San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Sunday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 5-2 to Round Rock) (11-16 on the season)
Evan Miller– 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 runs (2 ER), 2 BB, 4 Ks
Brian O’Grady– (2-for-3) 2 singles, walk
Michael Cantu– (1-for-3) HR, 2 RBIs, 1 R
Gosuke Katoh– (2-for-4) single, double
O’Grady, Katoh, and Cantu combined for five of the Chihuahuas seven hits on the game as they dropped yet another game against the Round Rock Express. Brian O’Grady continues to show his worth and perhaps has the Padres debating whether or not to call him up- especially with their lack of offense as of late. Cantu hit his first home run of the campaign, and besides that, it was a silent game as the Chihuahuas were down 5-0 before they plated a pair in the 5th innings.
On the mound, Evan Miller got roughed up and couldn’t make it out of the 3rd inning. Chase Johnson followed Miller and gave up a pair of runs in 1.1 innings. After that, the Chihuahuas bullpen did their job. The trio of Parker Markel, Mason Thompson, and Nick Ramirez combined for four scoreless innings with a pair of walks and just one hit.
San Antonio Missions (Won 9-2 over Springfield) (15-15 on the season)
Taylor Kohlwey– (1-for-4) single, walk, 2 RBIs
Jack Suwinski– (1-for-4) home run, 2 RBIs
Aaron Leasher- 5.0 IP, six hits, 0 ER
The Missions came out hitting the cover off the baseball and picked up right where they left off after dropping 17 runs on Saturday. Every player in the Missions lineup got at least one hit, and every player except for Michael Curry crossed home plate. Six players recorded at least one RBI, and the Missions offensive production has been huge over the weekend.
On the mound, Leasher was dominant. He tossed five scoreless frames and gave up six hits and only one walk. In all, the Missions pitchers only walked two batters all game and struck out a total of nine as they cruised to an easy 9-2 victory to cap off the weekend. The game was 2-0 until a six-run 7th innings for the Missions, and then both teams plated a run in the 9th.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 11-3 to Cedar Rapids) (13-16 on the season)
Agustin Ruiz– (3-for-5) single, double, home run, 2 RBIs
Luis Almanzar– (1-for-4) single, RBI
Jonny Homza– (1-for-4) double, run
Moises Lugo– 4.0 IP, three hits, ER, four BBs, eight Ks
Austin Smith– 1.0 IP, six hits, six runs
The TinCaps gave up 11 runs for the second straight game in another loss to Cedar Rapids. Ruiz was terrific and was pretty much a one-man show on the offensive side of things. The TinCaps were ahead 3-1 going into the 6th inning– that’s when things unraveled. The Kernels scores six runs in the 6th and three in the 8th, with one insurance run in the 9th to take the victory.
Lugo pitched well, minus the four walks. He struck out eight and showed promise once again, and left with the lead. Austin Smith got roughed up in the lone inning he worked and took the loss on the afternoon for Fort Wayne.
Lake Elsinore Storm ( Won 9-7 over Stockton) (14-16 on the season)
Euribiel Angeles– (3-for-5) two singles, double, three runs scored
Robert Hassell III– ( 3-for-5) two singles, double, run scored, 2 RBIs
Gabe Morales– 2.0 IP, five hits, five runs (four earned)
Miguel Rondon– 2.2 IP, two hits, one run, five walks
This was as back and forth as a game could ever get. Stockton scored five runs in the first two innings, while the Storm scored seven in the first two frames. The Storm scored runs in both the 6th and 7th innings to go up 9-6, and Stockton got a run in the 8th. Jordy Barley had two RBIs and a home run, and the Storm improved their record to two wins away from .500.
Gabe Morales got roughed up in just two innings of work, and Miguel Rondon pitched well in 2.2 innings- except for giving up five walks. Ramon Perez went 2.2 innings and gave up three hits and one run.
Monday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso– Jerry Keel– 1-1, 4.12 ERA
San Antonio– OFF
Fort Wayne– OFF
Lake Elsinore– OFF