Padres Down on the Farm: June 8 (Campusano & Acosta homer/Camarena tosses 6 scoreless/Homza with 2 HR’s)
The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Tuesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 11-0 to Round Rock) (13-16 on the season)
Daniel Camarena – 6.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 K, BB
Luis Campusano – (3-for-4) HR, 2B, 3 R, BB, RBI
Perdo Florimon – (3-for-4) 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB
Tucupita Marcano – (2-for-5) 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R, BB
The offense exploded for the Chihuahuas on Tuesday night to the tune of 11 runs and 13 hits while holding Round Rock to only two hits of their own. Catcher Luis Campusano led the way for El Paso, collecting three hits, including his second home run of the season and a double.
Shortstop Pedro Florimon also had three knocks for the Chihuahuas, driving in three runs and scoring two of his own. El Paso scored early and often, with three runs in the second, fifth and ninth innings and scoring a run in the seventh and eighth innings.
In tonight's win Daniel Camarena, Pedro Avila, Nick Ramirez, and Jordan Guerrero combine to hold Round Rock to 2 hits, tying a team record for record for fewest hits allowed in a game! #FearTheEars
Full Recap: https://t.co/C3P0SUE8V5 pic.twitter.com/wH35E7mcIZ
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 9, 2021
The pitching was able to dominate Round Rock, striking out eight total while only allowing two hits. Daniel Camarena got the start for El Paso, going six scoreless innings and only allowing a single hit. The bullpen wasn’t much of a drop-off, only giving up a collective hit in their three innings of work.
San Antonio Missions (Won 4-2 over Midland) (16-15 on the season)
Reiss Knehr – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K, BB
Nick Kuzia – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K, 0 BB
Eguy Rosario – (1-for-4) 2B, 2 RBI
Jack Suwinski – (2-for-3) 3B, BB, R
The Missions kicked off a six-game homestand Tuesday night with a 4-3 back-and-forth win over the Midland RockHounds. All of the scoring was done in the first half of the game, while pitching was a big story for the Missions.
Second baseman Eguy Rosario got the scoring started early for the Missions, knocking in two with his fifth double of the season, giving San Antonio an early 2-run lead. The RockHounds tied the game in the third off of starter Reiss Knehr, his only blemish of the evening.
In all, Knehr had another strong outing, going a total of six innings while allowing just the two runs in the third inning. The six innings matched a season-high for Knehr, and the bullpen followed with three scoreless innings to close out the 4-2 win for the Missions.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 8-3 to Lake County) (13-17 on the season)
Jonny Homza – (2-for-4) 2 HR, 2 RBI, K
Seamus Curran – (3-for-4) 2B, RBI, K
Anderson Espinoza – 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 2 BB
Felix Minjarez – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K, BB
Anderson Espinoza got the start for Fort Wayne Tuesday night, his fifth of the season. Espinoza didn’t stay in the game for too long but did well while still in the game. He was sitting in the upper 90s with his fastball and had a significant bite on his off-speed pitches. In all, he lasted over two innings, setting a season-high with four strikeouts. Another good sign for Espinoza, he threw over 50 pitches, the first time he had done so this season.
Catcher Jonny Homza continues to stay hot at the plate, hitting two more home runs and driving in a pair. Homza led off the bottom half of the first inning for the TinCaps with a solo home run which gave Fort Wayne a 1-0 lead early and extended the 21-year-old’s hitting streak to 13 games.
Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth, first baseman Seamus Curran hit an RBI double to tie the game at two, which would be the last time the TinCaps were in striking distance of Lake County.
The Captains would hit two home runs in the fifth inning, including a three-run shot for Lake County catcher Bryan Lavastida that put the game out of reach. In all, the TinCaps’ bullpen would surrender six runs in 6.2 innings in the 8-3 loss.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 15-4 to Rancho Cucamonga) (14-17 on the season)
Robert Hassell III – (1-for-3) 2 RBI, BB, SB
Matthew Acosta – (2-for-4) 2B, HR, 2 R
Brandon Valenzuela – (2-for-4) RBI
Jose Geraldo – 2 IP, 3 H, 5 K
The Lake Elsinore Storm had a tough night against Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday night, falling 15-4. Starting pitcher Nick Thwaits had a tough outing, giving up six runs on ten hits in only four innings of work.
Following Thwiats, Jose Garcia was not much better for the Storm. Only able to get one out, the 23-year-old gave up five runs while walking three. The Quakes broke things open in the fifth inning with a 10-run inning, making the score 12-1 after five. Matthew Acosta hit another home run for the Storm as well.
Matthew Acosta ties the game with a blast over the unnamed right field wall! #BeatRC pic.twitter.com/hm0zPKJnvC
— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) June 9, 2021
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Storm, while second baseman Euribiel Angeles also had a streak snapped of his own. Angeles entered Tuesday’s game with an 11-game hit streak, which was ended on Tuesday night after he went 0-for-4 at the plate.
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Wednesday’s Probable Pitchers:
El Paso– OFF
San Antonio– TBD
Fort Wayne– Ethan Elliott (2-1, 1.76 ERA)
Lake Elsinore– TBD
Kevin is a San Diego Native covering the San Diego Padres and their affiliates