Down on the Farm: August 11 (Allen with Strong Debut for El Paso, Leasher Impresses in First High-A Start)

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The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 3-5.

Here is a recap of the day’s games:

El Paso Chihuahuas (66-51) Won 2-1

Logan Allen was impressive in his Triple-A debut and the Chihuahuas bullpen held strong to get the win. Allen pitched six shutout innings, striking out six batters and making his case for a September call-up to join Brett Kennedy and Jake Nix in the Majors. Allen Craig smacked a solo home run in the fourth inning to put El Paso on the board while Raffy Lopez drove in what proved to be the winning run with his RBI single in the sixth inning that scored Forrestt Allday.

Allen Craig: 1-4, HR, RBI, R

Raffy Lopez: 1-4, RBI, K, E

Forrestt Allday: 1-4, 2B, R

Logan Allen: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (91 pitches-54 strikes) Win

Rowan Wick: 1 1/3 IP, 2 K (20 pitches-14 strikes) Save

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San Antonio Missions (65-53) Lost 3-0

The Missions could only muster four hits as they lost their third straight game. Emmanuel Ramirez lasted only four innings, allowing two runs to cross on five hits while striking out six batters, but the Missions’ offense couldn’t back him up and Ramirez was tagged with a loss. Nick Schulz was the only batter to collect multiple hits, going 2-4 with a double. Andres Munoz continues to look sharp in Double-A, pitching a scoreless inning while striking out a single batter, lowering his ERA to 1.38, and raising his strikeout total to 21 in between Tri-City and San Antonio.

Nick Schulz: 2-4, 2B, 2 K

Taylor Kohlwey: 1-4, 3B, 2 K

Emmanuel Ramirez: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (86 pitches-58 strikes) Loss

Trevor Magill: IP, R, ER, (10 pitches-7 strikes)

Andres Munoz: IP, BB, K (15 pitches-8 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm (58-61) Won 4-1

Aaron Leasher impressed in his High-A debut and led the Storm to a well-earned victory. Leasher allowed only a single unearned run in six innings, giving up seven hits and striking out seven. The Storm took the lead on two solo home runs by Michael Cantu II and Chris Baker in the fifth inning. Lake Elsinore would pad the lead in the top of the ninth inning thanks to a throwing error by 66ers center fielder Brandon Marsh and an RBI single by Ruddy Giron that brought home Brad Zunica.

Chris Baker: 1-3, HR, RBI, R, K, E

Michael Cantu II: HR, RBI, R, K

Ruddy Giron: 1-4, RBI

Aaron Leasher: 6 IP, 7 H, R, 2 BB, 4 K (90 pitches-55 strikes) Win

Dauris Valdez: IP, 2 K (12 pitches-10 strikes) Save

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Fort Wayne TinCaps (53-63) Lost 3-1

For the second straight game, the TinCaps scored one run and lost by two, with the score being the same as the score from yesterday’s game. Ben Sheckler was tagged with the loss while pitching five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out four batters. Owen Miller has continued to do nothing but hit ever since he was drafted by the Padres, collecting two hits, including a double, and scoring the only Fort Wayne run on Luke Sherley‘s fielding error on a Gabriel Arias ground ball in the seventh inning.

Owen Miller: 2-4, R, 2B

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

Kelvin Melean: 3-4, 2B

Ben Sheckler: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 K (94 pitches-65 strikes)

Austin Smith: 2 IP, 3 H, BB, K (35 pitches-23 strikes)

Tri-City Dust Devils (24-30) Won 4-1

The Dust Devils snapped a six-game losing streak thanks to a strong pitching effort and a bases-clearing double by Michael Curry. Starter Angel Acevedo was solid through six innings, allowing only a single run on two hits and striking out four. Ramon Perez relieved him and tossed three innings of shutout ball while striking out five and only giving up three hits. Tucupita Marcano tied the game for the Dust Devils with an RBI single in the fifth inning and, after walks to Xavier Edwards, Marcano, and Luis Asuncion, Michael Curry cashed in with a two-out, bases-clearing double that brought home all three runners and thrust the Dust Devils into the lead.

Michael Curry: 1-4, 3 RBI, 2B, K

Grant Little: 1-3, BB, 2 K, 2 SB

Tucupita Marcano: 1-3, RBI, R, BB, K

Angel Acevedo: 6 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 4 K (70 pitches-49 strikes)

Ramon Perez: 3 IP, 3 H, 5 K (48 pitches-33 strikes)

AZL Padres 1 (19-23) Lost 8-4

The Padres 1 pitching was stung by the AZL Athletics while committing three errors on the day. Alexuan Vega struggled through three innings, allowing three runs on three hits while walking two and picking up a single run. Reliever Edwuin Bencomo didn’t provide much in terms of relief, allowing five runs on six hits despite striking out five batters. Luis Guzman provided three of the four runs for the Padres, smacking a two-run double in the seventh inning while getting an RBI groundout in the bottom of the ninth inning. Jacquez Williams provided the other run with an RBI double in the sixth inning.

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Luis Guzman: 1-3, 3 RBI, 2B, BB

Jacquez Williams: 1-4, RBI, 2B, 2 K

Greg Lambert: 2-4, 2 R, K, SB

Alexuan Vega: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, K  Loss

Edwuin Bencomo: 4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 K

AZL Padres 2 (21-20) Lost 9-3

A six-run sixth inning led to the Padres dropping the game to the AZL Cubs. Noel Vela pitched two innings and allowed three runs, although only one run was earned, and Vela struck out four batters. However, it was Luis Eusebio who was hit hard as he allowed six runs on seven hits in the four innings he pitched. All six runs came in the sixth inning and the Padres wouldn’t be able to make up any ground. A wild pitch brought home the first run for the Padres and Jonny Homza cracked a two-run single in the seventh inning, but it would be the last time the Padres would score.

Jonny Homza: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K

Payton Smith: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K

Jarryd Dale: 1-3, 2 R, 2 B, K

Noel Vela: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, ER, 2 BB, 4 K  Loss

Luis Eusebio: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, BB, 3 K

DSL Padres (30-30) Lost 6-3

The DSL Padres committed four errors that led to four unearned runs and ultimately tripped up the Padres. Manuel Partida, in his 12th game of the season, pitched four innings and struck out five batters, but poor fielding allowed four runs to cross despite one run being earned. Partida lowered his ERA to 2.48 on the season and could be on his way Stateside by the end of the season. Luis Paez and Bryan Torres each had RBI groundouts in the game while Vladimir Echavarria scored on a wild pitch.

Luis Paez: 2-4, RBI, BB, SB, CS, 2 E

Bryan Torres: 0-4, RBI, BB

Vladimir Echavarria: 1-4, 2B, R, K

Manuel Partiao: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, ER, BB, 5 K  Loss

Jose Garcia: 1 2/3 IP, H, R, ER, BB, 5 K

Probable Starters for Sunday’s Games

El Paso Chihuahuas

TBD against the River Cats in Sacramento

San Antonio Missions

Lake Bachar toes the rubber against the Drillers in San Antonio

Lake Elsinore Storm

TBA against the 66ers at Inland Empire

Fort Wayne TinCaps

Luis Patino goes up against the Whitecaps in Fort Wayne

Tri-City Dust Devils

Adrian Martinez takes the hill against the Hops in Tri-City

AZL Padres 1 & 2

The Padres 1 & 2 will face each other

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