Tucson 10 Salt Lake 6
Key Stats: 2B Gyorko 2-3, BB; 1B Carroll 2-3, 3B, BB, 2R, RBI; RHP Brach 1IP, 0H, 0R
The Tucson Padres had two separate four-run innings to start July with a 10-6 win. The Padres sent eight hitters to the plate in the third inning, scoring four runs, including a three-run homer by Andy Parrino. The Padres also had an eight-batter seventh inning, scoring four times on a two-run single by Nick Hundley and a two-run triple by Jesus Merchan.
Tucson starter Jorge Reyes picked up his first win since June 4, pitching six innings, allowing four earned runs. Cory Burns pitched a scoreless inning for the second consecutive night and Brad Brach got the final three outs of the game with two runners on base to collect his third Triple-A save.
Anthony Contreras, Sawyer Carroll and Hundley all had multi-hit games for the T-Pads.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
San Antonio Tulsa Postponed
The Missions were rained out at home. The game will be made up as a double-header during their road trip to Tulsa later this week.
Bakersfield 4 Storm 2
Key Stats: 1B Medica 2-3, 2B, BB; LF Tate 2-3, BB; RHP Andriese 6IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 7K, 2BB
Starter Matt Andriese went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out seven, one off his season high. The 2011 third-rounder took his first loss since May 11. In June, Andriese went 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in five starts. The 22-year-old now ranks fourth in the Cal League in ERA and sports a healthy 74-19 strikeout to walk ratio.
After falling behind 3-0 over the first three innings, Justin Miller hit a leadoff home run that hit the scoreboard in right center. In the sixth, Tommy Medica set the tone with a single to left field. Vince Belnome followed with a double to right field to put two runners in scoring position before Medica scored on a groundout by Connor Powers. Medica has now hit in 17 straight games and is batting .418 in the streak. During that time he has hit nine doubles, two home runs and collected 16 RBI.
TinCaps 4 Lake County 0
Key Stats: 1B Whitmore 1-3, HR(4), 2RBI; RHP Whisler 6IP, 2H, 0R, 6K, 0BB
In a game that ended after six innings due to torrential rain, whistling wind and tornado-like conditions, the TinCaps emerged 4-0 winners over Lake County. Ohio native Matt Wisler limited the Captains to just two hits, and Travis Whitmore belted his fourth home run of the year in the shutout effort.
In the third inning, Tyler Stubblefield and Felix Cabrera hit back-to-back singles to begin the inning. Stubblefield advanced to third on Cabrera’s single, and then came in to score on a groundout to second by Jace Peterson.
One run was all Wisler would need, as he continued his Buckeye State dominance. Earning the victory on Sunday, he improved his record to 3-0 in the state of Ohio, where he has twirled 17 scoreless innings this season. Sunday he struck out six, allowed two hits and did not walk a batter in six innings of work.
Fort Wayne tacked on three more runs in the sixth inning. Yeison Asencio sent Jace Peterson across the plate on a sacrifice fly, giving the TinCaps a 2-0 advantage. Travis Whitmore then blasted a two-run home run over the wall in right field to make the score 4-0.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps
Eugene 5 Everett 4
Key Stats: RF Adamson 4-5, 2B, HR, 4RBI; LHP Marcano 4.2IP, 3H, 0R, 5K, 0BB
After giving up two-run leads in both the ninth and tenth innings, the Emeralds scored the game winning run on a B.J. Guinn single in the 11th
Starter Chris Fetter worked what could be his last rehab start, throwing three shutout innings with two hits and one strike out. The big righty, who underwent surgery last summer, has allowed just one run in 11.1 innings of work over four appearances in the Northwest League.
Lefty Juan Marcano followed him to the mound and turned in his strongest performance since signing as an undrafted free agent prior to the season. The 21-year-old gave up only three hits over 4.2 innings of work and struck out five AquaSox. Originally signed as a 16-year-old by the Yankees in 2006, Marcano missed all of 2011 following surgery.
Corey Adamson, who has appeared twice as a pitcher in the last week, paced the offense as the leadoff hitter on Sunday. The 20-year-old Australian went 4-for-5 with a double and his first homer of the year. The left-handed hitter drove in a pair to open the scoring in the seventh inning, then came back with a two-run blast in the 10th inning to briefly reclaim the lead.
The Padres rookie club had a scheduled day off Sunday. They play the Diamondbacks on Monday.