Oklahoma City, OK Brad Snyder led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a game-winning home run Monday as the Oklahoma City RedHawks beat the Tucson Padres, 4-3. The loss was the Padres third in a row and all three were decided by one run in Oklahoma City. The loss spoiled an excellent start for Jorge Reyes, who left with the lead after seven innings and allowed just one run.
Both teams scored once in the first inning and then neither side scored until the eighth. The Padres added two in the top of the eighth inning on Logan Forsythe's RBI single and Yasmani Grandal's bases loaded walk. In the bottom of the eighth inning, J.B. Shuck hit a tight-spinning, slow line drive and Everth Cabrera dropped it. One batter later, Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run home run to tie the game.
It was the second straight walk-off loss for the Padres, who lost Sunday on Carlos Corporan's game-ending single. Logan Forsythe was 1-for-4 with two RBIs in his first injury rehab game of the season. Forsythe is currently on the San Diego Padres 60-day disabled list after having surgery on his left foot in March. Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and now has a 17 game hitting streak. Josh Spence pitched the eighth inning for Tucson and allowed two runs, one earned. Spence was optioned from San Diego earlier in the day.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Corpus Christi 1 – San Antonio Missions 1 (suspended after 8)
San Antonio, TX – Tonight's game between the Corpus Christi Hooks and San Antonio Missions has been suspended in the top of the ninth inning due to rain and will resume tomorrow at 6:05 p.m.
The game was tied at 1-1 when it was officially delayed and will pick up with Corpus Christi leading off the ninth inning.
Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game will begin approximately 30 minutes following the completion of the suspended game.
Courtesy of Jim White, Media Director of the San Antonio Missions
Lake Elsinore Storm had the night off
Western Michigan Whitecaps 0 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 4
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne TinCaps scored one run in the sixth inning and three in the seventh on Monday night as they rolled to a 4-0 win in game three of a four-game set against the West Michigan Whitecaps. Travis Whitmore and Mike Gallic each tallied three hits and Austin Hedges hit his third home run of the year in the victory.
The early stages of the game were dominated by the sterling pitching of Fort Wayne's Adys Portillo (3-1) and West Michigan's Tommy Collier (2-2). Neither pitcher surrendered a run over the first five innings of the game. Portillo stretched his scoreless streak to 21 consecutive innings, as he pitched six frames, allowing four hits, while walking two and striking out three. He lowered his ERA from 1.41 to 1.22, now the lowest in the league among qualifying pitchers.
Collier entered the game not having allowed a run since April 22, and having thrown 18 shutout innings over his last three starts. In the sixth, with two outs, Whitmore and Gallic, who together collected six of the 10 TinCaps hits on Monday, hit back to back singles. With those two runners on first and second, Casey McElroy lined a hard shot at first baseman Aaron Westlake, and the ball caromed off of him on the infield. Westlake threw to Collier, who was covering the bag, but his toss went wide and Whitmore scored on a throwing error charged to Westlake, making it 1-0 Fort Wayne (17-21).
In the seventh, West Michigan (18-20) called on Michael Torrealba to take the hill. He surrendered a leadoff home run to Austin Hedges and then walked Kyle Gaedele and Lee Orr. Torrealba was then replaced by Jade Todd. Gaedele scored on a Todd wild pitch, and Orr came home on a single by Gallic, which made the score 4-0.
James Needy tossed two scoreless innings out of the TinCaps bullpen and Luis De La Cruz worked a quiet ninth to secure the win.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.