San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-1 on Sunday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (31-18) PPD – Game will be made up 05/27 as a Doubleheader
Amarillo Sod Poodles (24-24) Won 13-8
With the team being down 8-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, the Sod Poodles orchestrated one of the best comebacks in recent memory. Starting pitcher Lake Bachar had a tough go to start off the game, giving up five runs over the first three innings, including two home runs. Reliever Blake Rogers took over in the fourth and gave up another three runs before former Padre Kaz Makita came in and shut it down for the next 3.1 innings, giving the offense a chance to get back in the game, and that they did.
After breaking the shutout in the top of the 4th, due to an Owen Miller single that brought home Edward Olivares, the Sod Poodles would put up back-to-back innings in the fifth and sixth, scoring six runs in each frame. Every hitter in the opening lineup had at least one hit while six different Sod Poodles had multi-hit days, including a five RBI day from DH Brad Zunica. In the short franchise existence, this definitely has stands out as the best comeback to date.
Rodrigo Orozco – (3-for-5) 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Edward Olivares – (2-for-5) 2 R, RBI
Owen Miller – (2-for-4) 2 R, RBI
Brad Zunica – (2-for-5) HR, 5 RBI
Hudson Potts – (2-for-5) 1 R
Chris Baker – (2-for-4) 1 R
Ivan Castillo – (1-for-4) 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB
Lake Bachar – 3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (79 pitches – 45 strikes)
Kaz Makita – Win – 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K (38 pitches – 29 strikes)
Travis Radke – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K (26 pitches – 17 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (24-23) Lose 2-1
It was an unusual day in the Cal League where bats are usually hot, but today was not that day. From pitch one, it was a duel between Storm starting pitcher Caleb Boushley and Modesto starter tandem Penn Murfee and Raymond Kerr, with three runs scored between the two teams all day, and not a single one coming of the earned variety.
The Storm managed to get only six base runners all game and only pushed one across home plate. Former Rule 5 pick Allen Cordoba had a decent day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Jordan Guerrero gave up five hits in the bottom of the ninth to give Modesto the 2-1 win.
Allen Cordoba – (2-for-4) 1 SB
Jeisson Rosario – (1-for-4)
Eguy Rosario – (1-for-4) 1 R
Caleb Boushley – 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 5 K (85 pitches – 60 strikes)
Jordan Guerrero – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K (32 pitches – 21 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (22-25) Won 12-2
The TinCaps jumped out ahead early in the top of the first, scoring two runs with the usual suspect getting on base leading off, Xavier Edwards. He had a 4-for-5 game and is now hitting .369 while reaching base at a .425 clip. The high school product who was bought out of a scholarship to Vanderbilt like fellow teammate Ryan Weathers, is making the front office look smarter and smarter everyday. He has the makings of a switch-hitting fast twitch middle infielder with the ability to be a classic table setter reminiscent of years past.
Xavier was not the only TinCap to make a difference offensively, as he was joined by Grant Little, Justin Lopez, and Michael Curry in multi-hit efforts. Ryan Weathers started the game and got through three innings, as he is rebuilding his stamina. He allowed no runs over those three innings, allowing one walk and three strikeouts. Henry Henry took over and got through the next three innings, allowing two runs but none earned, while striking out three as well, earning the victory.
Xavier Edwards – (4-for-5) 1 R, RBI
Grant Little – (2-for-5) 2
Justin Lopez – (2-for-5) 2 R, RBI, 1 BB
Michael Curry – (2-for-4) 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Blake Hunt – (1-for-4) 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Ryan Weathers – 3 IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (40 pitches – 27 strikes)
Henry Henry – (Win) 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (59 pitches – 31 strikes)
El Paso- Dillon Overton (0-2 8.25 ERA) vs. Logan Ondrusek 1-0 0.00 ERA
El Paso- Dietrich Enns (5-3 5.71 ERA vs. Austin Voth (3-4 4.54 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Efrain Contreras (2-1 3.55 ERA) vs. John Rooney ( 0-0 3.38 ERA)
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