Sawyer Carroll's leaping catch at the wall ended an exciting game at Kino Stadium Wednesday, as the Tucson Padres beat the Las Vegas 51s, 7-5. The Padres carried a two-run lead into the ninth when Eric Thames led off the inning with a single to left field. Erik Hamren retired the next two hitters but allowed a single and a walk with two outs to load the bases. Travis Snider, who hit a home run earlier in the night, lofted a ball to right that appeared to be going over Carroll's head, but the Padres right fielder jumped on the warning track, collided with the wall and held onto the ball to end the game.
The Padres scored five runs in the second inning Tuesday to go ahead 5-1, sending nine batters to the plate in the rally. Las Vegas climbed back with three in the third and one in the fourth to tie the game. Clint Everts, who had shut out the Padres in four previous outings this season, entered in the sixth and allowed two Padres runs on three hits. After scoring those two runs in the sixth, the Padres bullpen held onto the 7-5 lead, with Jason Ray, Miles Mikolas and Hamren pitching a scoreless inning each.
The Padres have now won two of their last three games after a stretch in which they lost 10 consecutive games. Yasmani Grandal went 3-for-4 with three singles and Anthony Contreras went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the T-Pads. Contreras may be the hottest hitter on the team right now, with hits in nine of his last 12 at bats.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
San Antonio – The San Antonio Missions began the second half of the season with a 2-1 loss in the 12-inning to the visiting Corpus Christi Hooks, their second straight loss in extra innings.
Jake Blackwood rebounded from last night's hitless game by going yard in the third inning to give the Missions an early 1-0 lead. He is now hitting 10-21 in his last five games. The Hooks responded in the fifth on a rare RBI double by Corpus Christi starting pitcher Ross Seaton to bring home the tying run. That hit was only his second double this season.
San Antonio experienced the wrath of third base umpire Brett Terry in the bottom of the eighth as he ejected pinch runner T.J. Steele after sliding recklessly into second and Missions' manager John Gibbons for arguing the call.
The Missions tried to get something going in the ninth with back-to-back hits by Reymond Fuentes and Dean Anna. Jonathan Galvez then moved the runners to second and third on a broken bat ground out to shortstop only to have Nate Freiman strike out swinging.
Fuentes was intentionally walked after San Antonio reliever Tom Layne hit a one out stand up double down the right field line in the 11-inning. After an Anna flyout to deep center, Galvez then struck out looking on four pitches to end the inning sending the game into 12 innings for the second straight game.
Corpus Christi late-game pinch hitter Adam Bailey sent a ball back up the middle to score Drew Muren to give the Hooks a 2-1 lead. Missions' pinch hitter Michael Wing hit a two-out single in the 12 to give San Antonio some hope. However, he was then forced out at second after a soft grounder by right fielder Blackwood.
San Antonio falls to 28-42 overall (0-1 for the second half) as Corpus Christi improves to 38-33 overall. Tomorrow's game features Missions' Josh Geer (2-2, 5.77 ERA) going against the Hooks' righty Jose Cisnero (4-6, 3.86 ERA).
Courtesy of Jim White, Director ofMedia Relations for the San Antonio Missions.
No game for the Storm as they get ready for the 2nd half
Tin Caps are preparing for the 2nd half
The Ems won their 1st road game of the year 7-4. The Ems were up 3-1 in the 6th when Mark Picca gave up a two out two-run home run to Candelario. The Ems would answer back in the seventh. After two quick outs the Ems went walk, walk, single, single, single, walk, before a strike out to end the inning. The Ems would score three times in that inning and go up 6-3. With the win the Ems improved to 4-2 on the year.
AZL Padres 15 – AZL Mariners 7