San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-4 on Wednesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (52-33) Won 8-4
The Padres could have another addition to an already crowded outfield as Travis Jankowski played in back-to-back games this week. It is the first hurdle for the outfielder as he returns from a wrist injury. He will require at least another week or two in the minors to get his timing down but should be back relatively soon. He went 1-for-2 and stole a base in El Paso’s 8-4 win over Fresno on Wednesday. Luis Urais went 2-for-4 in the game, and Ty France went 3-for-4 as the young Padres prospects continue to shine. Michael Gettys slugged his 21st home run of the season in the win. Eric Yardley, Kaz Makita, and Travis Radke all had scoreless appearances out of the pen.
Travis Jankowski– (1-2) 2 Runs, BB, SB
Ty France– (3-4) Run
Luis Urias– (2-4) 2 Runs, 2B, RBI, BB
Michael Gettys– (2-4) HR, 3 RBI, Run, 2 K
Eric Yardley– (Save) 2 IP, BB, 2 K (28 pitches- 18 strikes)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (39-42) Won 4-1
The Soddies beat Midland on the road by the score of 4-1. 28-year-old right-hander Kyle Lloyd was the starter for Amarillo on Wednesday, and he earned a win throwing seven innings and striking out eight. He is now 3-5 on the season with a 3.88 ERA. Evan Miller relieved Lloyd and threw the last two frames without allowing a single base runner. He earned his first save for the Sod Poodles and has a 4.26 ERA so far in 2019 at the Double-A level. Brad Zunica was the hitting star as he slugged his 12th homer of the year in the third inning. Hudson Potts, back in Texas, went 1-for-4 with a double. He is hitting .213 on the year and should have a solid second half of the season.
Brad Zunica– (3-4) HR 2 RBI, Run
Hudson Potts– (1-4) 2B
Owen Miller– (0-2) Run, K
Evan Miller– (Save) 2 IP, 4 K (28 pitches- 20 strikes)
Kyle Lloyd– (Win) 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 K
Lake Elsinore Storm (42-40) Lost 3-2
Luis Patino only threw two innings on Wednesday for the Storm. He allowed two earned runs in two innings pitched and has a 3.38 ERA in the California League so far. Seth Blair relieved him and went three innings. The journeyman right-handed pitcher owns a 3.57 ERA this year. Lake Elsinore only managed seven hits in the game. Luis Campusano had the night off, but his replacement behind the dish (Jalen Washington) went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Tirso Ornelas continues to struggle with the bat. The Mexican left-handed hitter went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. His OPS is down to .573 on the season.
Jack Suwinski– (1-4) RBI, K
Eguy Rosario– (2-4) 2B, K
Jalen Washington– (1-3) Run, BB, K
Seth Blair– 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Luis Patino– 2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K (36 pitches- 22 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (37-44) Lost 3-2
Ryan Weathers gave up two earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Wednesday. He was charged with the loss as the offense just did not get the job done in the 3-2 loss at the hands of the Lake County Captains. Fort Wayne hitters struck out 15 times in the game. Every batter in the starting lineup, except for Jawuan Harris K’d in the game. Lee Solomon and Agustin Ruiz each struck out three times.
Lee Solomon– (1-4) 2B, BB, 3 K
Tucupita Marcano– (1-5) Run, K
Dwanya Williams-Sutton– (1-4) Run, BB, 2 K
Justin Lopez– (1-4) 2 K
Ryan Weathers– (Loss) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (67 pitches/45 strikes)
Tri-City Dust Devils (10-10) Lost 7-1
Eugene pulled away from Tri-City with a four-run ninth as the Dust Devils lost 7-1 on Wednesday. Ignacio Feliz made a start and the right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic allowed only one unearned run in four innings pitched. The 20-year-old now has a 3.86 ERA on the season. Ramon Perez relieved Feliz and was charged with the loss. The 20-year-old Cuban’ left-handed pitcher allowed two earned runs in two innings pitched. It was only his fourth appearance this season after starting the year on the shelf. 19-year-old Jason Pineda hit his first homer of the year for Tri-City. He has put up a .793 OPS early in the season. Matthew Acosta continues to struggle at the plate as he went 0-for-4 on Wednesday. He is 10-for-36 in last ten games (.222) for the Dust Devils.
