Padres Down on the Farm: June 14 (Tri-City debuts/France homers twice/Gore strikes out six in four innings)

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The Tri-City Dust Devils kicked off their season today while three Strom pitchers carried a no-hitter through seven innings.

The minor league affiliates went 2-4 today.

Here is a brief look at the action.

El Paso Chihuahuas Lost 7-4 (42-25 on the season)

Despite hitting three home runs in the game, the Chihuahuas couldn’t overcome New Orleans’ offensive attack. Despite Dietrich Enns getting blasted for five runs in five innings, the Chihuahuas offense kept up despite what happened to Enns to keep the team in the game. Ty France and Jose Pirela hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to take an initial lead and then retook the lead in the third inning on France’s second homer of the day. By the fifth inning, however, the Baby Cakes had a 5-3 lead and, despite an RBI groundout from Jason Vosler, El Paso would not retake the lead for the rest of the game.

Ty France: 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 Runs Scored, BB

Jose Pirela: 1-4, HR, RBI, Run Scored, 2 K

Jason Vosler: 1-4, RBI, 2B, 2 K

Dietrich Enns: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, BB, 3 K (83 pitches-60 strikes) Loss

Robert Stock: 2 IP, 4 K (25 pitches-16 strikes)

Amarillo Sod Poodles Lost 4-1 (31-34 on the season)

The Sod Poodles took the lead in the first inning, but the Drillers made a strong comeback against starter Kyle Lloyd to capture the win. Edward Olivares put the Soddies ahead with a solo home run in the first inning, good for his ninth dinger of the year. Unfortunately, Lloyd couldn’t keep the lead as he allowed three runs in 5.1 innings pitched. Amarillo got two runners on with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but a groundout from Ivan Castillo ended the potential rally.

Edward Olivares: 1-4, HR, RBI, Run Scored, K

Owen Miller: 3-4

Buddy Reed: 2-4, 2 K, SB

Kyle Lloyd: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K (92 pitches-51 strikes) Loss

David Bednar: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K (28 pitches-21 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm Lost 3-2 (34-32 on the season)

The Storm carried a no-hitter for seven innings on combined efforts from MacKenzie Gore, Seth Blair, and Jordan Guerrero while they took the lead in the second inning on an Eguy Rosario RBI single. Gore, on a 75-pitch limit, allowed a runner to score on a sacrifice fly after walking the bases loaded but still struck out six through four innings of work. He will not be participating in the California League All-Star Game as well as the Padres continue to manage his workload. With the game tied at 1-1, the Storm took the lead in extra-innings thanks to a wild pitch, but the Quakes had a little bit of late-inning magic of their own. Against Will Headen, the Quakes scored the last two runs of the game via a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly to walk off winners.

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Eguy Rosario: 1-4, RBI, 2 K, SB

Connor Panas: 1-4, Run Scored, 2B, 2 K

Aldemar Burgos: 1-3, 2B, BB, K

MacKenzie Gore: 4 IP, R, 3 BB, 6 K (68 pitches-39 strikes) No Decision

Steven Wilson: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 K (28 pitches-18 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps Won 3-2 (32-34 on the season)

Despite three one-run innings from Ryan Weathers, the former first-round pick’s velocity was down as his fastball sat at 90-91 MPH for those three innings, but he still struck out four batters. The TinCaps supported their starter in the first inning thanks to a two-run home run by Agustin Ruiz. A Michael Curry solo home run in the fifth inning proved to be the defining run of the game. The Lake County Captains scored a run in the ninth off of Austin Smith, but the 2015 second rounder buckled down to get the save.

Agustin Ruiz: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, Run Scored, K

Michael Curry: 1-3, HR, RBI, Run Scored, K

Xavier Edwards: 2-4, 2 SB, E

Ryan Weathers: 3 IP, 2 H, R, (0 earned), BB, 4 K (56 pitches-34 strikes) No Decision

Austin Smith: 2 IP, 2 H, R, K (21 pitches-16 strikes) Save

Tri-City Dust Devils Lost 5-0 (0-1 on the season)

The Dust Devils made their season debut today but failed to score a single run as they were shut out by the Everett AquaSox. Getting the ball was Nick Thwaits, a 15th-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, and he allowed three runs in 4.1 innings and struck out four batters. Two picks in the 2019 Draft, Logan Driscoll, and Matthew Acosta, picked up hits in the losing effort. The Dust-Devils, however, went 0-8 with runners in scoring position.

Logan Driscoll: 1-4, K

Jordy Barley: 2-4, 2B, K, 2 E

Jason Pineda: 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 K

Nick Thwaits: 4.1 IP, H, 3 R, BB, 4 K (56 pitches-37 strikes) Loss

Dan Dallas: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K (29 pitches-16 strikes)

DSL Padres Won 6-4 (7-5 on the season)

The DSL Padres fell behind early after the DSL D-Backs as they scored five runs in the fourth through sixth innings off of Frank Lopez and Abismael Paulino. However, the DSL Padres stood proud in the face of defeat and rallied for two runs in the seventh inning and three runs eighth inning. The first run in the seventh came off of a triple from Axcel Peralta while a wild pitch allowed him to score from third. Reginald Dowston brought home the go-ahead run with his RBI double while Euribiel Angeles added an insurance run when his single allowed Dowston to score.

Axcel Peralta: 3-3, RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2B, 3B, BB

Eduardo Hidalgo: 2-2, RBI, Run Scored, 2B, BB, SB

Euribiel Angeles: 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, SB, 2 CS

Reginald Dowston: 1-4, RBI, Run Scored, 2B, 2 K, E

Frank Lopez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K

Probable Starters for Saturday’s Games

El Paso: Kyle McGrath vs. Brock Stewart

Amarillo: Adrian Morejon vs. Edwin Uceta

Lake Elsinore: Reiss Knehr vs. Andre Jackson

Fort Wayne: TBD vs. TBD

Tri-City: Ignacio Feliz vs. Tim Elliot

DSL Padres: TBD vs TBD

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