The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s event.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 4-3 vs. Sugar Land in 10 innings) (28-23 on the season)
Luke Westphal: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K (43 pitches, 25 strikes)
Aderlin Rodriguez: (1-for-3), 2B, 2 RBI
Shogo Akiyama: (2-for-4), RBI, BB
C.J. Abrams: (2-for-5), 2B, RBI
The Chihuahuas used seven different pitchers to squeak out an extra-innings win. Luke Westphal and Kyle Tyler combined to work the first four innings, keeping Sugar Land off the board. The Chihuahuas jumped into the lead with a double from Aderlin Rodriguez in the first inning. Sugar Land responded in the sixth, scoring twice off of Ryan Lillie. C.J Abrams doubled home Luis Liberato to tie the game in the eighth. It was part of a solid day for Abrams, who had two hits, and an incredible play in the field.
CJ Abrams with one of the best barehanded plays you will ever see pic.twitter.com/T9m5Np9tVm
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Rodriguez drove in his second run of the game with a sacrifice fly later in the eighth, putting El Paso back ahead. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Tayler Scott surrendered a home run to tie the game. Shogo Akiyama drove in the winning run in the top of the tenth. Scott picked up back to back strikeouts in the tenth to secure the win.
San Antonio Missions (Won 6-5 vs. Tulsa) (26-22 on the season)
Carlos Belen: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1K (24 pitches, 16 strikes)
Esteury Ruiz: (3-for-4), 2B, 2 R, 2 SB
Yorman Rodriguez: (2-for-4), 2 RBI
Chandler Seagle: (2-for-3), R, BB
San Antonio’s bullpen came up with three scoreless innings when they needed it most to secure a one-run win. Missions starter Jason Blanchard gave up four runs in two innings of work, but the Missions offense kept pace. Domingo Leyba and Yorman Rodriguez each picked up RBI groundouts in the first inning. Rodriguez then drove in two runners with a third inning single to tie the game at four. Juan Fernandez scored Leyba with an RBI groundout to put the Missions ahead. San Antonio added on when Chandler Seagle scored on a passed ball. Dinelson Lamet did give up a home run in the sixth, but San Antonio held on. Angel Felipe struck out the side to pick up the save, securing the win.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 5-2 to Great Lakes) (18-30 on the season)
Robert Gasser: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K (91 pitches, 59 strikes)
Jack Stronach: (2-for-3), 2 2B, R, BB
Matthew Acosta: (1-for-3), 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB, K
Anthony Vilar: (2-for-3), 2B, RBI, BB
The TinCaps fell behind early, and could not rally. Fort Wayne jumped into an early lead after Matthew Acosta doubled home Ripken Reyes. However, Great Lakes answered with a four run inning in the bottom of the first. TinCaps starter Robert Gasser allowed five runs in the first two innings, before settling down to not allow a run in his final 3.2 innings. Unfortunately for Fort Wayne, they could not pick up enough offense to rally. Anthony Vilar singled home Jack Stronach in the second, but that was the final run the TinCaps scored.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 8-3 to Rancho Cucamonga) (29-19 on the season)
Jairo Iriarte: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 5 K (80 pitches, 46 strikes)
Aaron Holiday: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (12 pitches, 10 strikes)
Max Ferguson: (1-for-4), 2B, RBI, R, SB, 2 K
Nerwilian Cedeno: (1-for-4), RBI, K
The Storm jumped into a three-run lead after the first three innings, but it all went wrong from there on. Marcos Castanon scored on a wild pitch in the second before Max Ferguson doubled home Kelvin Pichardo in the third. Ferguson then scored on a foul pop-up to third, showing his impressive speed. However, the Storm did not pick up a hit for the final six innings, ending the game with just three hits. Rancho Cucamonga scored eight times over the next four innings, putting them comfortably ahead.
El Paso: Ian Krol (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
San Antonio: Lake Bachar (0-0, 3.27 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (0-5, 5.59 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD