Minor League Recap May 11th

I bragged yesterday about the Padres farm system going 4-0. Well today they repay the favor going 0-3. At least San Antonio had the day off.

AAA Tucson

Tucson scores 4 times in the 1st and with Wade on the mound, it should equate to a win. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. Leblanc was excellent through the entire game making just 1 mistake Of course that 1 mistake was a 3-run HR. The offense after the 1st…non existent. In the 10th inning Round Rock would break through off Munter. Bottom of the 10th the T-Pads got the first 2 runners on before the umps decided to reverse a decision saying one of the runners was tagged out. Pads manager was later ejected for arguing. This became an even bigger deal when after Cintron singled, (3 in a row), Martinez came up and hit a towering RBI double to straight away center. If Guzman was safe it is a tie game with the winning run on 2nd with no outs. Instead it was 5-7, 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Contreras and Quiroz would strike out to end the game and the T-Pads fell 5-7 in 10

Leblanc pitched 7 innings for the 3rd straight outing. 6.2 of those innings were fantastic. Leading off the 5th however was a different story. Leblanc allowed a bunt single to 3rd, an 8 pitch walk, and then left a fastball high and inside that was hit over the right field wall to tie the game at 4. He would retire the next 3 batters to end the inning. Overall Leblanc went 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. Burke and Neshek both had 1,2,3 innings before Munter's folly

Offensively Hunter and Cunningham set the pace again for the Rizzo less offense. Hunter (2-3, RS, 2 BB) and Cunningham (1-3, 2 BB, RS) were constantly on base. The one big hit was a bases loaded double by Guzman in the 1st that plated 3. Both Clark and Cintron went 2-5, while Luis Martinez went 3-5, 2B, RBI behind the plate.

AA San Antonio

Missions had a much deserved day off after sweeping Corpus Christi

High A Lake Elsinore

Padres win 13-7, Storm lose 13-7.

Watt was hammered in 4.1 IP allowing 6 ER on 9 H, 3 BB, 3 K. Beard fared even worse giving up 4 ER (5 R), on 5 H, 2 BB in just 1.2 IP. Then to complete the trifecta McBryde continues to get hit hard allowing 2 ER in 2 IP. Not a good day for the Storm pitchers

Offensively the Storm were on base all the time. They had 16 opportunities with RISP, had 5 extra base hits (all doubles) and had a couple of sac flies. Valdez went 2-5, 2B, 2 RS, RBI, SB (4). Gyorko raised his average to .376 going 3-5, 2 2B, RS, 3 RBI. Rincon (3B) added an RBI double and a SF, and did not commit an error. After being taken out of the game yesterday after a HBP, Fuentes missed todays game. All reports just say day to day, but that just means he is not yet on the DL

Low A Fort Wayne

Sampson got the start, and wasn't as dominant as he usually is, but still pitched well enough to win. The offense gave him a 3-1 lead which is crazy for a Tin Caps team lucky collect 5 hits in a game. Didn't factor in the pen giving up 5 runs in the final 3 innings. Tin Caps lose 3-6

Sampson stuck out fewer men than IP for only the 2nd time all season, and allowed more hits than IP for the first time. Despite that he still threw 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Not great, but Portillo would salivate over that line. Hardy then came in, tossed a solid 6th before being roughed up in the 7th. After Sanchez escaped the 8th despite 2 walks Carvajal came in. The good news was that he only allowed 1 H and 0 BB in his inning of work. The bad news was that hit was a HR and it came after Yefri had hit 2 batters. Carvajal fell to (0-2) and had his ERA rise to 5.40.

Offensively, it was once again an inability of getting the clutch hit with RISP that thwarted the Tin Caps. The Tin Caps went 1-7 with RISP and had 2 CS in the game. Domoromo had a stellar day going 4-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, and Killian also belted his 1st HR….that was about it. Medica is now in an 0-14 slump over the past 4 days with 5 K.

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