Padres Down on the Farm: July 1 (Verdugo 5-for-5 in LE)


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Padres Down on the Farm
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San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-2 on Monday.

Here’s a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas: OFF DAY


San Antonio Missions (Won 5-1 vs Corpus Christi) (36-39 on the season)
Brandon Valenzuela – (2-for-4)
Jarryd Dale – (1-for-4) Three-Run Home Run
Omar Cruz – 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K (50 pitches, 39 strikes)

The Missions’ pitching staff tossed yet another quality game. Opener Raul Brito tossed two scoreless innings, and left-hander Omar Cruz tossed four quality innings as a bulk reliever, striking out five. Now, in his second stint in the Padres organization, Cruz has recorded 65 strikeouts in 45 innings this season while walking only 10 in that span.

Jarryd Dale led the scoring in the game with a three-run home run in the second inning, his third home run of the season. Brandon Valenzuela continued his hot hitting, recording yet another two-hit game, and Robert Perez Jr would score two runs.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 7-1 vs Lansing) (31-45 on the season)
Homer Bush Jr – (2-for-5) Double
Griffin Doersching – (2-for-2) Home Run
Fernando Sanchez – 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 5 K (50 pitches, 31 strikes)

The TinCaps lost their Monday game against the Lansing Lugnuts by a score of 7-1. Homer Bush Jr notched two hits in the game, as well as an outfield assist. Griffin Doersching hit his ninth homer of the season in the fifth inning for the lone run of the game for the TinCaps. The team walked six times and went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Fernando Sanchez started for Fort Wayne and, in an abbreviated start, pitched well. Sanchez allowed only one unearned run across three innings, striking out five and walking none. The outing showed Sanchez’s potential, which has not been seen much in his time at Fort Wayne. Right-hander Tyler Morgan struggled to end the game, allowing three runs in an inning of work.


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Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 10-3 vs Inland Empire) (38-36 on the season)
Rosman Verdugo – (5-for-5) Home Run, Three RBI
Braedon Karpathios – (1-for-3) Double, Three Runs
Johan Moreno – 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K (60 pitches, 38 strikes)

A career day indeed! Padres No. 23 prospect Rosman Verdugo recorded a 5-for-5 day, finishing the game with a home run and two doubles, driving in two runs. Verdugo is now hitting .239 on the season but is reaching base at a .346 clip so far this season. Braedon Karpathios continues to be an on-base machine, as he has now walked 55 times this season. J.D. Gonzalez went 0-for-3 in the game but drove in a run regardless. Luis Campusano went 0-for-4 while rehabbing for the big league club.

Johan Moreno, in his first A-ball start, delivered four innings of two-run baseball. While the right-hander battled in the second inning, his other three innings were smooth sailing. The Storm’s pitching staff brought the blazing stuff in the game, as four pitchers would combine for 13 strikeouts, with Thomas Balboni Jr striking out the side in the ninth to seal the 10-3 win.




DSL Padres Gold (Lost 7-0 vs DSL Padres Brown) (10-10 on the season)
Yoiber Ocopio – (1-for-2) Single
Eddson Martinez – (1-for-3) Single
Dariel Polanco – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K

The Padres Gold squad recorded two singles in seven innings against their organizational counterparts in the Padres Brown. Yoiber Ocopio continues a strong start to his pro career with another hit, raising his numbers to a .327 batting average and 1.011 OPS. Alcides Hernandez walked once in the game, raising his on-base percentage to an astonishing .525 rate.

Daniel Polanco had a strong outing despite heavy base traffic, as the right-hander pitched 3.2 innings of two-run baseball, walking three and striking out two. Polanco had a rough first inning but bounced back across the final 2.2 innings pitched. Reliever Yoesmerli Beltre had a scoreless streak broken in the game, as he allowed five runs (four earned) in 2.1 innings of relief.


DSL Padres Brown (Won 7-0 vs DSL Padres Gold) (4-15 on the season)
Jason Hernandez – (2-for-3) Triple, Four RBI
Juan Martinez – (2-for-2)
Manuel Davila – 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

In a dose of intrasquad action, Manuel Davila dominated. In his fourth professional start, the right-hander tossed five shutout innings, striking out five and walking one. The right-hander has shown solid command in his first four outings and looks to continue the roll he is currently on. Reliever Johan Minaya recorded his second save of the season with two hitless innings to end the game.

The offense broke out with four first-inning hits, including an RBI triple from Jesmaylin Arias. The star of the game was shortstop Jason Hernandez, who went 2-for-3 with a first-inning RBI single and a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning. Third baseman Juan Martinez and catcher Estiven Giron each recorded two hits in the game, with Hernandez, Arias, and Yorvin Moria each scoring two runs.


Tuesday’s Probable Pitchers:
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Robby Snelling (1-8, 6.49 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Enmanuel Pinales (1-6, 3.90 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Brown: TBD

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