The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-3 on Thursday, as the DSL Padres game was postponed due to weather.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 7-2 to Oklahoma City) (41-34 on the season)
Matt Waldron: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 1 K (72 pitches, 42 strikes)
Eguy Rosario: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, R, K
Esteury Ruiz: (1-for-4), SB, K
Brett Sullivan: (1-for-4), R, K
The El Paso Chihuahuas fell behind early, as they could hardly muster any offense to bring them back into the game. Eguy Rosario’s second-inning home run was the only highlight of the night for El Paso. Matt Waldron allowed two runs in his first four innings, but Oklahoma City scored three times in the fifth inning. The big fifth inning ruined Waldron’s night, putting the Dodgers ahead for good. Esteury Ruiz did swipe his 16th bag since being promoted, as he continues to have an excellent 2022 campaign.
San Antonio Missions (Won 3-2 vs. Midland) (39-31 on the season)
Reggie Lawson: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (85 pitches, 47 strikes)
Connor Hollis: (3-for-5), HR, RBI, R, K
Jorge Oña: (3-for-4), BB, K
Tirso Ornelas: (1-for-5), 2B, R, K
The Missions won an exciting pitcher’s duel, earning a win over Midland. Reggie Lawson struck out seven in five solid frames, with his only mistake coming in the fifth when he allowed a solo home run. San Antonio’s bullpen was solid, allowing just one run in four innings. Luis Felipe secured his ninth save of the season with a hitless ninth. Connor Hollis had three hits, including a leadoff home run. Jorge Oña reached base four times in the victory, as San Antonio combined for 11 hits and just enough runs in the win.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 8-4 to West Michigan) (28-44 on the season)
Seth Mayberry: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K (43 pitches, 25 strikes)
Cole Cummings: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, R
Brandon Valenzuela: (1-for-3), 2B, RBI, BB
Corey Rosier: (1-for-3), 2 R, SB, HBP
Fort Wayne scored three times in the first inning, but they allowed seven runs in the first two frames and could not rally. Cole Cummings’ two-run home run and Brandon Valenzuela’s RBI double gave the TinCaps a large lead. However, Noel Vela allowed four runs in the first inning before Edwuin Bencomo surrendered three in the second. Fort Wayne had three hits in the first inning but posted just three more hits in the final eight, as the TinCaps were unable to complete the comeback.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 16-5 to Inland Empire) (44-28 on the season)
Jairo Iriarte: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K (73 pitches, 44 strikes)
Marcos Castanon: (2-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, R
Carlos Luis: (2-for-4), 2B, 2 RBI, R, K
Justin Farmer: (1-for-4), 3B, R, BB, K
The Storm’s bullpen collapsed, allowing eleven runs in the sixth and seventh innings, in a blowout loss. The game was tied after four innings due to Marcos Castanon’s eighth home run of the season. Inland Empire chased Storm starter, Jairo Iriarte from the game in the fifth, but the eleven runs in the sixth and seventh put the game beyond doubt. The Storm’s offense was fine but could not keep pace with the 66ers as they won in a rout.
DSL Padres (PPD) (12-8 on the season)
The DSL Padres game was postponed due to rain.
ACL Padres (Lost 11-9 to ACL Brewers Blue) (8-10 on the season)
Fernando Sanchez: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Ruben Salinas: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 K
Kelvin Alarcon: (2-for-3), RBI, 2 R, BB
Jake Perez: (2-for-3), RBI, R, BB
The Padres scored early and often but allowed five runs in the seventh and final inning, blowing the game. Ruben Salinas homered in the second inning, helping the Padres to a 7-1 lead after two innings. However, the Brewers answered with three runs in the third inning as they began to work their way back. The Padres continued to score, as Kelvin Alarcon and Jake Perez each posted two-hit days, reaching base three times. Reinier Parra came in to close out the game for the Padres, allowing two home runs, and blowing the save. It was a frustrating end for the Padres, as they looked comfortable throughout.
El Paso: Ryan Weathers (4-5, 6.95 ERA)
San Antonio: Ryan Lillie (0-3, 3.29 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Efrain Contreras (0-2, 5.48 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD