Key Stats: RHP Bear Bay 4.1IP, 9H, 9R, 6ER, 3BBs, 4Ks; CF-RF Dan Robertson 3-6, 3 RS, 2B; C Nick Hundley 1-3, 2 RS, 2 RBI, 2 BB; RF Jeremy Hermida 2-4, HR (3), 2 RS, 4 RBI, BB; 2B Vince Belnome 2-4, GS (4), 2 RS, 4 RBI, BB.
ALBUQUERQUEThe Tucson Padres scored seven runs in the eighth inning, capped by a Vince Belnome grand slam, to come back and beat the Albuquerque Isotopes, 14-11. The Padres trailed 10-2 in the sixth inning and tied their season mark for largest comeback. The Padres were also down eight runs on April 21 against Salt Lake when they came back to win.
After two early Padres runs, the Isotopes took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when their offense broke out for eight runs. Matt Angle started the scoring when he bunted to Padres' pitcher Bear Bay, who bumped into third baseman Jedd Gyorko, forcing a bad throw to first base that allowed Tyler Henson to score. The next batter, Elian Herrera tripled to center field to score another run followed by Alex Castellanos with an RBI single. Scott Van Slyke and Federowicz kept the inning rolling with RBI hits of their own to make the score 7-2 Isotopes. Another run would come across on a fielder's choice and starting pitcher Blake Johnson helped his own cause with a two-run single to give Albuquerque a 10-2 advantage. The eight-run fifth inning tied the Isotopes record for most runs in single inning this season.
The Padres answered back in the top of the sixth with five runs of their own. Nick Hundley got one run back with an RBI single and Jeremy Hermida hit a three-run home run to right center field to make the score 10-6. Andy Parrino's two-out RBI single to score Belnome brought Tucson within three runs of Albuquerque.
The game was delayed 17 minutes during the bottom of the sixth inning because of a power outage in the light towers at Isotopes Park. After the delay Albuquerque added a run off a sacrifice fly.
The Padres eighth inning comeback started when Isotopes' reliever Scott Rice walked in three runs with the bases full to bring Tucson within one. After a pitching change, Belnome hit a grand slam to put the Padres on top for good. It was the second time in the contest that the Padres sent ten batters to the plate in an inning.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Media Director for the Tucson Padres
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions used two home runs in the first two innings to propel themselves to a 12-4 victory over the RoughRiders in the fourth and final game of their series Monday night at Wolff Stadium. With the win San Antonio took three of four from the RoughRiders as they improve to 52-62 overall and 24-20 in the second half.
After Jared Hoying got things going early for Frisco with a two-run blast in the first off Missions starter Eddie Kunz, San Antonio responded immediately. After Reymond Fuentes led off the Missions half of the frame with a single, Nate Freiman hit his team-leading 23rd home run of the season which tied the game at 2-2.
The next inning Jonathan Galvez lined a Neil Ramirez pitch over the wall in left with two on and two out to put San Antonio up 5-2. They tacked on another run an inning later on Jeudy Valdez's sacrifice fly that plated Rymer Liriano.
After the teams exchanged runs over the next inning and a half, the Missions put the game away with four runs in the seventh as they sent eight batters to the plate.
Kunz, making his sixth start of the, earned his third win of the season as he allowed three earned runs on four hits in a season-high six and one-third innings.
After a league-wide off-day tomorrow, the Missions will resume their home stand on Wednesday with a three-game series against the Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals). Richard Castillo (6-4, 3.84 ERA) will go for Springfield and fellow right-hander Matt Jackson (1-0, 4.30 ERA) starts for San Antonio.
Courtesy of Jim White, Media Director for the San Antonio Missions
No game for the Storm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – An early deficit and a season-worst six errors led the Fort Wayne TinCaps to a 7-4 defeat against the Bowling Green Hot Rods Monday night at Parkview Field. Fort Wayne trailed 5-0 before coming to the plate, and could not rally against the Midwest League's most potent offensive club.
Fort Wayne (25-18, 56-57) starter Erik Cabrera (0-1), making his United States debut, surrendered five runs in the first inning. The third batter of the game, Drew Vettleson, hit a two-run home run and both Jeff Malm and Josh Sale followed with run-producing hits. Cabrera, 21, had only pitched in the Dominican Summer League prior to Monday's start.
The TinCaps nipped Bowling Green (27-16, 65-48) for one run in the bottom of the first on a Mike Gallic RBI groundout, making it 5-1. The Hot Rods and TinCaps each scored single runs in the second, making the score 6-2 in favor of Bowling Green at the end of two innings.
Cabrera lasted four innings, allowing seven runs, although only four were earned. He surrendered eight hits, walked one and struck out three. During his time on the hill, the TinCaps committed five errors. The sixth and final error came in the ninth inning.
Chris Fetter entered in relief for the TinCaps, making his first appearance out of the bullpen since August 31, 2009. The righthander tossed three and two-thirds scoreless innings, working his longest outing since June 3, 2011.
Jake Floethe (10-3) became Bowling Green's second pitcher to hit the 10-win plateau this season. The Martinez, California, native allowed two runs, one earned, over six innings. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.
Hot Rods reliever Jake Partridge allowed two runs in the seventh, hitting Kyle Gaedele with the bases loaded and walking BJ Guinn with the bases loaded, cutting the score to 7-4. Andrew Bellatti hurled the final two and two-thirds innings, picking up his fifth save of the year.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
The Emeralds broke a sixth inning tie of 4-4 with three runs, capped off by a big double by Maxx Tissenbaum down the left field line, plating two, for a bounce back win after dropping three straight to Vancouver.
Tissenbaum, a college teammate of first round supplemental pick Travis Jankowski at SUNY Stony Brook, is now hitting .282/.361/.424.
No game for the AZL Padres but Robbie Erlin is scheduled to start Tuesday.