Padres Down on the Farm: May 17 (Iglesias hits for cycle for EP/another combined gem for FW)
The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Wednesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (18-23, won 10-4 vs. Round Rock)
José Iglesias: 4-for-6, HR, 3B, 2B, 3 RBI, R
Taylor Kohlwey: 3-for-3, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB
Michael Cantu: 1-for-5, 3 RBI, R
Julio Teheran: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 K, 2 BB, W (4-2), (71 pitches, 44 strikes
El Paso jumped on the board early in this game, scoring early and often. The Chihuahuas scored in each of the first four innings, scoring five in the third. Fueled by Jose Iglesias‘ cycle, 15 El Paso hits put this game out of reach early. Iglesias homered in the first and doubled in the second to make it 2-0, and hits from Taylor Kohlwey, Michael Cantu, and David Dahl in the third put this game out of reach. Iglesias’ RBI triple in the ninth completed the cycle. Julio Teheran looked very solid, going five innings and allowing his only run in the second.
San Antonio Missions (18-17, won 6-5 vs. Midland)
Ripken Reyes: 1-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB
Daniel Johnson: 2-for-5, HR, RBI, R
Efrain Contreras: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 5 K, 4 BB, ND (91 pitches, 49 strikes)
Alek Jacob: 1.2 IP, 0 R, 4 K
San Antonio took an early lead in this game, scoring two runs in each of the first two innings thanks to two homers in the first from Ripken Reyes and Daniel Johnson and a two-run double from Tirso Ornelas in the second. Jorge Oña responded after Midland’s run with a home run in the fourth, making it 5-1. After a few runs by Midland in the fourth and sixth to tie the game at five, Brantley Bell gave the Missions a win with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to make it 6-5.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (13-22, won 5-1 vs. Dayton)
Kervin Pichardo: 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 1 R
Carlos Luis: 3-for-5, RBI
Jackson Merrill: 1-for-4, 2 R
Bobby Milacki: 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 6 K, 0 BB (49 pitches, 32 strikes)
A day after throwing a three-pitcher combined no-hitter, Fort Wayne used four pitchers to combined for yet another gem. Each team scored in the first inning, with a Lucas Dunn single putting up the TinCaps’ first run. The next five innings were scoreless as it entered the seventh inning tied at one. Fort Wayne scored four in the seventh to take the lead and essentially ice the game. Kervin Pichardo hit a two-run home run, and both Jackson Merrill and Carlos Luis singled in a run. Bobby Milacki threw the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings flawlessly while striking out six.
Lake Elsinore Storm (20-15, lost 8-6 to Inland Empire)
Nick Vogt: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R
Griffin Doersching: 2-for-5, HR, 4 RBI, R
Samuel Zavala: 2-for-4, R, 2 BB
Miguel Mendez: 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 K, 1 BB (57 pitches, 37 strikes)
A game that was scoreless through four innings ended up being a high-scoring game. Miguel Mendez pitched the first four innings shutout, and it looked like it would be a pitcher’s duel. Griffin Doersching hit a three-run home run in the fifth to break the scoreless tie, but Inland Empire would tie it up in the sixth. Nick Vogt hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth to take the lead, but a sacrifice fly for Inland Empire tied it at four in the ninth. Entering the bottom of the tenth down two, a Doersching double and Vogt single tied the game at six, but Inland Empire scored two in the top of the 11th to take an 8-6 lead. Lake Elsinore had the winning run at the plate in the bottom but could not extend the game.
El Paso: Jay Groome (1-3, 7.88 ERA)
San Antonio: Nolan Watson (1-2, 1.59 ERA)
Fort Wayne: TBD
Lake Elsinore: TBD
Bobby is currently a Junior at Arizona State University and is majoring in Sports Journalism in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is from San Diego, loves to write, and has a deep passion for baseball, football, and basketball. He also co-hosts the “Devils Talking Padres” podcast and is a contributor for ZonaHoops.com.