The Chihuahuas were rained out.
The El Paso game was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as a doubleheader on Saturday.
Missions 4, Springfield Cardinals 0
Key Statistics: SS Eguy Rosario, 3-for-4, R; 3B Allen Cordoba, 2-for-3, R, 2B; PH-LF Michael Curry, 1-for-4, R, HR (3), 2 RBI; Jordan Humphreys (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 5 K; RHP Brandon Komar, 2 IP, H, 2 K; RHP Nick Kuzia (S, 3) 1.1 IP, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions scored a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings to win easily at The Wolff. … Shortstop Eguy Rosario paced the Missions’ offense with three singles out of the leadoff spot. Rosario’s performance boosted his OPS to .900 in July. … Former Rule 5 pick Allen Cordoba had a pair of hits, including a double. Cordoba, now 25, has dealt with a variety of injuries since joining the organization in 2017. He played in 105 games in 2019 with Lake Elsinore and had a solid slash-line of .301/.367/.412. This season, he is hitting .252/.338/.403 with three homers for San Antonio. … Outfielder Dwanya Williams-Sutton left the game in the first inning with an apparent leg injury. He converged with Rosario chasing a fly ball into foul territory and Rosario appeared to step on his leg. As of now, there is no update on his status. Outfielder Michael Curry took Williams-Sutton’s place and went 1-for-4 with a home run. In limited playing time this month, Curry has a solid .270/.357/.541 slash-line with three homers in 42 plate appearances. … Jordan Humphreys tossed five shutout innings in his best game as a Padres farmhand. The 25-year-old righty struck out a season-high five batters and walked just one in his fifth, and longest, outing since starting the year on the IL. Originally drafted by the Mets out of high school in 2015, Humphreys had Tommy John surgery in 2017. Added to the 40-man roster prior to the 2020 season, he then went through a series of waiver claims as the Mets, Giants, Indians, Giants again, and ultimately in February, the Padres tried to stash him away. Earlier this week, the Padres yet again placed him on waivers, but he went unclaimed, so he remains in the organization but is no longer on the 40-man roster.
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TinCaps 7, Dayton Dragons 3
Key Statistics: DH Tirso Ornelas, 2-for-3, 2 2B, R, RBI; 1B Seamus Curran, 2-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SB (1); 3B Ethan Skender, 1-for-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, RBI; RHP Moises Lugo (W, 2-3) 5 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 8 K; RHP Michell Miliano, IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps won their third straight game over Dayton at Parkview Field. … Tirso Ornelas had a pair of doubles and drove in a run in the TinCaps’ victory. The two doubles gave Ornelas 23 this year, which leads the HAC. The outfielder is having his best month of the year, even though his overall production isn’t lighting the world on fire. Through 18 games in July, Ornelas has a .712 OPS. … Seamus Curran reached base four times with two hits and a pair of walks. The big first baseman, who signed with the Padres organization after Baltimore released him in May, has hit his stride in July. Curran is hitting .275/.362/.529 with three homers for the month. … RHP Moises Lugo held the Dragons in check for five innings, allowing just one run on three hits, striking out eight. After dealing with some shoulder fatigue during the last homestand, Lugo has bounced back with a vengeance. Over his last two starts, Lugo has struck out 17 batters in nine innings with just one walk. If Lugo can keep the improved control, he will present real problems for opposing batters, who are hitting just .192 against him this year. Consistent command of his fastball would give the 22-year-old a chance to break out over the last two months of the season.
Storm 11, Inland Empire 66’ers 2
Key Statistics: 3B Jarryd Dale, 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 2B, SB (15); CF Robert Hassell III, 1-for-5, BB, R, SB (25); DH Brandon Valenzuela, 2-for-6, 2 R, 2B, RBI; SS Jordy Barley; 1-for-3, 2 R, 2BB, SB (33); RF Matthew Acosta, 2-for-3, R, 2B, BB; LF Angel Solarte, 3-for-5, 2 RBI, SB (7); RHP Jesus Lugo, 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, ER, 2 BB, 9 K; LHP Hazahel Quijada (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 2 BB, K; LHP Cullen Dana, 2 IP, 3 H, 4 K.
Prospect Watch: A night after suffering a heartbreaking loss in extra innings, The Storm came out and walloped their I-15 rivals. Lake Elsinore went 8-for-20 with runners in scoring position and stole five bases. … Third baseman Jarryd Dale had a pair of doubles, including one that plated two runs. He also stole his 15th base of the year. Dale, 20, got off to a hot start but has cooled off a bit as his strikeout rate has increased substantially this month. Dale is hitting .267/.295/.387 with 22 strikeouts in 78 plate appearances in July. He hasn’t flashed much power but he is a versatile athlete and a plus runner. His ability to play all over the diamond makes him an interesting player to watch. … Robert Hassell III reached base twice in six plate appearances and stole his 25th base of 2021. Hassell’s .314 average is fourth in the LAW. … Angel Solarte tied a career-high with three hits and he joined the fun on the base paths with his seventh stolen base of the year. Solarte has played relatively well since joining the Storm, hitting well and making some flashy plays in left. The three-hit night raised his average to .279. Solarte hasn’t shown any of his power in games yet and he will need to do a better job of being selective at the plate. In 132 plate appearances, he has a paltry 2.2% walk rate. … While Moises Lugo dominated in Northeastern Indiana, Jesus Lugo confounded the 66’ers in San Bernardino. The righty, who is a year older than his cousin, struck out nine hitters in four innings, allowing two runs but only one was earned. Since a rough start on July 6, Lugo has surrendered just two earned runs in 11 innings with four walks and 16 strikeouts. … LHP Hazahel Ouijada made his Storm debut and earned the win, pitching in his hometown. The former UC Riverside hurler threw two scoreless innings, walking two and striking out one. The 23-year-old was born in San Bernardino and attended San Gorgonio High School which is roughly five miles from San Manuel Stadium. Quijada was the Padres’ 17th-rounder in 2018.
The ACL Padres game was postponed due to rain. It will be made up on August 13.