Friday in Triple-A: 51s Swept in Doubleheader, Pena and Campbell Collect Three Hits Each in Nightcap

[sny-editorial userid=”48679619″]Tucson Padres (SD) 6, @ Las Vegas 51s 0 Game 1 (7)

Three Tucson pitchers surrendered four scattered singles in the Padres 6-0 shutout of the 51s in game 1 of a doubleheader at Cashman Field.51s Logo

The only Vegas performance that seems worth mentioning belongs to Jack Leathersich, who walked four Tucson hitters in 1.1 innings of relief work. He also gave up three runs but none of them were earned thanks to defensive errors. In 14 AAA games, Leathersich has a 6.59 era and 13 walks in 13.2 innings.

Tucson Padres (SD) 5, @ Las Vegas 51s 4 Game 2 (8)

The Las Vegas 51s needed just eight innings to post a July-best 16 hits, but managed only four runs in a 5-4 loss to the Padres in game 2. It’s the ninth time in 12 ballgames this month they’ve had more than 10 knocks and the third time they’ve lost one of those games.

Right-hander Chris Schwinden came into the night having allowed two runs apiece in each of his last three starts. Although he wasn’t quite that good Friday, he still kept the 51s in the game, giving up four runs in six innings on just five hits. Schwinden, who was not involved in the decision and remained 4-8, has a 5.70 era and a 1.58 whip in 19 starts this season.

RF Eric Campbell, who hadn’t had a multi-hit game in his last nine starts, went 3 for 4 with a homer (7), double (10) and rbi. During the nine game drought, he was 3 for 23 (.130) and had one extra base hit.

Catcher Francisco Pena had really been struggling with the bat since the calendar month turned to July. In the 10 games prior to gameĀ 2 of the doubleheader Friday, he was 5 for 31 and his batting average dropped like a stone to .230. He was 3 for 4 in the nightcap and drove in his 30th rbi.[/sny-editorial]

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