MadFriars' Farm Report June 12

In what will undoubtedly be the quickest game of the year the Tin Caps get one hit and win. Speaking of near no hitters Keyvius Sampson carried one into the seventh only to give up a grand slam and take the loss.

Tucson Padres 3 – Las Vegas 51s 9

Key Stats: RHP Bear Bay 5 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K; CF Dan Robertson 1-4, 2B; 2B Jedd Gyorko 2-4, SB (1)

Las Vegas hit three home runs in their 9-3 victory Tuesday night, handing the Tucson Padres their sixth straight defeat. Tucson scored three times in the seventh inning to make the score 6-3, but the 51s added three late runs to seal the win. Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run and now has five extra base hits through the first two games of the series.

Tucson starter Bear Bay pitched five innings, allowing six runs, all earned, on nine hits. Miles Mikolas surrendered two runs in the bottom of the eighth, the first time a team had scored in Mikolas in his three outings since being optioned from San Diego. Las Vegas starter Brett Cecil, who was transferred from Double-A New Hampshire earlier in the day, didn't allow any runs through six, and ended up leaving after 6.2 innings with three runs against his line.

Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 for the T-Pads and is hitting .419 in June. Jesus Merchan, who was added to the T-Pads roster earlier in the day after the San Diego Padres signed him from the independent Atlantic League, picked up two hits in the loss. Daniel Robertson went 1-for-4 with a double in his return to the lineup. Robertson had been on the disabled list since June 2 with a strained tendon in his knee.

Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.

San Antonio Missions 1 – Corpus Christi Hooks 6

Key Stats: RHP Keyvius Sampson 6 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K; 1B Nate Frieman 2-4; 3B Edinson Rincon 2-4, 2B.

After six innings Keyvius Sampson was working on a no hitter only allowing one base runner, a one out walk in the first. The seventh was a different story. Sampson went walk, single, walk, and then a grand slam to turn a scoreless game into a 4-0 deficit. The night ended for Sampson. The young right-hander went from hero to goat as the Missions have now lost six of their past seven games.

The Missions would score in the eighth on a one out triple by Dean Anna who then scored on a wild pitch to make the score 4-1. With two out the Missions would load the bases but Rincon would strike out to end the threat.

High Desert Mavericks 4 - Lake Elsinore Storm 7

Key Stats: RHP Matt Andriese 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; 1B Tommy Medica 2-3, HR (8), 2 RS, 3 RBI, BB; RF Rymer Liriano 2-4, 2 RS, 2B, SB (20); LF Luis Domoromo 2-3, 2B, RS, 3 RBI, HBP

After trailing early, the Storm struck when it mattered most. The Storm scored six runs in their final three innings to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat.

With one out and two on in the sixth, Luis Domoromo cleared the bases with a booming line drive double. He would later score to give the Storm their first lead off the night. One inning later the Storm struck again thanks to a mammoth three run home run by Tommy Medica.

The Storm are now once again tied for first.

Lansing Lugnuts 0 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 1

Key Stats: Frank Garces 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K; James Needy 4 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K; Jace Peterson 0-2, BB, RS, SB (24); Tin Caps only 1 hit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – On Tuesday night the Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 1-0 in the opener of a three-game series. Fort Wayne, though, didn't record a base hit until the eighth inning as Travis Whitmore's leadoff single against Jesse Hernandez broke up the righthander's no-hit bid. The TinCaps lone run scored on Casey McElroy's first-inning sacrifice fly.

Jace Peterson led off the bottom of the first by drawing a walk against Hernandez. The TinCaps shortstop stole second, and advanced to third on a wild pitch, just the second issued by Hernandez this season. Following a Tyler Stubblefield strikeout, McElroy lined a sacrifice fly to center field, which plated Peterson and made the score 1-0.

From there, the pitching battle between Frank Garces (2-4) and Hernandez ensued. Garces, the Fort Wayne southpaw, worked five innings, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out six. He earned his first win since an April 21st decision at Kane County.

Hernandez (4-4), who had not thrown more than seven innings this year, worked eight frames. He struck out eight and walked one, surrendering just the one hit and one run. James Needy earned his first save of the season, working four innings in relief. The San Diego native allowed one hit and struck out five, helping to keep the shutout intact.

The Fort Wayne franchise has now gone 2,693 games without being no-hit.

Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

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