On a night when the parent club was out of their contest after the first frame, the Padres’ minor league affiliates split on the night, finishing with a 2-2 record. Let’s take a closer look at the farm system with the Minor League Roundup for May 28th!
The El Paso Chihuahuas (24-30) went down to the Las Vegas 51s by a final of 13-7.
The two teams combined for 31 total hits, and pitching was non-existent throughout the night. For El Paso, Rocky Gale paced the losing side, with a 4-for-5 night including a pair of doubles. Four other members of the Chihuahuas’ lineup had at least 2 hits apiece, but it wasn’t enough.
Keyvius Sampson started, and made an early exit, allowing 5 earned runs in 3 innings, and walking 5. Juan Pablo Oramas, who came on in relief, was nearly as bad, allowing 4 earned runs in 4 innings of work. Both hurlers gave up their share of unearned runs as well, as the defense was Swiss Cheese to say the least, committing 3 errors.
The teams return to action tonight, with the first pitch being scheduled for 7:35 p.m. CT. The 51s will send Joel Correno (1-1, 4.50) to the hill and El Paso will counter with Michael Nix (1-0, 2.57).
The San Antonio Missions (26-26) defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals by the score of 6-5.
The one win of the night in the Padres’ minor league system was a walk-off affair after a back and forth battle throughout the evening. Jason Hagerty paced the Missions’ offense, going 2-for-4, with a pair of RBI. Robert Kral, Adam Buschini, and Bridger Hunt all had a pair of knocks each as well in the winning effort.
Starter Josh Geer wasn’t dominant, allowing 4 runs in 5 innings, scattered on 8 hits, and striking out 3. Jerry Sullivan ended up with the victory after blowing the save, to move to 2-1 on the campaign.
The Lake Elsinore Storm (32-22) fell to the Lancaster JetHawks 6-2.
Pitching struggles continued to plague the farm system hurlers last night, as reliever Ben Paullus wasted a solid effort by starter Zach Eflin, who tossed 5 innings of 2-run ball, only to watch Paullus give up 4 earned in two innings of work to sink the Storm’s chances for the evening.
Duanel Jones was the only member of the team to have multiple hits, going 2-for-4, while the rest of the lineup was relatively quiet. The team only tallied 6 hits on the night during the loss.
The Storm will play host once again tonight to Lancaster, as they send Colin Rea (5-2, 3.33) to the mound against a yet to be announced starter for Lancaster at the time of this writing. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PDT.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps (23-29) beat the Bowling Green HotRods 12-7.
The TinCaps completed the night’s split for the farm system, as Jake Bauers paced the youngest group of Baby Padres with a 2-for-4 night with 4 runs driven in. Four additionals ‘Caps hitters also had a pair of hits each.
Adrian De Horta got knocked around, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings of work. Justin Livengood gave up a pair of runs in 2 innings of work, but snagged the win due to the free for all with the bats on both sides.
At 7:05 p.m. CT tonight, Fort Wayne will send Eric Cabrera (1-3, 4.40) to the mound, while Bowling Green has yet to announce a starter for tonight’s matchup.