The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-0 on Wednesday. The El Paso Chihuahuas had an off day.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Off Day) (27-22 on the season)
San Antonio Missions (Won 3-1 vs. Tulsa) (24-22 on the season)
Matt Waldron: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (76 pitches, 49 strikes)
Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-3), RBI
Yorman Rodriguez:(1-for-4), 2 RBI
Thomas Milone: (1-for-4), R, SB, 2 K
The Missions rode a fantastic performance from their starter Matt Waldron. Waldron gave up just three hits in six innings while also walking just one. He struck out four Drillers, picking up a win. San Antonio scraped across a sun in the second inning when Tirso Ornelas singled home Thomas Milone. They then picked up two crucial insurance runs in the eighth. Three consecutive Missions’ walked before Yorman Rodriguez hit a two-out single to score a pair. The Drillers did score in the ninth, but Angel Felipe required Carson Taylor, who represented the winning run.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 9-1 vs. Great Lakes) (18-28 on the season)
Noel Vela: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 9 K (84 pitches, 47 strikes)
Agustin Ruiz: (1-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, K
Brandon Valenzuela: (3-for-5), RBI, R, K
Lucas Dunn: (1-for-2), RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB, K
The TinCaps allowed just three hits in a comfortable win over the Great Lakes Loons. Noel Vela struggled with control, walking five batters, but he struck out nine and allowed just one hit in five innings. The TinCaps sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring six runs. They drew five walks in the inning as the TinCaps showed great discipline at the dish. Fort Wayne scored again in the fifth on an Anthony Vilar single before adding two more on Agustin Ruiz’s seventh-inning home run. The Loons did break up the shutout with a home run in the bottom of the ninth, but it was still a comfortable win.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 9-6 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (28-18 on the season)
Alan Mundo: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (40 pitches, 26 strikes)
Marcos Castanon: (2-for-3), HR, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
Albert Fabian: (1-for-5), HR, RBI, R, 2 K
Justin Farmer: (2-for-4), RBI, R, BB, SB, K
The Storm won a slugfest, scoring four runs in the ninth inning to pick up a win. Lake Elsinore fell behind early, as starter Wilton Castillo allowed four runs in 2.1 innings. Marcos Castanon helped to start the comeback with a third-inning home run. Nerwillian Cedeno’s RBI groundout in the sixth inning tied the game at four as the Storm completed the rally. A pair of two-out hits put the Quakes ahead by a pair, but the Storm struck back with a run in the eighth. Albert Fabian hit a home run to tie the game in the ninth before Carlos Luis put the Storm ahead. Tyler Malone’s double helped to provide insurance runs for Lake Elsinore.
El Paso: Ryan Weathers (2-3, 6.91 ERA)
San Antonio: Thomas Eshelman (2-2, 4.78 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Efraín Contreras (0-1, 6.17 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD-