Padres Down on the Farm: May 11 (Abrams homers twice in AAA debut/Fernandez 4 hits for SA/Campusano doubles twice for EP)

Credit: EVT Farm

San Diego Padres affiliates went 0-4 on Wednesday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 10-9 to Sacramento in 10 innings) (18-14 on the season)

Ryan Weathers: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 5 K (98 pitches, 60 strikes)

C.J. Abrams: (2-for-5), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, K

Luis Campusano: (2-for-5), 2 2B, 3 K

Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-4), 2B, R, BB, K

El Paso blew a six-run lead to lose in ten innings, but the star of the evening was CJ Abrams. In his first game for El Paso after being demoted, Abrams went 2-for-5, homering twice. In each of his first two at-bats, he went deep to right field, driving in five of the Chihuahuas’ nine runs.

Unfortunately, outside of Abrams, El Paso couldn’t produce much offense. Fellow top prospect Luis Campusano doubled twice, but he also struck out three times. The Chihuahuas picked up eight hits, including both of Abrams’ home runs, in the first three innings, but they had just two hits in the rest of the game. Ryan Weathers was given eight runs of support, but he allowed two runs in the first and four more in the fifth. David Villar took Weathers deep for a grand slam to bring the RiverCats within a pair. A two-run single in the sixth off of Yusmeiro Petit tied the game before a tenth inning home run won the game for Sacramento.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 9-8 to Arkansas in 10 innings) (12-17 on the season)

Gabe Morales: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 3 K (75 pitches, 40 strikes)

Juan Fernandez: (4-for-4), 2 R, RBI, BB, SB

Esteury Ruiz: (2-for-6), 2 R, SB, K

Yorman Rodriguez: (2-for-6), 2 RBI, 3 K

The Missions lost an extremely exciting game, being outscored 4-3 in the tenth inning. The Travelers jumped out into a four-run lead, partly as a result of chasing Missions starter Gabe Morales from the game early. With Arkansas up by four runs headed into the eighth, the game looked over, but the first four Missions’ players reached before a sacrifice fly, and a single gave San Antonio four runs, tying the game at five. Carlos Belen gave up four runs in the tenth, two of which came in on wild pitches. San Antonio did not give up, as they came within a run, but Thomas Milone struck out with a runner in scoring position. San Antonio produced 13 hits and had 19 opportunities with a runner in scoring position. Unfortunately for the Missions, they left 13 men on base, failing to take advantage of their opportunities. 

 

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 6-5 to South Bend) (12-17 on the season)

Jackson Wolf: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 5 K (90 pitches, 64 strikes)

Justin Lopez: (2-for-4), 2B, BB, K

Corey Rosier: (1-for-3), R, 2 BB, CS

Anthony Vilar: (1-for-3), R, BB, K

Fort Wayne lost a tight and frustrating game, as their valiant efforts to come back came up just short. South Bend jumped out into a three-run lead in the third, as they hit starter Jackson Wolf well. Wolf started the inning by hitting a batter before a double put both runners in scoring position. Both came around to score on Fabian Pertuz’s single. Pertuz added another run on a double, pushing South Bend to their three-run lead. Back-to-back triples pushed the Cubs combined with a single, which meant that South Bend scored five off of Wolf. Sam Keating picked up the loss out of the bullpen, as he surrendered a run in his two innings of work, which proved the difference in the one-run game.

Fort Wayne’s day at the plate was extremely frustrating, as the TinCaps had 15 opportunities with runners in scoring position, and they picked up just three hits. They also left 11 runners on base, as they were not able to come up with big hits when they needed it. Fort Wayne did push three runs across in the seventh, as five of the first six batters reached, and Joshua Mears was the only out, which came on a sacrifice fly. However, with two runners on base, back-to-back TinCaps struck out, missing a big opportunity to take the lead. It was a very disappointing day for Fort Wayne, who missed countless opportunities to pick up a win.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 11-1 to San Jose) (18-11 on the season)

Bodi Rascon: 3 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, BB, 2 K (63 pitches, 45 strikes)

Matthew Acosta: (1-for-3), HR, RBI, R, BB, K

Carlos Luis: (1-for-2), HBP, K

Lucas Dunn: (1-for-3), K

Lake Elsinore was thoroughly beaten, losing by ten runs, posting just three hits on the day. Matthew Acosta got the game off to a good start, hitting a home run, putting the Storm into an early lead. However, that did not last long, as San Jose scored two runs in the second and third inning before exploding for five in the fourth. With the Giants up by eight, the Storm’s offense was never capable of making the game competitive again. They had just one at-bat with a runner in scoring position, and they left just four on base. Lake Elsinore was completely baffled by San Jose’s pitching as they were blown out.

 


Thursday’s Probables

El Paso: Kyle Tyler (0-1, 4.70 ERA)

San Antonio: TBD

Fort Wayne: Noel Vela (0-0, 0.44 ERA)

Lake Elsinore: 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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