With a night off for the El Paso Chihuahuas, the rest of the Padres minor league affiliates went 2-2 on Tuesday.
Here’s a recap of how the games played out:
Amarillo Sod Poodles (30-32) drop game one of three to Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Erik Skoglund was in Double-A Northwest Arkansas doing a rehab stint after being placed on the restricted list back at the end of March. The Sod Poodles were on the receiving end of that solid rehab performance as Skoglund limited Amarillo to just two runs (one earned) through five and two-thirds innings.
Outfielder Buddy Reid, who has had his share of struggles at the plate this season, was able to knock two base hits in his four plate appearances today. He also managed to knock be struck out for the third straight game which is no doubt a positive sign for the 24-year-old, second-round draft pick (2016).
Luis Torrens drove in two of the Sod Poodles three runs with a bases-loaded single to center field in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Sod Poodles didn’t score again until Chris Baker hit a soft first-pitch single to shortstop that drove in Kyle Overstreet in the bottom of the ninth.
It would be too little too late however as the Sod Poodles due to the pitching staff giving up a combined nine runs on 13 hits in the ball game.
Michel Baez had another solid outing allowing just one hit and striking out three over two innings of work. He has now appeared in six Double-A games where his ERA sits at a low 1.54 over 11 innings pitched.
Michel Baez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Buddy Reed: 2-for-4
Travis Radke: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 K
Lake Elsinore Storm (32-31) drop a close game 2-1 against Lancaster JetHawks
Luis Patino took the bump tonight to start the game for the Storm. In his 10th start of the season, the 19-year-old out of Colombia dropped his ERA down to 2.92.
The right-hander went six innings today, allowing eight hits, a walk, and two runs (2 ER) while striking out six batters. This is now the eight straight game, and seventh straight start, that Patino has allowed no more than two runs. The offense didn’t supply Patino with much support; he earned the loss today.
With just four hits on the night, the Storm went scoreless until Allen Cordoba rocked a solo shot over the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Luis Patino: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, Loss
Allen Cordoba: 1-for-4, HR, RBI
Nick Kuzia: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Fort Wayne (29-34) shut out Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-0
The lefty Joey Cantillo took the mound for the TinCaps today; he put on a show having a big part in the shut out today. The 19-year-old went five innings strong allowing just a single hit and no walks while racking up four strikeouts. The only hit allowed in his outing didn’t come until one out in the fourth inning where he got struck for a single while ahead in the count 1-2.
Justin Lopez got things started for Fort Wayne in the top of the second when he hit his sixth bomb of the season sending a fly ball over the wall in right center.
The score would remain 1-0 in favor of the TinCaps for most of the game, that was until the top of the eight when Blake Hunt singled a line drive into left field that brought Xavier Edwards around from second base to the plate.
Xavier Edwards got in on the scoring when he rocked a double on a fly ball to center that brought two runs to the plate and took the TinCaps out of the save range putting them up 4-0.
The Fort Wayne bullpen took care of things today allowing a combined two hits over the final four innings of the game. Despite Angel Acevedo allowing three walks over 2.1 innings, the Hot Rods where never a threat to get on the board.
Joey Cantillo: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K, Win
Angel Acevedo: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K
Xavier Edwards: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 R
DSL Padres (5-4) took on DSL Orioles 1 winning 6-5
Despite going down 4-0 in the second inning, the Padres Dominican Summer League team were able to rally and hold off a late-inning push by the Orioles DSL 1 team.
Luis Crisostomo, a 6’2″ 18-year-old righty out of Santo Domingo, took the mound for the DSL Padres today. He got rocked for four runs in the second inning but was able to stretch his appearance to four innings.
The second inning was rough from the beginning for Crisostomo, after hitting the leadoff batter to put him on base, two wild pitches in the next at-bat allowed the runner to advance to third base. Those two wild pitches led to a four-pitch walk putting runners on the corners with no outs.
A fielding error, a four-pitch walk, and a double allowed the Orioles to score three more runs and push their lead to a strong four runs early. Another walk followed that double and things weren’t looking to get any better for Crisostomo as he has still yet to get an out. However, he picked off a runner trying to steal third which was then followed up by an inning-ending double play.
He came back strong in the third inning sitting down all three batters to come to the plate. After allowing a walk to the leadoff guy in the next inning, the next three up were all sat down empty-handed to end the night for Crisostomo.
Manuel Avila, an 18-year-old out of San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela, took over for the night. The righty went three innings strong allowing just three hits while picking up one strikeout for the night.
The offense for the DSL Padres worked hard tonight; they were able to manufacture all six of their runs by way of base hits with three two-run innings. The six runs also came on five RBI for five different batters.
In the top of the seventh, Carlos Vergara doubled on a line drive that scored the Padres third run of the game and gave Angeles his second run scored for the night. Reginald Dowston reached on a fielding error that tied the game when Vergara crossed the plate.
In the top of the eight, the DSL Padres took their lead with a double by Albert Fabian that gave Angeles his third run scored. Eduard Hidalgo singled later in the eight that brought Fabian to the plate and gave the Padres the deciding run in the game.
With the score 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Dwayne Matos was looking to take on his second inning of work. He allowed a one-out double that was followed up by a single to cut the Padres lead to one with just one out. A ground ball and strikeout later, Matos was walking off the mound with a two-inning save and secured the win for the DSL Padres.
Manuel Avila: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 K, Win
Dwayne Matos: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, Save
Euribiel Angeles: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
June 12th Probable Starters
El Paso: Jerry Keel (5-2, 5.94 ERA, 50 K) vs. New Orleans: Ben Meyer (2-4, 6.98 ERA, 53 K)
Amarillo: Lake Bachar (1-2, 4.91 ERA, 45 K) vs. Northwest Arkansas: J.C. Cloney (2-1, 2.76 ERA, 21 K)
Lake Elsinore: TBD vs. Rancho Cucamonga: TBD
Fort Wayne: Sam Keating (2-3, 6.75 ERA, 15K) vs. Bowling Green: Alan Strong (4-2, 2.62 ERA, 49 K)
DSL Padres: TBD vs. DSL Orioles 1: TBD
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