Padres Down on the Farm: September 2 (Trammell stays hot/Gatewood & Driscoll homer/Arias homers in LE)

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The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 3-2 today.

Here is a brief recap of today’s events.

El Paso Chihuahuas (80-60) Lost 8-4

The Chihuahuas scored in each of the first three innings, but they couldn’t keep up the offense for the rest of the game. Starter Jerry Keel pitched six innings and, while he struck out seven batters, he allowed four runs on six hits to keep the River Cats in the game. Four runs allowed by Steven Wilson in the seventh inning put El Paso behind for good. Taylor Kohlwey went 2-for-3 with three RBIs while a solo home run by Michael Cantu provided the other El Paso run.

Michael Cantu: 1-4, HR, RBI, Run Scored, 2 K

Taylor Kohlwey: 2-3, 3 RBI, BB, K, SB

Matthew Batten: 2-4, Run Scored, 2B, E

Jerry Keel: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 7 K (83 pitches-58 strikes) No Decision

Steven Wilson: IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (31 pitches-18 strikes) Loss

Amarillo Sod Poodles (72-66) Won 6-5

The Sod Poodles allowed three runs in the top of the ninth inning, but Tom Colletti got the final out of the game to keep the win intact. Taylor Trammell went 2-for-3 with an RBI double as well as a triple. With today’s performance, Trammell has gone 13-for-36 in his past ten games with a five-game hitting streak. Tyler Benson also continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 performance with a solo home run. Blake Rogers was impressive in four innings, allowing just one run while striking out four. Sam Williams allowed three runs in the ninth inning, but two of them scored when Colletti allowed two inherited runners to score.

Taylor Trammell: 2-3, RBI, Run Scored, 2B, 3B, BB, K, CS

Tyler Benson: 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, SB

Brad Zunica: 1-4, 2 RBI, 3 K

Blake Rogers: 4 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 4 K, (57 pitches-38 strikes) No Decision

Nick Kuzia: 3 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 2 K (29 pitches-22 strikes) Win

Lake Elsinore Storm (73-65) Won 4-3

Today was a good day for the Lake Elsinore Storm. Luis Campusano and Gabriel Arias were named Team Co-MVPs, the Storm punched their ticket to the playoffs and, for the cherry on top, they beat Lancaster at The Diamond in a close match. Arias celebrated his Co-MVP award with a two-run home run to give Lake Elsinore the lead. Angel Acevedo allowed three runs in 4.1 innings, but Mason Fox and Cody Tyler tossed two shutout innings to keep Lake Elsinore in the game.

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Gabriel Arias: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, Run Scored, K, E

Jalen Washington: 1-2, RBI, K, SB

Allen Cordoba: 2-3

Angel Acevedo: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K (59 pitches-35 strikes)

Mason Fox: IP, H, K (15 pitches-12 strikes) Win

Fort Wayne TinCaps (62-76) Lost 3-1

Lugnuts starter Sean Wymer pitched a complete game today against the TinCaps, with only an Ethan Skender RBI single keeping him from a shutout. Efrain Contreras pitched well enough for a win, going six innings and allowing two runs while punching out nine batters, but a lack of offensive support led him to absorb the loss. Ramon Perez allowed a run in the one inning he pitched while Franklin Van Gurp tossed two scoreless innings.

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Ethan Skender: 1-3, RBI, K

Justin Lopez: 1-4, Run Scored, E

Michael Curry: 1-4

Efrain Contreras: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 9 K (82 pitches-61 strikes) Loss

Franklin Van Gurp: 2 IP, H, 2 K (31 pitches-23 strikes)

Tri-City Dust Devils (38-38) Won 7-3

On the back of three home runs, the Dust Devils got back up to a .500 win percentage. Catcher Nick Gatewood clobbered two solo home runs while Logan Driscoll hit a rocket two-run homer en route to a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Starter Luarbert Arias pitched a strong five innings, allowing just one run while striking out four to collect a win in his Tri-City debut.

Nick Gatewood: 3-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 Run Scored,

Logan Driscoll: 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, Run Scored

Reinaldo Ilarraza: 3-4, 2 RBI, Run Scored, 2B, 3B, BB, K, SB

Luarbert Arias: 5 IP, 3 H, R, ER, BB, 4 K (66 pitches-40 strikes) Win

Jeferson Garcia: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (74 pitches-46 strikes)

No teams will be playing tomorrow.

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