Tommy Medica-Mandatory Credit: Zimbio.com.
The San Diego Padres’ minor league affiliates were all in action Tuesday night, and finished up with a 2-2 record. Let’s review each of the games from Tuesday night’s action in the May 6th edition of Padres Minor League Roundup!
The El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4.
Adam Moore helped lead the El Paso lineup with a 2-for-4 effort that included a pair of doubles. The big offense came from Tommy Medica, who went 1-for-4 with a 3-run triple. Alex Castellanos and Jake Lemmerman each added an RBI. Four pitchers combined to allow four runs (three earned), with Juan Pablo Oremas getting the victory for the Chihuahuas, with Blaine Boyer getting his second save of the season. Kevius Sampson (0-3, 4.78) takes the mound for El Paso on Wednesday, as the Chihuahuas take on Edwin Escobar (1-2, 4.80). First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET.
The San Antonio Missions lost to the Corpus Cristi Hooks by a score of 8-0.
Rymer Liriano and Lee Orr paced the Missions, each posting 2-for-4 night in the shutout. Four other Missions scattered single hits. Josh Geer started on the mound for San Antonio, and had very little in the tank, going 5 innings, allowing 5 earned runs, on 9 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2. Four other relievers finished the night for San Antonio.
The Missions have an off day on Wednesday, and return to action Thursday when they travel to start a series in Midland against the RockHounds. Jesse Hahn (1-1, 3.78) will take the ball for San Antonio, while Midland counters with Nate Long (3-0, 3.80). First pitch is set for 8 p.m. ET.
The Lake Elsinore Storm fell to the Lancaster JetHawks 7-2.
The one highlight of this loss for the storm was a career night for shortstop Diego Goris who went 4-for-4 on the evening. He matched the complete output of the rest of the Storm lineup, as they strung together a total of four more hits. Starter Zach Eflin got his early and often, and was gone after 4 innings of 5-run baseball. He allowed 8 hits, walked two and struck out a pair.
The Storm continue their series with Lancaster on Wednesday, as the two teams square off again starting at 9:05 p.m. ET. The Storm send Colin Rea (3-0, 3.86) to the mound to take on Lancaster’s Brian Holmes (0-0, 0.00)
The Fort Wayne TinCaps shutout the Lansing Lugnuts by a final of 1-0.
While it might seem this one was a pitcher’s duel, it was more along the lines of cold bats than great pitching. Fort Wayne’s starter, Kyle Lloyd went 4 innings, allowing 2 hits, and striking out 4, but didn’t factor into the decision. Dustin Peterson scored the lone run of the ball game, and also went 1-for-3 with a double, the aforementioned run scored, and a walk. Dane Phillips went 2-for-4 and had the sole RBI of the contest.
Justin Livengood relieved Lloyed, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings to secure the win, while striking out 3 of his own. Two additional relievers assisted in bringing the victory home. Action picks back up on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET, as Coby Cowgill (2-0, 1.93) takes the mound for Fort Wayne, and will duel against Matt Dermody (0-0, 4.50) for the Lugnuts.