San Diego Padres affiliates were on Monday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (26-12) Won 5-3 in Sacramento
The Chihuahuas continue to play well as they beat Sacramento by the score of 5-3 on Monday. Cal Quantrill got the start and earned the win in the game going five innings on 82 pitches. He struck out five in the game and scattered eight hits. Francisco Rodriguez Jr. relieved Quantrill and threw three perfect innings, striking out four. Tyler Higgins earned his second save of the year by pitching the ninth. He could be an option for the Padres eventually in 2019. Offensively, the Chihuahuas got yet another homer from second baseman Luis Urias. The third inning blast was his 11th of the season. His OPS is up to 1.269 on the season, and even the hardiest of Ian Kinsler supporters are getting antsy.
Luis Urias– (1-3) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB, K
Esteban Quiroz– (2-4) K
Matt Batten– (1-4) 3B, Run, K
Jacob Scavuzzo- (1-4) Run, RBI, K
Cal Quantrill– 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K (82 pitches- 52 strikes)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (14-21) Lost 9-8 to Midland
Midland scored three late runs off Kazuhisa Makita in the ninth to take game one of the three-game set against the Soddies. The Japanese reliever committed a costly throwing error in the inning. The 8-7 loss was heartbreaking, as Amarillo looked poised to earn the victory. Adrian Morejon made a start and went two innings for Amarillo. The left-hander had been shelved with an arm issue but looked healthy, recording five strikeouts in the game. Buddy Reed changed his number before the game from #1 to #7 and the switch-hitter went 4-for-4 with his new number as he looks to get his swing back. Owen Miller also recorded four hits on the night for the Sod Poodles. Newly promoted outfielder Taylor Kohlwey homered in the game for Amarillo. The Soddies left nine men on base in the contest after knocking out 16 total hits in the game.
Buddy Reed– (4-4) 2 RBI, Run
Owen Miller– (4-4) 2B, RBI, BB
Taylor Kohlwey– (2-5) HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs
Jesse Scholtens– 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 K (96 pitches- 59 strikes)
Adrian Morejon– 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 K (34 pitches- 19 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (17-21) Lost 2-0 in Stockton
The Storm were almost no-hit on Monday as Brady Feigl had a no-hit game going into the seventh inning tonight in Stockton. Luis Campusano singled to right in the seventh to break up the no-no with one out. Lake Elsinore just did not have a good game offensively as they finished with just two hits and two walks in the game. Luis Patino made the star and was good but, with no offense, he was saddled with the loss and is now 2-4 on the year. Patino went six innings and struck out seven while allowing two earned runs to score. Trevor Megill and Evan Miller threw perfect innings of relief in the game for the Storm.
Eguy Rosario– (1-3) 2B
Luis Campusano- (1-4) K
Jeisson Rosario– (0-2) BB
Trevor Megill- 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K (25 pitches- 15 strikes)
Luis Patino- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (94 pitches-62 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (15-20) Lost 4-3 in Lake County
Ramon Perez was wild in and out of the strike zone as the TinCaps lost 4-3 to the Captains. The left-handed pitcher is now 0-2 on the season after allowing four earned runs in four innings pitched. He walked five in the game. The TinCaps are struggling offensively right now. Blake Hunt is now hitting .198 after an 0-for-4 day at the plate. He has been hitting the ball right at people, so you figure the numbers will turn around for the catcher. Tucupita Marcano and Xavier Edwards are doing a decent job of getting on base for the TinCaps’ top of the order. Left-handed hitter outfielder Agustin Ruiz continues to hit the ball well as he went 1-for-4 in the game. Austin Smith and Henry Henry pitched in relief of Perez and were both solid. Each pitcher tossed two innings of baseball without allowing a run. Smith has now had two straight solid outings since joining the TinCaps out of extended.
Tucupita Marcano– (2-4) Run, SB
Justin Lopez– (2-4) RBI
Xavier Edwards– (1-4) Run
Agustin Ruiz– (1-4) RBI, K
Ramon Perez– 4 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 K (79 pitches- 39 strikes)
El Paso- TBD vs. Shaun Anderson (2-1 4.11 ERA)
Amarillo- TBD vs. James Naile (3-3 6.16 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- TBD vs. TBD
Fort Wayne- TBD vs. Luis Oviedo (4-2 3.72 ERA)