The San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-2 on Tuesday. Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 12-11 to Sugar Land) (59-46 on the season)
Jose Castillo: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K (32 pitches, 22 strikes)
Brett Sullivan: (3-for-4), 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB, K
Taylor Kohlwey: (4-for-5), HR, 3B, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, K
Luis Campusano: (2-for-5), HR, 3 RBI, R
Taylor Kohlwey hit for the cycle, Brett Sullivan hit two home runs, but the Chihuahuas were not able to out-slug the Space Cowboys. All six pitchers that entered the game for El Paso surrendered at least one run, with Sugar Land having just 11 hits, but 12 walks. Kohlwey finished his cycle off with his triple coming in the seventh inning, before Luis Campusano blasted a two-run home run to tie the game later in the frame. C.J. Hinojosa drove in a pair on an RBI double to take the lead, but Sugar Land answered with three runs in the eighth inning off Tom Cosgrove to take the lead. Sullivan’s second home run of the night pulled a run back in the ninth, but it was not enough to come back.
San Antonio Missions (Won 6-5 vs. Frisco) (53-48 on the season)
Henry Henry: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K (78 pitches, 47 strikes)
Fernando Tatis Jr.: (2-for-2), 3B, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB
Yorman Rodriguez: (2-for-5), 2B, 2 RBI, R
Juan Fernandez: (2-for-4), RBI
Fernando Tatis Jr. put on a show in four plate appearances, tripling, doubling, and walking twice in the Missions’ win. Tatis also fielded all three ground balls hit to him at shortstop successfully, as he seeks to work his way back to Petco Park. Henry Henry surrendered two runs on a Justin Foscue home run in the first, but did not allow any runs in his final four innings of work. He earned his third win of the season, before Fred Schlichtholz picked up the save. Yorman Rodriguez and Juan Fernandez each had a pair of hits in the game as well, as San Antonio had 11 hits on the day.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 3-1 to Lake County) (44-59 on the season)
Efrain Contreras: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (46 pitches, 29 strikes)
Joshua Mears: (2-for-3), HR, 2B, RBI, R, K
Carlos Luis: (1-for-3)
Olivier Basabe: (1-for-3)
Fort Wayne jumped into an early lead on Joshua Mears’ home run in the second inning, but that proved to be the only run for the TinCaps. They had just four hits on the night, two of which came from Mears, who added a double in the seventh. Efrain Contreras did not allow a hit in three innings to open the game, but Luke Boyd surrendered a run in the fourth on a passed ball to tie the game. Lake County struck again on a sacrifice fly in the sixth off Nick Thwaits, which proved to put Fort Wayne behind for good.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 5-4 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (62-41 on the season)
Drew Pomeranz: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K (18 pitches, 14 strikes)
Duncan Snider: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K (88 pitches, 53 strikes)
Justin Farmer: (3-for-4), 2B, 2 RBI, R, K
Jackson Merrill: (1-for-4), 3B, R
The Storm won a close and exciting game after Marcos Castanon scored Jackson Merrill on a seventh inning sacrifice fly to put Lake Elsinore ahead. Drew Pomeranz continued his rehab assignment, allowing a run in an inning of work, before Duncan Snider allowed three runs in six innings after Pomeranz worked. Justin Farmer picked up three hits and drove in a pair, while both Nerwilian and Jackson Merrill tripled. Lake Elsinore had just seven hits, but they came in bunches. Ryan Och picked up the final out to earn the save.
DSL Padres (Won 11-1 vs. DSL Reds) (30-18 on the season)
Jhosep Chirinos: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K
Oliver Carrillo: (3-for-4), 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R
Estuar Suero: (2-for-2), 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB
Jose Cordero: (3-for-3), 2B, RBI, 2B
The Padres offense exploded in the middle innings, with Oliver Carrillo blasting two home runs in the process. Estuar Suero added a pair of hits and a pair of stolen bases, including a steal of home. Jose Cordero also had three hits, with the Padres 11 hits coming from just five players. Jhosep Chirinos struck out seven in four strong innings, before Yariel Moreno earned the win with 2.1 shutout frames. The Reds scored first, but the Padres took the lead with three runs in the third and never looked back en route to the massive victory.
ACL Padres (Won 2-1 vs. ACL White Sox) (24-21 on the season)
Miguel Rondon: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K
Juan Murillo: (1-for-3), 2B, RBI, R, K
Graham Pauley: (1-for-3), 2B, 2 K
Nathan Martorella: (1-for-2), BB
The Padres scored twice in the second inning, and their strong pitching meant that was all they needed to secure the win. Juan Murillo doubled in Ethan Skender, before scoring the eventual winning run. Miguel Rondon worked 3.2 innings and allowed just one run, while Brenden Heiss picked up a four out save. The Padres had just five hits, but the White Sox had three, all of which came off of Rondon.
El Paso: Tommy Eshelman (1-1, 7.71 ERA)
San Antonio: TBD
Fort Wayne: Dwayne Matos (1-3, 4.86 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: Off Day
ACL Padres: Off Day