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San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-6 on Friday.
Here’s a recap of the day’s action:
El Paso Chihuahuas (65-51) Lost 1-0
Kyle Lloyd threw four shutout innings to start the game for El Paso, and the bullpen only allowed one earned run, but the team still couldn’t pull out the win on Friday night. The offense only managed to get four hits in total, and walked just once throughout the entire game. When the pitcher, Lloyd, has one of the team’s four hits, it’s clear the team struggled on offense. Other key performers included pinch-hitter Forrestt Allday, who had a hit in his lone at-bat, and River Stevens, who also had a base hit in four at-bats. Ty France also added a hit in his second game with the Chihuahuas at the Triple-A level.
Forrestt Allday: 1-1
River Stevens: 1-4
Ty France: 1-3
Kyle Lloyd: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K’s
San Antonio Missions (65-52) Lost 6-2
In his Double-A debut, it was a rough start for Michel Baez. He allowed six earned runs in the first two innings, which sunk the team in the end. He did at least strike out eight hitters in the effort, for what it’s worth. Reliever Colby Blueberg redeemed himself after a recent bad outing by throwing three shutout innings in relief of Baez with seven strikeouts. Buddy Reed had one of his best games for the Missions, with two hits, and two runs scored. Kyle Overstreet had a hit as well, and so did Taylor Kohlwey, who also added an RBI in the loss. Really, when the team only gets four hits and walks only twice, it’s hard to back up the pitching staff.
Buddy Reed: 2-4, 2 Runs
Kyle Overstreet: 1-4
Taylor Kohlwey: 1-4, RBI
Hudson Potts: 1-3, BB
Colby Blueberg: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K’s
Michel Baez: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 8 K’s
Lake Elsinore Storm (57-61) Lost 6-0
Pedro Avila had a tough start for the Storm on Friday night, giving up six earned runs in his 4.2 innings of work. Those runs proved too difficult for the team to overcome, as they were shutout by Inland Empire. Like the two affiliates above them, the Storm also only put up four hits, which was disappointing in the loss. Like the Chihuahuas, they also only managed one walk throughout the entire game. Nate Easley and Chris Baker each had a hit, while Ruddy Giron added two hits in the loss as the key offensive performers. It was a tough game all-around for the Storm on Friday night.
Nate Easley: 1-4
Chris Baker: 1-3
Ruddy Giron: 2-4
Pedro Avila: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K’s
Fort Wayne TinCaps (53-62) Lost 3-1
It was a solid start from Tom Cosgrove in the TinCaps’ loss to Lake County on Friday, as the southpaw threw 5.1 innings and allowed three earned runs, while striking out six. The relievers that followed him didn’t give up any runs, but the offense simply didn’t produce well enough for the team to win. Jack Suwinski had the best game on offense, adding two hits with an RBI, while Jeisson Rosario added a hit with a run scored as well. Shortstop Owen Miller had a hit in his second game with the TinCaps, too. The offense only managed six hits, and walked three times, which was the primary reason the team lost.
Jack Suwinski: 2-4, RBI
Jeisson Rosario: 1-4, Run
Owen Miller: 1-4
Tom Cosgrove: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s
Tri-City Dust Devils (23-30) Lost 1-0
In the second game throughout the Padres’ system in which a team lost 1-0, the Dust Devils’ offense simply couldn’t produce enough on Friday. The team did manage seven hits, yet left eighteen runners on base, which ultimately was the primary culprit for their loss. Omar Cruz made a solid start, throwing 3.2 innings and allowing no runs with three strikeouts despite five walks. The bullpen was solid, but allowed the one run that cost the team the game in the end, which was pretty unfortunate. On offense, Grant Little had two hits, and Luis Asuncion had three. Unfortunately, none of the hitters who got on base came around to score, and the team lost a nail-biter.
Grant Little: 2-4
Luis Asuncion: 3-4
Omar Cruz: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 3 K’s
AZL Padres 1 (19-22) Won 3-0
Starter Nick Thwaits threw 4.2 shutout innings, and three relievers followed him to shut out the AZL Mariners in the San Diego system’s first victory of Friday night. Lee Solomon went 2-4 to raise his average to .333, while Agustin Ruiz added two hits and a run scored with two RBIs. Reinaldo Ilarraza also added two hits in three at-bats. Carlos Luis also added a hit and walk, along with a run in the victory. It was a win fueled by fantastic pitching, and just enough offense to pull out the win.
Lee Solomon: 2-4
Agustin Ruiz: 2-4, Run, 2 RBI
Carlos Luis: 1-3, Run, BB
Nick Thwaits: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K’s
AZL Padres 2 (21-19) Won 7-0
In the second rookie league shutout of the day, the Padres 2 team also had fantastic pitching in their favor. Joey Cantillo pitched four shutout innings to begin the game, lowering his season ERA to 1.98. He struck out four hitters in his four innings of work, while walking none and allowing four hits. The two relievers that followed him kept the shutout intact as well. The offense was led by Luis Roman, who had four hits in five at-bats, with a run scored and four RBI on the day. He hit two doubles and a three-run homer in the win. Angel Solarte had two hits in five at-bats, with a run scored. Catcher Alison Quintero also had two hits with a run scored in the victory over the AZL Indians 2 team.
Luis Roman: 4-5, Run, 4 RBIs
Angel Solarte: 2-5, Run
Alison Quintero: 2-4, Run
Joey Cantillo: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s
DSL Padres (30-29) Lost 6-2
Starter Carlos Guarate made an okay start, allowing three earned runs in five innings pitched. The pitching allowed a decent four runs in the game, but three errors on defense cost the team another two runs, which they couldn’t overcome. On offense, the team only got six hits, which was less than ideal for getting a win. No single player had multiple hits, which speaks to the team’s offensive struggle on Friday. Leadoff hitter Luis Paez had a hit in two at-bats with two walks, while first baseman Emmanuel Guerra had a hit in four at-bats, with two RBI in the loss. Another key offensive player was shortstop Bryan Torres, who had a hit with two walks and a run scored.
Luis Paez: 1-2, 2 BB
Emmanuel Guerra: 1-4, Run, 2 RBIs
Bryan Torres: 1-2, 2 BB, Run
Carlos Guarate: 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K’s
El Paso Chihuahuas:
Logan Allen makes his Triple-A debut against the Rivercats in Sacramento
San Antonio Missions:
Emmanuel Ramirez makes his own Double-A debut versus Tulsa at home
Lake Elsinore Storm:
TBA against Inland Empire on the road
Fort Wayne Tincaps:
Ben Sheckler goes up against the Whitecaps in Fort Wayne
Tri-City Dust Devils:
Angel Acevedo toes the rubber against the Hops at home in Gesa
AZL Padres 1 & 2: