The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Wednesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 14-7 vs. Albuquerque) (31-25 on the season)
Ryan Weathers: 6.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 3 K (100 pitches, 66 strikes)
Eguy Rosario: (4-for-5), 2 HR, 2B, 6 RBI, 3 R, SB
Kyle Martin: (2-for-5), HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 K
Esteury Ruiz: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R, BB, K
El Paso’s offense exploded, as all nine starters scored a run en route to a 14-run outburst. Eguy Rosario homered twice, driving in six runs in a dominant performance at the plate. Kyle Martin, who the Padres acquired earlier on Wednesday from the Mexican Baseball League, homered on his Chihuahuas debut.
Two homers, a double and — count ’em — six RBIs.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 9, 2022
Esteury Ruiz, who hit over .340 in San Antonio, picked up his first Triple-A hit with a massive 444-foot home run. Luis Liberato picked up three hits as the Chihuahuas ran all over the Isotopes. Ryan Weathers picked up the win despite struggling through 6.2 innings, where he allowed six runs. El Paso led by a run entering the seventh inning before exploding for six runs in the seventh inning. The Chihuahua batted around in the inning, blowing the game open in the process.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 2-0 to Corpus Christi) (27-24 on the season)
Tommy Eshelman: 8 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K (94 pitches, 65 strikes)
Ike Freeman: (1-for-4), 2B
Connor Hollis: (1-for-4)
Ripken Reyes: (1-for-4)
The Missions wasted a solid start from Tommy Eshelman, who worked eight innings. He surrendered two solo home runs, the only runs he allowed, but that led to him picking up the loss. He was the only pitcher the Missions used, as he pitched all eight innings. The Missions offense picked up just three hits, struggling throughout against the Hooks.
San Antonio did not reach base until the fourth inning when Connor Hollis slapped a single into right. Ike Freeman’s fifth-inning double was the only extra-base hit of the day for San Antonio, who never threatened to come back from the two-run deficit.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 5-2 to Lake County) (20-33 on the season)
Robert Gasser: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 11 K (87 pitches, 66 strikes)
Jack Stronach: (2-for-4), 2B
Brandon Valenzuela: (1-for-4), R
Matthew Acosta: (1-for-4), R, 2 K
Fort Wayne’s lack of hitting and struggles from Nick Thwaits out of the bullpen ruined a gem from Robert Gasser. Gasser went seven sensational innings, allowing just one run on four hits while punching out 11 batters. He struck out multiple batters in four different innings, surrendering his only run on a sacrifice fly which followed a triple.
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Thwaits surrendered four runs in the eighth inning, which proved to be the difference in the game. Fort Wayne picked up just six hits, and Jack Stronach’s double was the only extra-base knock. They scored twice on an error by Lake County in the sixth, which did put them into the lead. They couldn’t rally late, wasting the stellar performance from Gasser.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 8-2 vs. San Jose) (31-22 on the season)
Bodi Rascon: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (78 pitches, 54 strikes)
Carlos Luis: (3-for-4), 3 RBI, 2 R
Cole Cummings: (3-for-4), 3B, 2 R
Albert Fabian: (2-for-4), RBI, R, K
The Storm rode three-hit nights from Carlos Luis and Cole Cummings to a comfortable win over San Jose. Luis got the scoring started with a single up the middle in the second, bringing home Justin Farmer. Max Ferguson hit a two-run double later in the frame, putting Lake Elsinore up by three. Luis’ second RBI of the night came in the third when another single scored Albert Fabian.
The Double-Double Batter of the Game Presented by In-N-Out hits a… double
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— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) June 9, 2022
A three-run fifth inning from the Storm put the game beyond doubt, thanks to the solid performances of Bodi Rascon and Levi Thomas. Rascon started the game with four innings of one-run ball before Thomas added 3.1 innings where he allowed just one run in relief. Thomas picked up his second win of the season in the process. It was a comfortable night for the Storm, who kept the Giants’ offense quiet.
DSL Padres (Won 10-1 vs. DSL Diamondbacks) (2-1 on the season)
Josmar Acevedo: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Kashon Conliffe: (2-for-3), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB, SB
Maikol Munoz: (2-for-3), 2B, R
Jose Sanabria: (2-for-2), 2 R, BB, SB
The DSL Padres crushed the DSL Diamondbacks, riding a two home run day from Kashon Conliffe. The Padres picked up just eight hits but scored ten times as a result of timely hitting. Maikol Munoz and Jose Sanabria each had multi-hit days as well. Josmar Acevedo threw four innings of one-run ball, while Angel Garza picked up the win with two shutout innings in relief, striking out three batters in the process. The Padres pitching staff allowed just four hits in the dominant win.
ACL Padres (Off Day) (1-1 on the season)
The Padres begin a series with the ACL White Sox on Thursday.
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El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: TBD
Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (0-5, 5.23 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD
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