The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-3 on Saturday, as the El Paso Chihuahuas game was suspended due to weather.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (SSPD) (42-34 on the season)
The game was suspended due to rain in the fifth inning, with the game tied at four. The game will be completed Sunday, followed by the regularly scheduled Sunday game.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 5-4 to Midland) (40-32 on the season)
Osvaldo Hernandez: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K (64 pitches, 41 strikes)
Yorman Rodriguez: (2-for-5), HR, 2 RBI, R
Domingo Leyba: (2-for-5), 2B, RBI, R, K
Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-3), RBI, BB
The Missions offense came up just short of picking up a victory. San Antonio started extremely well, with Domingo Leyba’s RBI double and Tirso Ornelas RBI single put the Missions ahead by two. However, Midland answered back with a two-run home run in the bottom of the frame. The two runs off Missions starter Osvaldo Hernandez were the only times the Rockhounds scored in four innings that Hernandez pitched. Yorman Rodriguez blasted a go-ahead two-run home run for San Antonio in the fifth. Midland answered again, scoring three times off Mason Fox in the fifth inning. That proved to be all, as the Missions left runners in scoring position in three of the final four innings.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 4-2 vs. West Michigan) (29-45 on the season)
Robert Gasser: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K (92 pitches, 61 strikes)
Lucas Dunn: (2-for-5), RBI, R, 2 K
Robert Hassell III: (1-for-3), R, 2 BB
Cole Cummings: (1-for-4), 2B, R
The TinCaps rode a fantastic start from Robert Gasser, who worked six shutout innings. The game was scoreless for each of the first four innings of the game. In the fifth frame, the TinCaps broke through. With two outs and a runner on first, a single and a hit batter helped to load the bases. Two singles later, Fort Wayne led by three, which eventually proved to be plenty. Lucas Dunn scored Robert Hassell III in the ninth, providing an insurance run. Ethan Routzahn allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth, but he still secured his first save of the season.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 9-7 vs. Inland Empire) (46-28 on the season)
Victor Lizarraga: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K (72 pitches, 47 strikes)
Jared Alvarez-Lopez: (3-for-4), 2 RBI, R
Carlos Luis: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB, K
Marcos Castanon: (2-for-4), 2 R, BB, 2 K
The Storm rode a five-run sixth inning to victory before withstanding a late-inning rally from the 66ers. Lake Elsinore totaled 13 hits in the win, with eight of the nine starters picking up a hit. Carlos Luis’ first-inning double put the Storm ahead. Storm starter Victor Lizarraga allowed two runs in the second, the only two runs he surrendered in four innings of work. Jared Alvarez-Lopez’s single in the third, one of three for Alvarez-Lopez in the game, helped to put the Storm back ahead. Lake Elsinore batted around in the sixth, putting them ahead by seven in the process. Inland Empire did bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but Yerry Landinez closed the game out.
DSL Padres (Lost 10-9 to DSL D-backs Black) (13-9 on the season)
Josmar Acevedo: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Alain Camou: (4-for-5), 2 2B, 2 RBI, R
Oswaldo Linares: (2-for-4), 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB
Adrian Perez: (1-for-3), 2B, RBI, 2 BB, SB
The Padres looked certain to win, but the DSL D-backs Black scored six runs in the eighth inning, rallying to victory. The Padres got four hits from Alain Camou, who also doubled twice. Camou’s second double of the game had put the Padres ahead by three after the sixth inning, but the Padres collapsed in the eighth. Jefren Tejeda and Francis Pena each allowed three runs in the inning, putting the Padres down 10-6. They pulled a run back in the bottom of the frame before attempting to rally in the ninth. Each of the first three batters in the frame reached base, loading the bases with no outs. Camou was on third, and after a wild pitch, he darted home, but he was nabbed at the plate. A fielding error allowed two runs to score before a single put the winning run on base with just one out. However, the D-backs picked up two outs, securing the win.
ACL Padres (Lost 4-1 to ACL Mariners) (9-11 on the season)
Miguel Rondon: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Rosman Verdugo: (1-for-2), RBI, BB, SB
Jake Perez: (0-for-1), R, BB, SB
Eddy Beltre: (1-for-3), K
The Padres struggled for offense throughout, posting just three hits in loss. All three were singles, and they turned into just one run. The Mariners scored three times in the second inning off Padres starter Miguel Rondon, which proved to be more than enough. The Padres were solid on the base paths, with Jake Perez and Rosman Verdugo swiping bags. However, the Padres had just three at-bats with runners in scoring position, as they were shut down offensively.
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Nolan Watson (1-3, 6.52 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (0-5, 5.14 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: Off Day
ACL Padres: Off Day