Padres Down on the Farm: June 9 (Ruiz 2 HR, 4 hits for EP/Leyba HR for SA/Valenzuela HR for FW)

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Credit: EVT Farm

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-3 on Thursday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 12-2 vs. Albuquerque) (32-25 on the season)

Evan Miller: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (25 pitches, 18 strikes)

Esteury Ruiz: (4-for-5), 2 HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R, SB

Eguy Rosario: (2-for-5), HR, 3B, RBI, 2 R

Brett Sullivan: (3-for-5), 2 2B, RBI, R

The Chihuahuas dominated for the second straight day as the newly promoted Esteury Ruiz blasted two home runs. Eguy Rosario hit his third home run in two days with a fourth-inning blast, part of the 12 extra-base hits the Chihuahuas put together. All nine Chihuahuas starters picked up hits, and eight of the nine starters had extra-base hits. El Paso used six starters as a result of them needing a bullpen day, starting out with two perfect innings from Evan Miller. Pedro Avila worked three innings, allowing one run, striking out five batters in the process. Ray Kerr picked up the win with 1.2 shutout frames of relief. Rosario added on to his big day at the plate with a spectacular play in the field.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-4 to Corpus Christi) (27-25 on the season)

Jason Blanchard: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 7 K (64 pitches, 36 strikes)

Domingo Leyba: (2-for-4), HR, 4 RBI, R

Connor Hollis: (2-for-3), 2 R, 2 BB, K

Kelvin Alarcon: (1-for-2), R, 2 BB, SB

The Missions led by a run going into the eighth inning, but Mason Fox allowed a run in the eighth, and Luis Felipe surrendered a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth. Jason Blanchard allowed a pair of runs in the second inning, putting Corpus Christi into the lead. Domingo Leyba responded with a three-run blast in the top of the third, putting San Antonio into the lead. Leyba drove in his fourth RBI of the game in the fifth inning, but the Hooks quickly answered back with a run in the bottom of the fifth. The Missions couldn’t come up with any insurance runs, and the Hooks took advantage of the back end of the San Antonio bullpen.

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 5-4 vs. Lake County) (21-33 on the season)

Gabe Morales: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 4 BB, 4 K (58 pitches, 34 strikes)

Brandon Valenzuela: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 K

Agustin Ruiz: (1-for-3), HR, RBI, R, 2 K

Jack Stronach: (1-for-2), 2B, R, 2 BB

The TinCaps squeezed a win out as Gabe Morales, and Dwayne Matos combined for 5.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen. Brandon Valenzuela got the game started with a two-run jack in the first inning, putting Fort Wayne up early. Ryan Bergert allowed three runs in the fourth inning, putting the TinCaps behind, but they battled back.

Agustin Ruiz’s solo shot tied the game in the fifth, before Olivier Basabe and Angel Solarte each drove in runs in the sixth. The TinCaps did not allow a hit in the final five innings of the game, shutting down the Lake County offense. Morales’ shutout performance earned him the win, while Matos picked up his first save of the season.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-4 to San Jose) (31-23 on the season)

Jairo Iriarte: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 7 K (90 pitches, 51 strikes)

Albert Fabian: (2-for-4), 3B, R

Max Ferguson: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, R, K

Nerwilian Cedeno: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI

The Storm’s bullpen let them down, as Ruben Galindo and Aaron Holiday combined to allow five runs in a catastrophic seventh inning. Jairo Iriarte surrendered a two-run home run in the first inning, but he did not allow a run in his final four innings. He left the game in line for the win after three consecutive two-out hits led to three runs for the Storm in the fifth. Charlis Aquino, Max Ferguson, and Nerwillian Cedeno all drove in runs in the frame. Albert Fabian led off the sixth inning with a triple before scoring on Carlos Luis’ ground ball (failed fielder’s choice.) The Storm put runners on base in the seventh and eighth innings but could not push a run across. They went down in order in the ninth, ending a frustrating game. 

 

DSL Padres (Won 4-1 vs. DSL Diamondbacks) (3-1 on the season)

Jhosep Chirinos: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Yariel Moreno: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 0 K

Alain Camou: (1-for-1), 3B, RBI, 2 R, BB

Kashon Conliffe: (2-for-3), R, K

The DSL Padres rode great pitching to the win, as Jhosep Chirinos and Yariel Moreno combined to allow just three hits in the win. The Padres jumped into an early lead in the first when Alain Camou’s sacrifice fly drove in Kashon Conliffe. The Padres sent eight batters to the plate in the fourth inning, four of which walked. They drove in two more runs in the frame, which proved plenty with the great pitching. Camou tripled and later scored in the fifth, putting the final touches on the win. A two-out single off Moreno was the only run the Diamondbacks scored, but the Padres still won their third consecutive game.

 

ACL Padres (Lost 9-5 to ACL White Sox) (1-2 on the season)

Walki Lezan: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K 

Josttin Diaz: (1-for-3), HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 K

Colton Bender: (1-for-1), HR, RBI, R

Eddy Beltre: (2-for-3), 2 2B, RBI, R, K

Riley Yeatman allowed six runs in the second inning, putting the Padres behind the eight ball, and they could not rally back. Eddy Beltre doubled home Ruben Salinas in the fourth before the Padres offense scored four runs in the sixth. Beltre hit a two-out double before scoring on Rodman Verdugo’s single. Josttin Diaz and Colton Bender hit back-to-back home runs, but the Padres still trailed by four runs. Walki Lezan put together 2.1 shutout frames to end the game, but it was too little, too late for the Padres. 

 


Friday’s Probables

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Lake Bachar (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

Fort Wayne: Jackson Wolf (2-3, 4.53 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

ACL Padres: TBD

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Sam Evans
Sam is a Junior in High School. He has been writing for 2 years, and started at EVT in June of 2021.
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Ricardo mojarro
Ricardo mojarro
22 days ago

Hi Padres should acquire Andrew Benintendi then send injured players for rehab send outright 1b Hosmer or trade him.Padres have quality players if trades are done.

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