The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-4 on Wednesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas (52-45) Lost 7-1
The Chihuahuas dropped a game in Albuquerque by the score of 7-1. Padres left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi made his first career start at the Triple-A level and he was rocked to the tune of seven earned runs in only 2.2 innings. The rest of the staff did their job, but it was little too late for El Paso. Brad Wieck, Rowan Wick, Kyle McGrath, and Kazuhisa Makita all had scoreless outings. Offensively, the team only managed five hits in the game.
Luis Urias– (1-3) Run, BB, 2 K
Javy Guerra– (1-3) 2B, K
Matt Szczur– (1-4) 2B, RBI
Forrestt Allday– (1-4) 2B
Joey Lucchesi– 2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (68 pitches- 33 strikes)
San Antonio Missions (56-39) Won 7-2
Logan Allen won his 10th game of the year on Wednesday as the pitcher continues to grow. He struck out seven in the win, as he is starting to really use a curveball/fastball combo to finish batters off. The left-handed pitcher has one of the better changeups in the system as well. Webster Rivas hit his third homer of the year and Michael Gettys, Kyle Overstreet and Taylor Kohlwey each had two hits a piece. Fernando Tatis hit in the leadoff spot for the Missions and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Buddy Reed– (1-4) Run, SB
Josh Naylor– (1-4) Run, RBI, 2 K
Webster Rivas– (2-3) HR, 2 Runs, RBI
Michael Gettys– (2-4) 2 RBI, 2 K
Logan Allen– (win) 7.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 7 K (100 pitches- 65 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (46-51) Won 4-1
Reggie Lawson was throwing the ball well on Wednesday, as he went seven strong innings for the Storm. Interestingly, he was followed in the game by Pedro Avila who made only his second relief appearance of the season. Avila threw two innings and earned a save for the Storm. Jorge Ona hit his fifth homer of the year for Lake Elsinore as he continues to swing a better bat of recent. The Storm totaled nine hits in total against Nuts’ pitching. Lake Elsinore has now won three of their last five games.
Jorge Ona– HR, 2 Runs, 2 RBI
Brad Zunica– (1-4) 2B, Run
Ruddy Giron– (2-3) K
Luis Torrens– (1-3) Run, BB
Reggie Lawson– (win) 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (103 pitches- 66 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (45-50) Lost 6-2
Luis Patino started the game for the TinCaps and was very effective. He left after only four innings, but was clocked as high as 98 with his fastball. He lowered his ERA to 2.28 on the year with four innings of one run ball. Mason Thompson came in to relieve Patino and he threw a scoreless frame. Caleb Boushley was saddled with the loss, as he allowed two runs (one earned) in his 1.1 innings of relief. Gabriel Arias continues to exhibit defensive issues as he had three errors on the night. He now has 22 errors on the year, which is a concern. Jeisson Rosario went 4-for-4 with his second homer of the year (a leadoff blast) for the TinCaps.
Jeisson Rosario– (4-4) HR, Run, 2 RBI, CS
Tirso Ornelas– (1-3) 2 K
Kelvin Melean– (1-4) K
Nick Freight- (1-4) K
Luis Patino– 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (73 pitches- 48 strikes)
Tri-City Dust Devils (16-17) Lost 2-1
The Dust Devils wasted a great start from Cole Bellinger on Wednesday. The right handed pitcher went six shutout innings, but Tri-City was not doing anything with the bat. Four of the five hits the Dust Devils earned, on Wednesday, were of the extra base variety but yet they could only manage one single run in the game. The team left 15 batters on base in the game as they lost 2-1 in 10 innings. Vancouver took the lead in the 10th via a run from the international tie-breaker rule (last out inning before starts inning at second base). Tri-City had their chance, but Michael Curry, Chandler Seagle and Luke Becker all struck out in the bottom of the 10th. The loss snaps the Dust Devils three game winning streak.
Owen Miller– (1-4) 3B
Grant Little– (1-3) 2B, BB, K
Blake Hunt– (1-4) 2B, K
Luis Asuncion– (1-4) 2B, Run
Cole Bellinger– 6 IP, 6 H,BB, 2 K (72 pitches- 47 strikes)
AZL Padres 1 (8-14) Won 2-1
The AZL Padres 1 team only managed six hits on Wednesday, but still earned the win thanks to some great pitching. Hansel Rodriguez made his 2018 debut for the Arizona team in a rehab outing and was followed by Kyle Lloyd who was also in Arizona on a rehab appearance. 17-year-old Luarbert Arias pitched well again for the team. His ERA is at 2.14 on the year, as he went four innings allowing one earned run on Wednesday. Edwuin Bencomo and Reiss Knehr were also effective out of the pen. Offensively, Juwan Harris hit his second homer of the year which provided the Padres with their only runs.
Juwan Harris- (1-3) HR, 2 RBI, Run, K
Tyler Benson– (1-3) 3B
Carlos Luis– (1-3) Run
Hansel Rodriguez– 1 IP, 1 K
Kyle Lloyd– 1 IP, 2 K
AZL Padres 2 (13-11) Won 8-1
The AZL Padres 2 beat up the Angels AZL team on Wednesday. A seven-run second inning for the Padres was too much for the young Angels squad. Tucupita Marcano continues to tear up the desert, as he is up to .386 with his batting average. Michell Miliano and Noel Vela were both effective on the rubber for the Padres. Trent Shelton, Chandler Newman and Danny Sexton all threw scoreless innings of relief for the team.
Tucupita Marcano– (2-5) Run, RBI, BB, 2 SB
Sean Guilbe– (1-5) 2B, Run, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
Luis Roman– (1-3) 2B, Run, RBI, 3 BB
Noel Vela– 3 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K
Michell Miliano– 2.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 7 K
DSL Padres (22-17) Lost 7-1
The DSL Padres were shutdown by the AZL D-Backs in a 7-1 loss. The team only managed one hit on the day, as they could not get anything going offensively. Bryan Torres got the only hit, though the team did walk nine times in the contest. Jose Garcia and Jorge Leo allowed three runs a piece and that was clearly enough for the AZL D-Backs.
Bryan Torres– (1-5)
Yeison Santana– (0-2) Run, 2 BB, SB
Luis Paez– (0-3) 2 BB, K
Jose Garcia– 3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 K
Jorge Leo– 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, K