Padres Down on the Farm: July 9 (FW sweeps twinbill, Cummings homers, Gasser 10 K’s/Rosario 2 hits for EP/Lizarraga earns win for LE)

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The San Diego Padres went 5-2, as Fort Wayne made up their game from July 6. 

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 6-5 vs. Sugar Land) (47-36 on the season)

Aaron Leasher: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (32 pitches, 20 strikes)

Eguy Rosario: (2-for-3), 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB

Taylor Kohlwey: (1-for-3), R, 2 BB, SB

Matt Beaty: (1-for-2), RBI, R, BB, HBP

The El Paso Chihuahuas fell behind early, but a five-run fifth inning rallied them to victory. Chihuahuas starter Tommy Eshelman gave up five runs (three earned) in three innings to start the game. El Paso did get on the board via Matt Beaty’s RBI single in the second. Beaty was making his return to El Paso as part of his rehab assignment. Down four, El Paso sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth, with Reinaldo Ilarraza’s RBI single putting the Chihuahuas ahead. Aaron Leasher worked three shutout innings to earn the win before Reiss Knehr picked up his first save of the season. 


San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-0 to Frisco) (41-37 on the season)

Lake Bachar: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (42 pitches, 27 strikes)

Felix Minjarez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (28 pitches, 16 strikes)

Edwin Rojas: (1-for-3), 2 K

Connor Hollis: (1-for-4), K

San Antonio’s offense was nonexistent, posting just two singles in a shutout loss. The two singles came back to back in the sixth inning, but a double play ended the Missions’ lone threat. Frisco scored four runs off San Antonio starter Ben Krauth in three innings, which was more than enough for the RoughRiders. Lake Bachar posted two strong innings in relief, striking out five batters in the process. In seven of the nine innings, the Missions failed to reach base. It was a terrible offensive performance.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 3-2 vs. Lake County) (Won 6-2 vs. Lake County) (32-48 on the season)

Game One: 

Robert Gasser: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 10 K (103 pitches, 69 strikes)

Sam Keating: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 K (25 pitches, 12 strikes)

Jarryd Dale: (1-for-2), RBI, R

Corey Rosier: (1-for-3), R, 2 K

Fort Wayne rallied to win in extra innings. Lake County scored twice in the third as they looked to spoil Robert Gasser’s strong start. Gasser struck out ten batters, but a two-run home run looked to be the difference when Fort Wayne was down to their final out. However, back-to-back singles brought the TinCaps within one. A passed ball tied the game, pushing the game to the eighth. Sam Keating loaded the bases with no outs in the frame, but he wriggled out of the jam. Matthew Acosta walked, bringing Olivier Basabe across to secure the win.

Game Two:

Ryan Bergert: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K (88 pitches, 55 strikes)

Cole Cummings: (2-for-3), HR, RBI, R

Victor Acosta: (1-for-3), 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K

Agustin Ruiz: (1-for-1), 2 R, 2 BB

Fort Wayne exploded for four runs in the second inning, holding off Lake County to sweep the doubleheader. Cole Cummings blasted a home run as part of a two-hit day, while Matthew Acosta drove in three with a bases-clearing double. Ryan Bergert worked 4.2 innings, allowing two runs, wiggling his way out of trouble more times than not. Seth Mayberry struck out all four batters he faced, earning the win in the process. It was a fantastic day for Fort Wayne, who got much more offense than they are accustomed to. 


Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 10-7 vs. Visalia) (48-32 on the season)

Victor Lizarraga: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K (67 pitches, 43 strikes)

Kervin Pichardo: (2-for-5), HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 K, SB

Justin Farmer: (3-for-4), 2B, 2 RBI, R, 2 BB, 3 SB

Juan Zabala: (3-for-5), RBI, BB, 2 SB

Lake Elsinore exploded for ten runs in the first five innings before holding on to win. Kervin Pichardo blasted his second home run of the season, and the Storm stole eight bases. Justin Farmer stole three, while Chalis Aquino stole home. With the Storm comfortably ahead after their early explosion, their pitching staff did enough to hold on. Victor Lizarraga held on to earn the win with five innings of three-run ball. Ben Miller allowed four runs in the sixth, but Alan Mundo secured the save to lock down the win. 


DSL Padres (Lost 7-3 to DSL D-backs Red) (16-10 on the season)

Juan Arias: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Yendry Rojas: (1-for-1), R, 2 BB, SB

Oliver Carrillo: (1-for-2), 2B, 2 BB

Alain Camou: (1-for-4), RBI, BB

The DSL Padres fell behind early and could not rally, as they did not get enough offense. The Padres had just five hits, but they walked ten times, as they showed great discipline. The D-backs scored three times off Padres starter Josmar Acevedo in the first inning. They added three more off Joel Asencio in the eighth inning, putting the game beyond doubt. The Padres left ten runners on base, as they could not come up with the big hit.


ACL Padres (Won 9-3 vs. ACL Mariners) (12-13 on the season) 

Evan Sweeting: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Juan Murillo: (3-for-3), 3 RBI, 2 R, SB

Jake Perez: (2-for-4), 3 RBI, 2 K

Colton Bender: (1-for-1), 2 R, BB

The Padres used a five-run first inning to blast their way to victory. Evan Sweeting earned the win with 2.1 innings of shutout ball. He struck out three batters in the process. Juan Murillo went 3-for-3, driving in three runs in the victory. Jake Perez also drove in three as the Padres picked up plenty of offense. The Padres went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position, getting clutch hits when needed. 


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Sunday’s Probables

El Paso: Pedro Avila (3-2, 5.81 ERA)

San Antonio: TBD

Fort Wayne: Jackson Wolf (3-5, 4.86 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: Off Day

ACL Padres: Off Day

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