Padres Down on the Farm: June 14 (Abrams 3 hits, HR for EP/Gasser strong for FW/Susana 7 K’s in ACL)

Credit: MiLB

Credit: EVT Farm

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-3 on Tuesday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 10-9 vs. Las Vegas) (35-26 on the season)

Luke Westphal: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K (63 pitches, 32 strikes)

C.J. Abrams: (3-for-5), HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB, K

Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-4), HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Eguy Rosario: (1-for-3), HR, RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 K

 

El Paso’s offensive explosion was just enough insurance to give the bullpen a cushion. El Paso’s bullpen surrendered eight runs in the final two innings, but the Chihuahuas still won. Six different El Paso players had multi-hit days, including C.J. Abrams. Abrams had three hits, coming a triple short of the cycle.

Taylor Kohlwey added his fifth home run of the season, while Eguy Rosario mashed his seventh of the season. Esteury Ruiz picked up two more hits, keeping his average in Triple-A at an incredible .448. It was a solid start from Luke Westphal, who worked 3.2 scoreless innings, which proved to be crucial. Grant Gavin recorded the first two outs of the ninth but allowed five runs before Evan Miller entered the game with the winning run at first base. Kevin Smith, who was on first, attempted to score on a single. Brent Rooker fired a gun to the plate, salvaging the win for El Paso.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-3 to Amarillo) (30-26 on the season)

Thomas Eshelman: 5 IP, 11 H, 6 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 3 K (90 pitches, 67 strikes)

Connor Hollis: (2-for-5), 2 3B, RBI, K

Kelvin Alarcon: (2-for-5), 2B, R, K

Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-4), 2B, K

 

The Missions fell into an early hole and could not climb out of it. Amarillo scored four times in the first inning, two runs of which were unearned. The Sod Poodles started out their game with a triple, and that was indicative of how the early innings went. A trio of two-out baserunners in the second inning added two more runs to Amarillo’s lead. The Missions were able to pick up eleven hits, as four different starters had multi-hit days. Connor Hollis had a pair of triples, while Kelvin Alarcon, Tirso Ornelas, and Domingo Leyba all doubled in the loss. San Antonio went 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position, failing to take advantage of  Henry Henry’s three scoreless innings in relief.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 3-1 vs. Lansing) (23-35 on the season)

Robert Gasser: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K (84 pitches, 59 strikes)

Brandon Valenzuela: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R

Robert Hassell III: (1-for-4), 2B, RBI, R

Jarryd Dale: (2-for-4), RBI

 

The TinCaps rode a fantastic effort from their pitching staff, starting out with five scoreless innings from Robert Gasser. Fort Wayne’s staff was clutch, as Lansing went just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Corey Rosier and Robert Hassell III led off the game with back-to-back doubles, immediately putting Fort Wayne ahead. A two-out single from Jarryd Dale doubled the TinCaps’ advantage. While a double from Tyler Soderstrom off of Edwuin Bencomo brought the game within one, that did not last long. Brandon Valenzuela’s fifth home run of the season gave Fort Wayne the insurance run they needed, with Ramon Perez striking out the side to pick up the save. 

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 17-3 to Modesto) (34-24 on the season)

Carlos Luis: (3-for-4)

Max Ferguson: (1-for-3), 2 BB, SB

Cole Cummings: (1-for-3), BB, K

Ryan Duarte: (1-for-3), R, BB

 

The Storm was completely dominated by Modesto, who went nuts on offense. The Nuts scored 17 times, hitting absolutely everything. Wilton Castillo allowed three runs in the first inning, which was a sign of things to come. The Storm did take advantage of a Modesto error to tie the game at three after the second inning, but that was short-lived. Modesto scored 11 times between the third and fifth innings, blowing the Storm out of the water. Lake Elsinore’s only bright spots were Carlos Luis, who had three singles, as well as Max Ferguson, who reached three times and swiped his 39th base of the season. It was a dreadful night for Lake Elsinore, who lost their first game since June 9.

 

DSL Padres (Won 7-2 vs. DSL Reds) (5-3 on the season)

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

Luis Acosta: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Jose Sanabria: (3-for-4), 2B, RBI, 3 R

Alain Camou: (2-for-3), 2 RBI, BB

 

The Padres relied on big days from Jose Sanabria and Alain Camou, as well as Reds’ errors to pick up a win. Sanabria scored three times, picking up three hits in the win. Alain Camou also reached base three times, as a pair of singles and a walk put him on plenty. The Reds made three errors, as well as a pair of wild pitches and a passed ball which gave the Padres the win. The Padres used five different pitchers, with Luis Acosta working 2.1 innings, while two shutout innings from Angel Garza picked up the win. 

 

ACL Padres (Lost 3-0 to ACL Dodgers) (2-5 on the season)

Jarlin Susana: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

Manuel Castro: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 8 K 

Eddy Beltre: (1-for-4), 2 SB, 2 K

Rosman Verdugo: (1-for-3), K

 

Jarlin Susana and Manuel Castro combined for 8.2 no-hit innings, which is especially impressive considering that the Arizona Complex League (ACL) plays seven inning games. A fielding error from Victor Acosta extended the ninth inning, when Thayron Liranzo blasted a walk-off home run. Liranzo’s home run was the Dodgers first hit of the night. Unfortunately for the Padres, they picked up just two hits and two walks, as they could not get anything going offensively. Had they pushed any runs across in the first eight innings they would have picked up a no-hitter, but instead they finished as losers. 

 


Wednesday’s Probables

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Jason Blanchard (0-0, 5.73 ERA)

Fort Wayne: Dwayne Matos (0-0, 4.15 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: Off Day

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Sam Evans
Sam is a Senior in High School. He has been writing for three years, and started at EVT in June of 2021.

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