The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Wednesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 6-5 vs. Salt Lake) (27-23 on the season)
RF Shogo Akiyama: 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI
SS C.J. Abrams: 1-for-4, R
1B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-for-3, RBI, BB
RP Tyler Higgins: 1 IP, 0 R, H, 2 K’s
The Chihuahuas faced an uphill climb after falling behind Salt Lake 6-0 after five innings and couldn’t quite finish a comeback, losing by a run 6-5. El Paso cut into the lead with a 2-run single by Akiyama in the seventh, followed by two RBI singles by Rodriguez and Brett Sullivan.
Shogo Akiyama absolutely CRUSHES his 3rd HR of 2022
107.1 MPH Exit Velo | 32 degree Launch Angle pic.twitter.com/N0xLgvsrHR
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 2, 2022
Down by two in the ninth, Akiyama homered to cap off a monster game at the plate, however the Chihuahuas would fail to score following the home run.
San Antonio Missions (Won 5-4 vs. Tulsa) (25-22 on the season)
2B Esteury Ruiz: 1-for-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB, K, 2 SB
LF Tirso Ornelas: 3-for-4, 2B
SP Thomas Eshelman: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 K’s, BB
RP Adrian Morejon: 2 IP, 0 H, BB, 2 K’s
Esteury Ruiz did it all for San Antonio on Wednesday, homering for the ninth time, putting his average at .341. He also stole two bases, upping his total to 35. Ruiz was helped by home runs from Connor Kaiser and Domingo Leyba that helped San Antonio put three runs up on the board in the third. From there, the game went back and forth and would end up going into extra innings with Tulsa tied at four. The Missions would end up winning it in the 11th thanks to an RBI single from Thomas Milone.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 3-1 vs. Great Lakes) (18-29 on the season)
SS Jarryd Dale: 1-for-4, RBI
RP Ramon Perez – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s
Though scoring first and taking an early lead, the TinCaps were held to only three hits in a 3-1 loss to Great Lakes Wednesday night. Shortstop Dale singled home a run in the third inning, but after that, Fort Wayne couldn’t punch through offensively. In the bottom half of the same inning, the Loons hit a two-run home run followed by a solo shot in the 4th, which proved to be enough. On the pitching front, Fort Wayne’s bullpen struck out eight in 4.2 innings while allowing only one walk and three hits in a scoreless effort.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 12-3 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (29-18 on the season)
CF Justin Farmer: 1-for-3, HR, 4 RBI, BB, K
2B Nerwilian Cedeno: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 R, BB, K
SS Max Ferguson: 2-for-4, 3B, 2 R, BB, K, SB
SP Ruben Galindo: 3 IP, H, 3 BB, 4 K’s
Lake Elsinore got off to a quick start scoring two in the first and three in the second, and would continue to take off from there. Albert Fabian hit a three-run home run in the second and then in the third, Farmer hit a grand slam the following inning, and all of the sudden, the Storm were up 9-0 after only four innings. They would tack on another three runs, and end up with a blowout over Rancho Cucamonga 12-3.
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Jason Blanchard (0-0, 3.60 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Robert Gasser (1-6, 5.31 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD