San Diego Padres affiliates went a perfect 4-0 on Saturday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 4-3 over Oklahoma City) (14-18 on the season)
MacKenzie Gore- 2 IP, K (19 pitches- 12 strikes)
Pedro Florimon- (2-for-4) RBI
Tucupiata Marcano- (2-for-5) RBI, 2 K
Patrick Kivlehan- (2-for-4) Run, BB, K
MacKenzie Gore started the game for El Paso and went two scoreless innings. The blister issue doesn’t appear to be a lingering factor for the pitcher, as he looked sharp on Saturday. Gore struck out a batter and was perfect, recording six outs. The lefty only threw 19 pitches in his return as the Padres wisely take their time with the prospect. On Saturday, the Chihuahuas held the lead late in the game, but Mason Thompson blew the lead in the 8th, allowing two runs in his second inning of relief. Thompson has had issues with command but could debut with the Padres this year with a little bit of luck. Three El Paso players recorded multiple hits in the game, including Tucupita Marcano, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI.
San Antonio Missions (Won 2-0 over Midland) (19-16 on the season)
Aaron Leasher- 6 IP, H, BB, 4 K (85 pitches- 54 strikes)
Nick Kuzia- 2 IP, 4 K (22 pitches- 15 strikes)
Juan Fernandez- (1-for-2) 3B, Run, BB, K
Jack Suwinski- (1-for-3) Run, RBI, K
Left-handed pitcher Aaron Leasher led the way in a dominant performance by the Missions bullpen on Saturday. Leasher went six scoreless and then handed the ball to Nick Kuzia, who held the game for the Missions. Kuzia owns a 1.54 ERA and earned his fourth hold of the year against Midland. Jose Quezeda saved the game and now has a 3.31 ERA on the year. The Missions held the RockHounds to a total of two hits in the game. Jack Suwinski and Brad Zunica drove in the two runs for San Antonio. Catcher Juan Fernandez tripled and scored a run in the win for San Antonio. CJ Abrams went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and owns a .752 OPS this season.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 10-2 over Lake County) (15-19 0n the season)
Moises Lugo- 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K (75 pitches-44 strikes)
Jonny Homza- (2-for-3) 2B, 2 Runs, 2 BB.
Tirso Ornelas- (3-for-5) 3 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs , K
Luis Almanzar- (2-for-4) 2B, Run
The TinCaps slugged their way to a 10-2 win over Lake County on Saturday. The team totaled 13 hits in the game, led by Tirso Ornelas, who went 3-for-5 with three doubles. Each player in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit for the TinCaps. Jonny Homza continues to hit well, going 2-for-3 on Saturday with a double and two runs out of the leadoff position in the lineup. Agustin Ruiz homered deep for Fort Wayne in the win (video below). Ruiz now has nine homers on the year in the Midwest League. Justin Lopez, also homered as the infielder, is showing some signs of life after a slow start. Mosies Lugo opened the game for the TinCaps on the mound but was unable to make it out of the 5th inning. The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 3.23 ERA so far this season. Felix Minjarez and Brandon Komar both threw in the game for the TinCaps. Komar was awarded the win in the contest and has a 3.51 ERA.
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Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 8-6 over Rancho Cucamonga) (16-19 on the season)
Gabe Morales- 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K (52 pitches- 27 strikes)
Robert Hassell III- (2-for-4) HR, 4 RBIs, Run, K
Joshua Mears- (2-for-3) HR, RBI, Run, BB, SB, K
Eurbiel Angeles- (3-for-5) 3 Runs, RBI
Robert Hassell III and Joshua Mears both homered in Lake Eksinore’s win on Saturday. Means went 2-for-3 in the game and tied it in the 5th inning with a huge bomb over the fence. This came after a three-run homer off the bat of Robert Hassell III. Eurbiel Angeles was 3-for-5 in the win, and Jarryd Dale chipped in by going 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Dale is really playing well and has taken playing time in the outfield and at first base. Gabe Morales started the game and did not have his best stuff, surrendering four earned runs in two innings of work. Chase Walker earned the win pitching in relief, and Jose Geraldo earned his first save of the year for the Storm.
One batter later, Joshua Mears ties the game with a moon shot into the streets of Lake Elsinore. Literally.
Good Guys: 6
Quakes: 6 pic.twitter.com/U3e5BoSaZ9
— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) June 13, 2021
Sunday’s probable pitcher’s
El Paso- TBD
San Antonio- Reiss Knehr (4-1 3.79 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Anderson Espinoza (0-1 6.30 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD