The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 2-2 on Sunday.
The big names for the Lake Elsinore Storm all did not play as the Storm are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 6-3) (33-47 on the season)
Luis Campusano– 2-4, 1 R, 4 RBI
Nick Tanielu– 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Brett Kennedy– 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Nick Ramirez– 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K
Four runs in the first inning elevated the El Paso Chihuahuas past the Sacramento River Cats, 6-3. Three of the four runs came on a Luis Campusano, the Padres’ top catching prospect and second-best hitting prospect, home run. Campusano also hit a home run in the first inning on Saturday.
After the first, El Paso only scored two more times, when Nick Tanielu hit a home run in the third inning and on a Campusano single in the seventh. Nick Ramirez, Nabil Crismatt, and James Norwood, who have all made contributions for the Padres at the major league level, each pitched at least a scoreless inning.
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) August 8, 2021
San Antonio Missions (Lost 3-1) (38-45 on the season)
Eguy Rosario– 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K
Allen Córdoba- 2-4, 1 K
Pedro Avila– 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Joe Beimel– 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
The San Antonio Missions went down quietly in a 3-1 loss to the Corpus Christi Hooks. Pedro Avila allowed two runs in the first inning on a Corey Julks home run and a Ross Adolph RBI single. Avila did not make it out of the third inning. In the fourth inning, Jose Azocar homered to score the only run of the afternoon for the Missions.
Joe Beimel is tonight's Frost Bank Player of the Game. The 44-year-old southpaw had his longest outing since 2015. He allowed one hit and one walk in 2.1 innings pitched@Padres @MiLB pic.twitter.com/xOcn8UhnBA
— San Antonio Missions Baseball (@missionsmilb) August 9, 2021
San Antonio will have an off day and return to action on Tuesday against the Midland RockHounds.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 6-3) (40-44 on the season)
Tirso Ornelas– 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Luis Almanzar– 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 R, 2 K
Moises Lugo– 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 6 K, 2 BB
Sam Keating– 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 K, 1 BB
Four runs in the sixth inning pushed the Fort Wayne TinCaps past the Great Lakes Loons, 6-3. Fort Wayne fell behind in the first inning when Moises Lugo allowed two runs. He pitched the next four innings without allowing another run.
After the first inning, the TinCaps scored six unanswered runs, starting with an Ethan Skender RBI double in the second inning. Tirso Ornelas, San Diego’s 18th ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, tied the game in the fourth inning with his fourth home run of the year. Luis Almanzar broke the tie in the sixth inning with a two-run double, and then Adam Kerner each added another run to get the lead to 6-2.
Fort Wayne will have an off day and return to action on Tuesday against the South Bend Cubs.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 13-5) (36-47 on the season)
Jarryd Dale– 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Sean Guilbe– 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Ruben Galindo– 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K
Jairo Iriarte– 3 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 K, 1 BB
The Lake Elsinore Storm could not keep up with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in their 13-5 loss. The COVID-19 riddled Storm were short-manned Sunday, as none of the top prospects were playing.
After Jarryd Dale homered for the second time Sunday in the third inning, Lake Elsinore led 4-3. When Jairo Iriarte came back out for the fourth inning, his third inning of relief, he allowed six runs and the Storm couldn’t catch up.
Lake Elsinore will have an off day and return to action on Tuesday against the Visalia Rawhide.
Arizona Complex League Padres (Off) (8-19 on the season)
There were no Arizona Complex League games on Sunday. The ACL Padres will resume action Monday night against the ACL Brewers Gold.
Dominican Summer League Padres (Off) (4-1 on the season)
There were no Dominican Summer League games on Sunday. The DSL Padres will resume action Monday against the DSL White Sox.
Monday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso- TBD
San Antonio- OFF
Fort Wayne- OFF
Lake Elsinore– OFF
Dominic is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Journalism. He also is the producer and co-host of the “Padres EVT Podcast.”