Tucson Padres Week #13 June 25- July1
The Tucson Padres had its best week of the year in week 13 as it finished off with a winning record for the week.
The T-Pads finished off the week winning five of the seven games they played throughout week 13.
It boosted the T-Pads season record to 29-54, which is 22.5 games behind the division leading Sacramento River Cats.
Tucson also had its best winning streak of the season, five wins.
It was the second time this season that the T-Pads have won a series.
Tucson won its second series against the Fresno Grizzlies winning three out of four games. They also won their third series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, winning two out of a three game series.
On Monday June 25 the T-Pads beat the Grizzlies 9-6, marking its second win in a row.
The Padres had six players with a multi-hit game on Monday, they also had their first pinch-hit home run on the season by first baseman Cody Decker.
It was the first pinch-hit home run since first baseman Matt Clark did it against the Albuquerque Isotopes on May 15, 2011.
The T-Pads extended its winning streak to three game on Tuesday June 26 beating the Grizzlies 9-8 and claiming the series win.
In the series against the Grizzlies the T-Pads had 18 doubles.
Outfielder Daniel Robertson went 4-5 on the night hitting four singles, scoring three times and collecting one RBI.
Infielder Jedd Gyorko also went 4-5 on the evening while hitting a home run, a double, two singles, scoring two runs and collecting five RBIs.
Relief pitcher Cody Burns recorded his first save for Tucson by throwing a 1-2-3 inning, Burns threw one inning, giving up no runs on no hits, while striking out one and walking none.
The T-Pads win streak increased to four games on Wednesday June 27, beating the Sky Sox 6-4.
Gyorko had a great night at the plate as he went 3-5, hitting a double and two singles, he crossed the plate once and collected tw0 RBIs.
Clark also had a good evening as he went 1-4 hitting a home run scoring once and collecting three RBIs.
The bullpen continued to do its thing by keeping its opponents at bay to help secure the win by pitching five and a third scoreless innings on Wednesday.
Thursday June 28 saw the T-Pads set its win streak at five games beating the Sky Sox 7-4.
Starting pitcher Bear Bay got his second win of the season, putting his record at 2-4 for the year.
Bay pitched six and two thirds innings, he gave up three runs on five hits while striking out six hitters and walking none.
Contreras went 2-5 hitting a home run, a single, scoring once and collecting three RBIs. Contreras ended the day on Thursday with an 11 game hitting streak.
Infielder Beamer Weems also has an 11 game hit streak after Thursday’s game.
Grandal also had a good night at the plate going 3-4 hitting a double, two singles, crossed the plate twice while collecting one RBI.
Clark also had himself a three hit game as he went 3-5, hitting a double, two singles while scoring once and he knocked in no RBIs.
Tucson saw its win streak end on Friday June 29 as they lost 9-3 to the Sky Sox, that loss stopped the T-Pads from collecting its first series sweep of the season.
Pitcher Matt Lollis made his second appearance in Triple-A on Friday and collected his first loss of the season.
Lollis threw for three and two thirds innings giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits while striking out three and walking one.
Both Contreras and Weems saw their hit streaks end after Friday’s game.
Gyorko had a top-notch night at the plate as he went 2-4, hitting a home run, a single, scoring one run and collecting two RBIs.
The T-Pads lost the game on Saturday June 30 against the Salt Lake City Bees in a 10-7 contest.
Even with the loss the Padres managed to have strong performances at the plate against the Bees.
Second baseman Andy Parrino went 3-4 hitting three doubles, scoring three runs and collected two RBIs on Saturday.
Gyorko extended his hit streak to eight games on Saturday, going 3-4. He hit one double, two singles and collected two RBIs.
Outfielder Jeremy Hermida is in Tucson for an injury rehab assignment, he has been on the DL since April 27 with a right hip flexor strain.
Hermida went 1-2 with just a single on Saturday as he only played for only five innings in the game.
The T-Pads finished off its week strong, with a 10-6 victory against the Bees on Sunday July 1.
Starting pitcher Jorge Reyes got his fifth win of the season against the Bees on Sunday, it was his first when since June 4.
He pitched six innings giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out two and walking one.
Gyorko extended his hit streak to nine games after going 2-3 on Sunday, he hit two singles and scored one run.
Contreras, Carroll and infielder Jesus Merchan each also had two hits in the game on Sunday against the Bees.
The Tucson Padres will be finishing up two more games at home against the Bees and then will be heading to Cashman Field in Las Vegas to take on the 51s in four game series.
After that it will be the All-Star break and the T-Pads will be sending center fielder Daniel Robertson to be a part of the PCL All-Star team.
Robertson is currently batting .325, with one home run, 43 runs, 10 stolen bases and 23 RBIs in 73 games.