Tommy Medica just misses hitting for the cycle in Padres loss


San Diego, CA- Heading into tonight the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins were the only Major League teams that have never had a player hit for the cycle……..and for a moment Wednesday night that almost changed.

Padres Tommy Medica was 3 for 4 heading into ninth and only needed a single to complete the cycle, but Medica was unable to do so as he flew out to center in his final at-bat to finish a single shy of becoming the first Padre to hit for the cycle. Medica finished the night 3-for-5 with three RBI’s, a double, triple and his 3rd home run of the season.

That was the only highlight of the night as the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 12-6.

Padres starter Tim Stauffer after pitching five shutout innings in his last start, struggled mightily as he didn’t make it out of the first inning. Stauffer allowed seven runs on six hits while recording just one out, before he was relieved for Donn Roach. Roach would allow another run before getting out of the inning with the score 8-0 Diamondbacks.

For the Diamondbacks it was the most runs they have ever scored in the first inning in franchise history.

Martin Prado would extend the Diamondbacks lead to 10-0 in the second with a two-run home run.

The Padres would get on the board in the fourth as Tommy Medica tripled to begin the inning and scored on an RBI groundout by Jedd Gyorko.

The Padres would cut the Diamondbacks lead to 10-4 in the fifth on an RBI single by Yonder Alonso and a two-run double by Tommy Medica.

Tommy Medica would homer to lead off the eighth and Carlos Quentin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to cut the Diamondbacks lead to 12-6. Chase Headley had the opportunity to get the Padres back in the game with the bases-loaded and two outs in the eighth, but was unable to do so as he struck out to end the threat.