Padres Down on the Farm: May 29 (Waldron & Boushley pitch well/Campusano 3 hits for EP)
San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-2 on Saturday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 12-5 to Oklahoma City) (9-11 on the season)
Jesse Scholtens– 4-1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (87 pitches- 47 strikes)
Patrick Kivlehan– (3-for-5) HR, 2 RBIs, Run, K
Pedro Florimon– (2-for-3) HR, 2 RBIs, Run, BB, K
Luis Campusano– (3-for-5) RBI, K
The Chihuahuas pitching staff was tagged for 12 runs in a blowout loss to Oklahoma City. Jesse Scholtens made a start and allowed five earned runs in just over four innings pitched. Parker Markel and James Reeves also were touched up for runs on the night in relief of Scholtens. Pedro Florimon had an interesting night as he went 2-for-3 with the bat (including a homer) and recorded the last three outs of the game for El Paso on the mound. The veteran infielder was called on to pitch as the team was behind big late in the game. Luis Campusano earned three hits, and Patrick Kivlehan smashed his 5th homer of the year in the loss.
.@PatrickKivlehan is dialed in.
3rd straight game with a HR! pic.twitter.com/A6Xwmjn8G0
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) May 30, 2021
San Antonio Missions (Won 6-2 over Northwest Arkansas) (11-12 on the season)
Caleb Boushley– 5 IP, 5 H, 8 K (88 pitches- 57 strikes)
Jack Suwinski– (3-for-4) 2 RBIs, Run, BB, SB
Michael Curry– (2-for-4) 2B, Run, RBI, BB, K
Eguy Rosario– (2-for-5) 2 Runs, RBI, 3 SB, K
The Missions ran wild over Northwest Arkansas as the team stole eight collective bases in a 6-2 win. Right-handed pitcher Caleb Boushley made a start for San Antonio, and he went five solid innings. The 27-year-old struck out eight batters and now has a 4.43 ERA on the season in the Texas League. Pedro Avila pitched two scoreless frames in the game as the pitcher returns to form from Tommy John surgery. Former infielder Carlos Belen earned his first save of the year after he recorded the final three outs of the game. Jack Suwinski went 3-for-4 in the win as the outfielder now has a .959 OPS on the season. Michael Curry and Eguy Rosario each recorded two hits. Esteury Ruiz stole three bags for the Missions on the night.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 3-1 over South Bend) (10-12 on the season)
Matt Waldron– 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 K (82 pitches- 54 strikes)
Sam Keating– 2 IP, 1 BB (37 pitches- 19 strikes)
Tirso Ornelas– (2-for-3) 2B, 2 RBIs, BB, K
Reinaldo Ilarraza– (1-for-4) Run, SB, 2 K’s
24-year-old Matt Waldron started the TinCaps, and he went six innings, allowing only one run on five hits. The right-hander struck out five batters in the game and now has a 2.81 ERA on the season. Sam Keating relieved him and pitched two scoreless frames. Keating needed the positive appearance as he has been knocked around early in the 2021 season. Torso Ornelas was the hitting start for For Wayne as he went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s. The TinCaps only managed three hits in the game, but that was enough for the win. Carter Loewen recorded his fourth save with a scoreless frame in the 9th inning.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 3-1 to San Jose) (11-11 on the season)
Levi Thomas– 4.1 IP, 3 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K (78 pitches- 44 strikes)
Sean Guilbe– (1-for-4) HR, RBI, Run, 2 K
Brandon Valenzuela– (2-for-4) 2 K
Euribiel Angeles– (2-for-4) K
The Storm lost a close one in San Jose by the score of 3-1. The team managed nine hits as a unit but were 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. The team also struck out 11 times in the game. Levi Thomas started for Lake Elsinore, and the 22-year-old right-hander went 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs. Ruben Galindo and Jose Garcia both recorded scoreless appearances for the Storm. Brandon Valenzuela and Eurbiel Angeles managed two hits apiece in the loss. Sean Guilbe slugged his first homer of the year in the second inning, providing Lake Elsinore’s only run of the contest.
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Probable pitchers for Sunday
El Paso- TBD
San Antonio- Osvaldo Hernandez (0-1 6.43 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Gabe Mosser (1-0 2.92 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD
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