Padres Down on the Farm: July 6 (Leasher solid again for SA/Homza 2 hits in FW/Hassell 3 hits for LE)

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San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-3 on Tuesday.

Here is a recap of the days’ events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 14-3 to Alburquerque) 

Miguel Diaz– 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K (43 pitches- 24 strikes)

Luis Campusano– (1-for-4) K

Evan Miller– (1-for-3) 3 RBI

Matthew Batten- (1-for-3) Run, BB, K


The Chihuahuas were demolished on the road in Alburquerque by the score of 14-3 in a game that began Monday night. Miguel Diaz started the game and went two scoreless innings, but the bullpen was knocked around pretty badly pitching in relief on Tuesday. Evan Miller, Kyle McGrath, Pedro Avila, and Sam McWilliams each gave up multiple runs out of the pen. Only Alex Powers survived the night without allowing a run for the Chihuahuas.

Offensively, pitcher Evan Miller knocked in all three runs with a single in three trips to the plate. Luis Campusano and Matthew Batten each singled for El Paso in the loss. The second game (originally scheduled game) was suspended after five innings with the Chihuahuas winning 5-3. The game will begin from that point when it is replayed. No date has been announced yet.


San Antonio Missions (Won 5-4 over Amarillo) (27-28 on the season)

Aaron Leasher– 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K (88 pitches- 58 strikes)

Jose Azocar– (2-for-5) 2 Runs, RBI, BB, SB, K

Eguy Rosario– (2-for-4) RBI, BB

Allen Cordoba– (1-for-5) 2B, K


The Missions won a wild one against the Sod Poodles in 10 innings on Tuesday night. Jose Azocar singled on a liner to center, scoring Allen Cordoba for the walk-off win. Azocar was 2-for-5 in the game with two runs scored and an RBI. Eguy Rosario is playing shortstop for the Missions now that CJ Abrams is out for the season with a leg injury. Rosario went 2-for-4 in the game with an RBI.

The real story of the game was the pitching of Aaron Leasher. The left-handed prospect went six solid innings for San Antonio and was in line for the win. Leasher now has a 2.45 ERA on the season in the Texas League. He is quickly becoming a pitcher to monitor as the Padres look to promote some of their polished pitchers to the major league level. Joe Beimel was given a blow save on Tuesday as he allowed two unearned runs to score in the eighth inning. Nick Kuzia earned the win pitching out the pen as he completed the last two frames of the game for the Missions.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 12-3 to Lake County) (23-31 on the season) 

Moises Lugo– 3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Jonny Homza– (2-for-5) 2B, Run

Kelvin Alarcon– (1-for-4) RBI, K

Luis Almanzar– (1-for-4)


The TinCaps were throttled on Tuesday by the score of 12-3 at home. Lake County scored in each of the first four innings to get off to an 8-2 lead and did not look back. Moises Lugo allowed five earned runs in three innings pitched to set a bad tone for the staff. Ramon Perez, Felix Minjarez, and Mason Feole all allowed runs on the night in relief. Only Austin Smith pitched well, recording four outs via the strikeout. His only blemish was a walk allowed.

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Offensively, Jonny Homza continues to impress as he went 2-for-5 on Tuesday and now has a .914 OPS on the season. Kelvin Alarcon and Lusi Almanzar managed the only other hits for the TinCaps in the loss at home. As a whole, the TinCaps are really struggling to be productive with their bats.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 11-7 to Rancho Cucamonga) (26-29 on the season) 

Jesus Lugo– 3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, BB, 2 K (61 pitches- 37 strikes)

Angel Solarte– (2-for-5) 2 2B, 3 RBI’s, Run

Euribiel Angeles– (4-for-5) Run, K

Robert Hassell III- (3-for-5) 2 Runs, 2 K


Lake Elsinore got off to a 2-0 start, but the Quakes scored in six of their last seven innings to cruise to an easy win on Tuesday night. The Storm scored three runs in the eighth to make the game closer than it really was. Jesus Lugo started the game and gave up five earned runs in three innings pitched. Gabe Morales, Duilio Ochoa, and Keegan Collett followed Lugo in the game, and each gave up at least one run in their appearance.

Offensively, the Storm recorded 14 hits in the game, which should be more than enough. Euribiel Angeles continues to swing a hot bat as he went 4-for-5 in the game with a run scored. The 19-year-old right-handed hitter is an up-and-coming prospect in the system. Robert Hassell III was 3-for-5 in the game, and Angel Solarte recorded two doubles in five at-bats. Matthew Acosta, playing first base, went 0-for-1 with three walks. He owns a .820 OPS so far this season for the Storm.

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Wednesday’s Probable Pitchers

El Paso- OFF

San Antonio- TBD

Fort Wayne- Eric Sabrowski (1-0 0.90 ERA)

Lake Elsinore- TBD

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