Tucson Padres baseball
Padres leave 16 on base, fall 4-2
The Padres left 16 runners on base Saturday, including three in the ninth inning, as the Salt Lake Bees defeated Tucson 4-2 at Kino Stadium.
After Andrew Romine extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a leadoff double in the first, Chris Nelson's sacrifice fly brought him home for the first run of the game. Luis Rodriguez's two-run single with two outs in the top of the sixth extended the Bees' lead to 3-0.
The Padres scored their first run in the bottom half of the inning on Eddy Rodriguez's two-out RBI double. Rodriguez finished the game 3-for-5 with three doubles and an RBI. Salt Lake responded in the seventh with a run on Andrew Romine's RBI single to right. The Padres had opportunity to score with bases loaded in the eighth, but former Tucson Padre Daniel Stange struck out Daniel Robertson to end the threat. Tucson rallied with three hits in the ninth, including an RBI single from Brandon Allen, but Kevin Johnson closed out the game for his first save at the Triple-A level.
Buddy Boshers earned his first win of the season the Bees, while Matt Andriese took the loss for Tucson. Andriese scattered four hits, one earned run and one walk in six innings. Salt Lake starting pitcher Barry Enright held the Padres scoreless for the first four innings, until leaving the game with an injury in the fifth. Tucson manager Pat Murphy was ejected in the eighth inning, his third ejection of the season.
Tim Hagerty is the play-by-play announcer for the Tucson Padres.