Padres Down on the Farm: June 26 (Wood homers for LE/Ruiz 2 hits for EP/Missions win pitcher’s duel)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Sunday, as the DSL and ACL Padres had off days.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 5-3 to Sacramento) (40-32 on the season)

Ryan Weathers: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 1 K (106 pitches, 68 strikes)

Esteury Ruiz: (2-for-5), 2B, R, K

Taylor Kohlwey: (1-for-3), 2B, R, BB

Eguy Rosario: (1-for-4), RBI, K

The Chihuahuas offense could not quite get it going offensively, failing to overcome the deficit that starting pitcher Ryan Weathers put them in. Weathers did not allow any runs in his first three innings, but he struggled in the fourth. Weathers gave up three runs in the frame, as he had trouble with control. He ended up walking five batters over his six innings on the mound, including two more walks in the sixth, leading to two more runs for Sacramento. All three El Paso runs came in the top of the sixth, as the Chihuahuas loaded the bases with one out. Esteury Ruiz scored on Brett Sullivan’s sacrifice fly before Eguy Rosario and Kyle Martin each had RBI singles in the inning. The Chihuahuas brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth but could not push any runs across. 


San Antonio Missions (Won 2-1 vs. Wichita Wind Surge) (38-29 on the season)

Kevin Kopps: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K (31 pitches, 17 strikes)

Thomas Milone: (2-for-4), SB, K

Chandler Seagle: (1-for-4), 2B, RBI, 2 K

Connor Kaiser: (1-for-3), R, BB, 2 SB, 2 K

The Missions used seven pitchers as part of a bullpen day, limiting Wichita to just one run on six hits. Mason Fox earned the win by working a scoreless fifth inning, and Alek Jacob picked up his second save of the season. The Missions jumped into an early lead with a pair of two-out runs in the second. Connor Kaiser struck out with two outs but reached on a wild pitch. Jorge Oña scored on a throwing error when Kaiser stole second before Kaiser came around on a Chandler Seagle double. Wichita’s only run came later in the frame, in Osvaldo Hernandez’s second inning of work. The Wind Surge could not break through in the final seven innings, as San Antonio held on to win their eighth series of the season. 


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 11-3 to Great Lakes) (27-42 on the season)

Dwayne Matos: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 2 K (66 pitches, 41 strikes)

Seth Mayberry: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (24 pitches, 20 strikes)

Corey Rosier: (1-for-5), RBI, R, 2 K

Kelvin Melean: (1-for-3), BB, K

The TinCaps could not get much going offensively before a late surge from the Loons made the final score look worse than it was. Starter Dwayne Matos gave up four runs in five frames, but Fort Wayne did not score until the seventh. Seth Mayberry threw two shutout innings in relief as an Agustin Ruiz groundout brought the TinCaps within three. However, the Loons scored thrice in the eighth, before four more runs in the ninth put the game beyond doubt. Fort Wayne went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, as they could not get big hits when they needed to. 


Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 8-7 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (42-27 on the season)

James Wood: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, R

Justin Farmer: (2-for-4), 2B, 2 RBI, R, 2 K

Nerwilian Cedeno: (1-for-3), 2B, 2 R, BB, SB, K

Max Ferguson: (1-for-4), 2B, RBI, R, BB, SB, K

Lake Elsinore hopped into a four-run lead early, relying on a five spot in the third inning. James Wood put the Storm on the board early when his fourth home run of the season tied the game at two apiece. In the crucial third inning, Lake Elsinore hit five doubles, part of seven extra-base hits they produced in the game. In the seventh inning, the Storm scored the eventual winning run when Carlos Luis grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Lake Elsinore had just nine hits, but six came with runners in scoring position, as they came up with big hits when they needed it. Alan Mundo loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but he struck out the final two batters of the inning, securing his first save of the season. 


DSL Padres (Off Day) (11-7 on the season)

The DSL Padres will next play on Tuesday when they take on DSL BAL Orange.


ACL Padres (Off Day) (6-9 on the season)

The ACL Padres will play the ACL Brewers Gold on Monday.


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Monday’s Probables

El Paso: Off Day

San Antonio: Off Day

Fort Wayne: Off Day

Lake Elsinore: Off Day

DSL Padres: Off Day

ACL Padres: TBD

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