The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-3 on Friday
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 16-12 vs. Sugar Land) (19-15 on the season)
SP Pedro Avila: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 K, 5 BB
RP Luke Westphal: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 3 K, 4 BB, L (0-1), BS (1)
RP Jose Castillo: .2 IP 0 H, 0 ER
C Luis Campusano: 2-for-4, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, HR
DH Brett Sullivan: 3-for-5, 5 RBI, 2B, 3B
SS CJ Abrams: 0-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, SB
RF Nomar Mazara: 2-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B
2B Eguy Rosario: 3-for-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, HR
The offense was king in this one as the Chihuahuas were out-slugged by the River Cats. Plenty of offense to highlight in this one as Sacramento scored in all but three frames and El Paso scored in all but four of theirs. Both starting pitchers were lit up for five earned in their limited work before their reinforcements took their turn. The River Cats took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. El Paso matched with four of their half. This was a back, and forth display of fireworks as there were five lead changes and two ties before the Sacramento’s bullpen could quell the offense for the final two frames to secure their 17th win of the season.
San Antonio Missions Won 9-1 vs. Arkansas (14-17 on the season)
SP Reggie Lawson: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K
RP Nolan Watson: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, W (1-1)
RP Osvaldo Hernandez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K
1B Juan Fernandez: 2-for-3, 3 RBI
3B Connor Hollis: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 R, 2B
CF Esteury Ruiz: 3-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2B, 2 SB
It took until the bottom of the third inning for San Antonio to push across the game’s first run. They did so by plating five in the inning without the benefit of an extra-base knock. Three singles, a fielder’s choice, and a sacrifice fly would prove enough to chase Arkansas starting pitcher Peyton Alford from his start. A similar trend of singling the Travelers to death would continue throughout as the Missions would eventually bring in nine runs on the evening without the benefit of many slugs. They played station to station baseball and took their walks, only hitting three doubles in the game.
The Missions pitchers were solid this evening, keeping the Travelers hitters at bay. A pleasant site was long-time Padre’s minor leaguer Reggie Lawson with easily his best start of the season, only allowing one run over his four innings of work. Nolan Watson backed his strong outing with three scoreless innings picking up his first victory of the season.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 6-3 vs. Wisconsin) (12-14 on the season)
SP Efrain Contreras: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 1 BB, L (0-1)
RP Danny Denz: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, L (0-2)
CF Joshua Mears: 0-for-3, 3 K
LF Corey Rosier:1-for-3, 1 R
DH Robert Hassell III: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (6), 1 BB
The TinCaps struck for two runs early in this evening’s affair. Robert Hassell III continued his torrid start to the season with a two-run home run the opposite way. He is now hitting .356 through 31 games. That is pretty much the only good news for Fort Wayne the rest of the way.
Iowa tied the game at two in the bottom half of the first. Starting pitcher Efrain Contreras allowed two runs home, the second of which was brought home by former Padres prospect Owen Caissie. The night would not get better for the Fort Wayne staff, the following inning Contreras allowed an unearned run to give the Cubs the lead, and they would never look back. They hung eight earned runs on the next pitcher, Danny Denz, in his three and two-thirds innings of work as the TinCaps. Denz has been getting roughed up recently as his ERA is up to 13.50 in his six appearances on the season.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 10-5 vs. San Jose) (18-13 on the season)
3B/1B Carlos Luis: 2-for-4, 1 R
C/3B Lucas Dunn: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
2B Marcos Castonon: 1-for-4 1 R, 2 RBI, 1BB, 2B
SP Garrett Hawkins: 2 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 2 K, 2BB, L (1-2)
RP Keegan Collett: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K
The Giants scored early and often in tonight’s exchange, scoring seven runs against Storm starter Garrett Hawkins, chasing him from the game before he could record an out in the third inning of work. The game calmed once reliever Keegan Collett entered. Collett entered the game in the third. In a 5-4 ballgame, he did allow two inherited runners to cross the plate, but he kept the Storm within slam range.
The Storm offense, despite putting up five runs, was not overly impressive. In the top of the third, Lucas Dunn singled home their first run, followed by an RBI double by Marcos Castanon and a passed ball to plate their first four runs. Cole Cummings was able to single home their fifth and final run of the evening in the top of the fifth, but the Giant’s offensive onslaught was too much for the Storm to overcome.