Padres Down on the Farm: June 11 (Tucupita 3 hits for EP/Eguy Rosario & Joshua Mears homer)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-3 on Friday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 9-1 to Oklahoma City) (13-18 on the season) 

Evan Miller- 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, K (36 pitches- 20 strikes)

Pedro Avila- 2 IP, BB, 3 K (23 pitches- 16 strikes)

Tucupita Marcano- (3-for-5) RBI

Trent Grisham- (0-for-2) BB


In a bullpen start, Evan Miller was knocked around by Oklahoma City. The right-hander gave up four earned runs while only recording two outs in the first inning of the game. That was more than enough for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate as they went on to easily win the game. The Chihuahuas’ offense was non-existent as the team only managed one run on eight hits. El Paso was 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base. Padres’ outfielder Trent Grisham started the game (on rehab) in centerfield and batted three times in the game on Friday. He is getting close and could show up this weekend in New York. Tucupita Marcano went 3-for-5 in the loss. Pedro Avila threw two scoreless innings of relief and could be an option for the Padres shortly. The right-handed pitcher looks almost fully recovered from Tommy John surgery as he works his way back into form.


San Antonio Missions (Won 13-3 over Midland) (18-16 on the season)

Osvaldo Hernandez- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (88 pitches- 55 strikes)

Eguy Rosario- (2-for-4) HR, 3 RBIs, Run, BB, K

Juan Fernandez- (2-for-4) HR, 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 2 K’s

Jack Suwinski- (2-for-4) 2b, 2 Runs, RBI, BB


The Missions continue their hot play as they drubbed the Midland RockHounds by a score of 13-3 on Friday. Osvaldo Hernandez made a start and went five innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. The left-hander now has a 5.97 ERA this season in the Texas League. Converted infielder Carlos Belen earned the win as he threw two scoreless innings for the Missions. Belen has some nasty sink to his mid-90 mph fastball and could eventually be an interesting arm to of the pen for the Padres. If he can continue to develop his secondary and work through command issues, Belen will debut one day in the majors. Offensively, the team slugged two homers in the win. Eguy Rosario went 2-for-4 with his fourth homer of the year, and catcher Juan Fernandez slugged a homer and a double batting seventh in the lineup. CJ Abrams went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. The left-handed-hitting Abrams also stole his eight bag of the year in the win. Jack Suwinski continues his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with a double. The outfielder has his OPS up to 1.011 on the season. Taylor Kohlwey also earned two hits in the game for the Missions and is quietly putting up productive numbers in the outfield. Kohlwey owns a .808 OPS and a .293 batting average so far this season.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 8-5 to Lake County) (14-19 on the season) 

Gabe Mosser- 4 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (72 pitches- 44 strikes)

Reinaldo Ilarraza- (3-for-5) 2 Runs, 2 Ks, SB

Jonny Homza- (1-for-3) 2B, BB, Run, RBI, SB

Agustin Ruiz- (1-for-3) BB, Run, 2 K

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Right-hander Gabe Mosser gave up four runs in the 4th inning to Lake County on Friday. Things did not improve for the pitcher as he allowed seven earned runs in four innings of work. Mosser now owns a 5.81 ERA in the Midwest League. Cody Tyler pitched three scoreless innings in relief, and Sam Keating threw two innings as both pitchers came out of the pen and did well. Both pitchers struggled early this season but are showing signs of improvement. Reinaldo Ilarraza earned three hits in the loss, scoring two runs and stealing a base. Jonny Homza continues to show signs of real development as he went 1-for-3 with a double. Homza was drafted out of high school in Alaska as a shortstop and is slowly becoming a prospect to monitor. The 21-year-old owns a .907 OPS so far this season and has hit all over the top half of the lineup for the TinCaps. On Friday, he batted leadoff and stole his fourth base of the year.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 11-6 to Rancho Cucamonga)  (15-19 on the season) 

Noel Vela- 4.1 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, K (84 pitches- 41 strikes)

Jarryd Dale- (2-for-3) Run

Joshua Mears- (2-for-3) HR, 2B, 2 RBI’s, 2 Runs, BB

Alison Quintero- (2-for-3) 3 RBIs, Run


22-year-old left-handed pitcher Noel Vela was roughed up on Friday night by the Quakes. He allowed five runs in the first three innings and failed to make it out of the 5th inning in the loss. Vela coughed up seven earned runs on six hits and two walks. The defense did not help him out in the game. Joshua Mears is capable of punishing a baseball, and he did just that in the 9th inning. Mearns doubled early in the game, showcasing some decent speed around the bases. Mears owns a .704 OPS so far this season and is off to a slow start. Jarryd Dale continues to showcase an improved plate approach. The Australian native is playing all over the diamond and owns a .796 OPS so far in the California League. Alison Quintero went 2-for-3 in the loss. The 21-year-0ld catcher is someone to monitor. The right-handed hitter could be a viable prospect in time.


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Saturday’s probable pitchers

El Paso-TBD

San Antonio- TBD

Fort Wayne- Moises Lugo (0-1 3.46 ERA)

Lake Elsinore- TBD

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