Down on the Farm: April 18 (France Continues Hot Hitting/Thompson Pitches in LE)

Credit: Chihuahuas

Credit: EVT Sports

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 on Thursday.

Here is your recap of the day’s events.

El Paso Chihuahuas (7-7) Lost 7-6

Gerardo Reyes allowed a go-ahead homer off the bat of Eric Young Jr. in the ninth inning, and that was the difference in the game. Tacoma continues its dominance of the Chihuahuas as they take the first game of the series in front on 7, 283 fans at Southwest University Park. El Paso managed 15 hits in the game and smacked two homers, but left 11 men on base in the contest. Ty France continues to swing a hot bat, going 4-for-5 in the game. He has seen time at third, second and first base this season for El Paso and could be called up soon by the Padres. The Chihuahuas struck out 13 times in the game as Michael Gettys and Jacob Scavuzzo each K’d three times. Carlos Torres continues to pitch well out of the pen for El Paso and he owns a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched this year.

Ty France– (4-5) 2 2B, 2 RBI, Run

Seth Mejias-Brean– (3-5) Run, K

Matt Batten– (2-4) HR, RBI, Run

Jacob Scavuzzo– (2-5) HR, RBI, Run, 3 K

Chris Rowley– 5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, BB, 6 K (88 pitches- 65 strikes)

Amarillo Sod Poodles (6-9) Won 8-4

The Sod Poodles got off to a 6-3 lead and never looked back in their win on Thursday in Amarillo. Panamanian’ outfielder Rodrigo Orozco was added to the team on Thursday and wasted no time producing. He went 2-for-3 at the plate with his first Texas League homer. T.J. Weir was effective in the win, going five innings for the Soddies. Hudson Potts (.135), Buddy Reed (.210) and Luis Torrens (.172) all are struggling with the bat, but it is very early. Blake Rogers pitched well out of the pen, throwing three perfect innings and striking out three batters. Tyler Higgins pitched the ninth and lowered his ERA to 1.08 on the season for Amarillo.

Chris Baker– (2-3) 2 Runs, BB, K

Rodrigo Orozco– (2-3) HR, 2 Runs, 3 RBI, K

Owen Miller– (1-2) Run, 2 BB

Hudson Potts– (1-3) Run, RBI, BB, SB, K

T.J. Weir– 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (82 pitches-50 strikes)

Credit: EVT Sports

Lake Elsinore Storm (8-7) Lost 5-1

The Lake Elsinore Storm have lost four in a row and are now just one game over .500 on the season. The team is made of very young prospects, so a tailspin was likely to happen. Hopefully, this young crew can learn from this and adjust. They have a very talented team. On Thursday, Mason Thompson was a bit wild and did not receive any run support. The Storm only managed seven hits in the game against 66ers pitching. Steven Wilson threw two scoreless innings of relief out of the pen and now owns a 1.08 ERA on the season. Jean Cosme pitched the ninth and lowered his ERA to 3.38 on the year.

Robbie Podorsky– (1-3) Run, BB, K

Eguy Rosario– (1-2) 2 BB, K

Tirso Ornelas– (1-3) RBI, K

Gabriel Arias– (1-3) BB, K

Mason Thompson– 5 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 6 K (87 pitches- 53 strikes)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (8-6) Postponed due to rain/Makeup date 4-19-19

TinCaps were rained out at home and will make up the game on Friday in a doubleheader versus West Michigan.

Tomorrow’s Probables

El Paso- TBD vs. Taylor Clarke (1-1 7.36 ERA) 

Amarillo- Pedro Avila (0-0 1.50 ERA) vs. Brandon Bielak (0-0 3.00 ERA)

Lake Elsinore- Luis Patino (1-0 2.25 ERA) vs. Oliver Ortega (0-1 3.12 ERA) 

Fort Wayne- DH Game 1- Joey Cantillo (0-0 4.32 ERA) vs. Wilke Hernandez (1-1 2.00 ERA)

Game 2- Gabe Mosser (0-0 0.90 ERA) vs. Carlos Guzman (1-1 2.70 ERA)

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