The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Wednesday. El Paso had the day off.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (23-29 on the season)
Scheduled day off
San Antonio Missions (Won 7-6 over Amarillo) (28-28 on the season)
Jordan Humphreys– 3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K (59 pitches- 40 strikes)
Jose Azocar– (2-for-5) 2B, Run, RBI, K
Ben Ruta– (3-for-4) 2 2B, 2 Runs, RBI, K
Juan Fernandez– (2-for-4) 2B, Run, RBI, BB, 2 K
The Missions walked it off on Amarillo again for the second night in a row. A single by Juan Fernandez scored Eguy Rosario who drove in Ben Ruta earlier in the inning to tie the game at six. Fernandez went 2-for-4 on the night with a double and Ben Ruta was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Leadoff man Jose Azocar was 2-for-5 in the win. Eguy Rosario was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored as the Missions offense looks to recover after the loss of CJ Abrams for the year.
Jordan Humphreys started the game and only went three innings allowing four earned runs on five hits. Brandon Komar pitched well out of the pen as he went four scoreless innings striking out three. The 22-year-old right-handed pitcher has a 3.38 ERA so far this season in the Texas League. Henry Henry blew the save for the Missions as he allowed two runs to score in the top of the ninth. Henry was credited with the win and has a 3.21 ERA this season. The blown save was his first of the year.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 7-6 to Lake County) (23-32 on the season)
Erik Sabrowski– 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (68 pitches- 41 strikes)
Justin Lopez– (1-for-3) HR, 3 RBI’s, BB, Run, K
Chris Givin– (2-for-3) 2 Runs, 2 BB
Tirso Ornelas– (1-for-3) Run, 2 BB, K
Fort Wayne rallied late but lost a 7-6 game to Lake County on Wednesday. The Captains are a really good team and have had their way with Fort Wayne in this series. The TinCaps got a great performance from Erik Sabrowski as he went four innings, allowing only one run and striking out five. The left-hander has a 1.29 ERA so far this season. Edwuin Bencomo started the game for the TinCaps and he did not have his best stuff. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed six earned runs in two innings of work. Sam Williams and Carter Loewen recorded scoreless appearances and held the Captains in check.
The offense came up late scoring a run in the seventh inning and two in the ninth. Justin Lopez smashed a bomb into the right-field stands for his sixth homer of the season. The TinCaps totaled eight hits in the game, but were 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Tirso Ornelas walked twice and scored a run in the loss.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 16-3 to Rancho Cucamonga) (26-30 on the season)
Nick Thwaits– 3 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 3 K (68 pitches- 45 strikes)
Euribiel Angeles– (2-for-3) 2B, 2 Runs, RBI, BB
Robert Hassell III- (1-for-4) Run, 2 K
Sean Guilbe– (1-for-4) 2 K
The Lake Elsinore Storm pitching staff had an off night as they allowed 14 earned runs on 14 hits to the Quakes. Nick Thwaits set the tone, allowing five earned runs in the first three innings of the game. Jose Garcia, Miguel Rondon, and Chase Walter followed him by allowing nine earned runs in the final five innings of the game.
Euribiel Angeles continues to impress and feast on Cal League pitching. The 19-year-old right-handed hitter is off to a hot start batting .348 and putting up a .844 OPS through his first 220 at-bats of the season. Angeles went 2-for-3 on Wednesday, driving in a run and scoring two. Robert Hassell III and Sean Guilbe both went 1-for-4 in the loss.
El Paso- Jesse Scholtens (2-6 5.44 ERA)
San Antonio- Reiss Knehr (6-1 3.90 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Ethan Elliott (2-1 2.94 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD