The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Wednesday night. The El Paso Chihuahuas were off, but the Fort Wayne TinCaps split a doubleheader.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas OFF (42-65 on the season)
The Chihuahuas will begin a series with the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night.
San Antonio Missions (Won 5-4 vs RoughRiders) (53-57 on the season)
Osvaldo Hernandez– 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 Ks
Carlos Belen– 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 Ks, Win
Allen Cordoba– (2-for-4) 2 singles, RBI
Ethan Skender– (3-for-5) 2 singles, double, run
Eguy Rosario– (1-for-5) single, RBI
The Missions just edged out Frisco on Wednesday night in a close game. The Missions went down early after the RoughRiders scored a run in the bottom of the first. However, the Missions responded with a three-run third inning and never trailed from that point on.
The RoughRiders wouldn’t go away, either. They plated a run in the fourth and fifth innings, but the Missions sealed the deal with a run in the seventh and then held the victory all the way though the rest of the night.
Osvaldo Hernandez gave up all four runs on the night, including a pair of home runs, but Carlos Belen tossed 2 1/3 scoreless and earned the victory on the evening. Oddly enough, the Missions had just three credited RBIs, thanks in part to four costly errors by the RoughRiders. Ethan Skender had three hits to lead the way and has reached base safely in 12 straight games now.
— San Antonio Missions Baseball (@missionsmilb) September 9, 2021
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Game 1- Lost 7-3 to Lugnuts)
Connor Lehmann– 3.1 IP, 8 H, 7 runs (6 ER), 3 BBs, K
Edwuin Bencomo– 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 Ks
Robert Hassell III- (1-for-4) single, run
Tirso Ornelas– (2-for-3) 2 singles, run, RBI
The TinCaps went down early after the Lugnuts dropped a four-spot in the top of the first. Somehow, someway, the TinCaps answered with three in the bottom of the first inning, but they wouldn’t score after that as they dropped Game 1 of the doubleheader.
Connor Lehmann got roughed u and gave up all seven runs–six earned– and was tagged with the loss on the evening. The Lugnuts scored three more in the fourth to put the game away for good as the TinCaps scatted six hits across seven innings.
Tirso Ornelas extended his hitting streak to 8⃣ with a 2-3 game, but we fall in Game 1.
— Fort Wayne TinCaps (@TinCaps) September 8, 2021
Game 2- (Won 2-1 vs. Lugnuts) (52-58 on the season)
Felix Minjarez– 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 Ks
Robert Hassell III- (2-for-4) 2 singles
Kelvin Alarcon– (2-for-4) single, double, 2 RBIs
Tirso Ornelas– (1-for-4) single
The TinCaps bats were cold for much of Game 2 as well. The Lugnuts were tossing a shutout in the nightcap, that is, before the final frame on Wednesday night. Kelvin Alcaron played hero for the TinCaps, putting the game away with a bases-loaded, game-winning, two-run single.
Felix Minjarez tossed three solid innings, and Tirso Ornelas got another hit to extend his hitting streak to 13 after the doubleheader concluded. The TinCaps were happy to walk away with a split after going scoreless in the first six frames of Game 2.
Kelvin Alarcon came through with the game-winning hit to close out the nightcap of our doubleheader! pic.twitter.com/wIYU6zRzrb
— Fort Wayne TinCaps (@TinCaps) September 9, 2021
On another note, MacKenzie Gore was sent up to San Antonio after just one start for the TinCaps.
— Fort Wayne Baseball (@tincaps_wizards) September 8, 2021
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 5-2 vs Rawhide) (49-61 on the season)
Levi Thomas– 4 IP, 5 H, 2 runs (1 ER), 2 BBs, 4 Ks
Lucas Dunn– (2-for-4) 2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Max Ferguson– (2-for-4) single, triple, run, BB
Matthew Acosta– (1-for-2) single
The Storm won on Wednesday night thanks to a terrific start by Levi Thomas, who allowed just one earned run through four innings before handing it over to the bullpen. The Storm’s relievers tossed five scoreless innings, giving up just two hits while striking out seven.
The Storm and Rawhide were tied going into the eighth inning, that was until the Storm posted three runs to put the game away. Lucas Dunn hit a two-run double to break the tie, and Jake Stronach drove home Dunn to put the score at 5-2 and give the Storm the victory on Wednesday night.
Thursday’s Probable Pitchers
El paso- Adrian Martinez (0-2, 8.05 ERA)
San Antonio- Tyler Viza (1-1, 5.29 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Noel Vela (0-2, 2.39 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD