Former San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Carpenter held the Tucson Padres without a run through seven innings Tuesday, as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Padres, 8-2. Carpenter scattered seven hits and did not walk a batter. The Padres only runs scored on a two-run triple by Sawyer Carroll in the bottom of the ninth inning. Padres starter Kip Wells suffered the loss, allowing seven runs, six earned, in 4.1 innings of work.
Las Vegas leadoff hitter Anthony Gose began the game with a triple to left field and scored one batter later on a sacrifice fly by Adeiny Hechavarria. The 51s tacked on four more runs in the third inning, including three on a home run by Travis Snider, his sixth of the season. Las Vegas added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings on a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Diaz and a bases loaded walk by Moises Sierra.
Carroll went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in his first game since being activated from the disabled list. San Diego Padres infielder Andy Parrino went 3-for-5 for Tucson, and has gone 9-for-17 in his injury rehab stint with the T-Pads. The Padres are now 1-7 against Las Vegas this season.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Key Stats: Andrew Werner 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; Jon Galvez 2-5; Zach Kometani 3-3, BB
San Antonio – San Antonio looks to start off the second half of the season on a different note after falling to Corpus Christi 4-0 in 1twelve innings. All four of the Hooks' runs were scored in the twelveth inning.
Missions' left-handed starter Andrew Werner pitched another gem, going seven scoreless innings, retiring 15 of the first 18 batters he faced. Werner also effectively saved a run from scoring after blindly snatching a sharp comebacker to throw out Jonathan Villar at first. Both teams were held to two hits each through three innings, quite a different story from last night's offensive outburst.
Neither team could get anything going offensively for a majority of the game as both teams combined for five hits through five innings. The Missions missed two straight double play opportunities in the fifth, only getting the force out at second both times.
San Antonio struggled to give Werner the run support he's been looking for all season, only mustering up five hits off of Hooks' starter Jarred Cosart. Tonight's outing was Werner's fifth seven-inning outing in which he has given up two or less earned runs. It was also the seventh time the Missions have scored two or less runs when Werner is the starting pitcher.
A Kody Hinze single to left field scored the winning run for the Hooks who scored an insurance run after a throwing error by Mission's third baseman Edinson Rincon. Villar then added two more runs on a single, bringing the lead to four. Corpus Christi sent 10 batters to the plate by the time the inning was over.
San Antonio ends the first half 28-42 overall and looks to rebound tomorrow night when Missions' starter Hayden Beard (4-4, 6.96 ERA) takes on Ross Seaton (5-3, 4.12 ERA) in the first game of the second half.
Courtesy of Jim White, Director ofMedia Relations for the San Antonio Missions.
Cal League All Stars 1 – Carolina League All Stars 9
Winston Salem, NC – The Storm sent five to North Carolina to represent the California League in the Single-A California/Carolina All-Star Game. With Donn Roach, Rico Noel and Cory Spangenberg in the starting line up the California All-Stars jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by way of the track-star from Bakersfield Billy Hamilton. But the All-Stars would not score again as the Carolina All-Stars upended the Cal League 9-1.
With the Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton leading off the game he bunted down the first base side and reached first in 3.41 seconds recorded by Baseball America. In a matter of a few pitches, Hamilton stole second and then stole third as he does many a game for Bakersfield. He would then jog home as Lancaster's George Springer grounded out to shortstop Xander Bogaerts of the Salem Red Sox.
That would be the only run the team from the west would collect.
But the three Storm starters impressed the crowd in the bottom of the inning. Salem Red Sox Jackie Bradley it a hard line drive off Roach that traveled to short center field where Rico Noel dove forward making the snow cone catch for the first out of the inning. Roach showed off his skills we continue to see at The Diamond mowing down Dash's Michael Earley and forced Red Sox Travis Shaw to hit a groundball between first and second where Cory Spangenberg made a diving save and throw to first to hold of the Carolina League early.
From there the Carolina League scored at least a run in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh inning rattling off nine runs. The Scoring was highlighted by a home run by Shaw that he sent up and over the right field wall.
The Frederick Keys Ty Kelly had the hot bat going 2-for-4 for the Carolina All-Stars including two doubles.
In the fifth Rico Noel reached base on a one out walk and proceeded to showcase his own speed. With the fastest man in baseball at the plate, the second fastest Noel stole second and stole third without Potomac National's catcher David Freitas even throwing down to third.
Rymer Liriano came into the game in the top of the eighth and went in as the designated hitting and closer Kevin Quackenbush came in in the bottom of the eighth with two outs and struck out Bradley.
Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director Media Relations of the Storm
MWL East Stars 18 – MWL West Stars 2
The game was over before it really began. The East All Stars (where Fort Wayne plays) scored five runs in the top of the 1st inning. After Portillo, who got the start for the East All Stars, had a quick inning, the East All Stars scored another eight runs to open up a 13-0 lead.
It was a joke of an 18-2 win.
Another five errors led to another five unearned runs as the Ems were down 8-0 after only three innings. The Ems managed only four hits in the game compared to nine strikeouts.