Padres Down on the Farm: July 28 (Avila 3 strong in SA/ Espinoza shines in FW/Acosta homers in LE)


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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Wednesday night.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas  OFF (29-41 on the season)

The Chihuahuas face the Sugar Land Skeeters on Thursday.


San Antonio Missions (Lost 11-7 to Amarillo Sod Poodles) (35-38 on the season)

Pedro Avila– 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 Ks

Brandon Komar– 3 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 3 Ks

Eguy Rosario– (2-4) single, double, RBI, run scored, BB

Michael Curry– (1-5) single, 2 RBIs


The Missions got off to a terrific start by playing four times in the first two innings combined. After that, the Sod Poodles responded hugely. Amarillo scored seven of their 11 runs in the next three innings and chipped in four “insurance” runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Pedro Avila pitched well for the Missions, but after he left the game, things unraveled. Jordan Humphreys got hit hard, giving up six runs on five hits– including a pair of home runs– in just one inning.

Eguy Rosario had a pair of hits, as did Michael Curry, but the disastrous pair of innings were too much for the Missions to overcome.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 15-5 vs. Lansing Lugnuts) (35-39 on the season)

Anderson Espinoza–  3 IP, 3 H, 0 ER (1 Unearned), 4 Ks

Tirso Ornelas– (3-6) 2 singles, double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored

Agustin Ruiz– (4-5) 3 singles, home run, 2 RBIs,

Luis Almanzar– (2-5) 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, run scored

It was all TinCaps all night long against the Lugnuts. By the end of the fifth inning, the TinCaps had a 9-4 lead and then proceeded to add five more runs in the top of the seventh innings and win easily.

Anderson Espinoza tossed three outstanding innings, giving up just one unearned run on three hits. This is the Espinoza everybody has been waiting to see, and he showed up.

Luis Almanzar had four RBIs, and all but two TinCaps hitters recorded a hit on the evening in a total walloping of the Lugnuts. Jonny Homza added three hits with a pair of RBIs, and Agustin Ruiz and Tirso Ornelas each had a pair of RBIs as well.



Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 4-1 to the Fresno Grizzlies) (33-41 on the season) 

Levi Thomas– 5 IP, 4 hits, 3 ER, BB, 4 Ks

Gabe Morales– 3 IP, hit, 0 ER

Robert Hassell– (2-4) 2 singles

Matthew Acosta– (1-3) home run

There wasn’t much to take away from this game. The Fresno Grizzlies dominated the Storm all night long, and if it weren’t for Acosta’s solo shot, it would have been a shutout.

Sam Weatherly was brilliant for the Grizzlies, tossing six innings and giving up five hits with no walks and the lone blemish to Acosta via the home run. Robert Hassell had a pair of hits, and he and Acosta combined for half of the Storm’s hits on Wednesday night.


DSL Padres  (9-3 on the season)


ACL Padres  (6-12 on the season) 


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Thursday’s Probable Pitchers 

El Paso– TBD

San AntonioAdrian Martinez (6-3, 2.38 ERA)

Fort WayneMoises Lugo (2-3, 3.64 ERA)

Lake Elsinore– TBD



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