Padres Down on the Farm: July 14 (Reed homers twice for Amarillo/Cordoba two homers for Lake Elsinore/Abrams 20-game hit streak)
The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 3-4 on Sunday. The DSL team was off.
Here is a brief recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (56-37) Lost 12-3
It was a tough night for the Chihuahuas as they fell 12-3. El Paso slugged out 12 hits but went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left ten runners on base. Luis Urias again sat with a sore shoulder with Ty France playing second base, logging his 8th start at that position in 2019. Matthew Batten went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI’s to push his batting average and OBP over his last 35 plate appearances to .414 and .558 respectively. Obviously, when your pitching staff giving up 12 runs, there are not many bright spots. Dietrich Enns was roughed up giving up seven runs on ten hits in four innings of work and Travis Radke, who has been pitching well, also had a rough night giving up four runs in two frames of work. Trevor Megill pitched two shutout innings for the lone bright spot.
Ty France- (2-4) RBI
Aderlin Rodriguez– (3-4) Run
Matthew Batten- (1-2) 2 RBI
Dietrich Enns- 4 IP, 10 H, 7 earned runs 2 BB, 3 K (100 pitches-64 strikes)-Loss
Amarillo Sod Poodles (47-45) Won 10-6
The Soddies completed the four-game sweep of the Roughriders in Frisco. Again, the offense clicked on all cylinders as Hudson Potts led the way with a 3-for-5 night which included a three-run blast in the 6th to break a 2-2 tie. In addition to Potts, Buddy Reed hit two blasts, his 10th and 11th of the season and put the game out of reach with a three-run blast of his own in the 8th off of former Padres farmhand Walter Weickel. Owen Miller appears to be back on track with a 2-for-4 day and his now hitting an even .300 over his last 40 at-bats. Brad Zunica went 3-for-5 as well. Amarillo has beaten Frisco six of the last seven times they have faced off in July. Jesse Scholtens scuffled a bit but kept his club in the game working five innings, and Evan Miller locked down the contest with yet another good appearance, going two innings of scoreless ball to lock down the win.
Owen Miller- (2-4) 3 Runs, BB, SB
Hudson Potts- (3-5) HR, 3 RBI, HR
Buddy Reed- (2-4) 2 HRs, 4 RBI, Run
Jesse Scholtens- 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER , 2 K (93 pitches-56 strikes)
Evan Miller- 2 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 K
Lake Elsinore Storm (47-46) Won 8-1
Allen Cordoba homered twice for the Storm as they beat Visalia by the score of 8-1. Caleb Boushley made a start for Lake Elsinore and went seven solid innings and earned a win. He has a 3.01 ERA so far in Lake Elsinore with a 4-2 record. Cordoba’s two homers resulted in four runs, but Luis Campusano and Gabriel Arias both had good games as they each recorded two hits. Xavier Edwards went 0-for-4 with three K’s in the game and is off to a .238 start in the Cal League.
Allen Cordoba- (2-3) 2 HRs, 3 Runs, 4 RBIs, BB, SB
Gabriel Arias- (2-4) 3B, 2 Runs, RBI, K, SB
Luis Campusano- (2-4) 2 Runs, RBI, K
Eguy Rosario– (2-4) RBI
Caleb Boushley- (Win) 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 K (98 pitches- 67 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (40-51) Lost 8-2
The TinCaps lost on the road to the Clinton LumberKings by the score of 8-2. 2019 13th-round pick Brandon Komar was on the mound and went four innings pitched, allowing four earned runs. Edwuin Bencomo relieved him and went three innings, allowing three earned runs to score. Fort Wayne totaled ten hits in the game but left 11 runners on base as the TinCaps were 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Three Fort Wayne players recorded two hits, lead by Tucupita Marcano who went 2-for-3. He has a .689 OPS so far this year in the Midwest League.
Grant Little– (2-4) 2B
Tucupita Marcano- (2-3) Run
Michael Curry– (2-5) SB, K
Blake Hunt– (1-5) Run
Brandon Komar- 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 K (63 pitches- 41 strikes)
Tri-City Dust Devils (14-16) Lost 2-1
Vancouver got two runs in the 5th, and that was enough for a 2-1 victory against Tri-City on Sunday. 2019 10th-round draft pick Ethan Elliott was on the mound, and he went three scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.82 on the season. The left-handed pitcher from Lincoln Memorial University has really pitched well so far this 2019 season. Jake Sims was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs on one hit. The right-handed pitcher from St. Leo University walked three batters in the inning, and that is what hurt him. 20-year-old first baseman Carlos Luis recorded three hits in the loss for Tri-City.
Carlos Luis- (3-3)
Jonny Homza– (1-3)
Jason Pineda– (1-4)
Kelvin Alarcon– (1-3) BB
Ethan Elliott- 3 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K (40 pitches- 28 strikes)
AZL Padres 1 (13-8) Won 8-7
The AZL Padres rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 1oth to pull out an 8-7 victory over the AZL Reds on Sunday. Martin Carrasco blew the save for the Padres, after allowing a run in the ninth but was awarded a win going three innings and allowing one earned run to score. Luarbert Arias started the game and threw five innings for the Padres allowing two earned runs. 19-year-old Bryan Torres went 3-for-4 with two triples. CJ Abrams extends his hitting streak to 20 games as he went 2-for-4 with two doubles. His OPS is at 1.187 for the year.
CJ Abrams- (2-4) 2 2B, Run, 2 RBI, BB
Hudson Head– (2-4) Run, SB
Bryan Torres- (3-4) 2 3B, 2 Runs, RBI, BB
Martin Carrasco- (Win) 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 6 K
Luarbert Arias- 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K
AZL Padres 2 (14-7) Lost 7-2
The AZL Indians squad put up four runs in the first four innings, and that was the difference in a 7-2 win over the AZL Padres 2 team. 19-year-old Jefferson Garcia made a start and went four innings for the Padres. His ERA is at 7.71 for the year. 34th-round pick Taylor Lomack went 2-for-3 in the loss with an RBI. The Padres struck out 11 times in the game and were 3-for-12 with RISP.
Angel Solarte– (2-4) 2B, Run
Tayor Lomack- (2-3) RBI, SB
Vladimir Echavarria– (1-3) BB, K
Juan Garcia– (1-1)
Jeferson Garcia– 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Euribiel Angeles homered in the DSL All-Star game on Sunday. The 17-year-old Dominican infielder is a solid prospect worth noting.
El Paso- Emmanuel Ramirez vs. TBD
Lake Elsinore- Gabe Mosser (0-0 4.50 ERA) vs. Bryan Valdez (0-0 0.96 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Joey Cantillo (6-3 2.07 ERA) vs. Jake Walters (1-3 3.89 ERA)
Tri-City- Nick Thwaits (2-1 3.65 ERA) vs. Kloffenstein (0-2 3.66 ERA)
AZL Padres 1- TBD vs. AZL Padres 2
AZL Padres 2- TBD vs. AZL Padres 1
DSL Padres- TBD vs. DSL Reds
Jeffrey grew up in Carlsbad and has been a Padres fan since the late 70’s. He is currently a Social Studies teacher at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas.