Padres Down on the Farm: May 6 (Castanon homers for FW/Dixon with a HR in EP/Doersching 3-for-6 in DH)

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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-5 on Saturday.

Both Lake Elsinore and Fort Wayne had doubleheaders on the day.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 3-2) (14-18 on the season) 

Brandon Dixon– (1-for-4) HR, RBI, Run, K

Preston Tucker– (1-for-3) HR, RBI, Run, K

Jose Iglesias– (1-for-4)

Matt Waldron– 5.2 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K (101 pitches- 62 strikes)


The El Paso Chihuahuas lost at home against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Matt Waldron pitched well, throwing 5.2 innings of one-run baseball. He held the lead in the game, but Moises Lugo coughed up two earned runs in an inning of work, and the offense could not come back. Brandon Dixon and Preston Tucker both hit solo homers in the loss. Jose Iglesias continues to hit at the Triple-A level, as the veteran went 1-for-4 on the night.


San Antonio Missions (Lost 9-2) (10-15 on the season)

Jorge Ona– (2-for-4) RBI, K

Brantley Bell– (1-for-4) Run, RBI, 2 K

Ripken Reyes- (1-for-5) 2B, 3 K

Daniel Camarena- 1.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB (47 pitches- 30 strikes)


The Missions lost to the Drillers on the road as Tulsa got seven runs in the first two innings. Daniel Camarena (of Max Scherzer home run fame) started the game, and he was knocked around for five earned runs in 1.2 innings of work. Lake Bachar filled him with 2.1 scoreless innings, but the damage had been done in the game. Jorge Ona led the team offensively as the outfielder went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Ona is hitting .163 on the season and doesn’t look capable of reaching the major leagues again for the Padres.


Fort Wayne TinCaps -DH-

Game 1- (Won 5-1) (8-17 on the season)

Marcos Castanon– (2-for-4) HR, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs, K

Cole Cummings– (2-for-2) 2 RBI, 2 BB

Nathan Martorella– (1-for-2) 2 BB

Adam Mazur– 4 IP, 3 H, BB (54 pitches- 37 strikes)


Fort Wayne got out early and won, pulling away from the Captains in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Adam Mazur was solid, going four innings and allowing only one unearned run. He failed to strike out a batter but lowered his ERA to 2.70 on the season. Jared Kollar earned the win by pitching in relief as he threw three innings and did not allow a single baserunner to reach base. Marcos Castanon homered for the fourth time on the season and drove in a pair of runs. Cole Cummings went 2-for-2 in the first game and is hitting .231 on the season.

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Game 2- (Lost 6-3) (8-18 on the season)

Brandon Valenzuela– (2-for-3) Run

Lucas Dunn– (1-for-3) HR, Run, 2 RBIs

Jackson Merrill– (1-for-3) Run

Bodi Rascon– 3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 K ( 74 pitches- 43 strikes)


The TinCaps lost the second game on the night as Bodi Rascon gave up four earned in three innings pitched. The left-handed pitcher has a 6.17 ERA so far this season in four games. Brandon Valenzuela continue to swing a hot bat as he went 2-for-3 and is hitting .314 on the season with a 1.057 OPS. Jackson Merrill singled in three at-bats. Lucas Dunn homered and drove in two runs in the loss.


Lake Elsinore Storm -DH-

Game 1- (Lost 10-0) (17-8 on the season)

Griffin Doersching– (2-for-3) K

Rosman Verdugo– (1-for-3)

Kai Murphy– (1-for-3) 2B, BB, SB, K

Fernando Sanchez– 3.1 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (68 pitches- 43 strikes)


The Lake Elsinore Storm lost the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday as the offense did not show up. The team managed only five hits and were 0-for-8, with runners in scoring position. Griffin Doersching recorded two of the five hits as the big first baseman looks to get back on track after a slow start. Samuel Zavala went 0-for-2 in the loss with a walk and is hitting .208 to begin the 2023 season. Fernando Sanchez started the game, and he coughed up six earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched.


Game 2- (Lost 4-3) (17-9 on the season)

Graham Pauley– (1-for-4) Run, RBI, BB, K

Griffin Doersching- (1-for-3) RBI, K

Nick Vogt– (1-for-3) Run, 2 K

Jagger Haynes– 2 IP, H, 2 BB. 3 K (35 pitches- 21 strikes)


In the nightcap, the Storm had a chance late but left runners on base as Graham Pauley struck out to end the game. Pauley did go 1-for-4 in the game with an RBI and a run scored. Griffin Doersching continued his hot hitting in the second game as he went 1-for-3 in the second game and 3-for-6 on the day. Jagger Haynes started the game and went two scoreless innings. It was Haynes third appearance of the season, and he holds a 2.08 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.


Sunday’s probable pitchers

El Paso- TBD

San Antonio- Jackson Wolf (2-3 5.60 ERA)

Fort Wayne- Ryan Bergert (1-1 2.57 ERA) 

Lake Elsinore- TBD

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