Padres Down on the Farm: July 11 (Mears homers twice for LE/Missions split doubleheader/Agustin Ruiz 3 hits for FW)

Credit: LE Storm

Credit: EVT Farm

San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-2 on Sunday. El Paso had their game suspended.

The Missions played a doubled header to make up for a previously delayed game.

 

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

San Antonio Missions Game 1 (Won 6-1 over Amarillo) (29-29 on the season)

Adrian Martinez – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Jose Azocar – (1-for-4) HR, R, 3 RBI, SO

Eguy Rosario – (1-for-3) HR, R, RBI, SO

Michael Curry – (1-for-1) R, 2 RBI, 2 BB

 

The Missions took the first of the two seven-inning games today. Their offense was powered by Jose Azocar and Eguy Rosario, who each went yard. Rosario is the Padres #18 prospect and in the midst of his best offensive season. Two things have changed, his plate discipline has improved, and with that, he is hitting for a lot more power. His BB/SO is currently at .438, which is a lot higher than his previous two seasons of .359 and .322. His slugging has also reached its highest point since 2016, when he was in rookie ball.

 

San Antonio Missions Game 2 (Lost 6-0 to Amarillo) (29-30 on the season)

Osvaldo Hernandez – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 SO

Ben Ruta – (0-for-2) BB

Kelvin Melean – (0-for-0) BB

Kyle Overstreet (0-for-2)

 

The Missions were a dramatically different team in the second game. They were no-hit in the seven innings. It wasn’t even dominant pitching that stopped them. The Sod Poodles starter, Matt Tabor, only struck out three batters and allowed two free passes. All while the Missions’ pitching couldn’t lock them down. They gave up five extra-base hits and twelve hits in the loss.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 7-4 over Lake Country) (26-33 on the season)

Edwuin Bencomo – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER

Seamus Curran – (2-for-4) HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SO

Agustin Ruiz – (3-for-4) 2B, 2 R

Justin Lopez – (2-for-3) 3B, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO

 

Despite getting the win, this was a rocky game for the TinCaps. They used 9 different pitchers in a weak performance on the mound. In total, the pitching staff walked eight batters while only giving up seven hits and striking out six. This lapse in command can be attributed to Mason Feole, who walked five in 0.2 innings pitched.

Luckily for them, the offense had their back. They needed six extra-base hits and 10 total hits to knock in 7 runs. Lopez and Curran were the big contributors racking in five bases each.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 9-10 to Rancho Cucamonga) (26-34 on the season)

Jesus Lugo – 3.0 IP, ER, 2 SO

Joshua Mears – (3-for-5) 2 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Robert Hassell III – (2-for-4) 2B, R, RBI, BB

Euribiel Angeles – (2-for-5) 2B, RBI

 

This was a heartbreaker for the Storm. Players like Joshua Mears and Robert Hassell III had great offensive performances that should have been the story of the game. Instead, the story is three blown saves by the pitching. Initially, this was supposed to be a seven-inning game, but extra innings took it all the way to 10. Mears and Hassell had three extra-base hits combined to give Storm a 7-5 lead headed into the 7th.

That’s when Keegan Collett gives up a two-run homer to tie the game. This is the first blown save. Angel Solarte was able to put up a run in the 8th and once again give Storm the lead. Michell Milano now had his opportunity to close to game. He would give up a home run to once again tie it. Then in the 10th, Mears would come around to score after collecting his 10th hit. To end it all, the combination of Jose Garcia and Jason Reynolds. Reynolds came in with one out, and the bases loaded. A wild pitched scored the tying run. Then he walked the next two straight to bring across the winning run.


Monday’s Probable Pitchers

El Paso- TBD

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Evan is a student finishing up a degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University. The ability to break down numbers and find the story behind them has lead to his first of writing for East Village times. He covers baseball which is the sport he grew up playing and has followed even after his playing years.