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Tucson Padres Walk Off With A Win

Denis Poroy

At least one team named the Padres picked up a win on Friday night. It took them 10 innings but Tucson walked away with an 8-7 win over Colorado Springs. Walked off with a win, as a matter of fact. Jaff Decker singled in Gregorio Petit in the bottom of the tenth to give his homie Miles Mikolas the win. I'm just assuming they're homies. They might hate each other for all I know; I sure hope not.

Anthony Bass got the start and gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk in five innings. This managed to bring his ERA down to a still-robust 7.48 after nine starts in AAA. Jorge Reyes came in and gave up a pair of earned runs in an inning and then Brad Brach gave up one of his own in the the first of his two innings. Mikolas was nearly perfect in the ninth and tenth, allowing no hits and one walk.

Four Padres had multi-hit games, led by center fielder Jaff Decker and third baseman Scott Moore's four-hit showings. Double play duo Dean Anna and Gregorio Petit each had a pair of hits and all four scored at least one run. Anna's .331 BA is good for fifth in the PCL, right behind former teammate Rene Rivera, who is now with the major league Padres. His 30 doubles are second in the league. Moore's 26 are good for fourth and right between them is former Friar Aaron Cunningham with 27.

The Padres and Sky Sox go at it again at 7:05pm Saturday for the third game of a four game set. The two teams are even after the first pair and Robbie Erlin will assigned with putting the TuPads up 2-1 in the series.