Jedd Gyorko not in the lineup as the T-Pads fall to Tacoma 11-8
TUCSONThe Tucson Padres let an eight-run lead slip away Monday, falling to the Tacoma Rainiers, 11-8. The Padres scored three times in the first inning on a line drive home run by Matt Clark into the right field bullpen. Andy Parrino hit a two-run single in the second inning to put Tucson up by five and Clark hit another home run, the 100th of his professional career, in the third to make it 6-0. Jeremy Hermida hit a two-run double in the fourth, giving the T-Pads an 8-0 lead.
The Rainiers sent 12 batters to the plate in a nine-run sixth inning, their highest single-inning run output this season. It was also the most runs the Padres have allowed in one inning this year. Tacoma had seven hits in the rally, including a three-run double off the left field wall by former Tucson catcher Guillermo Quiroz.
The Padres and Rainiers have split the eight games they've played against each other in the last seven days.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Keyvius Sampson dominates and improves to 4-1 since the all-star break as the Missions win 4-2.
Missions were down 1-0 going into the sixth inning when Rincon hit a one-out three-run blast that put the Missions ahead 3-1. Rymer Liriano would add another run in the ninth hitting his second home run since his promotion to give San Antonio some breathing room.
However the story of the night was Keyvius Sampson. In fifteen first half starts Sampson was averaging a walk nearly every other inning (44 BB in 71.2 IP). Since July 1st Sampson has walked just four batters in 29.1 innings pitched, while maintaining a WHIP of just below one.
Sampson is beginning to remind everyone why he was named Madfriars' top prospect in 2012.
No game for the Storm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – For the first time since April 7-9, 2011, the Fort Wayne TinCaps swept a three-game series at Parkview Field, defeating the Great Lakes Loons, 6-1, on Monday night in front of 7,687 fans. The TinCaps have now won three consecutive games.
Cody Hebner (7-5) earned his first win since June 11th, pitching six innings and allowing one run. The righthander allowed four hits, while walking two and striking out four. In the six starts between his last victory, he had gone 0-3 with an 8.63 ERA, but the Great Lakes (16-20, 50-56) lineup proved no match for him Monday. Hebner faced just three batters in four of his six innings, and allowed just one runner past second base. The Loons scored their lone run in the fourth on an RBI single by catcher Pratt Maynard.
Fort Wayne (22-14, 53-53) got out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning with the help of Yeison Asencio. The outfielder had gone five-for-five at the plate Sunday, a triple shy of the cycle. In his second at bat Monday, he flied a three-base hit into right field, emptying the bases and giving the TinCaps the lead. Midwest League Player of the Week Kyle Gaedele contributed an RBI double in the fourth, making it 4-0, completing the scoring against Loons starter Greg Wilborn (1-1).
The lefty, making his third start of the season with Great Lakes, pitched five innings, surrendering four earned runs while striking out seven and walking two.
Now hitting .338 over their last six games, the TinCaps scored single runs on an Austin Hedges double in the sixth and a Kyle Gaedele single in the eighth. With a 6-1 final, Fort Wayne has scored at least four runs in 18 of the 27 games they have played in August.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps. No game for the Ems
AZL Padres 7 – AZL Dodgers 6