The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-3 on Wednesday, as the ACL Padres had an off day.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 14-3 vs. Oklahoma City) (41-33 on the season)
Pedro Avila: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 7 K (70 pitches, 51 strikes)
Taylor Kohlwey: (4-for-5), HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R
Eguy Rosario: (2-for-3), HR, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
Robinson Cano: (3-for-6), 2B, RBI, 3 R, K
The Chihuahuas put together an impressive performance, as El Paso had 19 hits, including a hit from every single starter in the lineup. Taylor Kohlwey had four hits, including a home run, as part of a massive night for the first baseman. Eguy Rosario also added his tenth home run of the season while driving in four runs. Esteury Ruiz stole three bases, while Robinson Cano and C.J. Hinojosa each had three hits. Pedro Avila put together a strong start, allowing just one earned run in six frames. He also struck out seven batters without walking one. Oklahoma City jumped into a two-run lead early, but Esteury Ruiz’s second-inning RBI put the Chihuahuas in front, and they never looked back.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 2-1 to Midland) (38-31 on the season)
Brandon Komar: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K (69 pitches, 48 strikes)
Michel Baez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (17 pitches, 11 strikes)
Jorge Oña: (2-for-3), RBI, K
Tirso Ornelas: (1-for-3)
The Missions’ struggling offense wasted Brandon Komar’s solid start, as San Antonio picked up just three hits. Neither team scored in the first three innings as Komar and Midland starter Hogan Harris dueled. A pair of two-out hits from the Rockhounds led to two runs, which proved to be the difference in the game. In the seventh, a two-out single from Jorge Oña brought San Antonio within one. Oña picked up two hits in the game, with Tirso( Ornelas putting up the only other San Antonio hit. The Missions did not reach base in their final two innings at the plate, leading to a frustrating result.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 14-4 to West Michigan) (28-43 on the season)
Nick Thwaits: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (11 pitches, 7 strikes)
Lucas Dunn: (1-for-4), 3B, RBI, R, BB, K
Cole Cummings: (2-for-3), RBI, SB, K
Robert Hassell III: (1-for-4), 2 R, BB, K
The TinCaps could not seem to stop the big inning, as the Whitecaps scored four or more runs in an inning three times. West Michigan scored 14 runs on just six hits, but nine walks and three errors from Fort Wayne proved costly. Jackson Wolf gave up four runs (three earned) in 1.2 innings, walking four batters, but he did not surrender a hit. The TinCaps scored three runs in the fourth inning, powered by Lucas Dunn’s triple, which scored Robert Hassell III. However, West Michigan answered with four runs off of Luis Madrazo, which killed Fort Wayne’s momentum.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 7-6 in 11 innings) (44-27 on the season)
Bodi Rascon: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 6 K (69 pitches, 46 strikes)
James Wood: (2-for-6), HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 K
Marcos Castanon: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, BB
Nerwilian Cedeno: (2-for-5), 2B, 4 RBI
The Storm won in 11 innings after a back and forth game. James Wood hit a monster home run in the first, putting Lake Elsinore ahead by a pair.
— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) June 30, 2022
Bodi Rascon worked five solid innings, striking out six batters in the process. However, Danny Denz surrendered five runs in the seventh, recording just one out, putting Inland Empire ahead. The Storm answered with three runs in the seventh, bringing them back within a run. A sacrifice fly from Nerwilian Cedeno proved to be enough to force extra innings before Cedeno brought home Wood to walk it off in the eleventh.
DSL Padres (Lost 6-5 to DSL Blue Jays) (12-8 on the season)
Jonney Rosario: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Maikol Munoz: (2-for-4), HR, RBI, 2 R
Adrian Perez: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, K
Alain Camou: (2-for-5), RBI
The DSL Padres jumped into a three-run lead, but their bullpen threw away a well-pitched game from Jonney Rosario. Rosario worked the first four innings, allowing just two hits and striking out five Blue Jays. However, Luis Acosta allowed four runs and recorded just four outs in relief. Maikol Munoz hit a home run as part of a two-hit day, while Adrian Perez added an RBI double. The Blue Jays walked in a run off of Francis Pena in the ninth, and despite getting a runner on second in the ninth, the Padres could not force extra innings.
ACL Padres (Off Day) (8-9 on the season)
The ACL Padres will play the ACL Brewers Blue on Thursday.
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Reggie Lawson (3-4, 5.31 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Noel Vela (4-4, 3.04 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD