Padres Down on the Farm: May 22 (CJ Abrams leaves game early/TinCaps win big)
While the El Paso Chihuahuas saw their game get postponed due to inclement weather, three other San Diego affiliates played on May 22.
Here is a quick recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas (8-6 on the season)
The game between the El Paso Chihuahuas and Sugar Land Skeeters was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up on May 24 in a 7-inning doubleheader.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 4-0 to RoughRiders) (7-10 on the season)
Adrian Martinez: 4 IP, 7 H, R, 2 K (Loss)
Tom Cosgrove: 2 IP, 2 K
Jose Azocar: 2-4, BB
Michael Curry: 0-2, 3 BB, K
Carlos Belen: IP, H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB
Not only did the Missions lose the game, but they may have lost their star shortstop for the near future.
CJ Abrams exited the game after a groundball in the 5th inning. The shortstop came up limping after he ran to first base and was quickly pulled after being examined by the trainers. So far, there has been no word on his status.
San Antonio had no answers for the Frisco pitching, as the Roughriders used six relief pitchers to hold the Missions to just six hits and kept them 1-for-12 with RISP. The Missions loaded the bases in the bottom of the 4th inning with one out, but Eguy Rosario and Jack Suwinski lined out and flew out, respectively, to end the threat.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 12-7 against Lugnuts) (7-9 on the season)
Ethan Elliott: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, BB, 4 K (No Decision)
Felix Minjarez: 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K (Win)
Jonny Homza: 1-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, K
Grant Little: 2-5, R, 3 RBI, K
Ethan Skender: 2-3, 3 R, RBI, BB
A six-run explosion in the 4th inning launched the TinCaps to victory over the Lugnuts to guarantee a series split at the very least.
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Fort Wayne held a one-run lead going into the bottom of the 4th inning thanks to a solo home run from Homza. Opposing pitcher Colin Peluse loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, leading to Grant cashing in with a single of his own. With the bases full of TinCaps, Homza took a hit by pitch, and back-to-back singles from Justin Lopez and Kelvin Melean gave Fort Wayne a 10-3 lead.
Tirso Ornelas hit a two-run double in the bottom of the 8th inning to pad the lead.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 9-3 to Quakes) (8-9 on the season)
Carlos Guarate: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 5 K (No Decision)
Miguel Rondon: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 BB (Loss)
Gabe Morales: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 4 K
Jarryd Dale: 1-4, R, RBI, 2B, K, SB
Euribiel Angeles: 1-4, RBI, 2B
The losing ways continue for Lake Elsinore as today’s loss to Rancho Cucamonga is their fourth in five games.
The Quakes got off to an early lead in the 1st inning by scoring three runs off five hits. A double play in the second inning scored for the first Storm run, but it was Dale who tied the game at three runs each.
Dale’s double to left field scored Zack Mathis in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Not content with just driving in a run, Dale stole home after a Brandon Valenzuela strikeout for the third Lake Elsinore run.
A four-run 5th inning by the Quakes sank the Storm, and the home team was unable to score another run.
Sunday’s probable pitchers
El Paso- TBD
San Antonio- Caleb Boushley (0-2 7.94 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Matt Waldron (0-1 4.66 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD
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