Fresno 8 Tucson 5
Key Stats: 3B Gyorko 1-3, BB; 2B Belnome 2-4; 1B Clark 1-4, 2RBI; RF Hermida 2-4, 2R
The Fresno Grizzlies scored four runs in the fourth inning and took the lead to stay in their 8-5 win over the Tucson Padres Friday night at Kino Stadium. Former Fresno pitcher Matt Palmer allowed four earned runs in six innings of work, including back-to-back, two-out, two-run doubles in the fourth inning rally. The righty allowed six hits and four walks.
The Padres trailed by five runs in the eighth and had a chance to catch Fresno, loading the bases with no outs. Jedd Gyorko hit an RBI single and Vince Belnome grounded into a double play to score the second run of the inning, but the T-Pads had to settle for two runs. Nick Vincent and Jason Ray both pitched scoreless innings out of the Tucson bullpen.
The Padres and Grizzlies have split the 10 games they've played against each other this season. Jeremy Hermida and Belnome both went 2-for-4 in the loss. Gyorko went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk and Matt Clark went 1-for-4 with a two-run single.
Courtesy of Tim Haggerty, Media Director for the Tucson Padres
Midland 10 San Antonio 0
Key Stats: 1B Freiman 1-3, 2B, 2BB; RHP Roach 3IP, 4H, 3ER, 0K, 4BB
Nothing worked right for the Missions Friday as they were shut out for the eighth time this year and the pitching which has carried them through the second half disappeared.
Starter Donn Roach, who had not allowed an earned run since his promotion from Elsinore, yielded three on four hits and four walks over just three innings. The righty, who lives and dies inducing ground balls, has now walked eight and struck out five in 17 Double-A innings.
At the plate, the club could not take advantage of the opportunities they had, going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. In all, the club left 12 men on base. Nate Freiman, Cody Decker and Ali Solis each picked up one double in the contest.
Storm 4 High Desert 1
Key Stats: 1B Medica 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBI; RF Miller 1-3, 3B, BB, 2RBI; Andriese 7IP, 3H, 1ER, 7K, 1BB
RHP Matt Andriese carried a perfect game into the sixth inning before yielding a single with one out by Mickey Wiswall. The Mavs got another single and a sacrifice fly in the inning, but Andriese came back for the seventh and escaped further damage despite a single and walk. In all, the 22-year-old allowed three singles and the walk while striking out seven.
The Storm offense was once again led by Tommy Medica, who extended his hitting streak to 28 games. The right-handed slugger clubbed a two-out double in the first to plate Justin Miller. With the game tied in the eighth, Miller hit a two-out, two-run triple before Medica added his 29th double of the year to plate the final run. During his streak, Medica has 41 extra-base hits.
Beloit 8 TinCaps 3
Key Stats: CF Jankowski 3-5, 2B, 2R; SS Peterson 2-4, R, SB; RF Asencio 3-4, 2B, 3RBI, outfield assist;
Issuing a season-high nine walks for the second straight night, the Fort Wayne TinCaps dropped the rubber match of a three-game series by a final of 8-3 to the Beloit Snappers. The TinCaps used six different pitchers, with no one pitcher throwing more than three innings in the losing effort.
Colin Rea (2-6) allowed two runs in the first, facing six Snappers batters. Beloit tacked on another run in the second inning, earning a 3-0 lead before the TinCaps had sent five batters to the plate.
Fort Wayne picked up two runs in the bottom of the third inning as Mike Gallic notched a sacrifice fly and Yeison Asencio secured an RBI single against Snappers starter Matt Summers (9-4). One run was as close as the TinCaps would come, though.
Beloit chased Rea from the game in the fourth inning, scoring three runs and extending the advantage to 6-2. Rea did not record an out in the fourth and in three innings, allowed four hits, six runs, five earned runs, while walking five batters and striking out one. With Rea’s outing, no TinCaps starter has gone more than 4 1/3 innings since Matt Wisler’s start on July 7. Over the last five games, TinCaps starters have worked to a 9.50 ERA, surrendering 19 earned runs in 18 innings.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director for Ft. Wayne
Eugene 4 Spokane 2
Key Stats: LF Baltz 2-3, 2B, RBI; RF Adamson 1-3, 2BB, 2SB, R; LHP Alger 3IP, 2H, 0R, 1K, 1BB; LHP Ottoson 2.2 IP, 2H, 0R, 2K, 1BB
Eugene plated single runs in four of the first five innings then rode strong pitching by 2012 draftees Brandon Alger, Kyle Ottoson and Roman Madrid to their second straight 4-2 win over the Indians.
Following Chris Fetter, who yielded two runs as he worked three more innings on his way back from shoulder surgery, fellow Indiana native Brandon Alger continued his strong professional debut. The reigning Northwest League pitcher of the week worked three more scoreless innings and now has gone 17 frames without allowing a run. The lefty has given up eight hits and one walk while striking out 14.
Kyle Ottoson, who signed last week, made his first Northwest League appearance, working 2.2 scoreless innings as well. The lanky lefty, who was sidelined for much of the spring at Oklahoma State, was a 34th round pick for the Padres this year after failing to sign each of the three previous springs when he was drafted.
AZL Padres 8 Brewers 2
Key Stats: LHP Fried 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2K, 0BB; 3B Perez 2-5, 2B, 2RBI; CF Moreno 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3R; 1B Tejada 3-5, 2B, 3RBI, R
Top pick Max Fried worked two scoreless innings in his third professional appearance. The 18-year-old number seven overall draftee has not allowed an earned run through his first five innings and has five strikeouts against three hits and two walks.
The offense was paced by third-rounder Fernando Perez and 19-year-old first baseman Luis Tejada who signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2010. Perez went 2-for-5 with an RBI double to push his average to .444 through his first seven professional games. Tejada, a lanky 6’3” righty, was 3-for-5 with his fourth double of the year. Through his first 16 games stateside, he is hitting .328 with an 813 OPS.