- Jerry Keel (1-1, 4.09 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Danny Denz (0-1, 2.20 ERA)
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