Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 15-5) (27-31 on the season)
Angel Sanchez: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K (75 pitches, 38 strikes)
Jose Azocar: (4-for-5), R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
Luis Liberato: (2-for-5), 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Preston Tucker: (1-for-1), 3 R, 2B, RBI, 4 BB
Jose Iglesias: (3-for-5), 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI
Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-4), 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, 2 SB
Brett Sullivan: (1-for-3), 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
The hit parade returned to Southwest University Park on Tuesday night as the Chihuahuas put up a whopping 15 runs on the first-place Dodgers. El Paso scored four runs in the second and fourth innings. The big inning came in the seventh when the Chihuahuas scored five runs, including a bases-clearing double by Jose Iglesias. Luis Liberato hit two home runs in the game, including an inside-the-parker in the fourth inning.
Luis Liberato records his 2nd HR of the night the hard way!
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 7, 2023
Angel Sanchez pitched four innings, allowing four runs, all of which came in the third inning. The majority of the damage came on a bases-clearing double by Michael Busch. The El Paso bullpen allowed just one run in five innings of work to hold onto the victory.
San Antonio Missions (Defeated the Wichita Wind Surge 6-5) (28-24 on the season)
Daniel Camarena: 2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, BB, 3 K (58 pitches, 42 strikes)
Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-5), 2B, 3 RBI
Pedro Castellanos: (2-for-3), RBI, BB
Yorman Rodriguez: (1-for-4), R, HR, RBI
Juan Fernandez: (2-for-3), R, 2B, BB, SB
Daniel Camarena’s outing did not start out well on Tuesday. The veteran gave up three straight doubles to open the game. Wichita would double five times off Camarena in the first two innings, who left the game down 5-0.
Yorman Rodriguez homered in the fourth inning to put San Antonio on the board with a deep fly ball to left field. The Missions would score two more in the sixth inning, including an RBI single from Pedro Castellanos. Down two runs in the ninth inning, the Missions loaded the bases with back-to-back walks to Castellanos and Ray-Patrick Didder and a hit batter. Tirso Ornelas took advantage on the first pitch, driving in all three baserunners to walk it off.
— San Antonio Missions Baseball (@missionsmilb) June 7, 2023
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-3) (23-29 on the season)
Jairo Iriarte: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K (88 pitches, 54 strikes)
Carlos Luis: (2-for-4), R, BB
Jackson Merrill: (1-for-3), RBI, BB
Brandon Valenzuela: (1-for-3), 2 R, 2B, BB
Jairo Iriarte took the hill Tuesday for Fort Wayne to begin a six-game set in Iowa. After throwing two scoreless innings, the lefty gave up a two-run home run to Cayden Wallace of Quad Cities. The Bandits would tack another run off of Iriarte in the fourth inning. The Padres #11 prospect finished the day with three runs allowed through four frames while striking out four.
The TinCaps offense finally got on the board in the fifth inning; after loading the bases, Bandits starter Luinder Avila hit Jakob Marsee to bring in a run. Jackson Merrill would bring in a run as well on a sac fly. Justin Farmer tied the game in the sixth inning with an RBI single. Thanks to some timely hitting and wild pitching from Quad City, the TinCaps tacked on two runs in the eighth inning and another in the ninth. Raul Brito and Keegan Collett combined to throw five shutout innings out of the bullpen, striking out five while only allowing two hits.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost to the Fresno Grizzlies) (26-23 on the season)
Austin Krob: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 6 K (86 pitches, 61 strikes)
Ethan Salas: (1-for-5), R, HR, 2 RBI
Albert Fabian: (2-for-5), 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
Samuel Zavala: (1-for-4), R, 2B, BB
Austin Krob took the mound and was excellent again for the Storm. The lefty went five innings, allowing one unearned run, while striking out six. With the Storm leading 2-1 after six innings, Samuel Zavala led off the seventh with a double followed by a long home run by Ethan Salas, the first of his pro career. Albert Fabian followed with a solo shot to give Lake Elsinore a 5-1 lead.
— Lake Elsinore Storm (@Storm_Baseball) June 7, 2023
The Storm bullpen fell apart, however, combining for five hits and six walks allowed in three innings as Fresno came back and won. Jamari Baylor pinch hit in the seventh inning with a three-run home run. He finished his Single-A debut with four RBI in the comeback victory for Fresno.
DSL Padres Brown (Won 3-2 vs. DSL Gold) (2-0 on the season)
DSL Padres Gold (Lost 3-2 vs. DSL Padres Brown) (1-1 on the season)
Brown – Angel Lopez: 2 IP, 0 H, 2 R (1 ER), 7 BB, 3 K
Brown – Eduarlin Tejeda: (2-for-3), 2B, RBI
Brown – Jose Cordero: (1-for-2), R, RBI
Gold – Adan Moreno: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, BB, 5 K
Gold – Hugo Sanchez: (0-for-1), 2 R, 3 BB
Gold – Nestor Chevalier: (1-for-3), SB
The DSL Padres Brown and Gold teams faced each other on Tuesday night, featuring a pitcher’s duel. Angel Lopez walked three in addition to a pair of wild pitches as team Gold took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Gold would score again in the third inning thanks to three more walks. Brown got a run back in the bottom half of the inning. After getting two men on, Eduarlin Tajeda doubled to left field, making it 2-1.
After being shut down for the majority of the game, Brown reach base five times and scored twice, including a go-ahead single from Jose Cordero. Kleiberson Chaves pitched two scoreless frames to pick up the victory.
ACL Padres (Defeated the ACL Cubs 11-8) (1-1 on the season)
Brian Gonzalez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Oswaldo Linares: (1-for-3), 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Eddy Beltre: (1-for-4), 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Spence Coffman: (2-for-4), 2 R, 3B, RBI, BB
Lamar King Jr: (1-for-3), 2 R, 2 BB
The Cubs led off Tuesday with three straight singles and a fielder’s choice which included a throwing error to chase Padres starter Gabe Mosser after only one inning, allowing three runs. The bullpen combined for 15 strikeouts in eight innings, while allowing five runs. Brian Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win. Gonzalez is currently on a rehab assignment from Double-A San Antonio.
The offense would score 11 runs despite only picking up nine hits, thanks to 10 walks and three Cubs errors. The bulk of the damage came in the middle innings as the Padres scored three time in each the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Eddy Beltre and Oswaldo Linares each homered to lead the way in the victory.
El Paso: Pedro Avila (1-4, 9.64 ERA, 23 K)
San Antonio: Jackson Wolf (4-5, 3.80 ERA, 61 K)
Fort Wayne: Adam Mazur (0-0, 1.45 ERA, 22 K)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Brown: TBD
DSL Gold: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD
Al was born in Fresno, California with a passion for talking and writing about sports. The lifelong Padres fan is currently attending Fresno State as he pursues a degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to being a student, he does public address announcing at both the high school and collegiate levels.