Padres Down on the Farm: September 16 (Hassell III walks 3 times/Farmer 3 hits in ACL/Cummings 4 RBI in LE)
Heading into the final weekend of the minor league season, players are getting their final reps of the year.
The San Antonio Missions and Lake Elsinore Storm walked away with wins on Thursday.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 10-8) (44-71)
Brian O’Grady– 1-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K
Patrick Kivlehan– 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Caleb Boushley– 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 1 K, 3 BB
Joe Beimel– 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 3 BB
Four runs in the first inning was not enough for the El Paso Chihuahuas in their 10-8 loss to the Tacoma Rainers. Tacoma scored five runs in the third inning off El Paso starter Caleb Boushley, and the Chihuahuas never led from then on. Matt Batten hit a two-run home run in the ninth to pull within two runs, but Brian O’Grady grounded out to end the game.
Daniel Camarena will start for El Paso on Friday.
San Antonio Missions (Won 8-6) (56-61)
Eguy Rosario– 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Ethan Skender– 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jerry Keel– 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Henry Henry– 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB
Two big innings pushed the San Antonio Missions pushed the Corpus Christi Hooks 8-6. San Antonio starter Jerry Keel pitched a quality start with six innings and two earned runs. Estuary Ruiz broke up the tie in the seventh inning with a bases-clearing double. Ethan Skender and Eguy Rosario each drove in an additional run. With tying run on first, Henry Henry closed out the Hooks.
Top-pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore will make his final minor league start of the year on Friday for San Antonio.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 6-5 F/10) (54-63)
Robert Hassell III- 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K
Tirso Ornelas– 0-for-3, 2 RBI
Danny Denz– 5 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 6 K, 4 BB
Edwin Bencomo- 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K
A late comeback got the Fort Wayne TinCaps into extra innings before they fell to the Dayton Dragons 6-5. Trailing 5-0 in the seventh inning, Euribiel Angeles got Fort Wayne on the board with single, the Tirso Ornelas got in another run. Then in the ninth, the TinCaps scraped across three runs on just one hit from Justin Lopez. In the tenth inning, Fort Wayne did not capitalize with the runner starting on second and lost their comeback bid.
Noel Vela gets the start on Friday.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 5-3) (53-64)
Jarryd Dale– 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Cole Cummings– 2-for-3, 4 RBI, 1 BB
Jackson Wolf– 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 K, 3 BB
Dwayne Matos– 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
The Lake Elsinore Storm used five unanswered run to come back and win 5-3 over the Inland Empire 66ers. Jarryd Dale started the comeback with an RBI-single in the sixth inning. Cole Cummings then drove in the next four runs, the first on a single in the sixth and the other three on a three-run triple.
There is no scheduled starter for the Storm on Friday.
Arizona Complex League Padres (Won 10-6) (25-31)
James Wood– 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Justin Farmer– 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
Jairo Iriarte– 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Joshua Paulina– 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
The ACL Padres defeated the ACL Indians 10-6. Early runs and then a big fifth inning lifted the Padres to victory. Justin Farmer shined by driving in four runs on three hits.
The ACL Padres will face the ACL Rockies Friday night. There are no scheduled pitchers for that contest yet.
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Dominican Summer League Padres (Lost 4-3 & 17-3) (31-15)
Victor Acosta– 1-for-7, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Daniel Montesino– 1-for-4, 3 BB, 1 K
Adrian De Los Santos– 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Yariel Moreno– 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
The DSL Padres lost to the DSL Reds twice on Thursday. Adrian De Los Santos started the first game. Then Ariel Moreno started the second one. Daniel Montesino walked three times in the two games while Victor Acosta hit a home run.
The DSL Padres defeated the DSL Reds on Friday. They will be off on Saturday.
Dominic is currently a Senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying Sports Journalism. He also hosts the “Devils Talking Padres” podcast and is the producer and co-host of the “Padres EVT Podcast.