The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 3-3 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 4-1 to Tacoma) (53-43 on the season)
Reiss Knehr: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (61 pitches, 41 strikes)
Wil Myers: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R
Jose Azocar: (2-for-4)
Brent Rooker: (1-for-3), 2B, BB
The Chihuahuas jumped into an early lead after Wil Myers continued his rehab assignment with a home run. Reiss Knehr worked four shutout innings as El Paso appeared to be cruising. However, the Chihuahuas were unable to produce any more offense, despite putting together nine hits in the game. Tacoma tagged Jesse Scholtens for three runs, which put El Paso behind for good. El Paso went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position as they could not rally to win.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-5 to Midland) (48-43 on the season)
Henry Henry: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 3 K (78 pitches, 43 strikes)
Yorman Rodriguez: (2-for-2), R, 2 BB
Thomas Milone: (3-for-4), RBI, R
Connor Hollis: (2-for-5), 2 RBI, R, 2 K
The Missions blew a four-run lead, with Midland scoring three runs off Luis Felipe to walk it off in the ninth. Henry Henry started for the Missions, and while he walked five batters, he managed to allow just one run in 3.1 innings. Thomas Milone drove in two runs with an RBI single, and Connor Hollis brought home a pair of runs as well, helping San Antonio to a 5-1 lead. Midland did score a run off Felix Minjarez, but the Missions still led by three runs entering the eighth. However, Luis Felipe just did not have it, as five of the six batters he faced in the ninth reached base. Yorman Rodriguez reached base all four times he came up, while Thomas Milone and Connor Hollis each had multi-hit days in the loss.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 5-2 vs. Peoria) (40-53 on the season)
Dwayne Matos: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K (80 pitches, 46 strikes)
Joshua Mears: (1-for-4), HR, 3 RBI, R, 3 K
Robert Hassell III: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, R, BB, K
Corey Rosier: (2-for-4), R, SB
The TinCaps offense came alive late, posting all five runs in the final two innings of the victory. Joshua Mears blasted a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth. Robert Hassell III’s double provided crucial insurance in the ninth. Two of the Padres prospects heavily involved in trade talks added a few more stats to their impressive ledgers.
Distance: 4️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ ft❗️
Exit Velocity: 1️⃣1️⃣4️⃣ MPH‼️
(For context, Manny Machado’s max exit velo this year has been 112 MPH.)
— John Nolan (@John_G_Nolan) July 29, 2022
Dwayne Matos worked 4.2 shutout innings, but with the TinCaps offense scuffling, it looked like it might not matter. Seth Mayberry allowed a run in the sixth, but Mears’ homer set Edwuin Bencomo up with the victory. Ramon Perez closed the game with a perfect ninth to secure a rare TinCaps win.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 2-1 vs. Stockton) (54-39 on the season)
Jairo Iriarte: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (73 pitches, 45 strikes)
Wyatt Hoffman: (2-for-3), RBI
Carlos Luis: (2-for-4), RBI
Juan Zabala: (2-for-4)
The Storm got a great pitching performance from Jairo Iriarte and their bullpen, with Lake Elsinore winning a pitcher’s duel. Iriarte worked five shutout frames, earning the win in the process. Aaron Holiday put together 2.1 innings of shutout ball to keep the Storm ahead.
— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) July 29, 2022
DSL Padres (Lost 12-11 to DSL White Sox) (25-15 on the season)
Jefren Tejeda: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
Oliver Carrillo: (1-for-5), HR, 3 RBI, R, 2 K
Alain Camou: (4-for-5), 3 RBI, 2 R
Jose Sanabria: (2-for-4), R, BB
The Padres lost a wild and exciting affair. The White Sox scored five times in the first inning, but the Padres answered back with eight runs in the second. Oliver Carrillo blasted a three-run home run in the game as the Padres rallied to take a four-run lead entering the fourth. Jefren Tejeda threw three innings in which he allowed just one unearned run to keep the Padres ahead. However, an error on a stolen base let the White Sox tie the game before a two-out single put them ahead. The Padres could just muster one run in the final six innings, as they lost an excruciating game.
ACL Padres (Won 11-0 vs. ACL White Sox) (17-19 on the season)
Jarlin Susana: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Rosman Verdugo: (2-for-3), HR, 2 RBI, R, K
Samuel Zavala: (2-for-4), HR, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R, K
Edwin Rojas: (2-for-3), 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, K
The Padres came just one out short of a no-hitter, but outside of that, everything went great for the Padres. They scored 11 runs, with six players posting multiple hits. Rosman Verdugo and Samuel Zavala each went deep in the win, while Edwin Rojas brought in three runs with a pair of doubles. In the seven-inning game, the Padres struck out 14 of the 25 batters that came to the plate, blowing away the White Sox hitters. Luis Acosta recorded the first two out of the night, but Victor Quezada singled up the middle to break up the no-hit bid.
El Paso: Ryan Weathers (4-6, 6.83 ERA)
San Antonio: Ben Krauth (0-1, 6.97 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (2-6, 6.01 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD