Padres Down on the Farm: June 19 (Kohlwey shines in EP/Kaiser walk-off in SA/Gasser fans 8 in FW/Cedeno 4 RBIs in LE)

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The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 3-1 on Father’s Day.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 4-3 to the Las Vegas Aviators) (37-29 on the season) 

Luke Westphal: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks

Taylor Kohlwey: 3-4, 2 RBIs, double, home run

Brent Rooker: 0-4, 3 Ks

Luis Campusano: 1-4

C.J. Hinojosa: 2-4, home run

The El Paso Chihuahuas couldn’t overcome a rough fifth inning and lost to the Las Vegas Aviators on Sunday. Luke Westphal pitched 4.1 innings and gave up a pair of runs, although Tyler Higgins wound up being tagged with the loss in relief.

Shortstop C.J. Abrams was scratched from the game after Manny Machado suffered an injury against the Colorado Rockies, and all signs point to Abrams being with the big-league club for Monday.

In Abrams’ place, C.J. Hinojosa stepped up and hit a home run.

Both teams scored a run in the seventh inning, but the Aviators three-run fifth proved to be the difference.


San Antonio Missions (won 5-4 against the Amarillo Sod Poodles) (34-27 on the season)

Thomas Eshelman: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER

Yorman Rodriguez: 2-3, RBI, 2 runs

Connor Kaiser: 1-4, home run

The San Antonio Missions won a close game against the Padres’ former minor league affiliate, the Amarillo Sod Poodles. Thomas Eshelman gave the Missions a long start and left with the game tied at four.

But, Conner Kaiser was the unlikely hero for the Missions on Father’s Day as the catcher hit the game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (won 14-0 against the Lansing Lugnuts) (26-37 on the season) 

Robert Gasser: 7 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 8 Ks, W

Lucas Dunn: 3-6, 3 RBIs

Robert Hassell III: 3-7, RBI, double

Agustin Ruiz: 4-5, 2 doubles, home run, 4 RBIs

It was all Fort Wayne against the Lansing Lugnuts on Sunday. For starters, Robert Gasser delivered with seven no-hit innings and eight strikeouts in a brilliant outing for the TinCaps started.

Then, 14 runs of offense were more than enough. Every starter except for Anthony Vilar drove in a run, and every starter registered at least one hit and scored a run. That doesn’t happen every day, and Gasser’s no-hit outing also doesn’t happen every day.

Robert Hassell III had three hits — although he left six runners on base — and five TinCaps had three or more hits on this offense outburst in Lansing.


Lake Elsinore Storm (won 7-3 against the Modesto Nuts) (38-25 on the season) 

Jesus Gonzalez: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 Ks

Nerwilian Cedeno: 3-5, home run, 4 RBIs

James Wood: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 runs

The Lake Elsinore Storm closed Father’s Day with a victory against the Modesto Nuts in Northern California. Jesus Gonzalez gave the Storm five solid innings, giving up just a pair of runs on six scattered hits.

The bullpen combined for four innings of one-run ball, and Nerwilian Cedeno was the offensive hero for Lake Elsinore. Cedeno had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four of the Storm’s seven runs.

Five Storm players had two or more hits as the offense was clicking on all cylinders on Sunday evening.


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Monday’s Probables: 

El Paso: OFF

San Antonio: OFF

Fort Wayne: OFF

Lake Elsinore: OFF

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