Diamonds in the Desert: A Baseball Blog from Tucson


Another Home Team Loss
July 29, 2011, 15:07
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The top three in the starting lineup each batted in one run…but that was all the scoring for Tucson in last night’s loss.  The Sky Sox go for a sweep tonight:  don’t let ‘em do it Pads!! 

July 28th – Tucson 3; Colorado Springs 7.   Starter John Van Benschoten took his second Tucson loss last night after 5 1/3 innings of work.  He allowed 12 hits (one was a two-run homer), one walk, and five earned runs while on the mound.  He did get two Ks but he also hit a batter.  At the plate, John was oh for one, but he took a walk and got a run-scored.   Joe Thatcher, still on an MLB rehab assignment with Tucson, mopped up the rest of the sixth inning with no charged earned runs.  Aaron Poreda and Brad Brach completed the corps of relievers – each allowed one additional run, though Brach’s was unearned.  Poreda was charged with Tucson’s only error; Kyle Phillips caught in the later innings and he was charged with a passed ball.  No homers or triples for Tucson last night, though Anthony Rizzo did get two doubles and was two for five at the plate with an RBI.  Aaron Cunningham was two for three with a double and a walk.  The Sky Sox out-hit Tucson, 14 to 9.                                                                                                            

Transactions.  None listed at this time.  Interesting article in today’s paper about what the MLB trade deadline next week might mean to our players, or has meant to them in the past:  Trades 

Camouflage Caps Giveaway Tonight!   The T-Pads play one more at Kino vs. the Colorado Springs Sky Sox tonight before they hit the road again.  They kick off a four game series at Salt Lake City Bees (Angels AAA affiliate) on Saturday and will return home for four against the New Orleans Zephyrs (Florida Marlins AAA affiliate) beginning next Wednesday, August 3rd.  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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