Jedd Gyorko and Daniel Robertson collected four hits each Tuesday, as the Tucson Padres beat the Fresno Grizzlies, 9-8. It was a back-and-forth game at Chukchansi Park featuring five lead changes. The Padres won three of the four games in Fresno, sealing their second series win of the season. The Padres also took three of four against the Memphis Redbirds May 21 - May 23.
The T-Pads scored at least one run in their first four innings Tuesday. Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run double in the first, a two-run home run in the third and finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs in the game. Matt Clark went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two of the 18 doubles the Padres hit in the series. Jonathan Roof was retired only once in five plate appearances, picking up two singles and two walks. Roof joined the Padres from Extended Spring Training in May and is batting .291 in 31 games.
Cory Burns pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first save in the Padres organization. The Padres are 26-52, in fourth place, 23.5 games behind first place Sacramento
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Drought conditions at Parkview Field were put to an end on Tuesday night, as the TinCaps blasted three home runs en route to a 10-3 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts. Fort Wayne snapped a ten-game streak in which the team had been without a homer, and set up a rubber match by scoring 10 unanswered runs.
An early 3-0 deficit proved no match for the TinCaps offense, as it came to life against the Lansing (3-2, 50-24) bullpen. Starter Aaron Sanchez provided five scoreless innings, holding Fort Wayne (3-2, 34-41) to two hits and leaving in line for his seventh victory.
Kramer Champlin entered to work the sixth, and the first TinCaps run scored on his watch, as Kyle Gaedele touched the plate on a throwing error by catcher Carlos Perez. Tyler Stubblefield then launched a two-run home run, tying the game at three. Fort Wayne broke the game open in the seventh, scoring six times. Duanel Jones' solo home run broke the 3-3 tie, and Kyle Gaedele scored on a throwing error by pitcher Brian Longpre (0-2). Yesion Asencio followed with a three-run blast, making the Fort Wayne advantage 8-3. Travis Whitmore scampered home on Mike Gallic RBI single later in the inning, and Gaedele scored on a ninth inning wild pitch, completing the Fort Wayne offensive rampage.
James Needy (3-1) earned the win in relief for Fort Wayne, working three scoreless innings behind Cody Hebner. The Fort Wayne starter, in five innings of work, allowed three earned runs, walked three and fanned five. Matt Stites pitched for the first time since June 4th, hurling a clean ninth inning.
The home runs for the TinCaps were the first longballs since a June 11th four-homer outburst at Parkview Field. By scoring ten times, Fort Wayne tallied its first double-digit run total since May 24th, a 14-8 win at South Bend.
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Its only six games but right now former St. John's star Jeremy Baltz has been the man with a .370/.393/.481 line seeing time in LF and DH.
Baltz was drafted in the second round of this year's draft by the Padres after his junior season and was a big reason for the Red Storm's success this year. He is seen as having a future in either left field or first base.
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