Down on the Farm: August 26 (Mejia Two RBI, Tucupita 3-for-4)

Credit: MiLB

San Diego Padres Affiliates were 4-4 on Sunday.

Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

El Paso Chihuahuas (78-53) Won 5-4

The team came through late in the ninth inning to break a 4-4 tie and hold on for an exciting win on Sunday in Tacoma. Walker Lockett made a solid start, throwing five innings and giving up two earned runs. He only struck out one batter, but it was one of those kinds of performances where he managed to pitch well despite the lack of whiffs. The bullpen gave up a couple runs in relief of him, but were good enough to keep the game tied. Ty France led the offense with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI. Other key performers on offense included Francisco Mejía, who had two RBI, as well as Luis Urías, who scored a run in the win. Forrestt Allday also scored a run with a hit and an RBI, and Nick Schulz also scored a run with two stolen bases. El Paso only managed to walk three times throughout the game, but were efficient enough with their chances to come away with the victory.

Ty France: 2-3, Run, RBI

Francisco Mejía: 1-4, Run, 2 RBI

Luis Urías: 1-4, Run

Forrestt Allday: 1-4, Run, RBI

Nick Schulz: 1-4, Run, 2 SB

Walker Lockett: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

San Antonio Missions (69-61) Lost 4-2

It wasn’t the strongest start Jesse Scholtens has ever made, but he worked through a few walks to hold the Hooks to three runs during his 5.1 innings of work. The bullpen also gave up an earned run, which sunk the team in the end — not that it was really their fault. The offense simply wasn’t good enough for San Antonio to ever have a very good chance of winning the game. They were held to only six hits, and left eighteen runners on base — only walking four times in the game. Taylor Kohlwey and Webster Rivas were the only hitters in the lineup who had multi-hit games for the Missions during the game. Rivas knocked in a run, and so did Peter Van Gansen, who also scored a run himself. The offense was so lacking, that San Antonio never really had a chance on Sunday.

Andres Acosta El Paso Herald-Post

Taylor Kohlwey: 2-4

Webster Rivas: 2-4, RBI

Peter Van Gansen: 1-4, Run, RBI

Michael Gettys: 1-4

Jesse Scholtens: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K’s

Lake Elsinore Storm (63-69) Lost 4-3

Ronald Bolanos struggled in his start on Sunday, as he threw six innings and allowed four earned runs. On offense, the team only managed eight total hits, which was a part of why they lost. A.J. Kennedy had two hits with two RBI, as the lone hitter who had multiple base knocks in the game for the Storm. Luis Torrens had a hit in four at-bats with a run scored, while Hunter Jarmon added one hit with a run scored and a walk. Edward Olivares also played pretty well, knocking in a run with a hit in the loss to Lancaster. It was an occasion on which the team’s pitching and offense were both mediocre, and that combination doesn’t win baseball games.

A.J. Kennedy: 2-4, 2 RBI

Luis Torrens: 1-4, Run

Hunter Jarmon: 1-3, Run, BB

Edward Olivares: 1-4, RBI

Ronald Bolanos: 6 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s

Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-70) Lost 10-9

In a high-scoring affair, the TinCaps just couldn’t quite hold on in the end. Henry Henry made the start, allowed five hits, four runs, three earned runs, a walk, and had four strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work. The bullpen then proceeded to allow six earned runs of their own, which was very disappointing. At least the offense produced nine runs, on thirteen hits — though even they were a bit of a let down by leaving twenty-four runners on base. Jack Suwinski had a big game, with two hits and two runs scored. Olivier Basabe had three hits with two runs scored, Owen Miller had a hit with two runs scored, two RBI, and a walk, while Kelvin Melean added a hit with two RBI and a walk. First baseman Nick Feight also had two hits, and knocked in two runs as well. The offensive outburst wasn’t enough on Sunday, because the pitching gave up so many runs.

