Down on the Farm: Avila Strikes Out 10 in Leading Storm to Victory

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The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 1-3 on Friday.

Here is a recap of the day’s action down on the farm.

El Paso Chihuahuas (24-25) LOST 5-0

El Paso was stymied today by Cy Sneed and the Fresno Grizzlies,  mustering only two hits against the opposition. Walker Lockett was unable to help his team out, surrendering five runs on seven hits while walking three batters and striking out three. A double by Brett Nicholas and a single by Carlos Asuaje was all the Chihuahuas could do against the opposition and some El Paso members seemed to be unhappy with the umpire’s strike zone as both Luis Urias and manager Rod Barajas were tossed from the game for voicing their less-than-positive opinions towards the umpire.

Brett Nicholas: 1-3, 2B, K

Carlos Asuaje: 1-3

Luis Urias: 0-2, K, ejected from game

Walker Lockett: 7 IP, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, (98 pitches- 62 strikeouts) Loss

Kyle McGrath: IP, 2 K, (11 pitches- 7 strikes)

San Antonio Mission (30-18) LOST 7-1

It was a tough day for Logan Allen and the Missions as they began their series against the Springfield Cardinals with a loss. Allen was cruising through five innings until the Cardinals offense exploded for five runs against him and reliever Trevor Megill. The offense sputtered and, despite getting ten hits, were only able to pick up one run off of an RBI single by Peter Van Gansen.

Fernando Tatis Jr.  1-5, 2B, K

Peter Van Gansen: 2-4, RBI, E

Austin Allen: 2-4, K

Logan Allen: 5 1/3 IP, 6 R (5 earned), 5 H, BB, 6 K (86 pitches-60 strikeouts) Loss

Trevor Magill: 1 2/3 IP, ER, 3 H (28 pitches- 18 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm (22-26) WON 3-2

The only affiliate to win their game, the Storm got a fine performance from Pedro Avila and saw two of their players go yard. Avila went seven innings of two-run ball, striking out ten batters while walking two. Avila has been quietly consistent for the Storm and should be making his way to San Antonio by the end of the season. Home runs by Buddy Reed and Eguy Rosario carried the Storm offense to a well-earned victory, but the benches would clear after San Jose catcher Tanner Murphy had some choice words to say to Rosario after his solo home run in the eight inning. Order was restored quickly and both teams were cast off to their respective benches to stew over what had happened.

Buddy Reed: 2-4, 2 RBI, R, HR, K

Eguy Rosario: 2-4, HR, RBI, R, E

Hudson Potts: 2-4, 2B, K

Jorge Ona: 2-3, R, BB

Pedro Avila: 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 10 K (90 pitches-63 strikes) No-decision

Fort Wayne TinCaps (21-26) LOST 5-4

The TinCaps couldn’t start another winning streak today after snapping their three game as Jordan Guerrero failed to preserve a lead in the seventh inning and Fort Wayne couldn’t stage a late comeback. Mason Thompson allowed three runs to score while striking out three, but only lasted 4 1/3 innings in his outings. He has only been able to go five plus innings in four of his eight games, so he will have to work on going farther in games if he wants to move up the ladder. Half of the Fort Wayne offense came from an RBI triple by Gabriel Arias, while Robbie Podorsky and Justin Lopez would have run scoring hits for themselves.

Gabriel Arias: 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R, BB, K

Justin Lopez: 1-4, 3B, RBI, K

Robbie Podorsky: 2-4, 2B, RBI

Mason Thompson: 4 1/3 IP, 3 R (2 earned), 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K (86 pitches-53 strikes) No- Decision

Jordan Guerrero:  IP, 2 ER, 3 H, K (17 pitches-13 strikes) Blown Save, Loss

Probables for tomorrow

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Jerry Keel

Lake Elsinore: TBD

Fort Wayne: Thomas Cosgrove

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Jason Freund
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