Madfriars' Farm Report: April 22
Josh Geer was hit hard in Tucson
Josh Geer was hit hard in Tucson
Contributor, MadFriars
Posted Apr 23, 2012


Only a walk-off double in Lake Elsinore kept the system from being swept on Sunday. Juan Oramas pulled off an unlikely pitching line in San Antonio. Donavan Tate collects a pair of hits, but costs a pair of runs with an error as well. And nothing goes right in Tucson.

Salt Lake City 16, T-Padres 1

Key Statistics: SS Cabrera 2-4, 2B, E (4); RHP Geer 3.2IP, 11H, 10 ER, 3K, 2BB, HBP

The Salt Lake Bees scored seven runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 16-1 win over the Tucson Padres Sunday, giving the T-Pads their most lopsided loss of the season. Josh Geer retired the first two batters of the fourth, but could not close the inning, allowing five hits, two walks and hitting a batter before being pulled from the game.

Former San Diego Padres outfielder Paul McAnulty hit his first two home runs of the season. Salt Lake first baseman Efren Navarro went 4-for-6 in the rout and former San Diego Padres Jorge Cantu went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Bees. Cantu is now 6-for-8 with two RBIs in the series. Tucson reliever Brad Boxberger had difficulty finding the strike zone in the eighth, walking three hitters and allowing two runs.

Brad Davis doubled off the center field wall to score Vince Belnome in the fifth for the Padres lone run. Davis now has five hits this season but has yet to hit a single. Everth Cabrera was 2-for-4 and had the only multi-hit game for a Padres player.

Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.

Midland 10, San Antonio 6

Key Statistics: SS Valdez 4-5, 2B, R, E (8); 3B/2B Gyorko 3-5, HR (2), 4RBI; LHP Oramas 2.2 IP, 6H, 7ER, 8K, 3BB.

The Missions lost a 10-6 decision to the Midland Rockhounds in the final game of their home stand Sunday afternoon at Wolff Stadium. San Antonio has now lost four of their last five games.

Oramas lasted just two and two-thirds of an inning and was charged with seven runs, but he did strike out all eight batters he retired.

Cody Decker and Nate Freiman each hit their Texas League leading sixth home runs of the season in the losing effort. Jedd Gyorko also homered for San Antonio and shortstop Jeudy Valdez went 4-for-5.

Courtesy of Jim White, Media Director of the San Antonio Missions.

Lake Elsinore 5 Lancaster 4

Key Statistics: CF Noel 2-4, 2B, 3B, R, RBI; RHP Quigley, 1IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K, W (1)

With a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth, Bryan Altman produced a double down the right field line to plate Rymer Liriano to give the Storm the four-game sweep over Lancaster 5-4.

Down 4-0 in the eighth, the Storm refused to give up. The eighth started off with a patient Eddy Rodriguez who led off with a walk. After Bryan Altman hit a groundout bunt to put Rodriguez on second, Stubblefield doubled to give the Storm their first run of the afternoon. He then scored on a Chris Bisson single to left field cutting the JetHawks’ lead in half. After a pitching change by Lancaster, Rico Noel hit a triple that rolled into the leftfield corner scoring Bisson and Noel scored a play later off a wild pitch to tie the game at four a piece.

In the top of the ninth, Ryan Quigley came in relief for the Storm to try and hold off Lancaster from regaining the lead. Quigley allowed only one hit no runs striking out two to remain the game tied.

Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations for the Lake Elsinore Storm.

Clinton Lumber Kings 7 TinCaps 3

Key Statistics: LF Tate 2-3, R; RHP Portillo 5IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2K, 4BB

The TinCaps took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, but the LumberKings scored in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to earn their first back-to-back wins of the season. With the loss, Fort Wayne falls to 6-11 and the team’s two-game winning streak comes to an end.

Donavan Tate and Matt Colantonio led off the third with back-to-back singles, and Tate advanced to third on Colantonio’s hit. Corey Adamson flied out to center field, but the ball was hit deep enough that Tate could score, and Fort Wayne went up 1-0.Two batters later, Casey McElroy singled to center field, putting the TinCaps up 3-0. Fort Wayne, however, would not score again.

The Clinton (6-11) offensive began in the fourth against TinCaps starter Adys Portillo. LumberKings first baseman Jharmidy De Jesus plated Jamal Austin, cutting the lead to 3-1. Clinton scored twice in the fifth, aided by a Donavan Tate error, as the TinCaps left fielder failed to catch a fly ball which should have been the second out of the inning. Portillo left the game with the score tied 3-3 after five innings, allowing three runs, only one of which was earned. He walked four and struck out two.

Luis De La Cruz (1-2) pitched the sixth and seventh innings for Fort Wayne, and the righty allowed four runs, three earned, while walking one and striking out two. When De La Cruz departed, the Clinton advantage was 7-3. Colin Rea worked a scoreless eighth.

Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.


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