Tucson Padres Week #7 May 14-20
The Tucson Padres finished off the seventh week winning two of its six games played.
They started the week on the road against the Oklahoma City RedHawks, where the T-Pads lost all four games against the RedHawks.
The Padres finished off the week playing at home against the Nashville Sounds. They played a four game series against the Sounds taking two of the four games.
The T-Pads split its second series of the season and have yet to win a series in its 2012 season.
They are now 14-29 on the season and are currently in fourth place in the PCL Southern Division.
There were numerous transactions between the Padres affiliates this week as the teams are trying to fill in their gaps due to injuries.
Infielder Logan Forsythe is hitting .238 in his 21 games played on his rehab assignment.
Monday May 14 Tucson lost its third game in a row, despite Jorge Reyes‘ quality start, going seven innings, allowing only one run on five hits, while striking out five and walking two.
All three losses were decided by only one run in each game. It was the second straight walk-off loss for the T-Pads as well.
Forsythe made his first rehab start after having fractured his left foot earlier on this season. He went 1-4 with a single and two RBIs.
Infielder Everth Cabrera extended his hit streak to 17 after going 2-4 on the evening, with a double, a single and two runs scored.
The Padres lost its fourth game in a row on Tuesday May 15.
The T-Pads gave up four home runs in the game and also saw its first ejection of the season.
Cabrera took his hitting streak to 18 games on Tuesday going 1-4, hitting a single and scoring a run.
Hitting coach Bob Skube was thrown out of the ball game in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Tyler Funneman, marking the first player or coach ejection of the season for the T-Pads.
After a day off, Tucson dominated the Sounds in 13-0 win at Kino Stadium on Thursday May 17, snapping their four game losing streak.
It was the Padres second shutout of the season. It was also the Padres biggest win margin this year so far.
Seven of the T-Pads hat multi-hit games, including Forsythe who went 2-4 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Center fielder Blake Tekotte went 3-5 with one double, two singles and three runs scored.
Thursday also saw two Tucson players Alexi Amarista and Everth Cabrera get called up to San Diego to replace injured players.
The Padres brought up infielder Jedd Gyorko from the San Antonio Missions to help fill the missing positions.
The T- Pads lost another game by one run on Friday May 18. They gave up two runs in the top of the eighth and then failed to get a run back in the bottom of the eighth or ninth innings to lose 4-3.
Starting pitcher Wells made his first appearance of the 2012 season on Friday pitching five innings, allowing two runs, both unearned on four hits, with two strikeouts and one walk.
Relief pitcher Reyes also pitched for the first time for the Padres this season going two and two-thirds innings allowing two runs on two hits, while striking out two and walking two hitters.
Tekotte had his second straight three hit game. He was 3-5 and was just a triple short of being the first Tucson Padre to hit for the cycle.
Tucson got its second win on the week on Saturday May 19, beating the Sounds 6-2. They started out behind, however managed to score six unanswered runs.
Reyes pitched for seven innings in his third Triple-A win this season. It was his third straight start in a row of pitching seven innings.
Reyes allowed two runs on eight hits, while striking out five and only walking one. Both of the runs were scored on solo shots.
Roof went 2-3 in his T-Pad debut, he hit two singles, walked and scored two runs.
Tucson finished off the four game series against the Sounds on Sunday May 20 in a 2-1 loss.
They were unable to put anything together as the T-Pads did not record an extra base hit at all during the Sunday game.
Starting pitcher Tom Layne threw for five and a third innings giving up two runs both earned on four hits, while striking out six and walking three.
Layne also had two singles on the evening.
The T-Pads will be at home for another series of four games against the Memphis Redbirds and then will head back out on the road to play four against the Tacoma Rainiers May 25-28.