The San Diego Padres, minor league affiliates, went 2-1 on Monday, as the DSL and ACL leagues opened their seasons.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Off) (26-31 on the season)
The Chihuahuas will start a series with the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Tuesday.
San Antonio Missions (Off) (27-24 on the season)
The Missions will start a series with the Wichita Storm Chasers on Tuesday.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Off) (22-29 on the season)
The TinCaps will start a series with the Quad Cities River Bandits on Tuesday.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Off) (26-22 on the season)
The Storm will start a series with the Fresno Grizzlies on Tuesday.
DSL Padres Brown (Won 7-4 vs. DSL White Sox) (1-0 on the season)
Alexander Agramonte: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Adrian Perez: (1-for-1), 2B, 3 RBI, R, 2 BB
Ramses Velazquez: (1-for-3), 2B, 3 RBI, SB
Eduarlin Tejeda: (1-for-3), 2 R, BB, SB
The DSL Padres Brown used a big first inning to push themselves to a season-opening win. White Sox starter Luis Reyes walked or hit four of the first five batters, setting the table for the middle of the order. Then, Ramses Velazquez blasted a bases-loaded double into center field, plating three runs. Adrian Perez hit a two-run double, extending the Padres’ lead to five. Alexander Agramonte threw three perfect innings in relief, setting down all nine batters he faced to secure the win.
DSL Padres Gold (Won 4-1 vs. DSL Orioles Orange) (1-0 on the season)
Johan Moreno: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Miguel Valdez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Ismael Javier: (3-for-3), RBI, 2 R, BB
Kevin Hacen: (1-for-3), RBI, HBP
The DSL Padres Gold managed just five hits, all of which were singles, but some great pitching powered them to a season-opening win. Johan Moreno and Miguel Valdez combined for 5.1 innings of three-hit baseball. Ismael Javier had a great day, as he posted three hits and walked, reaching base all four times he stepped into the batter’s box. Santiago Sojo worked the final 1.2 innings for the Padres, allowing an unearned run, but he secured the win.
ACL Padres (Lost 11-10 to ACL Royals) (0-0 on the season)
Henry Martinez: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K
Braedon Karpathios: (2-for-3), 2B, 2 RBI, R, 2 BB, K
Romeo Sanabria: (2-for-5), 2B, 2 R, K
Oswaldo Linares: (2-for-4), 2B, 3 R, RBI, BB
It was a heartbreaking game for the ACL Padres, who led 5-2 before allowing the Royals to force extra innings. In the tenth inning, the Padres had two wild pitches on third strikes, allowing the Royals to score six runs in the frame. Despite the massive deficit, the Padres did not give up, as their first four batters of the inning all reached base. Combined with the runner who started the inning on second, that brought the tying run to the plate. Spence Coffman, representing the tying run, walked, then stole second to put himself in scoring position. With two outs, Estuar Suero singled into center, but Coffman was gunned down at the plate, ending the game dramatically.
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Daniel Camarena (1-2, 6.87 ERA)
Fort Wayne: TBD
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres Brown: TBD
DSL Padres Gold: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD
Sam is a Senior in High School. He has been writing for three years, and started at EVT in June of 2021. He’s headed to Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications in the fall of 2023.