Padres Down on the Farm: May 30 (CJ Abrams returns to action/Vela pitches well in loss for LE)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 0-4 on Sunday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 20-9 to Oklahoma City) (9-12 on the season)

Brett Kennedy– 5 IP, 10 H, 12 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (102 pitches- 68 strikes)

Brian O’Grady– (3-for-5) HR, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs, K

Patrick Kivlehan– (3-for-5) HR, 2 Runs, RBI, K

Matthew Batten- (2-for-2) 2B, 2 RBI’s Run / 3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, K (52 pitches- 32 strikes)


El Paso was annihilated by the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate on Sunday. Brett Kennedy allowed 12 earned runs in five innings pitched, and infielder Matthew Batten ended the game on the mound recording the last nine outs for the Chihuahuas. Batten allowed six earned run on eight hits but did go 2-for-2 in the contest. Patrick Kivlehan is on fire as he homered again for El Paso. The outfielder went 3-for-5 in the game and has homered in four straight games. Brian O’Grady went 3-for-5 with a homer and a triple. He owns a 1.010 OPS so far in the 2021 season. It has been reported the MacKenzie Gore will not make his next scheduled start due to some blister issues. More information will come out in the coming days.

Blink and you’ll miss this line drive HR from @BrianOGrady21

— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) May 31, 2021


San Antonio Missions (Lost 12-2 to Northwest Arkansas) (11-13 on the season) 

Osvaldo Hernandez– 4 IP, 8 H, 6 Runs, 6 K (80 pitches- 54 strikes)

Henry Henry– 1.2 IP, 3 BB (35 pitches- 15 strikes)

CJ Abrams– (0-for-4)

Eguy Rosario– (1-for-2) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB


Osvaldo Hernandez did not have his good stuff on Sunday as San Antonio lost their series finale 12-2. The lefty was tagged for five homers in the game and allowed six runs in total in just four innings pitched. The 23-year-old is a highly-regarded prospect, but he is having difficulty early in the 2021 season. His ERA sits at 8.00 for the season. Henry Henry relieved Hernandez and recorded five outs without allowing a run or hit. The sinkerball specialist did walk three batters in his appearance. Star Padres’ prospect CJ Abrams returned to the lineup on Sunday and showed no issues with his legs. Though he went 0-for-4 with the bat, Abrams did reach on an infield error in which he showed his top speed going down the baseline. An Eguy Rosario two-run homer resulted in the Missions only runs for the game. Catcher Juan Fernandez took a foul ball off his hand and left the game late.


Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 12-2 to South Bend) (10-13 on the season)

Gabe Mosser– 5 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, BB, 4 K (85 pitches- 55 strikes)

Kelvin Alarcon– (2-for-3) Run, RBI, BB, K

Jawuan Harris– (1-for-2) BB, Run, SB, K

Jonny Homza– (1-for-4) RBI, K

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Gabe Mosser was tagged by the Cubs in his second start of the series. New minor league standards (thanks to Covid-19) result in six-game series this year. Mosser started the game on Tuesday and pitched well in a TinCaps’ loss. On Sunday, he did not have the same favorable results in the series finale. The right-hander allowed ten hits and six earned runs in five innings pitched for the TinCaps. Cody Tyler and Austin Smith relieved Mosser, and each gave up multiple runs in their appearance. The pitching staff allowed 18 hits in total and ten earned runs in the loss. Newly promoted (from Lake Elsinore), Kelvin Alarcon went 2-for-3 with a run, RBI, and a walk.  Jawuan Harris stole a bag and went 1-for-2 in the game. In total, the TinCaps only managed five hits in the game.


Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 2-1 to San Jose) (11-13 on the season)

Noel Vela– 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (67 pitches- 43 strikes)

Robert Hassell III- (1-for-5) K

Eurbiel Angeles- (2-for-5) 2 K

Brandon Valenzuela– (1-for-3) Run, BB


The Storm lost a close game on Sunday by a score of 2-1. 22-year-old left-handed pitcher Noel Vela pitched well in the loss allowing just one earned run on two hits. The former 28th round pick has a 3.38 ERA so far in the 2021 season. Felix Minjarez relieved Vela and went two shutout innings, striking out two batters. The two runs allowed by Vela in the first were enough for the Giants as they shut down the Storm offense on the day. Lake Elsinore totaled six hits in the game but were 0-for-7, with runners in scoring position. In fact, the Giants only managed two hits the entire game, by the extra run across the board was enough for the win. Brandon Valenzuela continues to impress, hitting in the middle of the Storm lineup. The 20-year-old switch-hitting catcher is turning out to be a decent prospect with plus abilities.


Monday’s probable pitchers

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- OFF

Fort Wayne- OFF

Lake Elsinore- OFF

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