MadFriars' Farm Report: May 26

Grandal is hitting .333 in Tucson

A clean sweep on the negative side as all four Padres' farm teams went down last night with particularly tough days for the Storm and TinCaps. On the positive side Cody Decker hit his first home run in the Pacific Coast League and Yasmani Grandal continues to rake. Also Jaff Decker is getting closer in San Antonio but is still under .200.

Tacoma Rainers 6 - TPadres 4

Key Statistics: C Grandal 3-5, 2B; LF C. Decker 3-5, HR(1), 2 RBIs; SS Weems 2-4, BB; LHP Hynes(L) 4.0 IP 9 H 6 R 3 ER, 3 Ks.

TACOMA, WA.--The Tucson Padres left at least one runner on base in their final three innings Saturday, as their comeback attempt fell short in a 6-4 loss at Tacoma. The Rainiers scored twice in the third inning and three times in the fourth to push ahead to their fourth straight win. Like Friday's game, neither team scored after the fifth inning.

  Tucson starter Colt Hynes pitched four innings and allowed six runs, four earned. The Padres once again had great relief pitching, with Jason Ray and Cory Burns tossing two scoreless innings each. Burns struck out three in the seventh inning, including a punchout of Mike Wilson to end the inning and leave runners at second and third.

  The Padres have lost three games in a row and now have a 17-32 record. Cody Decker went 3-for-5 with his first Triple-A home run, his 15th of the season combined between San Antonio and Tucson. Yasmani Grandal had three hits for the T-Pads and also threw out Tacoma's Scott Savastano trying to steal second base in the eighth inning.

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

Arkansas Travelers 4 - Missions 3

Key Statistics: 2B Anna 2-3, HR(2), 2 RBIs, 2 BBs; RF J. Decker 2-3, RBI, 2 BBs; 1B Freiman 2-3, 2BBs; LHP Werner (L) 3.2 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 4BB 2 Ks.

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The San Antonio Missions continue to be plagued by the double play as of late, grounding into three more tonight in a 4-3 loss to the visiting Arkansas Travelers.

The team has now grounded into 11 double plays in four games bringing their total to 38 on the season, including four this homestand by first baseman Nate Freiman.

Missions' starter Andrew Werner had a rough outing going three and two-thirds innings and giving up four runs on six hits. Arkansas scored all of their runs in the fourth, including a two-out, two-run single by DH Jean Segura.

Travelers' starting pitcher John Hellweg got his second win of the season pitching 5 innings and giving up only one run that came in the third on a Jaff Decker RBI single, his eighth of the season.

The Missions loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth with nobody out, but Travs' reliever Caleb Graham retired the next three batters to end a potential rally. One inning later, Missions' second baseman Dean Anna hit a two-run bomb over the right field fence to bring San Antonio to within one.

The Missions threatened again in the eighth inning, but a Carlos Sosa strikeout left two more on base to add to the game total of 12. The Travelers' bullpen recorded nine strikeouts in the game. In the ninth, Missions' center fielder Reymond Fuentes made a perfect throw to the plate to nab Segura trying to tag, keeping the lead at one.

The San Antonio bullpen has been more than impressive recently, pitching 18 and two-thirds straight scoreless innings on the homestand. With the loss, the Missions fall to eight below .500 at 20-28, their lowest point since May 4 when their record was 10-19.

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

Ranch Cucamonga Quakes 7- Storm 1

Key Statistics: LF Carlos Quentin (rehab) 1-3, 2B; CF Noel 0-1, 3 BBs, SB(33); SS Bisson 0-2, 2BBs, 2 SB(8); 2B Spangenberg 1-4, SB(16)

; LHP Pope (L) 4.2 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER BB K and four home runs allowed.

The Quakes scored in every inning but the eighth as the Storm went down to an ugly defeat in Lake Elsinore. Starter Mark Pope gave up four solo home runs and in the sixth relief pitcher Greg Gonzalez gave up one more.

On the positive side Carlos Quentin had a nice night in a rehab assignment and Rico Noel continues to trail only Bakersfield's Billy Hamilton in stolen bases as he stole his thirty-third last night.

No one on the Storm had more than a single hit.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 13 - TinCaps 2

Key Statistics: 1B Orr 1-4 HR(5); RF Ascencio 1-3 HR(1); RHP Rea 6.1 IP 5 H 2 R 0 ER 3 BB 4Ks; RHP De La Cruz (L) 0.2 IP 1 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB K; RHP Eisenbach 0.1 IP 4 H 5 R 5 ER BB.

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Bowling Green Hot Rods used a seven-run eighth inning en route to a 13-2 drubbing of the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Saturday night at Parkview Field.  The 13 runs surrendered by the TinCaps are the most allowed in a single game this season, and the four TinCaps errors tied a season high.

Fort Wayne (23-26) worked to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on back-to-back home runs from Lee Orr and Yeison Asencio. Orr ‘s fifth home run in 12 games ties him for the team lead in long balls with catcher Austin Hedges. Hedges singled following the two homers, but the TinCaps would not pick up another hit the entire night.

Bowling Green (26-23) scored two runs, aided by three Fort Wayne errors, in the fifth inning. Starter Colin Rea issued a two-out walk to Taylor Motter, who then stole second base. Joel Caminero followed by grounding a ball back to Rea, whose throw to first sailed high of Orr at first, and Motter came around to score while Caminero ended up at second base. Rea was charged with an error on the play, and Caminero was credited with a single. The next batter, Juniel Querecuto, hit a ground ball to shortstop. Jace Peterson dropped the ball, leaving Querecuto safe at first base. Meanwhile, Caminero raced around third and charged for home. Peterson's throw to the plate went low and Caminero scored. Peterson was charged with both a fielding error and a throwing error on the play.

The game remained tied at two into the eighth inning, when Bowling Green unloaded seven runs and sent 11 men to the plate. The TinCaps used three pitchers, Luis De La Cruz, Robert Eisenbach, and Yordany Ramirez in that frame. No reliever escaped the night unscathed, with each giving up at least two runs, and Eisenbach being charged with five earned runs. Ramirez gave up a two-run home run in the ninth to Todd Glaesmann, making the score 13-2 in favor of Bowling Green. De La Cruz (2-4) was tagged with the loss, while Jason McEachern (2-1) got the win for the Hot Rods with three innings of scoreless relief.

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

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