Padres Down on the Farm: September 11 (Solarte 4 hits in FW/Gore solid start for SA/Vizcarra 2 hits for LE)
The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-4 on Saturday.
Here is a recap of the days’ events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 9-2 to Albuquerque) (43-68 on the season)
Daniel Camarena – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Nick Tanielu – (1-for-4) HR, R, RBI
Pedro Florimon – (2-for-3) R, 2 BB
John Andreoli – (1-for-4) BB, SO
Daniel Camarena continues to struggles at all levels. In his last three outing in Triple-A, he has given up five or more earned runs in each outing. In his two most recent MLB outings, he earned four runs in 3.1 innings pitched. Saturday started fine for Camarena. In the third inning, he gave up a two-run single but still had control of the game. It was the sixth inning when everything imploded. Ryan Vilade slugged a leadoff double. Alan Trejo reached base to put runners on the corners. Then back-to-back extra-base hits scored three runs and ended Camarena’s night. The Isotopes continued to keep the pressure up that inning. Scoring two more runs on two extra-base hits and a single.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-4 to Frisco) (54-59 on the season)
MacKenzie Gore – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 SO
Dwanya Williams-Sutton – (1-for-3) HR, R, 3 RBI
Esteury Ruiz – (1-for-3) HR, R, RBI, BB, SO
Olivier Basabe – (1-for-4) R, SO
Two home runs scored all the runs the Missions would produce in the game. In the second inning, Dwanya Williams-Sutton launched a three-run home run that scored both Olivier Basabe and Agustin Ruiz. In the third inning, Esteury Ruiz hit a solo shot to produce the final run. After that, the Missions were held to just two hits for the rest of the game.
MacKenzie Gore ties a season high with 8 K’s for @missionsmilb. pic.twitter.com/0TwhYhV8Bt
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 12, 2021
On the mound, MacKenzie Gore made his Missions’ debut. The main issue for Gore is fixing his command. This game perfectly highlighted his strengths and weaknesses. The RoughRiders struggled to do actual damage to Gore. They had three hits that turned into two runs in the five innings pitched for Gore. His pitches were clearly deceptive with his eight strikeouts, but he couldn’t always locate, resulting in five walks.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 9-7 over Lansing) (53-60 on the season)
Noel Vela – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 8 SO
Robert Hassell III – (1-for-5) HR, R, 3 RBI, 2 SO
Tirso Ornelas – (2-for-5) R, RBI, SO
Angel Solarte – (4-for-5) 2B, 2 R, SO
Robert Hassell continues to rake across the minor leagues. He just picked up his fourth home run in his 12th game in High-A+ baseball. That was a part of a huge fourth inning for the TinCaps. Three straight singles scored the first run of the inning. A few batters later, Chris Givin scored two more on a single of his own. This set the stage for Hassell’s three-run home run. That six-run inning vaulted Fort Wayne into a lead that they would never surrender.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-5 to Visalia) (50-63 on the season)
Miguel Rondon – 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO
Gilberto Vizcarra – (2-for-3) HR, R, 2 H, 2 RBI, BB,
Jarryd Dale – (2-for-4) R, BB, SO
Cole Cummings – (2-for-2) R, BB
Storm went with a bullpen game on Saturday. Overall, it was successful. Three pitchers walked away without giving up a run. The problem came with Nick Thwaits and Miguel Rondon. Thwaits was off with his command. He walked three, gave up two hits, and allowed five runs to score in 0.2 innings pitched. Rondon fared a bit better. In 3.1 innings pitched, he allowed two runs on two hits and a walk.
ACL Padres (Lost 6-1 to ACL Mariners) (23-30 on the season)
Adam Smith – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 SO
Justin Farmer – (1-2) HR, R, RBI
Reinier Parra – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB
The ACL Padres were held to one hit, which was a solo home run by Justin Farmer. The Padres’ pitching couldn’t hold down the Mariners. The Mariners chipped across six runs using a home run, double, and six other hits.
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Tomorrow’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso – Reiss Knehr (0-2, 2.93 ERA)
San Antonio – Moises Lugo (0-1, 2.53 ERA)
Fort Wayne – Connor Lehmann (3-3, 7.04 ERA)
Lake Elsinore – TBD
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