A rough night for the San Diego Padres affiliates, who went 0-4 on Friday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 9-1 to Sugar Land) (15-13 on the season)
SP Kyle Tyler: 3 IP, 5 K, 1 BB
RP Yusmeiro Petit: .2 IP, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 H, L (Season debut)
RP Ray Kerr: 1 IP, 2 K, 1BB
C Luis Campusano: 1-for-3, 1 HR
DH Luke Voit: 0-for-4, 4 K
RF Nomar Mazara: 2-for-4, extends hitting streak to 16 games
SS Eguy Rosario: 2-for4
Starting pitcher, Kyle Tucker went three shutout innings to begin the game against the Space Cowboys. Luis Campusano hit the first-inning bomb over the left-field fence on a first-pitch curveball.
That’s about where the good news stops for El Paso.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 7, 2022
Newly signed Yusmeiro Petit made his debut in this one. He opened his outing with a fly out to open the inning but gave up a long home run to left on a center-cut fastball. The next batter Lewis Brinson reached base on a fairly catchable ball that the second baseman could not reach. Petit committed a balk to move the runner to second base— he seemed to forget a runner was on, started, and stopped his full wind up.
Korey Lee hit a single that snuck through the infield to bring runners to first and third. A wild pitch brought home the second run of the inning and moved the runner at first up one base. The next batter rolled over a ground ball, which would be the end of Petit’s evening. If he is to contribute to the big club any time soon, he will need to sharpen up in hurry.
The rest of the night would not get much better for the Chihuahuas, as they dropped the game 9-1.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-4 vs. Corpus Christi) (10-15 on the season)
3B Connor Hollis: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB
2B Chris Givin: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
3B Korry Howell: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
SP Gabe Mosser: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 K, 2 BB
RP Moises Lugo: 2 IP, 0 R, 5 K, 1 BB
Corpus Christi tagged San Antonio starter Gabe Mosser for five runs in his outing before the Missions were able to muster their first offense of the evening, scoring once on a solo homer from Korry Howell in the fifth inning. The Hooks would add on two more against the next Missions pitcher, Henry Henry.
The lone bright spot for the San Antonio pitching staff this evening was the effort turned in by Moises Lugo, who fanned five of the seven batters he faced to finish out the game.
The Missions would add on three more runs to pull a bit closer but ultimately fell 7-4
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 3-2 vs. Wisconsin) (12-13 on the season)
SP Efrain Contreras: 1 IP, 1 ER, 0 H, 3 BB (Season Debut)
RP Brandon Komar: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB
RP Nick Thwaits: 2.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 3 K, 2 BB, 2 WP, BS, L 0-2
LF Corey Rosier: 2-for-4, R, RBI, BB
3B Justin Lopez: 0-for-4, RBI
Starting pitcher Efrain Contreras was wild in his one inning of work. He allowed three free passes, and the Timber Rattlers were able to plate a run without the benefit of a hit.
On a night with no extra-base hits for the TinCaps, they were able to scratch across two runs. They tied the game at one in the third inning on a Justin Lopez fielder’s choice with the bases loaded but could not capitalize further.
The game went on without another run until the top of the ninth, when Corey Rosier singled home Jack Stonach to give Fort Wayne the 2-1 advantage.
Unfortunately, the Tin Caps could not hold the lead as Nick Thwaits allowed a single and a double. He proceeded to walk the next batter, which would have loaded the bases if not for a wild pitch on ball four, tying the game at two. An intentional walk did load the bases, only for a second wild pitch of the inning to plate the game-winning run, in a truly bizarre walk-off win for Wisconsin.
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Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 4-0 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (16-9 on the season)
SP Garrett Hawkins: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K’s, L (1-1)
RP Jose Castillo: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R , 0 ER, 1 K
SS Max Ferguson: 0-2, 2 BB
2B Marcos Castanon: 1-2, 2B
On a nearly no-hit night, Lake Elsinore could only muster one hit, a double off the bat of Marcos Catanon against Quakes reliever Octavio Becerra.
Jose Castillo, Lake Elsinore Storm Pitcher:
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— Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball (@Storm_Baseball) May 7, 2022
Outside of this hit and a few walks, there is not a whole lot of positive to report. Starting pitcher Garrett Hawkins did fine in his outing. He was certainly not sharp, but no matter how well he did or did not do, it’s hard to win a game, scoring no runs. One positive from the game was another scoreless outing for oft-injured relief pitcher Jose Castillo, giving him five scoreless appearances in his first professional pitching since 2019.
San Diego born and raised. Padres and Everton supporter… yes I’m a masochist. I’m a sports junkie with a love of stories. Hopefully we can learn a few things together on this adventure.