Padres Down on the Farm: May 4 (ACL Padres season opens)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Saturday

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 6-4 over Sugar Land) (14-18 on the season)

Donovan Solano– (2-for-3) BB

Tirso Ornelas– (2-for-4) Run, RBI

Bryce Johnson-(2-for-4) 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, K

Ryan Carpenter– 5 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K (86 pitches- 49 strikes)


The Chihuahuas held on to a 6-4 win at home against the Space Cowboys. Ryan Carpenter earned the win after going five innings and allowing three runs on three hits. He struck out six in the game. Sean Reynolds relieved Carpenter and threw two scoreless innings. Austin Davis earned his third save of the year in the game by recording the last three outs of the game.

Tirso Ornelas is heating up as the outfielder went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Ornelas is up to a .275 average after a slow start to begin the season. Donovan Solano got two more hits and may be the odd man out with the Padres’ recent acquisition of Luis Arraez. Solano is a veteran bat and could push the Padres to make a decision soon about his future in the organization.


San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-0 to Arkansas) (13-13 on the season)

Cole Cummings– (1-for-4) 2 K

Brandon Valenzuela– (1-for-4) 2 K

Jarryd Dale– (1-for-3)

Victor Lizarraga– 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (73 pitches- 41 strikes)


The Missions could not get anything going with the bat as they were shutout on the road on Saturday. The team only managed five hits in the game and were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. Brandon Valenzuela and Cole Cummings each went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. Jarryd Dale went 1-for-3, and Ray-Patrick Didder went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. The Missions struck out 15 times as a team, led by Juan Zabala and Zach Rek,s who each struck out three times.

South San Diego’s own Victor Lizarraga started the game and went three-plus inning,s surrendering four earned runs on 73 pitches. Despite the poor outing, the right-handed pitcher owns a 3.00 ERA so far this season in the Texas League. Jared Kolar relieved Lizarraga and went 4.2 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out five batters.



Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 10-1 to Lake County)

Homer Bush Jr.- (2-for-4)

Kai Murphy– (1-for-3) 2B, RBI

Ethan Salas– (1-for-3)

Dylan Lesko– 0.2 IP, 2 H, 6 ER, 4 BB (39 pitches- 17 strikes)


The Captains donned in their Star Wars uniforms for May 4, were dominant in a 10-1 win against the TinCaps. Dylan Lesko started the game and failed to make it out of the first inning as the right-handed pitcher was incredibly wild. Lesko walked four batters and allowed two hits on the night. He recorded only two outs and was charged with six earned runs in the game. Jose Geraldo relieved him and did not do much better, coughing up four earned runs in an inning pitched. The game was 10-0 after two innings.

Fort Wayne only managed seven hits in the game and went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. Homer Bush Jr. recorded two hit,s and Kai Murphy doubled in a run in two at-bats. Ethan Salas went 1-for-3 in the game. Salas is off to a slow start in the Midwest League,e as he is currently hitting .200 with a .559 OPS.


Lake Elsinore Storm (9-14 on the season) 

Postponed RAIN


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ACL Padres (Won 10-6 over ACL Royals) (1-0 on the season)

Ethan Long– (3-for-4) 2 2B, 2 Runs, 4 RBI, K

Kaden Hollow– (3-for-4) 2 2B, Run, 2 RBI, K

Alain Camou– (2-for-4) 2B, 3 RBI, Run, 2 K

Langston Burkett– 3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K


In the Arizona Complex Leagu debute, the Padres beat the Royals in a 10-6 game that went seven innings. Yerry Landinez started the game but allowed two runs in the first. Landinez was relieved by Langston Burkett, who went three innings and earned the win for the Padres. The 6-foot-6, 19-year-old right-handed pitcher allowed four earned runs in the game. Braian Salazar threw two shutout innings of relief and Maikel Miralles got the last three outs of the game for the Padres without giving up a run.

Kaden Hollow and Ethan Long both doubled twice in the win. Hollow, a catcher, is 23 and has been battling injuries since the Padres signed him in 2022 out of Dixie State in Utah. Long is a first baseman out of Arizona State looking to advance to the Cal League. Alain Camou is a 20-year-old, left-handed hitting second baseman who was signed in 2022 and spent the entire year last season in the complex league. Jacob Campbell, who spent some time last year with the Storm, went 1-for-4 with a run in the win for the Padres.


Sunday’s probable pitchers

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- Jared Kolar (2-1) 3.00 ERA

Fort Wayne- TBD

Lake Elsinore- Double Header TBD

ACL Padres- OFF

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