Padres Down on the Farm: July 29 (Campusano 2 hits for EP/Merrill triples for ACL Padres/Valenzuela 2 hits)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-4 on Thursday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 4-3 to Sugar Land in 10 innings)  (29-42 on the season) 

Luis Campusano– (2-for-4) 2B, BB, K

Robbie Podorsky– (2-for-4) 2B, Run, BB, SB, K

Taylor Kohlwey– (2-for-5) Run, K

Aaron Leasher– 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 K’s (35 pitches- 22 strikes)

The Chihuahuas allowed one run in the 9th and one on the 10th to take a 4-3 loss in Sugar Land. Jordan Guerrero allowed the run in the 9th as the 24-year-old blew his third save of the year for El Paso. Parker Markel was charged with the loss as he allowed the runner on second (per extra-innings rules) to score in the home half of the 10th. Aaron Leasher threw three innings-plus of quality baseball. Daniel Camerena made a start, allowing one earned run in 2.2 innings pitched. Offensively, Luis Campusano recorded two hits and now owns a .850 OPS in the PCL. Robbie Podorsky scored a run and got two hits out of the nine-hole in the lineup. The speedy center fielder is very fun to watch.


San Antonio Missions (Won 10-3 over Amarillo) (36-38 on the season)

Eguy Rosario– (3-for-5) 2B, 2 RBI, Run, K

Michael Curry– (2-for-5) HR, Run, 2 RBI

Esteury Ruiz– (2-for-5) HR, 2B, 3 RBI, Run, 2 K

Osvaldo Hernandez– 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, BB, 2 K (92 pitches- 60 strikes)

A seven-run 7th inning powered the Missions to a 10-3 win over Amarillo. Dwanya Willamas-Sutton and Michael Curry both hit two-run homers in the inning as San Antonio took a commanding lead in the game. Eguy Rosario recorded three hits, and Esteury Ruiz homered and doubled in the win. The Missions recorded 16 hits in the game as every member of the starting lineup recorded a knock in the game. Osvaldo Hernandez started the game, and the lefty went 5.2 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. Henry Henry picked up the win, pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless ball for San Antonio.

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Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 6-3 to Lansing) (35-40 on the season) 

Ethan Skender– (3-for-4) 3B, Run, RBI

Reinaldo Ilarraza– (1-for-4) 2 RBI

Grant Little– (1-for-3) 2 BB

Moises Lugo– 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K (78 pitches- 46 strikes)

Fort Wayne lost 6-3 to Lansing as the Lugnuts scored four runs in the 8th to earn the victory. Austin Smith took the loss as he allowed four earned runs in 1.1 innings of work for the TinCaps. Moises Lugo was in line for the win as he went five solid innings for the TinCaps. The 22-year-old right-handed pitcher owns a 3.49 ERA so far this season. Grant Little went 1-f0r-3 with two walks out of the leadoff spot. Ethan Skender tripled and scored a run in the loss.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 3-2 to Fresno) (33-42 on the season)

Brandon Valenzuela– (2-for-4) 2B, K

Robert Hassell III- (1-for-4) Run, K

Matthew Acosta– (1-for-4) K

Jesus Lugo– 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (75 pitches- 53 strikes)

The Strom scored one run in the 9th but lost a close one to Fresno by the score of 3-2. Carlos Luis grounded into a game-ending double play with runners on first and third. Robert Hassell went 1-for-4 in the loss, and Brandon Valenzuela was 2-for-4. Valenzuela doubled in the 9th and now has a .817 OPS on the year. The switch-hitting catcher is playing well in the Cal League. Jesus Lugo started the game and allowed one earned run in six innings pitched. The 23-year-old right-handed pitcher owns a 4.54 ERA in the Cal League.


ACL Padres (Won 3-1 over Royals Gold) (7-13 on the season) 

Jackson Merrill– (1-for-2) 3B, Run, RBI, BB, K

Max Ferguson– (2-for-3) 3B, Run, RBI

River Ryan– (1-for-2) BB, K

Justin Lange– 4 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 K

Padres’ first-round pick Jackson Merrill tripled, scored a run, and drove in another in a 3-1 win over the Royals Gold team. The left-handed hitter owns a 1.194 OPS over his first few games in the desert. The Padres 5th-round pick, Max Ferguson, went 2-for 3 in the game with a triple. The right-handed hitter from Tennessee is off to a good start as well. Justin Lange started the game and went four scoreless innings for the Padres.


DSL Padres (Lost 11-1 to DSL Blue Jays) (9-4 on the season)

Jose Cordero– (1-for-3) 2B, BB, K

Carlos Rodriguez– (1-for-3) RBI, BB, K

Samuel Zavala– (1-for-4) Run, BB

Elvis Saba– 3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, BB, 4 K

The DSL pitching staff was roughed up as they allowed 11 runs in a loss to the Blue Jays team. Only five of the runs were earned as the DSL Padres team committed five errors in the loss. Victor Acosta committed two errors in the game. 18-year-old Jose Cordero went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.


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Friday’s probable pitchers

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- TBD

Fort Wayne- TBD

Lake Elsinore- TBD

ACL Padres- TBD

DSL Padres-TBD

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