The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-3 on Friday.
Here is a recap of the days events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 11-5 to the Tacoma Rainiers) (44-72 on the season)
Daniel Camarena – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, BB, SO
Jose Azocar – (3-for-5) 3B, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SO
Taylor Kohlwey – (2-for-4) HR, R, 4 RBI, BB
Gosuke Katoh – (2-for-4) 2 SO
Daniel Camarena only lasted one inning and left with the Chihuahuas down 6-0. A fatal error by Pedro Florimon caused five unearned runs and essentially lost the game for El Paso.
The offense did everything they could to try and come back. That included Taylor Kohlwey hitting a three-run homer and Jose Azocar hitting two extra-base hits. It wasnt enough as the Rainiers continued four more runs after the first.
San Antonio Missions (Won 4-1 over the Corpus Christie Hooks) (57-61 on the season)
MacKenzie Gore – 4.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Michael Curry – (1-for-2) HR, R, RBI, BB, SO
Eguy Rosario – (1-for-4) HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Kyle Overstreet – (1-for-4) R
MacKenzie Gore, despite his struggles with command, has some of the nastiest pitches in the minors. That was evident as he struck out eight of the 12 outs he recorded on the day. He walked three batters in the game but ended the day only surrendering one run.
A pair of home runs by Michael Curry and Eguy Rosario did almost all the damage for the Missions. The first run came when Chandler Seagle was hit by a pitch with bases loaded. Later Curry had a solo shot in the 7th inning to get the Missions a two-run lead. Rosario topped it all off with a two-run homer of his own.
Fort Wayne Tincaps (Lost 8-4 to the Dayton Dragons) (54-64 on the season)
Noel Vela – 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Brandon Valenzuela – (2-for-4) 2B, RBI
Euribiel Angeles – (2-for-5) R, SO
Zack Mathis – (2-for-4) R
The TinCaps day started out with three straight strikeouts on 10 pitches. Action finally came in the third inning when the pitcher, Noel Vela, started to get hit. The inning began with two singles and a wild pitch to score the first run. Another single, then a double scored the next two runs. Vela was now in a battle to get out of the inning. The Dragons would get one more in the frame. And that was enough for the win.
Fort Wayne did attempt a comeback later in the game. A couple of hits in the sixth inning scored their first run of the game. They repeated that in the seventh inning. Then in the eighth, they had their best chance at taking the lead. The TinCaps got runners on second and third and were down by one run but failed.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 1-0 to Inland Empire 66ers) (53-65 on the season)
Nick Thwaits – 4.0 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, SO
Jarryd Dale – (1-for-4) 2 SO
Lucas Dunn – (1-for-3) 3B
Sean Guilbe – (1-for-3) 3B, SO
The Storm flat out had a bad game. As an offense, they only collected four hits and didn’t walk a single time. Two of those hits were triples, yet they still failed to score a single run.
That single run would have tied the game as the 66ers’ offense wasn’t faring much better. They had seven hits and only managed to score one run, using a double to get it done.
Friday’s probable pitchers
El Paso – TBD
San Antonio – TBD
Fort Wayne – TBD
Lake Elsinore – TBD