Key Statistics: 1B Clark 3-3, 2 HR (3), 2B, BB, 3 RBIs; RF Robertson 2-3, 3B, BB 3 RBIs; C Davis 2-4, 2 2B,2 RBIs; 3B Darnell 1-2, 2B,BB, RBI; RHP Palmer (W) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, K.
TUCSON, AZ: Matt Clark hit two home runs as the Padres beat Sacramento, 10-4. Tucson starter Matt Palmer pitched five innings and allowed two runs on six hits. The Padres pounced on the River Cats right away in the first inning, scoring three times to take the lead and never looked back. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the T-Pads.
Game 2 T-Padres 6 - Sacramento River Kings 4 (7 innings)
Key Statistics: 1B Clark 2-3, 2B; 3B Cabrera 2-3, 2B; 2B Amarista 2-4; CF Robertson 2-2, BB; RHP Hamren (W) 1.0 IP; Boxberger (S) 1.) IP, K.
TUCSON, AZ: The newest Tucson Padre, Tom Layne, pitched 4.2 innings and allowed three earned runs in his first start in the Padres organization. Layne was acquired earlier this week from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade. Cory Burns, Erik Hamren and Brad Boxberger combined for 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to close the game.
With the score tied at four in the bottom of the sixth inning, Everth Cabrera hit a two-run single through the drawn-in infield to put the Padres ahead. Cabrera and Alexi Amarista had two hits each atop the Padres batting order. The Padres are the first team since 2005 to sweep a doubleheader against Sacramento.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Missions 6 - Corpus Christi Hooks 0
Key Statistics: RF Cody Decker 2-3, 2 HRs(9), 3 RBIs; 2B Gyorko 1-4, HR (5), RBI; 3B Rincon 2-4, 2B, HR (1), RBI; RHP Beard (W) 7.O IP, 5 H, BB, 4Ks.
In Corpus Christi, with the exception of a triple by relief pitcher Ryan Kelly, the Missions scored all their runs on the long ball as Cody Decker, Edison Rincon and Jedd Gyorko all went deep and Hayden Beard and Kelly shut out the Hooks on Saturday night.
Another tough night for top prospect CF/RF Jaff Decker who was 0-5 and grounded into a double play as his batting average is now at .129.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5 - Storm 4
Key Statistics: CF Noel 2-4, SB; 1B Powers 1-4, 2B, RBI; 2B Spangenberg 1-4, 3B; RF Liriano 0-1, BB, 2 SB; LF Williams 1-4, 2B, RBI; LHP Pope 4.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA: The Storm looking to bounce back after giving up the lead in game one against Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and a three run third inning the Storm again lost the lead tonight falling 5-4.
But the Quakes would respond. They collected one run in the fourth off an Austin Gallagher double to lead off the inning. Gallagher would able to score the first run of the game for the home team off a C.J. Retherford single.
They poured it on in the fifth, scoring four to take the lead 5-4 that was highlighted by a leadoff double by Michael Pericht and a three-run home run by Gallagher with two outs that would end up being the final.
Andres Santiago collected the win despite hitting three batters and giving up four runs and struck out four.
The Storm will travel back up to Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday for the final game of the series looking to pick up a win after losing four of their last five games.
Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations for the Lake Elsinore Storm.
TinCaps 3- Dayton Dragons 0
Key Statistics: CF Gaedele 1-2, 2 BB; 2B McElroy 1-4, HR(1); 3B Jones 1-4, 2B; RHP Wisler (W) 6.0 IP, 2 BB, 4 Ks, RHP Needy (H) 2.0 IP, BB, 3 Ks; RHP Cropper (S) 1.0 IP, K.
Dayton, OH: Fort Wayne starter Matt Wisler earned his first win as a professional pitcher as the TinCaps blanked the Dayton Dragons 3-0 Saturday in the first of a four-game series at Fifth Third Field. Wisler worked six innings, allowing two hits, no runs, walking two and striking out four. Relievers James Needy and Daniel Cropper combined for three, one-hit innings to secure the victory.
In the first inning, Wisler worked out of a bases loaded jam after allowing two hits and a walk, but did not allow a hit for the remainder of his six frames. Only three Dayton (12-17) batters reached base from the second through the sixth innings.
Fort Wayne (12-17) attacked Dragons starter Tanner Robles (2-1) in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, as Jace Peterson reached on a single, stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on an error by Dayton first baseman Sean Buckley. In the third, Kyle Gaedele reached with a leadoff walk, and come home to score with the help of a fielding error by Dayton shortstop Juan Perez. Casey McElroy capped the scoring with a solo home run, his first of the year, over the wall in right field in the fifth inning.
The TinCaps earned their first shutout win of the season, and have pieced together back-to-back wins for the second time in 2012. Over the last three games, Fort Wayne starting pitching has combined for 19 innings of work, allowed 11 hits and just two runs, while striking out 17 and walking four.
James Needy pitched two innings out of the TinCaps bullpen in his Fort Wayne debut, and Daniel Cropper pitched the ninth for his first save of the year.
. Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.