Tucson Padres Week #9 May 28 – June 3
After what was probably the best week of the Tucson Padres season last week the T-Pads went back to their old ways in week nine of its 2012 season.
The Padres only won one game out of seven this week. Their record is 19-38 and are in fourth place in the division and are 17.5 games back of the first place Fresno Grizzlies.
They started out on the road finishing up a series against the Tacoma Rainiers.
The T-Pads then returned home to play a four game series against the Las Vegas 51s. Tucson finished off the week by heading to Colorado Springs to play the Sky Sox.
On Monday May 28 the T-Pads played the final game in the series against the Rainiers and dropped the game in 4-1 contest.
Padres starting pitcher Kip Wells took his first loss of the season as a Padre. He went five innings giving up four runs on seven hits, while striking out and walking two hitters each.
Tucson was held to only two hits through six innings of play, but were able to collect five more in the later innings.
Things improved for the T-Pads on Tuesday May 29 as they returned home to playe a four game series against the 51s.
It is the first time the Padres have played the 51s this season. Tucson is fourth in the division while Vegas is third.
The T-Pads won the Tuesday game 11-10. Tucson went through six pitchers to collect the win, since starter Anthony Reyes only went three innings.
Relief pitcher Cody Burns got his first win of the season as he threw a scoreless eighth inning.
The Padres were down by six runs going into the six inning. All batters for the Padres reached base safely in their Tuesday night game, with only two players not recording a hit.
Center fielder Blake Tekotte went 2-4 with two doubles, scored a run and recorded an RBI in his return to Tucson after being optioned back by San Diego.
The Padres dropped the second game of the the series on Wednesday May 30, losing 7-4.
Clark had a chance at going five for five for the first time in the T-Pads history. He struck-out in his final appearance of the game. He ended up 4-5 with a home run and three singles while scoring a run and collecting two RBIs.
Relief pitcher Neil Wagner made his first appearance for the T-Pads on Wednesday, after being claimed off the waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
Wagner pitched two innings and gave up two runs on three hits while striking out two and walking none.
The Padres lost its second game in a row on Thursday May 31. They dropped it in a 5-4 contest.
Starting pitcher Colt Hynes lost his six game of the season on Thursday, putting his record to 1-6. He threw six innings giving up five runs on 11 hits while striking out seven and walking none.
Left fielder Cody Decker hit his second home run of the season on Thursday, going 1-2 while scoring two runs and collecting three RBIs.
The T-Pads also lost Grandal as he was called up to San Diego on Thursday.
Tucson had a disastrous loss, in an 11-1 contest against the 51s in its final game of the series on Friday June 1.
Starting pitcher Bear Bay only threw four innings giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits while striking out three and walking none.
The only run scored for the Padres came on shortstop Beamer Weems solo home run in the bottom in the first inning.
Weems was 1-4 on the evening, as none of the Padres collected more than one hit in the game.
Tucson headed to Colorado Springs on Saturday June 2 to play a the first of a four game series against the Sky Sox.
The T-Pads lost its fourth game in row, they lost to the Sky Sox 8-7 on Saturday.
Tucson lost the game in the bottom of the ninth on a walk-off hit-by-pitch.
Wells started the game going six and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, only one was earned, while striking out two and walking one.
Burns got his first loss of the season after hitting Brendan Harris in the back to end the game. Burns only pitched a third of an inning. He allowed one run on one hit, striking out none and walking two.
Decker hit his third home run of the season as he went 2-5 on the evening. He also hit a single, scored one run and collected two RBIs.
After the game on Sunday June 3, Tucson has now lost its fifth game in a row, which ties its season high for loses.
In the 6-2 loss the T-Pads left 15 runners on base.
Starting Pitcher Anthony Reyes took his second loss on the season after going four innings giving up four runs, one earned on four hits while striking out three and walking three.
Gyorko went 3-4 on the night hitting a double and two singles. He also took a walk and collected two RBIs.
The T-Pads will finish off its series against the Sky Sox and then head back home for a four game series against the Reno Aces.