Credit: TinCaps

Jack Suwinski: 2-4, 2 Runs

Olivier Basabe: 3-5, 2 Runs

Owen Miller: 1-4, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, BB

Kelvin Melean: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB

Nick Feight: 2-5, 2 RBI

Henry Henry: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K’s

Tri-City Dust Devils (32-36) Lost 11-2

Angel Martinez‘s start was pretty rough on Sunday for the Dust Devils, as he allowed six earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. On the bright side, he did strike out six and didn’t walk any batters in the effort. On offense, newcomers Xavier Edwards and Tucupita Marcano had nice games. Blake Hunt also added two hits with an RBI, while Luis Asuncion added a hit in the game. Michael Curry also added an RBI in the loss to the Emeralds. Unfortunately, the team only managed seven hits, which held the offense back significantly. When the pitching staff surrenders eleven runs, it’s definitely hard to win the game. That was the case on Sunday, as the team fell to Eugene, 11-2.

Xavier Edwards: 1-4,

Tucupita Marcano: 3-4, 2 Runs

Blake Hunt: 2-3, RBI

Luis Asuncion: 1-4

Michael Curry: 0-3, RBI

Angel Martinez: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s

AZL Padres 1 (26-29) Won 4-1

Starter Jeferson Martinez was phenomenal on Sunday for the team, as he hurled six innings, allowing one earned run, walking none, and striking out ten batters! The bullpen was solid in relief of Martinez, as they threw three shutout innings to seal the win. Jaquez Williams added two hits on offense with a run scored, while Agustin Ruiz had three hits in his three at-bats with two RBI and a walk. Reinaldo Ilarraza had two hits in two at-bats, along with a walk in the win. Luis Almanzar had a hit with a run scored as well, and Gilberto Vizcarra had a hit with an RBI as another good offensive performer. It was a great pitching performance, finished off with some decent offense to win the game for the team on Sunday.

Jaquez Williams: 2-3, Run

Agustin Ruiz: 3-3, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, BB

Reinaldo Ilarraza: 2-2, BB

Luis Almanzar: 1-4, Run

Gilberto Vizcarra: 1-4, RBI

Jeferson Martinez: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K’s

Credit: AP Photo

AZL Padres 2 (26-29) Won 7-1

Gabriel Morales‘ start was pretty good on Sunday for the team, throwing four innings and allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts. On offense, no one had multiple hits, but Jordy Barley had a hit with an RBI and a run scored. Other key performers included Blinger Perez, who hit a two-run homer, while Sean Guilbe hit a solo homer in the win. Yordi Francisco also added a hit with a run scored, while Angel Solarte had a hit with a run scored as well. The offense was good, and the pitching was better — which made it a pretty easy victory for the team on Sunday. It was a nice win for the team as they defeated the AZL Reds.

Jordy Barley: 1-4, Run, 2 RBI

Blinger Perez: 1-3, Run, 2 RBI

Yordi Francisco: 1-3, Run

Angel Solarte: 1-4, Run

Gabriel Morales: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s

The team also finished a game that Ryan Weathers had started for them on July 30th, that was suspended. The team pulled through and won the game, 4-0 today. For reference to the beginning of that game, please refer to our July 30 Farm Report:

Down on the Farm: July 30 (Rea Impressive in El Paso, Logan Allen Earns Loss for Missions)

What’s Next:

El Paso Chihuahuas:

Logan Allen faces Tacoma on the road

San Antonio Missions:

Chris Huffman faces the Hooks in Corpus Christi

Lake Elsinore Storm:

TBA

Fort Wayne Tincaps:

Ryan Weathers toes the rubber against the Cubs in South Bend

Tri-City Dust Devils:

Jonathan Guzman goes up against the Emeralds in Eugene

AZL Padres 1 & 2:

TBA

DSL Padres:

TBA

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Conrad Parrish
A sophomore at Willamette University in Oregon, Conrad is majoring in Spanish but is also a writing center assistant for other students at Willamette. He has been a Padres die-hard his whole life and hopes to bring comprehensible statistical analysis to the site.

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