Padres Down on the Farm: May 9 (Weathers pitches well in EP/Marsee HR for FW/9 Steals for LE in loss)
The San Diego Padres, minor league affiliates, went 0-3 on Tuesday, with San Antonio’s game rained out.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 5-4 to Sugar Land) (15-19 on the season)
Ryan Weathers: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (56 pitches, 32 strikes)
Alfonso Rivas: (2-for-4), R, 2 BB, SB
Matthew Batten: (1-for-4), 2B, 3 RBI, BB
Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-3), R, K
The El Paso Chihuahuas bullpen fell apart late, squandering a four-run lead, before losing in the 10th inning. Ryan Weathers had a great start, working four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits in the process. It’s his second straight scoreless start since returning to El Paso, though he showed better control than he did last outing. Matt Batten drove in the first three runs of the game, with a sacrifice fly in the second, followed by a two-run double in the sixth. Pedro Severino walked, forcing in Alfonso Rivas in the seventh. However, Sugar Land did score in the eighth, cutting the Chihuahuas’ lead to three. Eric Hanhold tried to record the save, but he surrendered three runs, sending the game to extras. The Chihuahuas didn’t score in the top of the tenth, so Pedro Leon’s single ended the game.
San Antonio Missions (PPSD-Rain) (11-15 on the season)
The rain forced San Antonio to postpone Tuesday’s game. They’ll play a doubleheader on Saturday to make up the matchup.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 14-4 to Beloit) (9-19 on the season)
Ruben Galindo: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K (49 pitches, 32 strikes)
Jakob Marsee: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R, BB
Nathan Martorella: (2-for-3), 2B, RBI, R, 2 BB
Marcos Castanon: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, R, BB, SB
The TinCaps couldn’t shut down Beloit’s powerful offense at any point, as the Sky Carp scored three or more runs in four different innings. Fort Wayne got a fair amount of offense, as eight of their nine batters had a hit. They actually took a lea when Jakob Marsee led off the game with a home run. However, Keegan Collett surrendered three runs in the third, and it was all downhill from there. Nathan Martorella, Marcos Castanon, and Jackson Merrill all had two hit days, but it wasn’t enough.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 9-8 to San Jose) (18-10 on the season)
Albert Fabian: (1-for-3), HR, 3 RBI, R, K
Jacob Campbell: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R
Samuel Zavala: (3-for-3), 3 R, BB, 3 SB
Nick Vogt: (1-for-3), RBI, BB, K
The Storm hit two home runs and stole nine bases, but they couldn’t do enough to secure the win. San Jose scored nine runs, including three in the seventh, snatching the win. Albert Fabian mashed a two-run home run in the seventh alongside Jacob Campbell, who hit his first homer of the campaign. Samuel Zavala had three hits, a walk, and three stolen bases, in a wonderful day for him. No pitcher was particularly effective, as all three surrendered a run.
El Paso: Anderson Espinoza (0-2, 9.00 ERA)
San Antonio: Efrain Contreras (0-4, 6.50 ERA)
Fort Wayne: TBD
Lake Elsinore: TBD
Sam is a Senior in High School. He has been writing for three years, and started at EVT in June of 2021. He’s headed to Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications in the fall of 2023.