The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 2-4 on Friday. Extra innings seemed to be the theme of the night as three games went into extras, but the Pads’ affiliates were only able to go 1-2 in those games. Let’s see how all the minor league action panned out on Friday.
The El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 4-3.
After Tacoma’s luggage was lost, causing a delay to Thursday’s game, the two teams were back in action on Friday. Donn Roach (W, 1-1) had a solid start, going six innings, allowing two runs on two hits, but did not strike out a single batter, and walked six. Hector Ambriz continued to flourish in his closer role, throwing a scoreless 9th to collect his 7th save of the year. Tyler Greene continues to put together an impressive year for El Paso and went 2-4 with a triple and his 3rd home run of the year. Travis Buck got the start at DH and did a good job getting on base, going 1-4 but scoring two runs. Matt Palmer (L, 1-5) got the start and continued to struggle for Tacoma, going 5.2 innings allowing three runs on four hits. Corey Hart got the start at DH for Tacoma in a rehab stint, and went 1-3 with a double.
The Tulsa Drillers defeated the San Antonio Missions 1-0 in 14 innings.
In one of the oddest games the Missions have played this year, it took 14 innings for a run to be scored by either team. 2B Tyler Featherston finally broke the tie with a walk-off home run off Jeff Ibarra (L, 1-1). It was Featherston’s 9th homer of the year. Leonel Campos got the start for San Antonio and pitched well, going four innings allowing only two hits, with no runs, striking out four. Four other relievers would combine to throw 9 scoreless innings, until Ibarra let up the homer in the 14th. Reymond Fuentes, Lee Orr, and Cody Overbeck each went 2-6, but were not able to drive in, or score a run. Hunter Renfroe continued to struggle since his call-up, going 1-6, and is now batting .138. Nate Stritz (W, 1-0) picked up the win in relief, as five Tulsa pitchers combined to throw the shutout.
The Lancaster Jet Hawks defeated the Lake Elsinore Storm 13-5.
Colby Cowgill (L, 1-1) continued his struggles with Lake Elsinore, allowing 10 runs, five earned, through 2.2 innings. Three errors, including a dropped catch by SS Diego Goris, his 15th error of the season, did not help Cowgill’s case. SS Chan Moon had a stellar game for the Jet Hawks blasting two homers, his first two with Lancaster, and had six RBI on the night. Mark Appel got his 1st win of the season (1-3), going five innings, allowing three runs with three strikeouts, but his ERA still sits over 9. Brian Holmes pitched four innings in relief, and picked up his 9th save of the year. Dane Phillips supplied some power for the Storm, going 1-4, hitting his 4th home run of the season, and driving in two runs.
The Fort Wayne Tin Caps defeated the South Bend Silver Hawks 3-1 in 12 innings.
Ryan Miller’s clutch go-ahead solo home run in the 12th inning, his 9th of the year, clinched the win for Fort Wayne. The home run came off of Johnny Shuttlesworth (L, 1-2), after Blake Perry put a great start together for South Bend, going seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with three strikeouts. Ronald Herrera got the nod for Fort Wayne and kept his team in it, pitching five innings, allowing only one run, with four strikeouts. Tony Rizzottti (W, 3-2) threw two scoreless innings to pick up the win in relief. LF Chuck Taylor picked up the only RBI for the Silver Hawks on his 7th double of the season. Dustin Peterson and Jake Bauers went 0-9 on Friday, explaining why the game was 1-1 going into the 12th.
The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes defeated the Eugene Emeralds 5-4 in 14 innings.
Cory Spangenberg continued to rehab with Eugene, going 1-5 with a stolen base, and scored a run, but it was not enough for Eugene as they were ousted in extra innings. Franchy Cordero hit his first home run of the year for the Emeralds and went 1-5 on the night with two RBI. In a long line of relievers, Cory Bostjancic (L, 0-1) let up the go ahead home run to Craig Massoni in the 14th. Newly drafted Thomas Dorminy had a stellar relief appearance for Eugene, going two innings, striking out five batters, after starter Tony Weiber allowed four runs, three earned, through four innings. Dusten Knight may have been the player of the game though, throwing three scoreless innings, striking out seven batters en route to his 1st win of the season (1-0).
The DSL D-Backs defeated the DSL Padres 6-2.
Aturo Pena (L, 0-1) got the start for the Padres, and was not sharp allowing two runs, three earned, on four hits through three innings. Rosmel Purroy was not any better in relief allowing three more runs, two earned, in his one inning of duty. Carlos Sosa added to his team leading RBI count with his 22nd of the season, and went 2-4. Anthony Nunez (W, 1-1) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits en route to his 1st win of the season.