San Diego Padres’ affiliates went 3-2 on Saturday. They played an extra game to make up for a previous delay.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 15-2 over Sugar Land) (17-21 on the season)
Ryan Weathers – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
Tucupita Marcano – (3-4) 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI, BB
Nick Tanielu – (3-5) HR, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Batten – (2-4) 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO
The Chihuahuas had a monster game led by Ryan Weathers, who was recently sent down in an effort to control his innings. In his Triple-A debut, he worked five scoreless innings while only allowing four hits and giving up just one walk.
While he is younger than a lot of players on the team, he will provide some big league experience to everyone else. Another player who has moved from the MLB to Triple-A is Tucupita Marcano, who also had an amazing game. He knocked two home runs out of the park and tallied five RBIs in the game as the Chihuahuas cruised to the victory.
Highlights from last night's 15-run outburst! #FearTheEars
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— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 20, 2021
San Antonio Missions (Won 6-5 over Northwest Arkansas) (23-18 on the season)
Reiss Knehr – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Jack Suwinski – (3-4) 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Kyle Overstreet – (2-4) R, RBI, SO
Dwanya Williams-Sutton – (2-4) 2 RBI, SO
Two big innings propelled the Missions to a victory in Saturday’s game. In the bottom of the fifth inning, they used some small ball to score their first three innings. A walk and three singles were all it took to tie the game.
In the 7th, the Naturals had a fatal fielding error with two outs that allowed the would-be third out, Eguy Rosario, to reach second base and drove in Chandler Seagle. Overstreet singled, and Jack Suwinski doubled to score the 5th and 6th runs, and that would be enough to get the win.
— San Antonio Missions Baseball (@missionsmilb) June 20, 2021
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 7-4 over Dayton) (17-22 on the season)
Anderson Espinoza – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
Ethan Skender – (1-3) HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Tirso Ornelas – (2-3) R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Luis Almanzar – (2-4) SO
This was a game saved by the defense. The TinCaps recorded four double plays in seven innings (seven innings due to the doubleheader). Many of them coming with a runner on second or to close out the inning. Anderson Espinoza continues to build up his strength and health after a long slew of injuries. In the second, the Dragons got to him. A two-run home was the first bit of damage. Then Michael Sani singled, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and ultimately scored on a balk.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 7-1 to Dayton) (17-23 on the season)
Moises Lugo – 4.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 10 SO
Kelvin Melean – (1-3) R
Grant Little – (1-3) SO
Justin Lopez – (0-2) BB
It is nearly impossible to win a game when your offense only records two hits. That was the fate for the TinCaps in their makeup game from the delay on the 18th. In the first, they had two of their three walks and one of their two singles in the inning. Despite that, it was a wild pitch that would get their lone run in. Moises Lugo had a solid outing, striking out 10 of his 12 potential outs. Still, that type of outing isn’t much without run support.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 8-7 to Inland Empire) (20-21 on the season)
Nick Thwaits – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO
Angel Solarte – (1-4) HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matthew Acosta – (2-4) 3B, 2 R, SO
Gilberto Vizcarra – (2-4) R, RBI
Storm almost came back to win after their pitching blew up in the 7th inning. Miguel Rodon had allowed five runs, and Ramon Perez gave up one run after replacing him. Despite that big inning, Storm started to battle in the 9th to chip away at the five-run deficit. Angel Solarte had launched a three-run home run. Jordy Barley followed that up with a triple. He would score on a sac fly to have Storm down by one with two outs to go. The following two batters couldn’t get it done, and the comeback fell short.
Sunday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso– TBD
San Antonio– Reggie Lawson (0-1, 2.70 ERA)
Fort Wayne– Matthew Elliott (2-1, 1.94 ERA)
Lake Elsinore– TBD