Luis Campusano’s bat is starting to come around. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

Hello and TGIF, especially if you’re me and fired up this report on a hotspot by the pale light of the lantern. At least the Padres organization did not seem to have the same level of power outage my apartment did last night.

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Round Rock Express 3

Key Stats: LHP Daniel Camarena, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K; RHP James Norwood (W, 2-2), 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K; RHP Mason Thompson (S, 4), 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K; 3B Nick Tanielu, 3-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI; CF John Andreoli, 1-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI; C Luis Campusano 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI

Prospect Watch: Daniel Camarena continued the solid work he’s shown since finally getting a chance to play for the Padres organization. Camarena, a Cathedral Catholic product, was signed by the Padres before the 2020 season, in which he summered at Fowler Park and Cunningham Field as a member of the alternate site roster. The southpaw completed a season-high six innings and earned a quality start by allowing three runs to go with five strikeouts. Over his last two starts totaling 11 innings, Camarena has punched out 10. In his first 17 innings, he struck out just six batters. … James Norwood picked up his second win Thursday night. The 27-year-old righty continues to be bandied about as a possible option should the Padres need to delve deeper into pitching depth as the dog days of summer begin to take their toll. Norwood has major league experience with the Cubs, in which he became the first big leaguer with the middle name Krittipum to play in the big leagues. … Mason Thompson converted his fourth save in six chances. Though the converted starter has allowed 13 hits in 12.1 innings, he has also only walked five batters in that span. … Nick Tanielu had his second three-hit game of the season, and in so doing improved his slash line to .230/.281/.414. The former Astros farmhand joined the Padres organization in the offseason. … John Andreoli added his third triple of the season. The veteran outfielder has an .835 OPS for the season for El Paso. … Luis Campusano added two doubles and a single in his second three-hit night in his last five games. The 22-year-old top-catching prospect has raised his average to .244 and is slugging .372.

Adrian Martinez earned his first win at Double-A. (Photo: Joe Alexander)

San Antonio Missions 9, Springfield Cardinals 1

Key Stats: CF Jack Suwinski 1-for-3, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB; C Juan Fernandez, 2-for-5, RBI, SB; DH CJ Abrams, 1-for-3, R, RBI, SB; SS Chris Givin, 2-for-4, 2 2B, R, RBI; LF Esteury Ruiz, 2-for-4, 3 R, BB; RHP Adrian Martinez (W, 1-3), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K; RHP Henry Henry, 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB; LHP Fred Schlichtholz, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

Prospect Watch: The Missions brought the offense in a thumping of Springfield, with Jack Suwinski pacing the attack with a pair of RBI. Suwinski, a 15th round pick in 2016, is slashing .273/.385/.610 in his first taste of Double-A action. … Juan Fernandez had a pair of hits, an RBI, and a stolen base in a well-rounded evening for the Missions catcher. The 22-year-old from Valencia, Venezuela, had his second straight multi-hit night. … CJ Abrams took on the DH role again as the Missions ease him back into the swing of things. Abrams singled in three at-bats. The 2019 first-round pick now has a new two-game hitting streak in which to work with. … Xavier University product Chris Givin hit a pair of doubles, giving him a .250/.333/.500 start to June after a .149/.216/.191 start to the season in May. … Esteury Ruiz scored each of the three times he reached base. Ruiz joined the Padres in a trade with Kansas City in the summer of 2017. … Adrian Martinez picked up his first Double-A win in style, dispatching six Cardinals by way of a strikeout while walking none. Martinez joined the Padres organization in 2015 as an international signing out of Mexicali, Mexico. … Henry Henry pitched two scoreless in relief, lowering his 2021 ERA to 2.81 with a 1.00 WHIP to go along with it. The 22-year-old righty from the Dominican Republic has shown success since becoming strictly a reliever in 2019 with Fort Wayne. … Chula Vista’s own Fred Schlichtholz pitched a scoreless inning to wrap things up. The 25-year-old Fresno State product is pitching his first year at the Double-A level.

Ethan Elliott had another strong outing. (Photo: Jeff Nycz)

Fort Wayne TinCaps 8, Cedar Rapids Kernels 6

Key Stats: LHP Ethan Elliott (W, 2-1), 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 9 K;  RHP Sam Keating (S, 1). 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K; C Jonny Homza, 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB; DH Kelvin Alarcon, 1-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI

Prospect Watch: Ethan Elliott had another impressive outing for the TinCaps Thursday night. Elliott, 24, was named the High-A Central Pitcher of the Month for May. While Elliott has struck out a scorching 47 batters to seven walks, he’s also allowed all 6 of his runs on the long ball. In 2021, he averages 4.40 H/9, but 1.76 HR/9. … Sam Keating picked up his first save of the year and second of his professional career. The 2017 4th-round pick has struggled with allowing hard contact in his career, but he is now 2-for-2 in save opportunities with the TinCaps in 2021. … Jonny Homza continues to demonstrate versatility and good pop for the TinCaps, with an .861 OPS in 81 at-bats in 2021. … Kelvin Alarcon is now 3 for his first 6 since being promoted from Fort Wayne on May 28th. The infielder, and occasional pitcher, joined the organization in 2015 as an international signing out of Venezuela.

Stockton Ports 5, Lake Elsinore Storm 4

Key Stats: RHP Carlos Guarate, 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K; SS Jordy Barley, 2-for-5, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI; 2B Jarryd Dale, 2-for-4; C Gilberto Vizcarra, 3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI;

Prospect Watch: The Ports got to the Storm bullpen, and handed Lake Elsinore the organization’s only loss of the day, spoiling an excellent start by Carlos Guarate. Guarate, a 20-year-old right-hander, has posted a 1.10 WHIP and struck out 25 to only 2 walks across 26.1 innings in six starts for the Storm. … The Storm offense was paced by Jordy Barley, who homered and doubled. The 21-year-old shortstop is batting .288 vs righties, compared to a .138 clip against southpaws. … Jarryd Dale had a two-hit night.  Prior to Thursday, Dale had done most of his damage at home, with a .361/.452/.611 slash line in games played at the Diamond at Lake Elsinore. … Gilberto Vizcarra’s had a season-high three hits for the Storm in the loss.  Vizcarra signed in October of 2016 with the Padres.

Posted by Mark Wilkens

Born in San Diego and raised in Escondido, Mark now calls Phoenix home. Prior to MadFriars, Mark had multiple articles featured on Bleacher Report and covering the Padres, Angels and Clippers.

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