Luis Urias picked up three hits in a victory for the El Paso Chihuahuas while the DSL Padres scored 13 runs in a loss.
The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 1-4 on Thursday.
Here is a brief recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas Won 8-5 (39-21 on the season)
Luis Urias continues to make noise in Triple-A. Currently, amid a six-game hitting streak, the second baseman has gone 11-for-25 (.444) with five extra-base hits and shows no signs of slowing down. He continued his hot hitting today, missing out on a cycle by a home run while leading the Chihuahuas to a victory. Jason Vosler went deep twice and Jose Pirela homered in the victory as well while Jerry Keel allowed four runs in five innings to earn his fifth victory of the season.
Luis Urias: 3-5, RBI, Run Scored, 2B, 3B, CS
Jason Vosler: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RBI
Jose Pirela: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2 K
Jerry Keel: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 K, (69 pitches-49 strikes) Win
Phil Maton: IP, BB, 2 K (17 pitches-10 strikes) Save
Amarillo Sod Poodles Lost 3-1 (28-30 on the season)
Despite the strong start from Lake Bachar, the Sod Poodles failed to secure the win and support their starter. Bachar pitched five innings and allowed just one run while striking out seven Hooks. It was the first time since April 13 that he allowed less than two runs to score in a game, and had his highest strikeout total since April 24. Edward Olivares had the only RBI of the game with a single in the fifth to score Taylor Kohlwey.
Owen Miller: 1-3, 2B, BB
Edward Olivares: 2-4, RBI, SB
Buddy Reed: 1-4, BB, 2 K, SB
Taylor Kohlwey: 1-4, Run Scored
Lake Bachar: 5 IP, 5 K, R, BB, 7 K (90 pitches-63 strikes) No Decision
Lake Elsinore Storm Lost 10-2 (29-29 on the season)
Gabriel Arias put the Storm ahead early with a solo home run in the first inning, but Inland Empire jumped on Aaron Leasher for eight runs in just 4.2 innings with half of those runs coming thanks to the long ball. Lake Elsinore wouldn’t respond until Olivier Basabe‘s RBI single in the third inning, but it was not enough to help the Storm climb back to a win. Recently signed Seth Blair, a 2010 Compensation A pick for the St. Loius Cardinals, made his debut for the Storm and allowed two runs in one inning of relief. While the 19-year-old Arias has responded well to the challenging promotion to Lake Elsinore, a majority of his teammates not named Luis Campusano have struggled with the bat so far this season.
Gabriel Arias: 1-5, HR, RBI, Run Scored, 2 K
Olivier Basabe: 3-4, RBI, K
Esteury Ruiz: 1-3, K
Aaron Leasher: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R (7 earned), BB, 7 K (88 pitches-59 strikes) Loss
Seth Blair: 4 H, 2 R, BB, K (38 pitches-22 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps Lost 10-2 (28-30 on the season)
Much like their High-A brothers, the TinCaps fell behind and lost by a similar score of 10-2. Sam Keating was cruising until the fourth inning when an RBI double, fielding error, and a three-run home run brought five runs across the plate. Three consecutive RBI singles and a triple pushed the Captains’ lead to double digits, and Keating made his exit with two outs in the fifth. Justin Lopez pushed a run across in the bottom of the inning with a single while a wild pitch allowed Aldemar Burgos to score, but Fort Wayne needed more than two runs to win this game. Infielder Kelvin Melean pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning and even got a strikeout for the final out.
Justin Lopez: 1-4, RBI, BB, 3 K
Aldemar Burgos: 1-3, Run Scored, 2 BB
Lee Solomon: 1-3, Run Scored, BB
Sam Keating: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 10 R (6 earned), 3 BB (71 pitches-45 strikes) Loss
Angel Acevedo: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K (56 pitches-31 strikes)
DSL Padres Lost 18-13 (2-3 on the season)
Believe it or not, scores like this are rather common for the DSL. The Padres were winning 13-11 going into the bottom of the ninth inning until seven runs crossed the plate against Gilberto Sosa and Ramiro Batista. While it was a bad day for pitchers, many offensive players had field days with Charles Aquino and Victor Duarte collecting three RBIs each. However, the Padres made five errors, but that is to be expected with players this young.
Charlis Aquino: 2-4, 3 RBI, 3 Runs Scored, BB, K, SB,
Euribiel Angeles: 3-6, 2 RBI, 3 Run Scored, 2B, 2 K, E
Victor Duarte: 3-6, 3 RBI, Run Scored, 3B, SB
Albert Fabian: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Mauricio Rodriguez: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, BB, No Decision
Probable Starters for Friday’s games
El Paso: Dillon Overton vs. TBD
Amarillo: TBD vs. Bryan Abreu
Lake Elsinore: TBD vs. Lucas Gilbreath
DSL Padres: TBD vs TBD