Padres Down on the Farm: June 3 (Tirso 3 hits for SA/Williams pitches well for LE/Sullivan a single away from the cycle for EP)

Credit: Lake Elsinore Storm

Spread the love
Credit: EVT Farm

San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Saturday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 11-8) (26-30 on the season) 

Brett Sullivan– (3-for-4) HR, 3B, 2B, 3 Runs, RBI, BB

Tim Lopes– (2-for-5) Run, 2 RBIs, SB

Jose Iglesias– (2-for-5) Run

Jay Groome– 5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K (106 pitches- 66 strikes)


The Chihuahuas lost in Las Vegas by the score of 11-8. Jay Groome continues to get hit hard in the PCL as the lefty allowed six earned runs in five innings of work. His ERA is at 9.06 on the season for El Paso. The Padres thought Groome was close to making his major league debut, but that does not look like the case now. Sam Koenig took the loss as he allowed two earned runs in his one inning of work on Saturday. Ray Kerr allowed two earned runs in one inning of work, and his ERA is at 2.45 on the year for the Chihuahuas.

Brett Sullivan was a single away from hitting for the cycle as he went 3-for-4 in the game with a walk. Sullivan owns a 1.027 OPS in the PCL this season. Tim Lopes recorded two hits in the loss and has a .880 OPS for El Paso. Jose Azocar singled in five at-bats for the Chihuahuas. Taylor Kohlwey blasted his seventh homer of the season in the seventh inning.


San Antonio Missions (Won 6-4) (27-23 on the season) 

Tirso Ornelas– (3-for-5) 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K

Pedro Castellanos– (2-for-5) 2B, Run

Cole Cummings– (1-for-3) 2 Runs, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K

Efrain Contreras– 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 7 K (79 pitches- 49 strikes)


The Missions won 6-4 against the Frisco RoughRiders on Saturday night. San Antonio got three runs in the top of the fifth, and that was enough to hold on for the win. Tirso Ornelas led the team with the bats as he went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Ornelas owns a .708 OPS for the season and a .226 batting average. Pedro Castellanos recorded two hits in the win and scored a run for the Missions.

Efrain Contreras started the game and went five innings, allowing three earned runs. Aaron Leasher pitched a scoreless inning in relief, and he owns a 1.80 ERA on the season. The southpaw could be useful for the Padres in the near future. Nick Hernandez recorded his fifth save in the win and has a 3.68 ERA on the season.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 11-4) (21-29 on the season)

Jakob Marsee– (2-for-4) 2B, Run

Brandon Valenzuela– (1-for-4) 2B, Run, 2 K

Lucas Dunn– (1-for-4) Run, RBI, SB

Bodi Rascon- 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K (65 pitches= 41 strikes)


Fort Wayne had a lead after the bottom of the fourth, but the bullpen was hit hard in an 11-4 loss to the South Bend Cubs. Bode Rascon started the game and went four innings, allowing two earned runs. Edwuin Bencomo relived the pitched and coughed up a pair of runs in his only inning pitched. Ethan Roulzahn gave up a run in two innings of work, and Adam Smith allowed six earned runs without recording an out for the TinCaps.

Jakob Marsee led the TinCaps offensively with two hits in four at-bats. The 21-year-old owns a .717 OPS so far this season. Brandon Valenzuela recorded a double in four tries and has a .799 OPS in 2023. Jackson Merrill went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in the game. His OPS is up to .719 on the season after a very slow start.


I'd like this amount to  

Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 4-3 10 innings) (26-21 on the season)

Graham Pauley– (3-for-5) 2B, 2 RBIs

Albert Fabian– (2-for-4) Run, RBI

Ethan Salas– (1-for-4) 2 Runs, BB, SB

Henry Williams– 4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, K (56 pitches- 36 strikes)


The Storm won 4-3 in 10 innings as Graham Pauley singled in Ethan Salas in front of the home crowd. Pauley went 3-for-5 in the game with a double and a pair of runs driven in for Lake Elsinore. The third baseman is enjoying a great season with the Storm as he owns a .910 OPS and a .325 average to start the season. Salas stole his first base as a professional and went 1-for-4 in the win with two runs scored. Albert Fabian singled twice in four at-bats, and the right fielder is hitting .257 on the season.

Henry Williams started the game for the Storm and went four innings. allowing a run on the night. The former third-round pick owns a 2.45 ERA this season and is quietly pitching well in the California League. The 21-year-old has made four starts so far this season. Kobe Robinson recorded his sixth win out of the pen as he pitched the final three outs for Lake Elsinore. The 22-year-0ld right-handed pitcher owns a 1.64 ERA so far for the Storm.


Sunday’s probable pitchers

El Paso-  TBD

San Antonio- Nolan Watson (2-2- 1,56 ERA)

Fort Wayne- Victor Lizarraga (0-2- 5.40 ERA)

Lake Elsinore- TBD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *