Tucson Padres Week #6 May 8-13
The Tucson Padres spent this week on the road first traveling to New Orleans and then to Oklahoma City. The T-Pads split its second straight series as it went 2-2 against the New Orleans Zephyrs.
The Padres are now 12-25 on the season.
Tucson has yet to put together a winning week, however they have managed to split the last two series’ that they have played in. They have also lost the first two games in the series against the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
Tuesday May 8 the T-Pads played its longest game of the season, so far. The game against the Zephyrs went 16 innings with a five hour and 17 minute game time. This being the longest game in T-Pads industry
Left fielder James Darnell hit two home runs in the game, giving him his sixth and seventh long balls of the season. He just went 2-7 in 16 innings hitting two home runs, scoring two runs and two RBIs.
Darnell’s second home run hit the bottom of the scoreboard, a rare occurrence at Zephyr Stadium.
First baseman Matt Clark also hit a home run during the evening, bringing his total to four home runs for the year.
The T-Pads had numerous chances to to win the game, however the team left eight runners on base in the extra innings.
The Zephyrs won the game in the bottom of the 16, losing the game 11-8.
On Wednesday May 9 the T-Pads dominated the Zephyrs winning the game 9-1.
Clark recorded his fifth home run of the season on Wednesday.
Shortstop Alexi Amarista hit a grand slam to collect his first home run of the season. Amarista also extended his hitting streak to 17 games by going 2-5 on the evening.
Amarista was not the only player to extend a hitting streak, center fielder Everth Cabrera increased his hit streak to 12 games by going 1-5 while scoring two runs.
Starting Pitcher Jorge Reyes had a good night on the mound as well. He threw seven innings while giving up one earned run on six hits, while striking out three and walking four. Which is the best start this season so far for the T-Pads.
The Padres were shutout on Thursday May 10 as they lost 2-0 the Zephyrs.
Amarista extended his hit streak to 18 games by going 2-4. Cabrera extended his hit streak to 13 games going 1-4.
Relief Pitcher Nick Vincent pitched his first inning of work in a Tucson Padres uniform on May 10. He threw one inning not allowing a run on two hits.
The T-Pads walked away with its second win of the series on Friday May 11, 6-4.
Amarista’s hitting streak ended at 18 as he put up an 0-4 night, only scoring one run.
Cabrera managed to extend his streak to 14 games by going 2-4, with a double, scoring three runs and collecting on RBI.
Starting pitcher Matt Palmer picked up his third win of the season, putting his record at 3-2.
Palmer threw six innings, giving up three runs, two of which were earned, while striking out six and only walking two.
The bullpen has been a continuous strength for Tucson as the pitchers don’t allow a whole lot of runs to score.
Tucson’s late inning comeback was put to a halt on Saturday May 12 in its loss to the RedHawks, 6-5.
Cabrera went 2-4 on the evening, extending his hit streak to 15 games, which surpasses teammate center fielder Blake Tekotte’s 14 game hit streak as the longest of the season for the T-Pads.
Amarista’s 18 game hitting streak is not counted as it was started for him when he was still a member of the Salt Lake Bees.
The Padres dropped another game to the RedHawks on Sunday May 13,