Minor League Recap-May 31

The TPadres win by San Diego fans hold their collective breath as uber prospect Anthony Rizzo leaves the game. In Lake Elsinore the Big Three keep on rolling and the TinCaps drop a tough one.

AAA Tucson

TPadres 4 - 1 Las Vegas 51s

3b Steve Tolleson, 27, had a nice debut for the Padres after arriving from the A's for the proverbial player to be named later on May 29 going 3 for 5 in his debut. First baseman Matt Clark hit his eighth home run of the season after replacing Anthony Rizzo midway through the game.

RHP Anthony Bass had a good AAA debut going five innings and only allowing one earned run against three strikeouts, six hits and no walks at Cashman Field, which is a very hitter friendly environment. Closer Evan Scribner got the save, his fifth in six opportunities.

Rizzo Watch: 1 for 2 with his eighteenth double of the year, but left the game in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch. According to the Arizona Daily Star he re-aggravated a hand bruise.

Venable Update: 0-4, one walk.

Getting the Call: Cameron Maybin went on the disabled list and Aaron Cunningham was called up to the big club. Cunningham is having a solid year at the plate with a .292/.376/.474 line. The versatile Alaskan native can play all three outfield positions but this year has been used mainly in right in Tucson.

AA San Antonio

No games scheduled in the Texas League

High-A Lake Elsinore

7 Storm - 6 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

A sacrifice fly by RF Oscar Garcia that scored C Jason Hagerty was enough to break a 6-6 tie in the ninth and put the Storm on top as Lake Elsinore closer Miles Mikolas came in for his sixth save in seven chances.

Offensively the big three of 3b Jedd Gyorko, DH Edison Rincon and Hagerty continue to do damage. Gyorko hit his twelfth home run of the year, Rincon was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Hagerty was 2 for 4 with a walk and scored the winning run.

Considering that the Storm only hit 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and starting LHP Michael Watt was only able to go three and a third innings, giving up five earned runs, six hits and four walks, it was a good win for the Storm.

Low-A Fort Wayne

Clinton Lumber Kings 4 TinCaps 3

The TinCaps made it interesting before falling to Clinton in the tenth as relief pitcher Adam Dominick took the loss.

Down 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth the TinCaps rallied with back-to-back singles by Rymer Liriano and Luis Domormo when Tommy Medina doubled to bring home Liriano. Back to back strikeouts by Jose Dore and Colin Tyrell had Fort Wayne down to their last out before they caught a few breaks.

With Wes Cunningham at the plate, Domoromo scored on a passed ball with Medina advancing to third. Cunningham then reached first on an error by the second baseman which brought in Medina to tie the game at three.

RHP Keyvius Sampson had another quality outing going five innings with both his two runs allowed coming off of a home run, the first he has allowed all season. In ten starts Sampson has only allowed two runs or more in three of them.

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