Padres Down on the Farm: May 24 (Chihuahuas walk-off win)

Padres Down on the Farm

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Friday night. 

Here is a recap of the evening’s action.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 7-6 vs River Cats) (19-30 on the season)

Eguy Rosario – (2-for-4) Home Run, Double, 2 RBI

Graham Pauley – (1-for-3) Double, RBI, 2 Walks

Gabe Mosser – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K (71 pitches, 40 strikes)

The Chihuahuas and Sacramento River Cats faced off in a Friday night light show, with the game knotted at six going into the ninth. Eguy Rosario would hit a game-tying home run in the fifth inning off Raymond Burgos, who had held the Chihuahuas off the board on the way to a River Cats win just three days ago. Graham Pauley would walk twice in the game and recorded an RBI double in the second. Elsewhere on the offense, Cal Mitchell would hit his fourth home run of the season as well. 

Gabe Mosser pitched well for the first three innings of the game before unraveling in the fourth, allowing four runs in the frame. He walked and struck out two in his outing. His ERA now sits at 9.00 for the season. Tom Cosgrove would have a scoreless outing with a strikeout in the seventh inning, and Alek Jacob would hurl two tenacious innings with four strikeouts heading into the bottom of the ninth. Both pitchers’ outings may be significant in their efforts to return to the major leagues.  

In the bottom of the ninth, Tirso Ornelas would single before being replaced on the bases by Oscar Mercado.With one out in the ninth, Mason McCoy would send the Chihuahuas fans into a cheer, doubling home Oscar Mercado for a 7-6 Chihuahuas victory.


San Antonio Missions (Won 1-0 vs Wind Surge) (21-20 on the season)

Brandon Valenzuela (1-for-4) Home Run, RBI

Ripken Reyes (1-for-2) Single, Walk

Victor Lizarraga – 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K (84 pitches, 44 strikes)

San Antonio rode a shutout start from Victor Lizarraga en route to a 1-0 win over the Wichita Wind Surge. Lizarraga did not have the sharpest command, with a 52% strike rate, but he would navigate through five scoreless innings, dropping his season ERA to 2.81. The Missions’ bullpen would keep the opposition off the board, with Carter Loewen striking out five of six batters faced. Jayvien Sandridge would rebound from a shaky outing to hurl a scoreless ninth with two punchouts, recording his third save of the year. 

There was not much offense to speak of for the first six innings of the game, but the Missions would break through in the seventh on Brandon Valenzuela’s second home run of the year. He has hit home runs in two of his last three games, which shows promising signs as the calendar turns to June. Outside of Valenzuela, very little offense was going, with only two other hits and four walks total. Despite being 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, the pitching staff kept Wichita off the board for a Missions shutout victory. 


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Suspended vs Lugnuts)

The Fort Wayne TinCaps’ game was suspended by rain on Friday night in the second inning, with Lansing leading 2-0. The game will be resumed tomorrow at 5:05 p.m., followed by a seven-inning game. 


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Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 4-0 vs Giants) (20-21 on the season)

Jacob Campbell – (1-for-3) Walk

Rosman Verdugo – (1-for-4) Double

Eric Yost – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 6 K (85 pitches, 57 strikes)

Lake Elsinore’s bats were stifled by Giants pitching, recording only four hits in the game. They were only able to record two extra-base hits in the game, being shut out. The offense was unable to do much of anything, striking out 13 times in the process. 

Pitching-wise, Eric Yost started and was tagged for three runs in the first three innings. San Jose did a good job at driving his pitch count up with base traffic, as Yost would not complete four innings. This continued a rough patch for Storm pitchers this month. Reliever Kobe Robinson would post two scoreless innings in relief, but the team’s inability to score would lead to a second consecutive loss. 


ACL Padres (Lost 15-4 vs ACL Brewers) (10-6 on the season)

Kashon Conliffe – (2-for-3) 

Colton Vincent – (1-for-3) 2-RBI Double

Cole Paplham – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

The ACL Padres trailed 1-0 before a seven-run third inning sank their chances of a win against the ACL Brewers. Ruben Salinas opened the game for the Padres and allowed an unearned run before making way for Cole Paplham on rehab assignment. The Padres’ No. 17 prospect delivered a scoreless frame with a strikeout, a good sign as he works his way back to Double-A. The Brewers would get seven runs across in the third against reliever Kleiber Olmedo, whose season ERA spiked from 1.42 to 9.82. 

Offensively, the team would drive in four runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-RBI double by Colton Vincent. Kashon Conliffe would have another multi-hit effort, and the team would walk three times, but a 2-for-10 mark with runners in scoring position, plus a further seven runs allowed, would lead to a 15-4 loss.


Saturday’s Probable Pitchers

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Austin Krob (2-1, 4.00 ERA)

Fort Wayne: TBD

Lake Elsinore: TBD


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