The San Diego Padres affiliates went 0-4 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost to Sugar Land 8-5) (16-20 on the season)
Evan Miller– 4 innings, 0 R, 0 H, 2 Ks
Gosuke Katoh– (3-for-4) 2 singles, home run, RBI
Tucupita Marcano– (2-for-5) double, home run, 2 runs, RBI
Luis Campusano– (2-for-4) double, home run, 2 RBIs
The Chihuahuas were in complete control of this game for the first half. After the 5th inning, it was 4-1 in favor of El Paso before Sugar Land plated a pair in the 6th and put up five in the 7th to take the lead for good.
Evan Miller was sensational on the night, and Campusano and Katoh hit well, including an absolute monster shot. Aaron Northcraft, new Padres acquisition Sam McWilliams, and Pedro Avila combined to give up seven runs in just three innings of work, spoiling Miller’s terrific outing in an 8-5 loss at home.
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 18, 2021
San Antonio Missions (Lost 10-3 to Northwest Arkansas) (21-17 on the season)
Osvaldo Hernandez– 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (0 earned), 7 Ks
Juan Fernandez– (1-for-3) home run, 2 RBIs, BB
CJ Abrams– (0-for-3) K
Kyle Overstreet– (1-for-3) single, RBI, BB
The Missions cruised to a 3-0 lead going into the 5th inning before the Naturals put up three to tie the game. From then on, it was all Naturals as the Missions bats went cold.
Hernandez had a decent start, tossing 5.1 innings while giving up three unearned runs and striking out seven batters. The backend duo of Fred Schlichtholz and Jose Quezada gave up five runs in 2.2 IP as the Naturals scored seven in the final three innings to take a 10-3 victory.
CJ Abrams was hitless on the night, as was Eguy Rosario. Fernandez accounted for two of the Missions’ three runs with a 4th inning home run, and the Missions couldn’t score after that.
Juan Fernandez is tonight's Frost Bank Player of the Game. The Chanclas catcher hit his 3rd home run of the season during their 10-3 loss. pic.twitter.com/WXH7Oi7Tot
— San Antonio Missions Baseball (@missionsmilb) June 18, 2021
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost to Dayton 2-0) (16-22 on the season)
Gabe Mosser– 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 Ks
Tirso Ornelas– (0-for-3) BB, K
Justin Lopez– (1-for-4) single, 2 Ks
Grant Little– (1-for-2) single, BB
The TinCaps got shut out by the Dayton Dragons on Thursday. Graham Ashcraft tossed five innings of two-hit ball for the Dragons while punching out seven.
The Missions salvaged just three hits in the game– all singles. Gabe Mosser tossed four innings and got tagged with the loss, bringing his record to 1-4 with a 5.66 ERA. After Mosser left, the bullpen combination of Cody Tyler and Felix Minjarez threw four innings and gave up just two hits and one walk. Ultimately, the TinCaps couldn’t get past second base and dropped another game.
However, Adam Kerner provided everybody with a unique highlight play.
Incredible play. Traditional transition into modified kickstand. Batter swings and covers the catcher, but still manages to get the throw off in time. We always advise having hitters stand in when throwing.
— Goodro Catching (@goodrocatching) June 18, 2021
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 4-3 to Inland Empire) (19-20 on the season)
Noel Vela– 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 5 Ks
Connor Lehmann– 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, BB, K
Robert Hassell III- (1-for-5) single, 2 RBIs,
Euribiel Angeles– (1-for-4) triple, run, RBI,
Matthew Acosta– (2-for-4) 2 singles
The Storm finished the evening as the Padres affiliates went winless on Thursday. Noel Vela gave up all four of the runs in the game, and the bullpen– primarily Lehmann– kept the 66ers quiet after that.
The 66ers scored two in the 4th to break a scoreless tie before the Storm tied it up with a pair in the 5th. The 66ers plated a run in both the 5th and 6th innings, and that would be just enough to squeak out a win despite the 66ers registering just four hits.
Hassell drove in two of the three runs and the Stor out-hit the 66ers 6-4 in the game. The Storm walked six times as a team and couldn’t find a way to bring home the tying run as the 66ers walked away with the victory.
Friday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso- TBD
San Antonio- Aaron Leasher (3-2, 3.04 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Moises Lugo (0-1, 3.23 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD