Monday evening was an exciting night in the Padres system, as the Lake Elsinore Storm keep winning and the El Paso Chihuahua's had an exciting finish. Here is what is going down in the minors:
Lansing 4, Fort Wayne 2: Fort Wayne jumped out to an early lead in this one, but could not keep it, allowing single runs in the 6th and 7th innings, respectively. CF Mallex Smith went 2-4 with a triple, in addition to his 20th stolen base of the year. Pitcher Payton Baskette (0-1, 3.21 ERA) took the loss, despite pitching well. He allowed two earned runs in 5.1 innings for the Tincaps (12-18).
Lake Elsinore 7, Lancaster 4: The Storm won their tenth straight home game, behind the arm of Joe Ross and the bat of the rehabbing Chase Headley. The pitching matchup featured Ross and top Astros prospect Lance McCullers, but featured a lot of offense. Headley went 1-3 with two RBI's, while serving as the team's DH. Newly-acquired infielder Benji Gonzalez had a pair of RBI's for the Storm (20-12).
Corpus Christi 6, San Antonio 3: Corpus Christi jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The Missions tied the score at two in the third, but Corpus Christi scored twice in the fourth, and added two more in the sixth. All of the Missions runs came on solo homers -- one apiece from Kyle Gaedele, Lee Orr and Yeison Asencio (the 7-9 hitters in the order). Starting Pitcher John Hussey took the loss for San Antonio, allowing four runs (two earned) in four innings for the Missions (13-17).
El Paso 13, Sacramento 10: A wild game in El Paso, as the Chihuahua's won the game on a walk-off grand slam by INF Jake Lemmerman, his first of the year. Tommy Medica had two hits, a homer and five RBI's. Top prospect Matt Wisler made his first start at AAA, and he struggled, allowing six runs in three innings. Hector Ambriz won in relief for El Paso (13-18).