Down on the Farm: Margevicius & Paddack Both Pitch Well

Credit: EVT News

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Thursday.

Without further ado, here is a summary on how the teams did.

El Paso Chihuahas (24-24) won 3-2

El Paso showed some true grit today, breaking a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double by Luis Urias, who was manning the hot corner instead of his normal second base. Dillon Overton had a quality start today and, in a low scoring affair, the Chihuahuas were able to string together good hits and clutch moments, with runs coming from the bats of Brett Nicholas and Diego Goris.

The rehabbing Hunter Renfroe went 0-for-4, but also didn’t strike out during the game which is a good sign. Austin Hedges was originally batting sixth, but was a late scratch in the game for reasons unknown.  Our very own Nick Lee was at the stadium reporting live and was able to capture some great video, including the following base hit by Urias.

Luis Urias: 2-4, 2B, RBI, R, K

Brett Nicholas: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SB

Diego Goris: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K

Dillon Overton: 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 5 K, BB (104 pitches-64 strikes) No-decision

Jose Castillo: 2 IP, 2 K (29 pitches-20 strikes) SAVE

San Antonio Missions (30-17) won 10-1

The youngsters down in San Antonio brought out the lumber today as they racked up 10 runs on 12 hits with six of those runs coming in the first three innings. Both River Stevens and Austin Allen connected for home runs while Ty France and Michael Gettys each went 2-for-3. Seth Simmons, a minor league free agent signed in 2016, pitched five shutout innings while both parts of the James Shields trade were on full display, as Erik Johnson pitched three shutout innings of relief while Fernando Tatis Jr.continued his hot May by going 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly. The Missions have won five of their last six games and have Logan Allen pitching for them tomorrow.

Austin Allen: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, K

Michael Gettys: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, BB, K, SB

Ty France: 2-3, 2B, BB, 3 R

Fernando Tatis Jr. 2-4, RBI, 2B, K

Seth Simmons: 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K (64 Pitches, 44 Strikes) WIN

Lake Elsinore Storm (21-26) lost 10-7

The cyborg known as Chris Paddack has finally revealed to the Minor League that he is, in fact, still a human being. He allowed three runs on six hits, but he didn’t walk a single batter while striking out seven batters. It can only be assumed that he will be going up to Double-A San Antonio sooner rather than later. Despite scoring six runs, the Storm would be forced to go into extras. The Storm tied the game up in the 10th inning on a Luis Torrens sacrifice fly, but two unearned runs against Austin Smith allowed the visiting Lancaster JetHawks the win. Another EVT writer, Patrick Cusick, was out at The Diamond today and was able to get video of Paddack taking care of business on the field. Cusick also reported that Adrian Morejon, scratched from his previous start with neck stiffness, says he was pulled as a precaution and feels fine.

Ruddy Giron: 2-5, 2 RBI, K, SB,

Buddy Reed: 1-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB , 2 SB, K

Luis Torrens: 0-3, 2 RBI (sacrifice flies), 2 K

Chris Paddack: 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 7 K (78 pitches- 58 strikes) No-Decison

Austin Smith: 3 IP, 4 R (1 earned), 2 H, BB, 4 K (54 pitches- 37 strikes) LOSS

Fort Wayne TinCaps (21-25) won 3-0

The TinCaps snapped a three-game losing streak today on the back of an outstanding pitching performance by Nick Margevicius. The 6-foot-5 lefty tossed seven innings of shutout ball, striking out seven batters while allowing five hits. A highly underrated pitcher in a loaded Padres farm system, he is a name that Padres fans should not forget for a long time. 18-year-old outfielder Tirso Ornelas, the 13th-ranked prospect by MLB.com, had himself a night for the ages as well, hitting two doubles and a triple to lead the young TinCaps to a well-fought victory

Tirso Ornelas: 3-4, 2 2B, 3B, RBI, R

Luis Almanzar: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI

Luis Campusano: 1-3, 2B, RBI

Nick Margevicius: 7 IP, 5 H, BB, 7 K (96 pitches-65 strikes) WIN

Travis Radke: 2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K (39 pitches-22 strikes

Tomorrow’s probable pitchers

El Paso- Walker Lockett

San Antonio- Logan Allen

Lake Elsinore- TBD

Fort Wayne- Tom Cosgrove

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Jason Freund
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