San Diego Padres affiliates went 6-2 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (52-34) Won 9-6
The Chihuahuas continue to slug home runs at an amazing rate. The team slugged four more on Thursday in a 9-6 win over the Salt Lake Bees. Michael Gettys now has 22 homers on the season and a .824 OPS for the Chihuahuas. He is hitting .318 over his last ten games with three homers and 12 RBI’s. Jerry Keel earned the win and is now 6-3 on the year with a 6.51 ERA. The left-handed pitcher is versatile and could be an option for the Padres eventually.
Jose Pirela– (1-4) HR, RBI, Run
Michael Gettys– (3-5) HR, Run, RBI
Seth Mejias-Brean– (2-4) HR, Run, 2 RBI
Boog Powell– (2-4) HR, 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI
Jerry Keel– 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 5 K (94 pitches- 57 strikes)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (40-2) Won 9-1
Lake Bachar was magnificent on Thursday in a 9-1 win over the Frisco RoughRiders. He went 7 2/3 innings pitched and struck out nine in the game. His ERA is 3.63 now on the year in 15 games for the Sod Poodles. Ivan Castillo has a .881 OPS now after a 2-for-5 game on Thursday. The switch-hitting second baseman has a .341 batting average for Amarillo. The Sod Poodles totaled 13 hits in the win.
Ivan Castillo– (2-5) 2B, Run, 2 RBI
Edward Olivares– (2-2) 2B, Run, RBI
Kyle Overstreet– (2-4) Run
Buddy Reed– (2-3) Run, RBI
Lake Bachar– (Win) 7.2 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 9 K (106 pitches-71 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (43-40) Won 10-0
Lake Elsinore pounded the Lancaster Jets by the score of 10-0 on Thursday. Reiss Knehr, a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher, threw six innings of scoreless ball. The Storm knocked out 13 hits in the win as every hitter in the starting lineup except for Esteury Ruiz recorded a hit. Gabriel Arias went 3-for-4, and three other hitters recorded two hits in the win. Jack Suwinski slugged a homer in the eighth which was his sixth of the year.
Jack Suwinski– (1-5) HR, 2 RBI’s , Run
Luis Campusano– (2-4) 2B, 2 Runs, 3 RBI, BB, K
Gabriel Arias– (3-4) 2 Runs, 2 RBI’s, B
Eguy Rosario– (2-5) 2B, 2 RBI’s, Run
Reiss Knehr– (Win) 6 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 10 K
Fort Wayne TinCaps (37-45) Lost 4-1
Fort Wayne only managed four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Lake County Captains. Blake Hunt recorded two of the hits himself and is hitting .415 over his last ten games. Sam Keating made a great start for the TinCaps and lowered his ERA to 4.87 on the year. The right-handed pitcher went seven innings and allowed four unearned runs for the TinCaps. Carlos Belen, a converted infielder, has recorded a 0.75 ERA over his last ten games. He started the year roughly but has come on strong featuring an upper 90’s fastball with movement.
Blake Hunt– (2-3) BB
Jawuan Harris– (1-1) Run, SB
Grant Little– (1-4) 2B
Carlos Belen– 1 IP (8 pitches- 5 strikes)
Sam Keating– 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K (85 pitches- 48 strikes)
Tri-City Dust Devils (10-11) Lost 6-2
Connor Lehman allowed his first earned runs of his professional career as the Dust Devils lost 6-2 at the hands of the Boise Hawks. The Padres seventh-round pick went 2 1/3 innings pitched and let two runs score. Starlin Castro followed Lehman out of the pen, and the hard-thrower struck out four batters in 1 2/3 innings pitched. Sean Guilbe hit his second homer in the loss. Tri-City only managed six hits in the loss.
Sean Guilbe– (1-4) HR, Run, RBI
Jordy Barley– (3-4) Run, K, SB
Jason Pineda– (1-4) 2B
Matthew Acosta– (1-3) BB
Connor Lehman- 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
AZL Padres 1 (10-4) Won 9-5
An eight-run fifth inning propelled the AZL Padres to a 9-5 victory on Thursday night. Miguel Rondon lasted four innings for the Padres and allowed three earned runs to score. The 18-year-old pitcher from Venezuela is 0-1 this season with a 6.55 ERA. CJ Abrams continues to tear it up in the desert. He has a 1.142 OPS and a .467 average through his first 13 games. He should be sent to Tri-City soon. 19th-round pick Chris Givin has kept pace with Abrams, as he owns a 1.138 OPS and a .455 average through his first 13 games. The 22-year-old right-handed hitting former Xavier shortstop should also be promoted very soon.
CJ Abrams– (3-5) 2B, 2 Runs
Chris Givin– (3-5) Run, 2 RBI, K
Victor Nova– (2-3) Run, RBI
Yerry Landinez– (1-4) 2B, 2 RBI’s, Run, 3 K
Miguel Rondon– 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
AZL Padres 2 (10-4) Won 9-6
The AZL Padres scored five runs in the fifth inning capped by a Kelvin Alarcon double and never looked back in a 9-6 victory over the AZL D-backs. 18-year-old Carlos Guarate made a start on Thursday and went four innings, allowing two earned runs. The Venezuelan native now has a 3.12 ERA in the desert. Left-hander Fernando Sanchez earned the win pitching in relief. The 18-year-old from Mexico has a 4.50 ERA and is now 2-0 over four games. Michael Cantu, a 23-year-old right-handed hitting catcher, went 3-for-4 and scored a run in the victory.
Kelvin Alarcon– (2-4) 2B, 2 Runs, 3 RBI, BB
Michael Cantu– (3-4) Run, BB
Jarryd Dale– (1-4) Run, RBI
Angel Solarte– (1-4) 2 RBI’s, BB
Carlos Guarate– 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
DSL Padres (13-16) Won 9-2
The DSL Padres got four runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth to pull away from the DSL Orioles in a 9-2 victory on Thursday. 18-year-old Dominican right-handed pitcher Luis Crisostomo pitched four innings of baseball and did not allow an earned run. He has a 4.00 ERA in six games for the DSL team. Jessel Soto, a 17-year-old right-handed pitcher with great size (6-foot-4) from Venezuela, earned a win in the game after throwing two innings of baseball. He has a 2.45 ERA in nine games for the team and could be a pitcher to keep an eye on. The offensive hero on Thursday was shortstop Charlis Aquino who is 17 and a right-handed hitter out of San Cristbal in the Dominican Republic. Albert Fabian, who is also 17 went 3-for-5 in the game and now has 12 RBI’s on the season. This DSL squad has some really talented young players.
Charlis Aquino– (3-6) 2B, 2 Runs, RBI, CS
Albert Fabian– (3-5) 2 RBI
Nerwillian Cedeno- (2-6) Run, RBI, K
Alex Ramirez– (2-3) 2 Runs, BB
Luis Crisostomo– 4 IP, 5 H, 5 K
El Paso- Dillion Overton (3-4 7.31 ERA) vs. JC Ramirez (1-1 7.08 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- Aaron Leasher (5-5 4.06 ERA) vs. Gilbreath (3-5 6.10 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Omar Cruz (0-0 7.36 ERA) vs. TBD
Tri-City- Jason Blanchard (0-1 13.50 ERA) vs. Brelling Eusebio (0-1 2.31 ERA)
AZL Padres 1- TBD vs. AZL Cubs
AZL Padres 2- TBD vs. AZL D-backs
DSL Padres- TBD vs. DSL Orioles