Key Statistics: SS Parrino 2-5, 3B; 3B Gyorko 1-3, RBI, BB; 1B Clark 2-4, HR(17), RBI; C Gale 2-4; RHP Reyes (L) 6.0 IP 9H 4R 4ER BB 4Ks.
TUCSONThe Tucson Padres were down by two runs with two outs and nobody on base in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday when three straight hitters reached base, but the rally fell short in Reno's 4-3 victory. After Jeremy Hermida and Sawyer Carroll flied out, Rocky Gale hit a double to left-center field. Beamer Weems then reached on a throwing error by third baseman Rusty Ryal and Gale scored on the play. Daniel Robertson's base hit kept the Padres hopes alive but Andy Parrino hit a line drive up the middle that was snagged by shortstop Taylor Harbin to end the game.
Reno's Charles Brewer pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two runs, striking out six in the victory. Sam Demel pitched 1.1 scoreless innings out of Reno's bullpen. The Aces scored once in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Harbin and twice more in the fifth inning on RBI hits by Josh Bell and Jake Elmore.
Tucson's Matt Clark homered for the second straight game and now has a team-leading 17 home runs. The Padres bullpen has thrown seven consecutive scoreless appearances, with Jason Ray, Neil Wagner and Josh Spence continuing the streak tonight.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Missions 12- Frisco RoughRiders 10 (11 innings)
Key Statistics: 3B Anna 2-5, BB; 2B Galvez 4-7, 3 RBIs, 3 2Bs; 1B Freiman 2-6, RBI, BB; DH Rincon 3-6; RF Liriano 2-5, HR(1), BB, 3 RBIs; SS Valdez 1-5, BB; RF C. Decker 1-1 HR(2) 3 RBIs; RHP Sampson 4.0 IP 7H 5R 5ER BB 7Ks 2HR; RHP Strange(W) 0.2 IP 2Ks.
The Missions had seemingly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory when what would have been a third strike to end the game became a wild pitch allowing the RoughRiders to tie the game.
The Missions came back in the top of the eleventh when Cody Decker came off the bench to blast his twentieth home run of the year once again showing once again, to use Cody's terminology, that he has some serious "gack".
2B Jonathan Galvez is having a season in the Alamo City. Galvez is now hitting .331/.400/.473 in what is a pitcher's league in 186 plate appearances.
Jeremy McBryde closed out the game, although not before giving up three earned runs before getting the final two outs.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4 - Storm 2
Key Statistics: CF Noel 1-4, SB (67); RF Tate 2-4; 2B McElroy 1-3, RBI, BB; 1B Powers 2-4; RHP B. Smith 5.0 IP 2R 2ER 2BBs 5Ks; RHP Alexis Lara(L) 1.0 IP 3H 2R 2ER HR.
Rancho Cucamonga — On the third consecutive night the Storm jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, they once again couldn't hang onto the lead as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes scored two in the eighth to clinch the home series and win 4-2.
Donovan Tate scored a run in each game at The Epicenter and two stolen bases tonight put the Storm on board early. With the Storm ahead 1-0 after Rico Noel stole his 67th stolen base and was driven in by Justin Miller, Tate picked up a run on a Casey McElroy single to left.
In the bottom half of the inning, it was the speedster Leon Landry who hit his first triple of the night and his ninth of the season to lead off the inning. He would later score off a Pedro Baez double to left to cut the Storm lead in half.
In the second, Landry returned the favor to his offense hitting a single to second allowing Jonathan Garcia to score after earning a walk to tie the game at 2-2.
The remainder of the game became a pitching duel.
Andres Santiago went seven innings striking out eight Storm batters and retired 21 of 26 on the night.
Burch Smith went five innings allowed two runs on five hits and struck out seven in the no decision performance. In July Smith 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA and in his previous nine starts he went 7-1 for the Storm.
In the eighth, Landry collected his second double of the night and his league leading 10th on the season and easily scored on a Joc Pederson single to right field for the lead. Rancho added an insurance run in the form of a solo home run by Angelo Songco to capture the series.
Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations for the Lake Elsinore Storm
TinCaps 9 - Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
Key Statistics: RF Asencio 2-4, 2B; 1-5, 2B, 2 RBIs; CF Gaedele 1-4, 2 RBIs; C Hedges 1-3, RBI, BB; RHP Portillo 6.0 IP 4H R ER 3BBs 3Ks.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Fort Wayne TinCaps earned a come-from-behind victory in colossal fashion on Thursday night, scoring nine runs over the final two innings and defeating the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 9-1. The TinCaps had just two base runners over the first seven innings, both of which were subsequently wiped out by double plays, prior to the late-game rally which saw 18 batters come to the plate in the eighth and ninth innings.
Fort Wayne (15-11, 46-50) was flummoxed by Cedar Rapids (8-18, 40-56) starter Cam Bedrosian. The righthander, who had pitched no more than six innings in any outing this year, tossed seven frames, setting the side down in order five times. Only Lee Orr and Travis Whitmore picked up base hits against the son of 1987 NL Cy Young award winner Steve Bedrosian.
TinCaps starter Adys Portillo nearly matched Bedrosian, allowing one run on four hits over six innings. The lone Kernels run came in the first, as Portillo walked two batters, the first of which would score on an RBI single by Andy Workman. Portillo later retired ten batters in a row from the second through the fifth.
Once Bedrosian exited the game in favor of reliever R.J. Alvarez, the Fort Wayne offense sprung to life. Yeison Asencio led off the seventh with a double, and came in to score on an Austin Hedges RBI single. With the bases loaded and one out, Kyle Gaedele grounded to third baseman Kevin Moesquit, who committed a crucial error. His throw home sailed over catcher Zach Wright, which allowed two Fort Wayne runs to score. Tyler Stubblefield connected on a two-run double with two outs, and came in to score himself on a throwing error by Wright to cap the six-run frame.
In the ninth, Asencio and Duanel Jones led off with back-to-back singles, and Whitmore plated Asencio with a groundout, making it 7-1 in favor of the TinCaps. Gaedele played two more runs on a single, setting the final margin at 9-1.
Alvarez took the loss, surrendering six runs, but only one earned run. Dennis O'Grady (3-0) earned the win for the TinCaps, pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps
Emeralds 2 - Boise Hawks 1
Key Statistics: CF Richardson 1-2, SB(5),2BBs; 2B Tissenbaum 3-4, SB(1), RBI; SS Stevens 1-3, 2B; RHP Reyes(W) 3.0 IP 3Ks; RHP Wieber (H) 1.0 IP BB 3Ks; RHP Madris(S) 1.0 IP K.
As Steve Mims of the Eugene Register-Guard reported in his game story today, the Emeralds bullpen came through again not allowing a run in six and a third innings for a 2-1 victory.
Closer Roman Madrid picked up his league leading ninth save.
On offense one of the bright spots this year has been centerfielder Ronnie Richardson who is hitting .301/.458/.473. The 5'7" switch-hitter from the University of Central Florida was a sixteenth round draft pick in this year's draft.
AZL Rangers 11 - AZL Padres 7
Key Statistics: CF Moreno 3-5, 2B; DH J. Decker 2-4, 2B, RBI; C Daal 3-3, (2) 2Bs, RBI, 2BBs; 3B Quintana 3-5, 3RBIs, (2)2Bs; LF Renteria 2-4, BB.