San Diego Padres affiliates went 5-3 on Friday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (60-39) Won 7-5
The historic power output by the El Paso Chihuahuas this season continued Friday night where they saw an additional four longballs added to the home run tally. At the heart of the attack were the usual suspects in Triple-A All-Star Ty France, he of the .1223 OPS for the season and outfielder Michael Gettys who connected for his team-leading 23rd home run of the season. Also launching souvenirs were Esteban Quiroz and Seth Mejias-Brean. Dietrich Enns, Kaz Makita, and Trevor Megill managed to keep the team in the game until the barrage of homers overpowered the Isotopes. Former Padre’ Yonder Alonzo did homer for the Isotopes as he tries to hit his way up to the parent club Colorado Rockies.
Ty France – (1-3) HR, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
Michael Gettys – (1-4) HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Esteban Quiroz – (1-3) HR, R, RBI, BB
Seth Mejias-Brean – (1-3) HR, R, RBI
Dietrich Enns – 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Kaz Makita – 2 IP, BB, 2 K
Amarillo Sod Poodles (49-47) Won 12-8
On a night where MacKenzie Gore made his Double-A home debut, it was another prospect who stole the limelight in a big way Friday night in Amarillo. For the first time this season, Gore was dealt a tough outing that saw him done through only four innings while giving up nine hits, three home runs, on seven earned runs. Luckily for Gore, teammate Edward Olivares brought his boomstick to play Friday night, going 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs. Teammates Hudson Potts, Ivan Castillo, Kyle Overstreet, Owen Miller, and Buddy Reed also contributed multi-hit nights while Kyle Lloyd relieved Gore and was able to keep the team in the game while the offense chipped away at the deficit and ultimately earned Lloyd and the Sod Poodles the win.
Back to back strikeouts in the inning for Gore
Looks like he is settling in
— Austin Hartsfield (@HartsfieldMLB) July 20, 2019
Edward Olivares – (3-5) 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI
Ivan Castillo – (2-5) 2 R, RBI
Hudson Potts – (3-4) R, 2 RBI
Owen Miller – (2-4) R, BB
Kyle Overstreet – (2-4) R, RBI
Buddy Reed – (2-3) 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
MacKenzie Gore – 4 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, BB, 4 K
Kyle Lloyd – (W) 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 K
Edward Olivares on what he’s been working on in 2019
(Ivan Castillo translating):
“Really working on approach and timing. That’s what he’s been working on this year with coach Padron. He’s been a big help this year.”
— Austin Hartsfield (@HartsfieldMLB) July 20, 2019
Lake Elsinore Storm (50-47) Won 4-0
Storm right-hander Elliot Ashbeck might have thrown his best game as a professional Friday night, going eight strong innings, while allowing only three singles and striking out five. He had complete control of the Nuts’ lineup from beginning to end, and reliever Jordan Guerrero came in and locked it down to end the game. The offense did just enough to get the victory with shortstop Gabriel Arias going 2-for-4 and driving in half the runs for team tonight. Catcher Jalen Washington added a double while Eguy Rosario scored two runs as well.
Gabriel Arias – (2-4) 2 RBI
Jalen Washington – (1-3) 2B
Aldemar Burgos – (1-3) R
Elliot Ashbeck – (W) 8 IP, 3 H, 5 K
Fort Wayne TinCaps (42-53) Lost 6-4
Young Mexican lefty Omar Cruz took the bump Friday afternoon and took his fair share lumps, giving up four runs on eight hits over four and two-thirds innings. Tucapita Marcano or-looks to be heating up as the weather starts to warm in the Midwest League, going 2-for-5 with his second home run of the 2019 campaign. Agustin Ruiz hit his 18th double of the year showing another glimpse of the emerging extra-base power you should come to expect as he grows into his 6’2 frame. Ethan Skender continued his hot streak in the loss going 1-for-4 while driving in a run.
Tucapita Marcano – (2-5) R, 2 RBI
Ethan Skender – (1-4) RBI, BB
Agustin Ruiz – (1-5)
Omar Cruz – 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 K
Tri-City Dust Devils (16-19) Won 6-5
The Dust Devils were able to hold off the AquaSox, who managed to make it a close one in the top of the ninth, scoring four to bring the final score to the 6-5 mark. Angel Acevedo had one of his best pitching performances of the season going five strong innings, scattering three hits, one walk while punching out six. Leadoff man Jordy Barley got the offense going with a 3-for-4 performance that included a double and two stolen bases while scoring twice. One of the better athletes out of the 2016 J2 class, if his bat starts to come around the Padres could have something special on their hands. The offense was supported as well by multi-hit efforts by Kelvin Melean, Matthew Acosta, and Tre Carter, who contributed two doubles.
Jordy Barley – (3-4) 2 R
Kelvin Melean – (2-4) R, 2 RBI
Matthew Acosta – (2-3)
Tre Carter – (2-4) 2 2B
Angel Acevedo – 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 6 K
AZL Padres 1 (16-9) Won 6-2
The AZL phenom CJ Abrams continues to run roughshod through AZL pitching going 2-for-5 with his fifth triple of the shortened season to take his current slash line to an unworldly .426/.455/.693 over 101 AB’s. Infielders Victor Nova and Luis Paez contributed multi-hit efforts with each going 2-for-4. Tirso Ornelas continues to try and regain some confidence while retooling his swing but took an 0-for-5 in the contest. Young pitching was impressive with scoreless outings from 2019 fifth-rounder Chris Lincoln, Seth Mayberry, Martin Carrasco, and rehabbing prospect Hansel Rodriguez.
CJ Abrams – (2-5) R
Victor Nova – (2-4) R
Luis Paez – (2-4) 2 R, RBI
Hudson Head – (1-4)
Martin Carrasco – 1 IP, K
Hansel Rodriguez – 2 IP, 2 H, K
AZL Padres 2 (16-9) Lost 11-9
The bats in both dugouts were bountiful on this day as the two teams combined for a total of 26 hits and 2o runs, but unfortunately, the Padres AZL 2 team only scored nine of the 20 runs overall. Centerfield prospect Angel Solarte had a solid night going 3-for-5 to eclipse the .300 mark for the season so far at .305. 18-year-old shortstop Yeison Santana also had a 3-for-5 night, while young Australian Jarryd Dale went 2-for-3 while driving in three. The pitching will take a pounding sometimes with a combined 16 walks issued by the two teams for the day.
Angel Solarte – (3-5) 2 R, BB
Yeison Santana – (3-5) RBI, BB
Jarryd Dale – (2-3) R, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Oliber Guzman – 3 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K
DSL Padres (17-24) Lost 9-4
Outfielder Axcel Peralta and first baseman Josttin Diaz both contributed multi-hit games in a losing effort that saw Padres DSL pitching give up as many base on balls (10) as hits. Add in three errors and its a recipe for disaster and in typical DSL fashion, only five of the nine runs scored by the opposition were earned. Baseball always gives you another game tomorrow to look forward to.
Axcel Peralta – (2-3) 2B, R, RBI
Josttin Diaz – (2-3) 2B
Reginald Dowston – (1-3) R, RBI
Luis Crisostomo – 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, BB
El Paso- TBD vs. TBD
Amarillo- TBD vs. Ofreidy Gomez (6-7 3.86 ERA)
Tri-City- Elliott (0-0 0.82 ERA) vs. TBD
AZL Padres 1- TBD vs. AZL Padres 2 – TBD
DSL Padres- TBD v. DSL D-backs 1 – TBD