The El Paso Chihuahuas (13-18) beat the Sacramento Wild Cats (15-16) with a final score of 13-10.
The Chihuahuas did not miss the power hitting Kyle Blanks for long. Early Monday Blanks was called up to San Diego after starting the season off hot with 20 RBI’s and 9 home runs. In the 4th innings down by 2 Tommy Medica blasts a grand slam to put the Chihuahuas up by 2. The Wild Cats would go on to take the lead in the top of the 8th, 10-9. With the bases loaded Jake Lemmerman walks to the plate; he see his pitch and hits a walk-off grand slam for his first home run of the season.
On the pitching side Matt Wisler made his first triple-A start last only 3 innings. He ended with a line of 10 hits, 8 earned runs, 4 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
Tonight Juan Pablo Pramas (1-1, 5.33 ERA) will start for El Paso as they open up their next series against Jose De Paula (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the rest of the Fresno Grizzlies.
The San Antonio Missions (13-17) lost to the Corpus Christi Hooks (16-15) with a final score of 6-3.
John Hussey struggled early on the mound for the Missions. He gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the first before settling down for a few innings. He was pulled after pitching the fourth inning. He finished with the line of 4 runs (2 earned), 6 hits, and 1 walk.
The Missions offense barely showed up. If you take away the back-to-back home runs by Kyle Gaedele and Lee Orr in the third, the offense only mustered 1 run on 3 hits.
Tonight Josh Geer (1-3, 2.50 ERA), yes that Josh Geer, takes the mound for San Antonio against Matt Heidenreich (0-0, 8.05 ERA).
The Lake Elsinore Storm (20-12) win the series opener against the Lancaster JeyHawks (18-14) with a final score of 7-4.
The Storm did most of their damage in the bottom of the second, scoring 5 of their 7 runs. Hunter Renfroe, the Padres 2013 first round draft pick, had an RBI triple in the 7th scoring Chase Headley, who is on his rehab assignment. Headley finished the game (1-for-4, with an double and 2 RBIs).
Tonight Lake Elsinore’s Zach Eflin (4-1, 2.80 ERA) faces off against Josh Hader (1-0, 2.93 ERA) of the Lancaster JetHawks.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps (12-18) drop the series opener against the Lansing Lugnuts (15-15) with a final score of 4-2.
The TinCaps started of hot with Mallex Smith hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Dustin Peterson. Lansing’s starter tom Robson went on to pitch lights out finishing with 8 strikeouts on 6 innings pitched. Fort Wayne’s other run came in the top of the seventh on a walk and two singles.
Tonight Fort Wayne sends Kyle Lloyd (1-1, 2.84 ERA) to the mound against Lansing’s Shane Dawson (0-0, 16.20 ERA).
Keep the Faith.