Padres Down on the Farm: July 7 (Hassell homers in FW/Lawson stellar in SA/Acosta HR in ACL)

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The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 3-3 on Thursday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 6-3 to Sugar Land in 10 innings) (45-36 on the season)

Ryan Weathers: 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K (104 pitches, 75 strikes)

Brent Rooker: (2-for-3), 2 2B, RBI, BB

Reinaldo Ilarraza: (1-for-3), R

Kyle Martin: (1-for-4), K

The Chihuahuas could not convert with runners in scoring position. They managed to scrape runs across on a walk and productive outs, but El Paso went 0-for-6 in their chances to push runs across. Ryan Weathers worked seven strong innings, working his way around nine hits and a walk. Brent Rooker had two of the Chihuahuas’ five hits, both of which were doubles, while he also had a bases-loaded walk. Brett Sullivan brought in two more runs with an RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly. The sacrifice fly tied the game in the eighth before the game went to the tenth. Two of the three Chihuahuas struck out in the top of the inning, as they failed to push a run across. Evan Miller intentionally walked Corey Julks to start the frame before Jose Siri’s three-run home run walked it off.


San Antonio Missions (Won 2-1 vs. Frisco) (41-35 on the season)

Reggie Lawson: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K (85 pitches, 59 strikes)

Connor Hollis: (2-for-4), RBI, HBP, K

Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-3), R, BB, K

Thomas Milone: (2-for-3), BB, K

The Missions scratched out a victory in a pitcher’s duel. Reggie Lawson worked seven fantastic innings, allowing just one run on three hits. Connor Hollis was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the ninth, walking the game off. San Antonio’s first run came in the second when Webster Rivas scored after Jorge Oña grounded into a double play. A lead-off double scored on two productive outs for Frisco, tying the game at one. San Antonio went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position, but their fantastic pitching meant they still managed to win. 


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 11-10 to Lake County in 13 innings) (29-48 on the season)

Ethan Routzahn: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (32 pitches, 22 strikes)

Robert Hassell III: (3-for-4), HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R, 3 BB, K

Matthew Acosta: (2-for-5), 2 2B, 2 R, BB, 2 K

Jack Stronach: (2-for-3), RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, K

The TinCaps fell just short in an exciting 13-inning affair. Robert Hassell III, who was recently added to the MLB Futures game, had a fantastic game. He reached base in six of seven trips to the plate, including three extra-base hits, one of which was a home run. He helped Fort Wayne come from an 8-0 deficit to tie the game at nine. The TinCaps scored six times in the eighth inning, which helped to force extra innings. In the ninth inning, Matthew Acosta attempted to win the game by stealing home, but he was caught. Fort Wayne had six at-bats with the winning run in scoring position but could not come up with a walk-off hit. Fort Wayne had five different players with multi-hit days, but the other four players in the starting lineup went 1-for-19. 


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 6-3 to Visalia) (47-31 on the season)

Jairo Iriarte: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K (68 pitches, 52 strikes)

Marcus Castanon: (1-for-4), 2 RBI, 2 K

Charlis Aquino: (1-for-4), RBI, R, 2 K

Nerwilian Cedeno: (1-for-3), BB

The Storm could not get enough offense going, as they had just four hits, all of which were singles. Jairo Iriarte recorded a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings. However, Yerry Landinez allowed three runs in the seventh, which proved costly. Charlis Aquino’s RBI single in the fifth got the scoring started. However, in the next three innings, the Rawhide scored six runs, blowing the game open. Marcus Castanon brought home two runs in the eighth on a single, but it was too little, too late. 


DSL Padres (Won 3-0 vs. DSL BAL Orange) (16-9 on the season)

Aldo Leija: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K 

Angel Garza: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Oliver Carrillo: (2-for-3), R, BB

Oswaldo Linares: (1-for-3), RBI, R, BB, K

The Padres pitching staff was fantastic, allowing just five hits in a shutout. The game stayed tied for the first six innings, with Aldo Leija pitching great for the Padres. In the seventh, the Padres finally broke through, taking advantage of an error to score three times. Oliver Carrillo had two of the four Padres hits, while Oswaldo Linares scored and drove a run in. Angel Garza earned the win with 2.1 shutout innings, striking out four in the process. 


ACL Padres (Won 4-3 vs. ACL Royals) (10-13 on the season)

Fernando Sanchez: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

Rosman Verdugo: (2-for-2), HR, 3B, RBI, R, BB

Victor Acosta: (2-for-4), HR, RBI, R

Josttin Diaz: (1-for-2), HR, RBI, R, BB

The Padres rode four solo home runs to a win, getting just enough pitching to secure a win. Rosman Verdugo, Victor Acosta, Josttin Diaz, and Joshua Mears all homered, with Acosta’s proving to be the game-winner. Fernando Sanchez started the game with three shutout innings. Adrian Luna earned the win by working five scoreless innings, while Walki Lezan picked up his first career save. Five of the Padres’ six hits went for extra-bases, as the Padres managed to secure the victory. 


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Friday’s Probables

El Paso: Luke Westphal (2-1, 4.27 ERA)

San Antonio: Ryan Lillie (0-3, 3.77 ERA)

Fort Wayne: Efrain Contreras (0-3, 5.14 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: TBD

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