Tucson Padres Week #2 April 9-15
Palmer went five innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while striking out five and walking one.
Colt Hynes came in next and pitched one and two-thirds innings giving up two runs on three hits, while striking out two.
The next two pitchers for the Padres threw scoreless innings in their appearances. Cody Burns threw an inning and a third while giving up one and striking out one. The ninth inning was in the hands of Brad Boxberger who gave up one hit and struck out two.
Center fielder Blake Tekotte went 1-4, with a home run being his only hit, while scoring one run and recording one RBI.
Catcher Brad Davis experienced success at the as well, going 2-4 with a triple and a home run, scoring one run and collecting two RBIs.
In the bottom of the ninth inning the Padres were on the verge of mounting a come back when right fielder Sawyer Carroll reached safely with a one-out single. Next up Davis smashed his triple which scored Carroll.
The River Cats then brought the infield in to set up a possible play at the plate. Shortstop Beamer Weems then lined out to his counter part on the Cats. Pinch-hitter Anthony Contreras then struck-out to finish off the game, stranding Davis.
Tucson Padres are now 1-4.
(WP: Souza 1-1) (LP: Palmer 0-1)
Tuesday April 10
The Padres started out the night on top when as they posted the first four runs of the game, all runs were courtesy of the long ball. First baseman Matt Clark first put the Padres on the board by hitting a two-run shot over the center field wall, which was only done once in 2011.
Carroll followed up the very next inning with a two-run shot of his own, his first home run of the season, this put the Padres up 4-0.
Padres starting Pitcher Joe Wieland only went two innings giving up two hits, while striking out four and only walking one.
In the third inning is when it went downhill for the Padres, as the Padres went through numerous pitchers to try and finish off the game.
Relief pitcher Brian Tallet went one an a third inning giving up seven runs on seven hits, while both striking out and walking two batters. Tallet gave up two long balls in his appearance.
Relief pitcher Ryan Kelly was the next to be attacked by the River Cats. He only went two-thirds of a inning giving up three runs on five hits, while collecting no strikeouts or walks.
Pitching the next inning and a third was Eddie Kunz, giving up three runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one.
Relief pitcher Alex Hinshaw came in next only delivering for a third of a inning giving up four runs on two hits, striking out one and walking three.
The final pitcher to step on the mound for the Padres and finished off the last three and a third innings was Hynes, who gave up one run on three hits collecting zero strike-outs and walks.
After the first two innings the Padres only managed to tack on two more runs in the fifth inning.
The inning started out with Weems hitting a single to right field. Tekotte was the next to the plate, hitting a triple, scoring Weems.
Two batters later, Clark hit a sacrifice fly to left field allowing Tekotte to tag up and score the Padres final run of the game.
The final score was 18-6, this being the largest loss margin for the Padres this season.
Tucson Padres are now 1-5 on the season.
(WP: Banwart 1-0) (LP: Tallet 0-1)
Wednesday April 11
The Padres losing streak continued as they dropped another close match-up in the final inning. The starting pitcher for the Padres was Casey Kelly.
Kelly went six innings allowing no runs on five hits, while striking out nine and walking zero.
In the fourth and fifth inning the Padres scratched together a couple of runs. Designated hitter Vince Belnome hit an RBI single, allowing Carroll to score from second, in the fourth inning.
Clark hit an RBI double in the fifth scoring Tekotte from second. The River Cats answered back with one run in the seventh.
The run was scored upon Burns who threw for an inning, allowing one run on two hits, while striking out one and walking none.
Relief pitcher threw the next inning allowing no runs on zero hits and striking out one.
In the ninth the Padres once again called upon Boxbereger to close out the game. During his inning he allowed two runs on two hits and striking out two, with no walks.
With the lead gone, the Padres didn’t put up much of fight in the second half of the ninth inning. Two of the Padres batters struck-out in the ninth, with the other out being a soft liner to second.
Tucson Padres are now 1-6 on the season.
(WP: Threets 1-0) (LP: Boxberger 0-1)
Thursday April 1
The Padres finished off their final home game of the series with a win, against the Salt Lake Bees.
Starting Pitcher Josh Geer pitched six scoreless innings. He only allowed four hits while striking out three and walking only one.
Relief pitchers Hinshaw, Thayer and Burns also threw scoreless innings as well to finish off the game. Hinshaw allowed only one hit in his inning, Thayer had no hits against him and finally Burns allowed two hit, while striking out one.
Tekotte had a good night at the plate as he went 1-4, hitting a home run, scoring a run and recording a RBI.
Belnome saw success at the plate as well going 2-4, hitting two singles and collecting two RBIs.
Padres pulled out the victory scoring five runs on seven, adding the second win to their record this season.
Tucson Padres are now 2-6 on the season.
(WP: Geer 1-1) (LP: Ross 0-1)
Friday April 13
On the road for the first time of the season the Padres drop a close game to the Bees in Salt Lake.
The Padres scored the first two runs of the game on a Hank Conger error, throwing the ball down the right field line.
Starting Pitcher for the Padres was Jorge Reyes went for five innings, giving up three runs on and eight hits, striking out three and walking two.
The next pitcher for the Padres was Hynes who threw one inning, giving up one run on two hits, while sttriking out zero and walking one.
Finishing off the final two innings for the Padres was relief pitcher Tallet, gave up no runs on one hit, while striking out two and walking one.
Third baseman James Darnell contributed at the plate going 2-3, hitting a home run and a single, while scoring one run and collecting two RBIs.
Center fielder also had a adequate night at the plate going 2-4 with a double and a single. He was unable to cross the plate.
The Padres fell to the Bees and ended the final score of 5-4.
Tucson Padres are now 2-7 on the season.
(WP: Van Mil 1-0) (LP: Reyes 0-2)
Saturday April 14
The Padres had a productive night as they never gave up the lead.
Starting Pitcher Matt Palmer only went three and two-thirds innings giving up three runs on on eight hits, striking out one and walking five.
Kunz came in next and went one and two- thirds inning giving up one run on two hits while striking out and walking zero.
Next to the mound for the Padres was Hinshaw who threw one and two-thirds innings giving up no runs on no hits. He struck-out two and walked one.
Thayer came in next going for one inning giving up no runs or hits and striking out one.
Closing out the final inning for the Padres was Boxberger, giving up no runs on two hits and striking out two.
Catcher Davis went 1-4, collecting one hit, a homer, scoring two runs and collecting two RBIs.
Shortstop Everth Cabrera also hit well at the plate going 2-4, hitting two singles and crossed the plate once.
The Padres polished off the game by beating the Bees 8-4. The Padres collected their eight runs on only seven hits.
Tucson Padres are now 3-7 on the season.
(WP: Kunz 1-0) (LP: Bell 1-1)
Sunday April 15
The Padres lost another close game in their series on the road. They sent out starting pitcher Hynes to the mound against the Bees.
Hynes went four and two-thirds innings giving up two runs on five hits, while striking out five and only walking one.
Tallet marched to the mound next and gave up two runs on two hits, striking out zero and walking one. Burns came in the next inning and gave up one run on two hits, he struck-out one and walked none.
Burns also gave the only long ball suffered against the Padres.
The bats for the Padres tried to do what it could for them, but still managed to come up short.
Darnell had a good night at the plate as he went 1-4, hitting a home-run, crossing the place once and collecting two RBIs.
Tekotte went 1-3, hitting a double, scoring a run and collected the final ananother RBI for the Padres in the game.
The Tucson Padres are now 3-8 on the season.
(WP: Richards 2-0) (LP: Hynes 0-1)