Las Vegas 51s 10 – Tucson Padres 11
Key Stats: Blake Tekotte 2-2, 2 2B, RS, RBI; Jedd Gyorko 4-5, 2B, HR (4), 2 RS, 3 RBI; Matt Clark 3-4, HR (9), 3 RBI, BB; Yasmani Grandal 1-4, HR (4), 2 RS, RBI, BB
Tucson The Tucson Padres trailed by six runs in the sixth inning Tuesday and came back to beat the Las Vegas 51s, 11-10. The Padres sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom of the sixth and scored six times, one shy of a season high for runs in an inning. Matt Clark and Yasmani Grandal hit back-to-back home runs in the rally, which also saw an RBI single by Jedd Gyorko and a sacrifice fly from Blake Tekotte. With the score tied in the bottom of the eighth, Gyorko blasted a high solo home run to left field to put the Padres ahead.
Josh Spence, Cory Burns and Brad Boxberger all tossed scoreless outings for the Padres late in the game, with Burns collecting his first win and Boxberger earning the save. Despite losing the game, the 51s pounded 19 hits, a season high for Las Vegas and six short of a franchise record. Tekotte went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a sacrifice fly in his return to Tucson after being optioned by San Diego. Anthony Contreras went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, his fourth longball of the season. Gyorko went 4-for-5 with three RBIs.
Major League veteran Tim Redding allowed all six runs in the Padres sixth inning comeback. The Padres are 19-33, in fourth place in the Pacific Southern division, 16 games out of first place.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Off day for the Missions
Lancaster Jethawks 4 – Lake Elsinore Storm 7
Key Stats: Donn Roach 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K; Rico Noel 2-2, 2B, 2 RS, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB (36); Cory Spangenberg 2-3, 3B, RS, RBI, 2 BB, 3 SB (19)
Donn Roach picked up his league leading 8th win of the year as the Storm beat the JetHawks 7-4. The “light” hitters led the way as Noel, Spangenberg, SS Chris Bisson and 3B Justin Miller each had multi-hit games and a stolen base. In total the Storm stole seven bases on the night.
At the other end of the spectrum the three power hitters for the Storm; RF Rymer Liriano, DH Tommy Medica and 1B Connor Powers went a combined 0-9, 0-6 with runners in scoring position, and could only manage a sacrifice fly.
As a team the Storm went 4-18 with runners in scoring position.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 8 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 2
Key Stats: Cory Hebner 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; James Needy 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (0.48 ERA); Lee Orr 2-4, 2B, HR (7), 2 RBI; Donavan Tate 0-4, 3 K
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – In the finale of a four-game series at Parkview Field, the Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 8-2 on Tuesday night. The Hot Rods took three of four from Fort Wayne, scoring 35 runs over the course of the series. In the losing effort, Lee Orr hit his team-leading seventh home run of the year for the TinCaps.
Bowling Green (28-24) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning against Fort Wayne’s Cody Hebner (5-2). Hot Rods second baseman Juniel Querecuto laced a two-run double to left to score the game’s first two runs. Fort Wayne (24-28) answered with Orr’s solo home run in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 2-1. .
Hebner allowed four more runs in the fifth inning as Bowling Green batters hit, in order, a single, double triple and home run to start the frame. Hebner was pulled with one out in the fifth, and was replaced by James Needy. In 4 1/3 innings, Hebner allowed a season-high six runs, walked two and struck out four.
Following the home run surrendered by Hebner, Fort Wayne Pitching Coach Willie Blair was ejected for arguing with base umpire John Libka. Blair was the first of four members of the TinCaps to be ejected on Tuesday. .
Bowling Green starter Felipe Rivero (5-3) tossed six innings, allowing one run on four hits, no walks and he struck out a season-high-tying seven batters.
The Hot Rods, leading 6-1, scored again in the eighth to push their advantage to 7-1. An eighth Bowling Green run crossed in the ninth on a solo homer hit by catcher Matt Rice. Home plate umpire Alex Tosi ruled the ball fair, but Fort Wayne pitcher Matt Stites and Manager Jose Valentin disagreed. Both player and manager were ejected arguing the call. .
In the bottom of the ninth inning, trailing 8-1, Orr doubled home Casey McElroy to make it 8-2. Hot Rods reliever Andrew Bellatti struck out Travis Whitmore to end the game. Following the strikeout, Tosi ejected Whitmore. Bellatti, who worked three innings, was credited with his third save of the year. .
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.