Down on the Farm: July 26 (Xavier Edwards 3 RBI & Tucapita Marcano Remains Hot in the AZL)

Credit: EVT News

Credit: EVT News

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 2-5 on Thursday.

Here is a recap of the day’s action.

El Paso Chihuahuas

The Chihuahuas game was postponed for a later date due to incumbent weather.

San Antonio Missions (61-42) Lost 6-5

In a back-and-forth game that multiple lead changes and ties, the Missions dropped the series opener against Frisco and snapped a three-game win streak. Starter Cal Quantrill wasn’t good, but he wasn’t bad either as he pitched five innings and struck out seven batters while allowing three runs. The San Antonio offense rolled with the punches and fought back to tie the game on three different occasions, with one such tie coming off a balk in the sixth inning. A wild pitch from Eric Yardley in the eight inning gave Frisco a lead that not even the plucky San Antonio offense could come back from.

Nick Schulz: 2-4, HR, RBI, R

Josh Naylor: 2-4, 2B, R, BB

Kyle Overstreet: 1-5, 2B, RBI

Webster Rivas: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, K

Cal Quantrill: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 R, 6 K (80 pitches-57 strikes) No Decision

Lake Elsinore Storm (51-54) Lost 13-7

A sloppy display of both pitching and fielding set the Storm back in their series finale against Lancaster, and said sloppiness cause the Storm to drop the series and lose their third straight game. Three errors allowed four unearned runs to score against starter Emmanuel Ramirez, who allowed nine runs to score in only five innings. Lake Elsinore had an early two-run lead on a RBI single from Eguy Rosario and a run-scoring double play hit by Jorge Ona, but said lead quickly evaporated due to a four-run bottom of the first for Lancaster. Lake Elsinore clawed back to within a run on a solo home run and a wild pitch, but an inside-the-park home run gave Lancaster all the runs they needed.

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Eguy Rosario: 3-3, RBI, 2B, 2 BB

Nate Easley: 2-5, 2 RBI, 2B, K

Hudson Potts: 2-4, RBI, R, 2B, BB, E

Chris Baker: 1-4, HR, RBI, R, K

Emmanuel Ramirez: 5 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (90 pitches-51 strikes) Loss

Fort Wayne TinCaps (47-54) Lost 2-1

A tight contest that was scoreless for the first five innings, the TinCaps blinked first the day after dropping 12 runs against Dayton. Tom Cosgrove pitched a strong game, going six innings of one-run ball while striking out eight batters, but a RBI single by Alejo Lopez was enough to give Cosgrove his fifth loss of the season. Dylan Coleman finished the game, yet allowed the winning run to cross on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. Fort Wayne got some two-out magic in the ninth inning thanks to a RBI single from Gabriel Arias, but Luis Almanzar struck out to end the rally and the game.

Gabriel Arias: 1-4, RBI, 2 K

Luis Campusano: 1-4, 2B, 2 K

Kelvin Melean: 0-2, R, 2 BB

Tom Cosgrove: 6 IP, 7 H, ER, R, 2 BB, 8 K (90 pitches-63 strikes) Loss

Dylan Coleman: 2 IP, H, ER, R, BB, 2 K (28 pitches-18 strikes)

Tri-City Dust Devils (18-23) Lost 5-3

The Dust Devils continued their losing ways, dropping their fourth straight game despite having a two-run lead for four innings. Wen-Hua Sung continued his struggles by allowing the go-ahead runs to score in the bottom of the eighth without recording a single out. Home runs by Justin Paulsen in the second inning and Tre Carter in the third inning put Tri-City on top for a short while, until two runs crossed home in the bottom of the sixth inning for Spokane. Olivier Basabe collected another hit, making him 12-for-38 in his last 10 games.

Justin Paulsen: HR, 2 RBI, R, K

Tre Carter: HR, RBI, R

Olivier Basabe: 1-4

Omar Cruz: 4 2/3 IP, 4 H, ER, R, 2 BB, 8 K (85 pitches-51 strikes) No Decision

Wen-Hua Sung: 0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, BB (14 pitches-8 strikes) Loss

Credit: Tri-City Dust Devils

AZL Padres 1 (11-17) Won 9-3

The Padres 1 were one of two affiliates to win a game, and they did so on the back of a strong performance from Xavier Edwards. Edwards has continued to hit like a man possessed, getting a three-hit game and raising his average to .404 on the season and could earn a promotion to Tri-City or even Fort Wayne if San Diego is aggressive enough with him. Jeferson Garcia started for the Padres, going 4 2/3 innings while allowing three runs to score. The Padres also had three unearned runs gifted by an error from the Mariners

Xavier Edwards: 3-5, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 2B

Nick Gatewood: 2-3, 2 RBI, BB

Agustin Ruiz: 1-4, RBI, 2 K

Reinaldo Ilarraza: 1-3, 2 R, BB, 2 K

Jeferson Garcia: 4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K  No Decision

AZL Padres 2 (16-14) Won 5-3

The Padres 2 slipped past the AZL Royals, holding off the Royals in the bottom of the ninth and stopping a late rally. The Padres, down a run in the ninth inning, cooked up a two-out rally that began with a Hunter Jarmon solo homer. With two on and two out, Jonny Homza stepped up to the plate and slapped a bases-clearing triple to bring home Tucapita Marcano and Sean Guilbe, giving the Padres the lead. Danny Sexton, pitching the ninth inning, allowed a sacrifice fly before getting a lineout to end a close game.

Jonny Homza: 1-5, 3B, 3 RBI

Sean Guilbe: 0-2, RBI, R, 3 BB, 2 R

Hunter Jarmon: 1-1, HR, RBI, R

Tucapita Marcano: 3-5, R, 2 SB

Gabriel Morales: 3 1/3,  4 H, 3 ER, 3 R, 5 BB, K  No Decision

DSL Padres (25-20) Lost 6-3

Despite picking up 13 walks, the DSL Padres only got a single earned run while allowing three runs in the tenth inning. The only RBI came from Emmanuel Guerra on his single in the first inning, while the Padres tied the game up in the sixth inning thanks to two wild pitches that allowed Vladimir Echavarria to scamper from second to third to home. The tenth inning, however, saw Heriberto Sosa surrender three runs to break the tie, and the Padres failed to make a comeback.

Emmanuel Guerra: 2-2, RBI, 3 BB

Junior Perez: 2-3, 2 BB, K

Brandon Valenzuela: 2-6, R, K

Sergio Carrizoza: 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, BB, 5 K

Herirberto Sosa: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Probable Starters for Friday’s games

El Paso: Brett Kennedy

San Antonio: Lake Bachar

Lake Elsinore: TBD

Fort Wayne: MacKenzie Gore

Tri-City: Angel Acevedo

AZL Padres 1 & 2: TBD

DSL Padres: TBD

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