Jason Pineda– (2-4) HR, Run, RBI
Carlos Luis– (1-2) 2 BB
Luke Becker– (1-3) BB, K
Ramon Perez– 2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K
Ignacio Feliz– 4 IP, 3 H, BB, 6 K
AZL Padres 1 (4-10) Won 14-9
The AZL Padres 1 team won 14-9 against the AZL Giants Black team on Wednesday. An 11-run third inning powered the team as the Giants young pitchers Sonny Vargas and Austin Reich were torched for 11 runs. Cuban right-handed pitcher Edgar Martinez started the game and went three innings for the Padres. The 18-year-old pitcher struck out three and allowed six runs (two earned). 18th round pick Andrew Dean followed Martinez, and the left-handed pitcher threw four scoreless innings tonight. The soon to be 23-year-old pitcher could be a fast-riser in the system. First-round pick CJ Abrams went 2-for-5 and has a 1.119 OPS so far in the desert. Chris Givin, the Padres’ 19th-round pick out of Xavier is hitting .440 so far this year with a 1.133 OPS. He went 2-for-4 on Wednesday.
Yordi Francisco– (3-5) HR, 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, 2, SB, BB
CJ Abrams– (2-5) Run, SB, K
Chandler Seagle– (3-5) 2 Runs, 2 RBI, K
Edgar Martinez– 3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 3 K
Andrew Dean– (Win) 4 IP, 1 H, 3 K
AZL Padres 2 (9-4) Won 6-5
Every AZL Padres 2 player recorded a hit in a 6-5 victory over the AZL Royals on Wednesday night. Round 16 pick Robert Briley made a start and threw two shutout innings for the Padres. He has not allowed a run in his first two professional appearances. The right-handed pitcher from Seminole State is 20 years old and has great size. Gabriel Morales got the win pitching in relief. Ethan Skender continues to play well as he went 2-for-5 with his third homer of the season. He has a .361 OPS and a 1.119 OPS in the desert. 18-year-old Yeisson Santana is hitting .313 after a 3-for-4 game on Wednesday. The shortstop from the Dominican Republic is a decent prospect.
Ethan Skender– (2-5) HR, 3 RBI, Run, K
Yeisson Santana- (3-4) Run
Anthony Nunez– (2-4) RBI
Gilberto Vizcarra– (2-4)
Robert Briley– 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
DSL Padres (12-16) Lost 8-4
The DSL Reds beat the DSL Padres by the score of 8-4 Wednesday morning. The Padres squad got off to a 2-0 lead early on an Axcel Peralta homer in the second inning. The 17-year-old Dominican has great size (6-foot-4) and a decent left-handed swing. He is off to a .188 start to his 2019 DSL season. Jesus Lugo started the game for the Padres and allowed only two earned runs in five innings pitched. The 21-year-old continues to pitch well, though he is not considered a highly regarded prospect.
Axcel Peralta– (1-4) HR, 2 RBI, Run, K
Euribiel Angeles– (2-5) 2B, 2 RBI
Reginald Dowtson- (1-2) 2B, Run, 2 BB, K
Edwin Rojas– (1-3) Run
Jesus Lugo– 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (42 pitches- 27 strikes)
El Paso- TBD vs. Dillion Peters (2-1 4.89 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- Knehr (2-1 4.26 ERA) vs. Santos (3-3 4.28 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Sam Keating (3-4 5.79 ERA) vs. TBD
AZL Padres 1- TBD vs. AZL Rangers
AZL Padres 2- TBD vs. DSL D-Backs
DSL Padres- TBD vs. DSL Orioles