Diamonds in the Desert: A Baseball Blog from Tucson

Late Surge Leads 51s To Victory
June 3, 2011, 17:18
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So much for a sweep…  BUT with a win tonight in Vegas the T-Pads could still return to Tucson with a series win over the 51s!  Come on, Padres! 

June 2nd  – Tucson 1, Las Vegas 4.  Last night’s game in Vegas was a pitcher’s duel between Tucson’s Wade LeBlanc and 51s’ Brett Cecil through the first seven innings.  Each team had been able to put up only a single run to that point.  Our run came on a solo homer by Jesus Guzman in the seventh inning.  It was his sixth homer and 46th RBI.  Unfortunately, things turned to LV’s favor in the bottom of the eighth…  While Cecil went a complete game, Tucson Manager Terry Kennedy pulled Wade after six (four hits, four walks, one earned run and five Ks), and replaced him, first with Scott Munter (one inning:  no hits, runs, or Ks – one walk) and then with closer Colt Hynes.  Colt wasn’t fooling anyone…four hits and three earned runs later the 51s had all the runs they’d need to beat the Pads and give Colt his first loss of the season.  Face it:  Brett Cecil just had it going – only Jesus got more than one hit (just two) and our guys had only six total hits.  Our two errors didn’t really help, either. 

Transaction.  The San Diego Padres activated Jarrett Hoffpauir from the DL and outrighted him to Tucson.  He’s ours to keep!  He’s been heating up, so this should be a good thing for Tucson. 

One more night in Las Vegas and then the T-Pads return home 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.  Of note:  the Famous San Diego Chicken will be in town on June 10th.  You gotta be there for that one! 

(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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Colt Hynes is a great baseball player’s name. Right out of central casting.

Comment by Jodi Goalstone

Right? Especially when his given name is actually Joshua Hynes! I’d love to discover how he came upon the Colt nickname!

Comment by windersblog

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