Diamonds in the Desert: A Baseball Blog from Tucson


Tucson Wins in 15th!
August 28, 2011, 15:38
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Over 6,000 fans showed up to enjoy a baseball game and last night’s final fireworks display of the T-Pad’s inaugural season…and ended up waiting over 4 ½ hours for the game to be completed before getting to see the light display!

August 27th – Tucson 4; Reno 3.   The scoreboard reflects zeros for each of the first five innings before Tucson 1B Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to put Tucson on top.   Reno responded with a single run (off starter Jon Leicester) in the top of the seventh and another in the top of the eighth to tie the game at two runs apiece.  And there it sat… through regulation and into the 15th inning…  Our reliever Aaron Poreda had already worked two innings at this point, and may have been tiring.  He walked the first batter, got a sacrifice bunt out, walked the third batter, got a K, then allowed a single to load the bases.  Aaron then walked in Reno’s third run of the night before striking their final batter out.  Reno put a fresh arm out on the mound (Kam Mickolio) to take the bottom of the 15th, and Tucson greeted him with a double by Anthony Contreras and an RBI double by pinch-hitter Jarrett Hoffpauir.  Kam then advanced Jarrett to third on a wild pitch to Eric Patterson before allowing Eric an RBI single, bringing Jarrett home with the winning run!  No outs…game over!  A win for Aaron Poreda (his third).  No errors for either team!  Tucson had ten hits…used six pitchers and twelve different position players…turned two double-plays…and snuck up over the Fresno Grizzlies in our Division standings once again!  Reno will definitely have to go clinch their playoff spot somewhere else – way to go, Tucson!                                                                     

Transactions.  Nothing new reported today.

Final Home Game of the 2011 Season!!   Tucson faces Reno for one more game in this final home series of the inaugural season for the Tucson Padres.  It’s Bark in the Park Night, Military Appreciation Night, and Sponsor Night at the old ball park.  Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm first  itch.   I’ll be there…  Will you?

(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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