Padres Down on the Farm: July 8 (Valenzuela HR, 2 RBIs for FW/Campusano homers for EP/Victor Acosta big day in ACL)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-2 on Friday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 11-3) (46-36 on the season)

Robinson Cano– (4-for-6) HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs

Luis Campusano– (2-for-6) HR, 2 Runs, RBI

Luis Liberato– (2-for-4) HR, RBI, Run, BB, K

Brett Sullivan– (2-for-5) 2 2B, 2 Runs, RBI


El Paso knocked around Sugar Land by a score of 11-3. The Chihuahuas recorded 15 hits and five home runs in the contest. Robinson Cano led the way with four hits, including his third homer of the season in the PCL. Cano is starting to heat up and may eventually make it back to San Diego. Luis Campusano homered in the win and scored twice. Luis Liberato, C.J. Hinojosa and Kyle Martin all homered for El Paso.

Two pitchers threw scoreless innings for the Chihuahuas, who may eventually be back in the Padres bullpen this season. Michel Baez and Jose Castillo are both pitching well and could be added to the roster in the coming weeks. The bullpen has some options internally and may not be as bad as some people think.


San Antonio Missions (Lost 10-7) (41-36 on the season)

Jorge Ona– (2-for-5) Run, RBI, 2 K

Domingo Leyba– (3-for-6) HR, 2B, Run, 2 RBIs

Chandler Seagle– (2-for-5) Run

Moises Lugo– 3 IP, 3 BB, 3 K (54 pitches- 32 strikes)


The Missions came back in the ninth to tie this game but lost it in the 12th inning. San Antonio rallied for three runs in the ninth to nod the game at four but could not stop Frisco from scoring in each extra-inning attempt. Mason Fox allowed four in the 12th, and the Missions could not answer. Domingo Leyba homered and doubled in the win. Jorge Ona went 2-for-5 and drove in a run.

Moises Lugo had the most impressive stats for the pitching staff, as he went three scoreless innings. Osvaldo Hernandez, Fred Schlichtholz, and Kevin Kopps all recorded scoreless appearances in the game for the Missions.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 5-4) (30-48 on the season)

Matthew Acosta– (2-for-4) Run, BB, 2 K

Brandon Valenzuela– (2-for-3) HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs, BB, K

Jarryd Dale– (2-for-3) Run, BB, 2 SBs

Efrain Contreras– 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 7 K (72 pitches- 51 strikes)


The TinCaps won at home against the Captain on Friday. Matthew Acosta and Brandon Valenzuela each recorded two hits in the win. Valenzuela blasted his 6th homer of the season for the TinCaps. Fort Wayne struck out 11 times in the game but was able to push across runs when needed. Olivier Basbae drove in the winning run in the seventh for the Padres. Robert Hassell did not play in the game.

Efrain Contreras started the game and went 4.1 innings allowing three earned runs. The right-handed pitcher now has a 5.29 ERA on the season for the Padres. Dwayne Matos earned the win pitching in relief as he threw 4.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 6-3) (47-32 on the season)

James Wood– (1-for-3) Run, RBI, BB, K

Marcos Castanon– (1-for-4) HR, RBI, Run, K

Wyatt Hoffman– (1-for-3) 2B, Run, 2 Ks

Garrett Hawkins– 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (64 pitches- 39 strikes)


Lake Elsinore only managed four hits and lost to Visalia on the road. James Wood, batting leadoff, went 1-for-3 and owns a .993 OPS so far this season in the Cal League. Marcos Castanon continues to hit well as he powered his 11th homer of the season and is up to a .886 OPS on the year. The youngest son of Trevor Hoffman, Wyatt Hoffman, went 1-for-3 in the loss with a double.

Garret Hawkins started the game and allowed two earned runs but was charged with the loss, thanks to some bad defense. The right-handed pitcher gave up five total runs in the game. Alexuan Vega threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen for Lake Elsinore.


ACL Padres (Won 11-4) (11-13 on the season) 

Victor Acosta-(2-for-2) 3B, SB, 3 Runs, RBI, 3 BB

Juan Murillo– (3-for-4) 2B, Run, RBI

Rosman Verdugo– (2-for-4) 2B, Run, 3 RBIs, BB

Ruben Salinas– (2-for-5) 3 RBIs, Run


The ACL Padres team scored 11 runs and recorded 15 hits in a win against the ACL White Sox team. Young shortstop Victor Acosta went 2-for-2 with three walks and a triple. The 18-year-old switch hitter has a .802 OPS so far this season. 19-year-old third baseman Juan Murillo went 3-for-4, and 17-year-old Rosman Verdugo recorded two hits and three RBIs in the win.

Riley Yeatman earned the win as the Australian pitcher is throwing much better after a tough start to his 2022 season. Elvis Saba started the game but only managed to earn one out before giving way to Javier Chacon, who went 4.1 innings without allowing an earned run. The 19-year-old lefty struck out seven batters in the game.


DSL Padres (16-9 on the season) 

Play suspended in the second inning.


Saturday’s probable pitchers

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- TBD

Fort Wayne-  DH- GAME 1- Robert Gasser (4-8 3.82 ERA)  GAME 2- Ryan Bergert (0-6 6.63 ERA)

Lake Elsinore- TBD

ACL Padres- TBD

DSL Padres- TBD

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