Padres prospect Logan Allen pitching for El Paso Chihuahuas

Logan Allen in action for El Paso. (Photo: Ivan Pierre Aguirre/El Paso Chihuahuas)

Chihuahuas 15, Salt Lake Bees 0

Key Statistics: CF Michael Gettys, 1-for-5, 2 R, HR (5) RBI, BB; SS Luis Urías, 3-for-5, 2 R, K; RF Josh Naylor, 2-for-4, 3 R, HR (8), 3 RBI, BB; 2B Esteban Quiroz, 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR (4, 5), 4 RBI; 1B Connor Panas, 2-for-5, 2 R, HR (3), RBI; 3B Seth Mejias-Brean, 2-for-5, RBI; LF Boog Powell, 3-for-5, R, HR (1), 2 RBI, SB (2); C Austin Allen, 1-for-5, 2 R, HR (6), RBI; LHP Logan Allen (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 7 K; RHP Carlos Torres (S, 1) 3 IP, 3 H, K.

Prospect Watch: El Paso pounded seven homers in a whitewashing of the Angels’ top affiliate. Five of the homers came off of RHP Adrian De Horta, who was originally drafted by the Padres.  El Paso has hit 78 homers — twenty more than any other PCL team. They are averaging almost 2.5 homers per game. … Second baseman Esteban Quiroz had two of the homers, as part of a four-hit night. The 27-year-old has five homers in just 67 plate appearances in 2019. Quiroz is also producing a 17% walk rate in a small sample with the Chihuahuas. … Infielder Luis Urías had three hits, including a double, to extend his hitting streak to nine games. In his previous six games, Urías had just one hit. By now, fans know that the 21-year-old can get on-base in the minors but he continues to strike out at a relatively high rate. Over his last 10 games, Urías has struck out in 25.4% of his plate appearances — which is quite a bit higher than the 20.5% K-rate he posted in El Paso a year ago. If Urías can continue to show the kind of power he has in posting the PCL’s fourth-highest slugging percentage this year, you can live with the strikeouts. … Overshadowed by the offensive outburst was  Logan Allen throwing his best game of the season. Allen pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks to go with seven strikeouts. Since a pair of brutal starts to open the year, Allen has pitched to a 2.19 over his last five outings (24.2 innings). Allen has also walked just three batters (all Monday) over his last 19.2 innings.

The Sod Poodles rained out

Severe weather in Amarillo postponed Monday’s game. They will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Roster Notes: Outfielder Jorge Oña hit the disabled list, retroactive to the weekend. The Padres promoted Taylor Kohlwey, whose torrid stretch earned him Cal League Player of the Week honors to fill his spot.

Scheduled off day for the Storm

The Storm had Monday night off. They open up a series at home Tuesday against Visalia, currently the top team in the Cal League.

Roster Notes: Reliever Hansel Rodriguez will come off the disabled list and join Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. The hard-throwing reliever had elbow issues through much of last year. He joins Jordan Guerrero, who made his season debut to bolster a Storm bullpen that has already been a strength for the club. While all the shuttling in the system leaves an open spot on the Elsinore roster for the moment, it doesn’t sound like Javy Guerra is quite ready to join them, but he is still on track to join an affiliate in the coming weeks.

TinCaps 4, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1

Key Statistics: SS Justin Lopez, 1-for-3, R, BB; 2B Xavier Edwards, 1-for-5, RBI; CF Jawuan Harris, 2-for-2, R, BB, SB (6); LHP Ramon Perez, 4.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K; LHP Dan Dallas (W, 1-2) 2.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K; LHP Cody Tyler (S, 1) 2 IP, H, BB.

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps won on the road in Wisconsin Monday night. … CF Jawuan Harris reached base three times, in addition to having a sacrifice bunt. Harris, a former football player at Rutgers, hasn’t hit much this season but thanks to a hefty walk rate of 19.7%, owns an on-base percentage of .370. Harris has also swiped six bags on the season. … LHP Ramon Perez started and pitched fairly well, although he wasn’t able to complete five innings. Perez, 19, allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four. The Cuban southpaw has struggled with command the last few times out but he’s still another young arm to watch as the season progresses. … Tucupita Marcano got the night off for Fort Wayne but earlier in the day, he was named the Midwest Player of the week. Marcano hit an absurd .538/.584/.654 in six games last week. Marcano’s hot stretch has brought his season line up to .308/.383/.393.

Roster Moves: The last few days have been busy for the TinCaps as they shuffle their pitching staff. RHP Nick Kuzia and LHP Cody Tyler came down a level from Elsinore to help the TinCaps bullpen. Tyler earned the save Monday night. Fort Wayne is the third assignment for both already this year. They replace Jonathan Guzman, 24, who was released and RHP Tom Colletti, who heads back to extended spring training.

Posted by Kevin Charity

Kevin Charity has written for MadFriars since 2015 and has had work featured on Fox Sports San Diego. He is a lifelong San Diego native and is looking forward to seeing the current wave of prospects thrive in San Diego.

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