Padres Down on the Farm: June 24 (Lawson pitches well as SA clinches playoff spot/Campusano 3 hits for EP/Hassell 3 hits for FW)

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The San Diego Padres farm affiliates went 2-4 on Friday night.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 11-8 vs. Sacramento) (40-30 on the season)

Jesse Scholtens: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 7 K (84 pitches, 49 strikes)

Luis Campusano: (3-for-5), 2B, 3 RBI,

C.J. Hinojosa: (3-for-5), RBI, R, 2 K

Eguy Rosario: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, 3 R

El Paso scored five runs in the second inning to jump into an early lead before scoring thrice in the ninth to beat Sacramento. The Chihuahuas had 15 hits, with both Luis Campusano and C.J. Hinojosa each had three base-hits. Eight of the nine Chihuahuas starters picked up hits, with just Brent Rooker going hitless. Sacramento scored three runs in the sixth off Aaron Northcraft, which tied the game at eight. However, with two outs in the ninth, Hinojosa broke the tie with a single to left field. A fielding error from the RiverCats allowed two more runs to score, securing the victory for El Paso. 


San Antonio Missions (Won 11-2 vs. Wichita) (36-29 on the season)

Reggie Lawson: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K (96 pitches, 56 strikes)

Thomas Milone: (2-for-3), HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Korry Howell: (2-for-5), HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 3 K

Connor Kaiser: (4-for-5), 2 RBI, 2 R

San Antonio picked up a blowout win, clinching both a playoff berth and the first-half title in the Texas League South Division. Korry Howell and Thomas Milone each homered, including a three-run blast from Howell in the second inning. Connor Kaiser and Tirso Ornelas each picked up four hits, as San Antonio combined for 19 hits in the win. Reggie Lawson went 6.2 solid innings, allowing just one run to earn his third win of the season. Every starter for San Antonio reached base, and eight of the nine picked up a hit, as everything went well for the Missions. Brandon Komar closed the game out, ending the blowout win. 


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 10-6 to Great Lakes in 10 innings) (27-40 on the season)

Efrain Contreras: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K (55 pitches, 35 strikes)

Robert Hassell III: (3-for-6), 2B, 2 RBI, K

Corey Rosier: (1-for-4), RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, K

Lucas Dunn: (1-for-4), R, BB, 2 K

The TinCaps went a frustrating 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, losing in extra innings to the Loons. Fort Wayne picked up just five hits, three of which came from Robert Hassell III. Fort Wayne earned 13 walks, showing spectacular discipline, but they could not seem to get big hits when they needed it most. The TinCaps scored twice in the ninth inning on Hassell’s third hit of the night, forcing extra innings, but it went poorly from there. Luke Boyd surrendered five runs in the frame, four of which were earned. The TinCaps did score a run in the bottom of the inning, but it was nowhere near enough. 


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 11-10 to Rancho Cucamonga) (40-27 on the season)

Garrett Hawkins: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 8 K 

Marcos Castanon: (1-for-3), HR, 3 RBI, R, 2 BB, 2 K

Nerwilian Cedeno: (2-for-4), 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, K

Cole Cummings: (2-for-4), 2B, 2 R, BB, K

The Storm scored five times in the ninth inning but could not overcome three errors and a six-run deficit. Three of the eleven Rancho Cucamonga runs were unearned, which proved crucial. Marcos Castanon did hit his seventh home run of the season, while Max Ferguson swiped his 49th base in just 67 games. A five-run eighth from Rancho Cucamonga, all of which were charged to Aaron Holiday. It looked over for Lake Elsinore, but Castanon’s home run, as well as a single and a trio of walks, led to five runs for the Storm. Jared Alvarez-Lopez struck out, ending the valiant comeback attempt. 


DSL Padres (Lost 10-8 to DSL White Sox) (10-7 on the season)

Angel Garza: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Adrian Perez: (1-for-2), HR, RBI, R

Estuar Suero: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R, 2 K

Estiven Giron: (1-for-5), HR, 2 RBI, R,

The White Sox scored ten times between the third and fourth innings, and the Padres rally came up short in the loss. Adrian Perez, Estuar Suero, and Estiven Giron all homered, but the Padres made five errors in the field. It was a frustrating day, as the Padres could not come up with a big hit when they needed it most, going 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. 


ACL Padres (Lost 7-3 to ACL Reds) (5-9 on the season)

Miguel Mendez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K 

Matt Sparling: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Kelvin Alarcon: (2-for-3), R, K

Ruben Salinas: (1-for-2), 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB, K

The Padres couldn’t seem to get good pitching early, falling behind after the Reds scored seven times in the first four frames. Kelvin Alarcon picked up a pair of hits, while Ruben Salinas doubled home a pair of runs in the second, tying the game at the time. Alejandro Hernandez brought home Salinas with a sacrifice fly, which briefly put the Padres ahead. They could not keep pace with the Reds’ offense, and they fell in the seven-inning affair. 


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Saturday’s Probables

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Tommy Eshelman (2-4, 4.63 ERA)

Fort Wayne: Robert Gasser (3-7, 4.10 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: Off Day

ACL Padres: Off Day

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