Oklahoma City Dodgers 4, El Paso Chihuahuas 1
Prospect Watch: El Paso managed only one run against an experienced group of OKC Dodgers pitchers, with the lone RBI belonging to Trent Grisham. Grisham, on a rehab assignment from the Padres, walked in the first inning and stole second, before driving in Pedro Florimon in the fifth with a double. … Jesse Scholtens went six innings for the first time since May 15th, though it was the second straight start in which he pitched into the sixth. Scholtens, the Padres’ ninth-round pick in 2016 out of Wright State is 0-2 in two June starts after a 2-1 month of May. In two June starts, Scholtens has a 4.76 ERA. … Tucupita Marcano played his second game with El Paso since being optioned on June 7th. He started in left field for the second consecutive game and is now 3-for-8 since rejoining the Chihuahuas.
San Antonio Missions 5, Midland RockHounds 4
Key Stats: RHP Caleb Boushley (W, 2-2), 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K; RHP Jose Quezada (S, 6), 1 IP, 1 H 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K; DH Kyle Overstreet, 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2B Eguy Rosario, 2-for-3, 2B, R, RF Jack Suwinski, 1-for-3, 3B, R, BB, C Chandler Seagle, 2-for-3, 2B, R
Prospect Watch: It was a back-and-forth affair, but the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio led from the first inning on at the Wolff. Caleb Boushley pitched into the 6th inning for his second win of the year. The 2017 33rd-round pick is now 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in two June starts for the Missions. … Birmingham’s Kyle Overstreet continues to be Mr Consistency for San Antonio. Whether it’s home or away, day or night, May or June, lefties or righties, Overstreet doesn’t have an average below .276 in any of those splits. … Eguy Rosario had a three-game hitting streak snapped yesterday, but he bounced back in a big way today, going 2-for-3 with a double. The 21-year-old Rosario joined the Padres in 2015 out of the Dominican Republic. … Jack Suwinski bounced back in a similar fashion, lacing a triple after an 0-for-4 night last night. Suwinski, from Taft High School in Chicago, has caught the notice of observers with a .996 OPS in his first 95 at-bats of Double-A ball. … Chandler Seagle had his second two-hit game in as many starts and is now riding a four-game hitting streak in which he’s batting .500 with a double and a home run. Seagle was selected by the Padres in the 30th round of the 2017 draft (with the 888th pick, no less) out of Appalachian State.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 5, Lake County Captains 4, F/10
Key Stats: 2B Ethan Skender, 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, SB; RF Dwanya Williams-Sutton, 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, 3 BB; 2B Justin Lopez, 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB; RHP Matt Waldron, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K; RHP Carter Loewen (W, 1-1)(BS, 1), 2 IP, 0 H 1 R 0 ER 1 BB 2 K;
Prospect Watch: A Fort Wayne rally in the 7th gave the TinCaps the lead, but Lake County was able to tie the game up on an error, sending it to extras and a bizarre ending as a Justin Lopez blooper was eventually ruled a ground-rule double, sending the TinCaps home victorious. Fort Wayne’s error led to an unfortunate blown save for Carter Loewen on an unearned run, but his subsequent quick work of the top of the 10th and the Lopez walk-off earned him his first professional win. Loewen, signed by the Padres in 2020 out of Hawaii, hails from British Columbia, Canada, and our own John Conniff caught up with him recently in Fort Wayne. … Matt Waldron continues to roll for the TinCaps. The 24-year-old righty has pitched into the fifth inning of every outing this season and has never allowed more than three earned runs, or walked more than one batter. The player to be named later in the Mike Clevinger trade, Waldron was drafted in the 18th round by Cleveland in 2019 out of Nebraska. … Ethan Skender had a two-hit night and scored the winning run in the tenth inning. Drafted by the Padres in 2016, Skender is notably looking to play his first full season of professional ball due to injuries and the pandemic. … Dwanya Williams-Sutton hit his third double of the season and hit safely in his second straight game since returning from the IL, while also adding 3 walks and an RBI to his credit tonight. Williams-Sutton, drafted in the 5th round of the 2018 draft, has a 1.032 OPS on the season but has only managed 40 at-bats in 15 games this season so far.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7, Lake Elsinore Storm 4
Prospect Watch: A single by Robert Hassell III on the first anniversary of his selection in the first round of the 2020 draft tied things up for the Storm in the seventh, but the rival Quakes ran away with it with a home run in the top of the next inning. Hassell III has played 31 games of professional ball, all for the Storm, and has been held hitless in only 8 of those games. He’s slashing .302/.396/.508 for Lake Elsinore. … Jordy Barley added a pair of singles in the leadoff spot. The 21-year-old shortstop raised his OBP to an even .300 on the season by doing so. … Melbourne’s own Jarryd Dale continues his hot hitting in this hemisphere with an RBI double. Dale is in his first full season of professional baseball in the States after joining the Padres organization in 2017 as an international free agent. …Brandon Valenzuela continued his three-game hitting streak and followed up a four-hit night with an RBI single. The 20-year-old catcher from Hermosillo in the Mexican state of Sonora is batting a robust .303 in June. … the pitching highlight of the night for the Storm was Jose Geraldo, who finished out the game with a scoreless inning. Geraldo, a 22-year-old righty from the Dominican Republic, has gone 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 20.1 innings pitched for Lake Elsinore. He joined the organization in 2018, signing as an international free agent.