Diamonds in the Desert: A Baseball Blog from Tucson


Smack Down in Reno
September 5, 2011, 14:06
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After giving up two runs in the first inning and then an additional run in the second, Tucson pitching and defense buckled down and didn’t give Reno another run in the game.  Meanwhile it  appeared Tucson wasn’t going to get much themselves…but then came a crazy sixth inning in which the T-Pads put up eight runs!

September 4th – Tucson 10;  Reno 3.   LHP Rob Musgrave earned his third win of the season after Tucson came back late to take control of the game.  Rob worked seven innings and allowed all three Reno runs on six hits, two walks, and four Ks.  Reliever Will Inman took the final two innings and allowed no additional runs.  Rob actually had a hand in the sixth-inning offense, too, as he took a leadoff walk to start things out.  An error, a fielder’s choice, and a single later and Rob had scored the first of the T-Pad’s eight runs!  My man, Pedro Feliz, hit a two-run double, then scored on Kyle Phillip’s single;  the Aces responded by allowing a single and a walk to load the bases.  Reno then decided to change pitchers, and sent Kam Mickolio to the mound to face Mykal Stokes.  Mykal – glad to be back at AAA – swatted out a bases-clearing triple, and then also scored on a groundout to the next batter.  Tucson added a little icing to their cake with another two runs in the top of the eighth inning.  Other good tidbits:  Tucson committed no errors and turned three double plays!

Transactions.   OF Mykal Stokes rejoined the T-Pads, having been assigned to Tucson from Lake Elsinore Storm yesterday.

One Game Left…and It’s Going on Right Now!   Check the Tucson Padres website for a link to Gameday and/or a link to radio coverage of this final game of Tucson’s 2011 season (in which, sadly, Reno has a five to three lead…).   And save this date:  the T-Pad staff have announced that the first home game of the 2012 season will be played at Kino Stadium on April 5, 2012!

(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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