Diamonds in the Desert: A Baseball Blog from Tucson


T-Pads Settle For A Split
May 31, 2011, 16:13
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Last night the DBacks had the high-scoring win (beating the Marlins 15 to 4), while the Bees and the Padres had a more baseball-like final score. 

May 30th – Tucson 2, Salt Lake 7.  The Bee’s pitching staff had Tucson tied up in knots last night, allowing only six total hits.  Only Anthony Rizzo had a multi-base hit last night:  a double.  Robbie Hudson was back at second and that seemed to increase his confidence as he went two for four at the plate:  one of two Padres to have more than one hit in the game and the only Padre to get an RBI.  Jarrett Hoffpauir did get two walks – he also had a hit and a run-scored.  Here’s a trend I really like to see, though:  for the last two nights the T-Pads have committed NO errors!  Starter Will Inman took the loss last night, making his record one and five on the season, with a 5.70 ERA.  With the loss, the Padres split the series with the Bees.  

PCL Standings.  Today’s paper had the standings information all messed up, as they mistakenly listed last night as a 7 to 2 WIN for the Pads.  And they showed Tucson as tied for last place in the Pacific South Division (true, but)…110 games back from Sacramento.  Okay, I laughed.  We are 11 games back and tied with Fresno with our 22 and 30 record.  Sacramento rules the entire PCL with their 33 and 19 (.635) record.  Round Rock, Reno, and Omaha lead their respective divisions. 

Someone New Takes The Mound.  Today the Padres placed RHP Jon Leicester on the 7-day DL with a groin strain.  To take his place in the rotation (and pitching tonight in Las Vegas), the Padres brought up RHP Anthony Bass from AA San Antonio. 

This Time…Logan’s Starting.  In this stint with the Big Club, Logan Forsythe has been a starter, rather than a bench player.  He’s still struggling to get in the groove there, but he has had two hits and a run scored.  His batting average is .111.  

Our Padres are in Las Vegas where they’ll face the 51s (now a Toronto affiliate) for four games.  They return home next Saturday, June 4th, for four against the Tacoma Rainiers followed by four with the 51s (after an off day between the two series).  See upcoming promotions here:  Promos

(Disclaimer – This posting has not been reviewed/approved by Pima County, the City of Tucson, the Tucson Toros, the Reno Aces, the Tucson Padres, Tucson AAA Baseball, Diamondbacks, Padres, PCL, MiLB, MLB, Golden Baseball League, National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Tucson Baseball LLC, SK Baseball LLC, or any other baseball official and represents the views and biases of the author alone)

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