Padres Down on the Farm: July 8 (Hacen homers, notches 4 RBI for DSL Padres Gold)

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Padres Down on the Farm
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San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Monday.

Here’s a recap of the day’s action.


ACL Padres (Lost 12-11 to ACL Guardians in 10 innings)

Lamar King Jr. – (3-for-5) 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

Hugo Sanchez – (2-for-6) 2 RBI

Yendry Rojas – (2-for-5) 2 RBI, BB

Colton Vincent – (2-for-4) RBI, BB


The ACL Padres fell to the ACL Guardians 12-11 in a back-and-forth battle that went to extra innings. It was a tough outing from starter Kleiber Olmedo, in which the hurler surrendered three earned runs in as many frames on six hits. The Guardians scored one run in each of the first three frames off Olmedo via a home run, RBI single, and a sacrifice fly, respectively. After the Padres got their first run in the top of the fifth from a fielding error by third basemen Jeffrey Mercedes, the Guardians took a commanding 6-1 lead with a home run and sacrifice fly off Jimmy Reyes.

The ACL Padres scored eight unanswered runs between the sixth and eighth innings; in the sixth, the bats plated four from a bases-clearing double by Lamar King Jr. and RBI groundout by Hugo Sanchez. In the eighth, the ACL Padres took a 9-6 lead; first, Sanchez singled home King Jr. to tie the game 6-6. Then, the offense notched two more on a bases-loaded walk and sacrifice fly from Emil Turbi. The ACL Padres’ ninth run came from the second bases-loaded walk of the inning, surrendered to Yendry Rojas.

The Guardians crawled back in the eighth and tied the score in the ninth. In the eighth, a fielding error committed by Rojas scored two and brought the Guardians within one run. Then, in the ninth, Ruben Salinas allowed a game-tying single on a line drive to right by Heribert Silva.

The ACL Padres re-took the lead in the 10th inning; Colton Vincent scored Spence Coffman on a sacrifice fly in foul territory down the line to Mercedes at third, and Rojas scorched another single, plating B.Y. Choi.

Salinas went out to try to shut the door in the tenth but could not quiet the resilient Guardians bats. With the extra innings ghost runner rule, Luis Merejo began the frame on second base. Salinas issued his sole base on balls to Welbyn Francisca, the first hitter of the inning. Then, the Guardians walked it off 12-11 on a Logun Clark three-run home run to dead center field.


DSL Padres Gold (Won 12-3 over DSL Rojos)

Kevin Hacen– (2-for-2) HR, 2B, 4-RBI

Darian Castillo – (3-for-4) 3-RBIs

Gustavo Marquez – (2-for-4)  3B, 3-RBI

Dariel Polanco – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

With an offensive explosion, the DSL Padres Gold rolled over the DSL Rojos Gold in an easy 12-3 win. Dariel Polanco tossed a gem and allowed just one earned run over five frames. DSL Gold took the lead in the second 2-1 when Gustavo Marquez tripled home two runs on a scorched line drive to left field.

From this point, DSL Gold did not look back and put up three straight, crooked numbers in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. In the fourth, after Kevin Hacen scored on a fielding error, Darian Castillo plated Santiago Contreras on a ground ball through the 5.5 hole into left field to go ahead 4-1. Later in the fifth, Hacen belted an RBI double to the left-center field gap and scored Alcides Hernandez before scoring on a Marquez single. After a wild pitch that crossed another run, for the second straight inning, Castillo smoked a single and plated two more, giving DSL Gold a 9-1 advantage.

Hacen was a one-man show in the sixth inning, as the slugger belted his first round-tripper of the season on a scored line drive to left, a three-run shot that scored Jesmaylin Arias and Andres Garza. With the help of an 8-for-16 RISP night and an overlooked solid pitching performance from Polanco and two more arms, DSL Gold cruised to the 12-3 victory.


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DSL Padres Brown (Lost 8-6 to DSL Braves Brown)

Johendry Javier – (1-for-2) 2-RBI Single

Joan Sierra – (1-for-3) 2-RBI Triple, BB

Dionicio Nova – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 6 K

Even though the DSL Padres Brown took an early lead, walks and sloppy play in the field made the game unreachable. Despite a late offensive outburst, DSL Brown fell to the DSL Braves Brown 8-6. DSL Brown took a 3-0 lead in the bottom half of the second inning; Joan Sierra roped a triple to centerfield, plating Fabian Alcantara and Jhojan Downer. Then, Sierra came around and scored on a Clay Winklaar single.

However, the DSL Brown starter Edinson Hernandez lost command in the third and walked four straight, surrendering the first Braves run. Juan Espinal singled home two and tied the score 3-3. Dionicio Nova was first in relief and entered with two runners belonging to Hernandez. The Braves took the lead 4-3 after Nova hit the first batter he faced and gave up a single. Then, a fielder’s choice hit into by Isaac Osorio and a Nova walk plated two more. Frustratingly, Nova threw the ball away on a pick-off attempt at first and gave the Braves a free run and a 7-3 lead. When the inning concluded, five earned runs were charged to the starter Hernandez and two runs (one earned) to Nova.

After the rough third inning, Nova settled in and tossed three scoreless frames. DSL Brown came within one run in the bottom of the sixth inning despite back-to-back flyouts to begin the frame. Following four straight walks, Johendry Javier scored Ramses Velazquez and Dayquer Alfonzo on a clutch single to center field. Eddson Martinez followed with an RBI single of his own to make it a 7-6 game. DSL Brown ultimately fell 8-6 after the Braves grabbed one more run on an RBI single.


Tuesday’s Probable Pitchers:

El Paso – Gabe Mosser

San Antonio – Robby Snelling

Fort Wayne – TBD

Lake Elsinore – TBD

DSL Padres Gold – TBD

DSL Padres Brown – Pedro Martinez

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