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Tucson Padres Week #12 June 18-24 

Tucson PadresThe Tucson Padres kicked off its 12th week of play with an off day as they traveled back home from a four game series against the Reno Aces.

Tucson won two out of the six games played in week 12.

The T-Pads are still in fourth place in its division with a record of 24-52, 23.5 games behind the first place Sacramento River Cats.

Tucson is 19 games behind the Las Vegas 51s, who are in third place in the division.

On Tuesday June 19 the Padres started a four game home series against the 51s.

Tucson went scoreless through seven innings, they had seven hits throughout the game and only managed to push two runs across in the bottom of the ninth on a two RBI triple by right fielder Sawyer Carroll.

Tucson lost the game 8-2.

Carroll was 2-4 on the evening with a single, a triple and two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Kip Wells took the loss, throwing four and a third innings while allowing seven runs, six earned on seven hits and striking out one while walking five.

Wells’ record on the season is now 1-4.

Tucson turned around on Wednesday June 20 beating the 51s 7-5.

Starting pitcher Colt Hynes got the win on Wednesday bringing his season record to 3-6. He pitched six innings giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking two.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal went 3-4 on the evening, hitting three singles and scoring two runs.

The 51s were threatening with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the T-Pads up 7-5.

Right fielder Sawyer Carroll made a leaping catch on the warning track, then collided with the wall to end the game, saving the win for the T-Pads.

Tucson returned to its ways on Thursday June 21 as they lost the game to the 51s, 4-2. The T-Pads have not been able to string together an extended amount of wins, as their biggest winning streak was three games and that was done in May 21-23, against the Memphis Redbirds.

T-Pads starting pitcher Jorge Reyes threw five innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out six and walking three.

The loss put him at 4-8 on the season.

First baseman Matt Clark had the best evening at the plate for Tucson as he went 2-3 with a double, a single and scoring a run.

The T-Pads lost the lead twice on Friday June 22 as they gave up 11 runs over the nine inning period, they had led the game early on.

Starting pitcher Matt Palmer pitched six innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits while striking out four and walking two.

Tucson led the game going into the top of the fourth, lost it then regained it in the bottom of the fourth. They lost it again in the top of the fifth, never to regain it.

Both designated hitter Yasmani Grandal and second baseman Anthony Contreras went 3-4 on the evening.

Contreras hit a double, two singles and scored twice.

Grandal hit two doubles, a single, scoring once and recording three RBIs.

Also on Friday Grandal was announced to play in the 14th annual All-Star Futures Game, to be played at 5 p.m. on Tuesday July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

On Saturday June 23 the T-Pads headed to Chukchansi Park to play a four game series against the Fresno Grizzlies.

The T-Pads lost the series opener on Saturday in a close contest, 4-3.

Starting pitcher Bear Bay went seven innings giving up four runs on nine hits while striking out eight and walking two. Bay is now 1-4 on the season.

Both Grandal and second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 2-4 on Saturday night,

Grandal hit two singles and scored a run.

Gyorko hit two doubles and scored a run.

Tucson finished off its 12th week of play with a win against the Grizzlies on Sunday June 24 beating them 7-5.

Relief pitcher Miles Mikolas recorded his first win for the T-Pads pitching in the eighth inning and throwing the one inning giving up one run on two hits while striking out two and walking one.

Contreras went 2-5 on Sunday hitting two doubles and collecting two RBIs, which were the two runs that gave Tucson the win in the top of the ninth.

Tucson will finish off the four game series in Fresno then head back home to have seven games at home.

The seven games will see a three game series against the Colorado Sky Sox and a four game series against the Salt Lake City Bees.

Tucson is having a rough go of things this season, but are proud to be sending one of it’s players to futures game in July.

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