Monday, May 31st

Thanks to the efforts of Joe Lawler’s junior maintenance crew and the coaching staffs of the teams, the C diamond was playable for the Diamondbacks and Padres in a Memorial Day evening game under the lights.  Justin Guidara started for the Dbacks and Michael Condron for the Padres. The Padres struck in the bottom of the first with a leadoff walk to Carter Meyer and a triple to right field from Luke Sardone. Sardone would come around to score to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the second, some aggressive Diamondbacks base running would lead to a costly Padres error on which two Dbacks would score to knot the game at 2. The score would remain this way until the 4th when Tyler Bernstein led off with a walk, followed by a Meyer single, another Sardone triple and a Luke Molloy RBI groundout to give the Padres a 5-2 lead.  They would strike again in the 5th to break the game open and lead to an 11-2 final.  Codron pitched four followed by two strong innings from Luke Molloy.  For the Diamondbacks, Guidara was followed by Cole Cassidy, Max Philips and Mark Hatley.

Only six games remain in the 2021 majors regular season with three games Tuesday and three games Wednesday at Nutile.  Tomorrow night, the As play the Padres, the Orioles battle the Diamondbacks and the White Sox square off against the Red Sox.