Padres Down on the Farm: May 12 (Hassell with walk-off in LE/Ornelas with two hits for FW)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Wednesday.

The El Paso Chihuahuas were off for the day.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

El Paso Chihuahuas (3-3 on the season)

OFF

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 9-2 to Midland) (4-3 on the season)

Caleb Boushley– 2.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, BB, K

Eguy Rosario– (1-for-3) RBI

Kyle Overstreet– (1-for-4)

Olivier Basabe– (1-for-1) RBI

 

The Rock Hounds scored five runs in the first three innings and never looked back in a 9-2 thrashing of the Missions. Caleb Boushley was roughed up, giving up five earned runs in 2.1 innings pitched. The 27-year-old right-hander is not a highly touted Padres’ prospect, but he is expected to eat innings in the Texas League for San Antonio. Boushley has now given up 10 earned runs in his first two starts of the season. The Missions’ pitching staff held the game in check as James Reeves and Carlos Belen threw over three innings of scoreless ball. Mason Fox allowed three earned runs on two walks and three hits. The right-hander struggled in the game only recording two outs for the Missions.

Credit: Missions

Offensively, San Antonio only recorded five hits in the game. Eguy Rosario and Olivier Basabe drove in a run in the loss. Rosario left the game with an injury late. Brad Zunica walked twice, struck out twice, and is still looking for his first hit of the 2021 season. The big left-handed first baseman is starting slow but is capable of becoming red hot at any moment. The Missions will look to rebound from the loss on Thursday.

 

Fort Wayns TinCaps (Lost 5-3 to Lake County) (3-4 on the season)

Matt Waldron– 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 K (76 pitches-47 strikes)

Jawuan Harris– (2-for-4) 2 2b, Run, BB, K

Tirso Ornelas– (2-for-5) 2 2b, Run, K

Luis Almanzar– (1-for-4) 2b, Run, RBI, K

 

The TinCaps rallied late but were unable to catch the Captains who went on to win 5-3. Lake County scored a run each in five out of the six first innings played on Wednesday. Matt Waldron allowed three earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. The right-handed pitcher who was obtained in November of 2020 from the Indians is 24 years old and considered a decent low-end prospect. Sam Keating, Mason Feole, and Carter Loewen followed Waldron out of the pen for the TinCaps.


The offense totaled 10 hits, including seven extra-base hits, but was unable to rally in the end. Tirso Ornelas and Jawuan Harris doubled twice in the game. Ornelas is off to a cold start (.095 average) but is showing signs of coming out of it. Luis Almanzar doubled as well in the game and is off to a hot start, batting .333 with an OPS of 1.051. Fort Wayne struck out 15 times in the game and that was a huge reason for the loss. Every starter, except for Adam Kerner batting out of the ninth hole went down by way of the strikeout. Agustin Ruiz, Kelvin Melean, and Michael Curry all struck out three times in the game.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 10-9 over Inland Empire) (6-2 on the season)

Noel Vela– 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (63 pitches- 39 strikes)

Jordy Barley– (3-for-5)  2 2b, 2 BB, 2 Runs, RBI, K, 2 SB

Robert Hassell III- (1-for-4) 3 RBI, Run, 2 BB, K

Jack Stronach– (2-for-5) 2 2b, Run, RBI, K

 

A back-and-forth game ended with a walk-off double by Robert Hassell III in the bottom of the 9th inning. Hassell sent a ball deep into the right-center field gap, clearing the basepaths for Lake Elsinore. The Storm got on top early in the game but surrendered four runs in the second to trail 4-2 in the contest. Lake Elsinore took the lead in the 5th inning, only to give up two immediate runs to Inland Empire to tie the game at six. Jordy Barley put on a show on Wednesday and forced a throwing error in the bottom of the 6th resulting in the go-ahead run (video below). The infielder is off to a good start in 2021 and could quickly become a relevant prospect within the system. The Storm held the score of 7-6 all the way until the last frame of the inning.

Hassell was the hero for the walk-off hit, but this was a total team effort from the Storm. Lake Elsinore battled back despite allowing the 66ers to take the lead on a three-run homer in the top of the 9th. Michell Miliano was trying to get through his third inning of relief and ran to of gas. The right-handed pitcher has some upside and showed good stuff on the night, striking out four batters in 2.1 innings of ball. Jose Geraldo was credited with the win after getting the two final outs of the 9th inning. The Storm look to keep the momentum going on Thursday against the 66ers.

Stealing runs & stealing dubs with Yordy Barley #YourHomeTeam pic.twitter.com/csv4o0BzIq

 

Thursday’s probable pitchers 

El Paso- MacKenzie Gore (0-1 6.75 ERA)

San Antonio- Osvaldo Hernandez (0-0 2.25 ERA)

Fort Wayne- TBD

Lake Elsinore- TBD

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