The Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio Missions both had weather issues on Friday which resulted in two finals from each squad on Saturday.
Overall, the Padres affiliates were 3-3 on the day. San Antonio was able to win both their scheduled games for the day, but the Storm dropped two games to Stockton on the road.
It is very early in the minor league season.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 2-1)
Franchy Cordero, Franmil Reyes, Brett Nicholas, and Javy Guerra all homered for the Chihuahuas as they beat Las Vegas 8-3 to move to 2-1 on the season. Brett Kennedy was solid in his 2018 debut, getting the win for El Paso. Eric Yardley, Trey Wingenter and Kyle McGrath all went an inning for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate.
Franchy Cordero (2-4) HR, RBI, R, BB, 2 K’s
Franmil Reyes (2-3) HR, 2 Runs, RBI, 2 BB
Brett Nicholas (3-5) HR, RBI, 3 Runs, 2 K’s
Luis Urias (2-3) 2 BB
Javy Guerra (2-4) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB, K
Brett Kennedy 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 K’s
San Antonio Missions (Won 6-2) (Won 5-3)
The Missions swept a double-header on the power of Josh Naylor, who drove in seven runs on the night. Naylor crushed two homers in the first game and followed that with a two hit, four RBI performance. Matt Strahm started the first game and went two solid innings. He was followed by Miguel Diaz, who also went two innings. Both men are being stretched out to become starters. In the second game, Logan Allen was solid in his debut for the Missions, but he did walk four batters, which is uncharacteristic for him.
Josh Naylor (2-4) 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 Runs, BB
Austin Allen (1-4) 2B
Michael Gettys (2-3) 2 RBI, K
Matt Strahm 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s
Miguel Diaz 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Austin Allen (1-4) HR, RBI, Run, K
Auston Bousfield (2-2) 1 Run, 1 BB
Josh Naylor (2-3) 2B, 3 RBI, Run
Fernando Tatis (0-4)
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 2-0) Lost (2-1)
The Storm started the season off with a long road trip to Stockton. They won their first game on Thursday, but lost both games of a doubleheader on Saturday to fall to 1-2 on the year. The bats went cold for the Storm as they only put up one run in the two games. Adrian Morejon took the loss in the first one in his first start in the Cal League. In the nightcap, Reggie Lawson was very tough for Lake Elsinore. The right-handed pitcher went five innings and struck out eight batters.
Jorge Ona (1-3) 2B
Brad Zunica (1-3)
Adrian Morejon 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Austin Smith 2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Hudson Potts (2-2) 2 2B
Kelvin Melean (1-3) SB
Reggie Lawson 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER 8 K
Gerardo Reyes 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, K
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 9-3)
The TinCaps took a loss on Saturday as Mason Thompson was not sharp. The right-handed pitcher went only 2.1 innings, as he was plagued by both bad defense and a bit of a wild streak too. Thompson will look to get back on track next week in the young season. Only Gabriel Arias had a nice offensive night for the TinCaps, as the shortstop went 2-3 for Fort Wayne.
Gabriel Arias (2-3) 2B, R, RBI, BB
Mason Thompson 2.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K