Games Played on 8/1/2012
Minor League Players of the Day: Two strong pitching performances to highlight last night. Daniel Corcino threw 5 shutout innings for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 4. Robert Stephenson allowed just a solo homerun in 5 innings in his second start for the Dayton Dragons. He allowed 3 hits, no walks, and struck out 5.
Tennessee 4 – Pensacola 2 (Game 1)
The conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game was ended in a loss for Pensacola. Kyle Lotzkar threw the first 3.2 innings prior to the game’s suspension, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Brian Pearl got the loss for his 2 runs allowed on Wednesday in 2.1 innings.
Ryan LaMarre and Josh Fellhauer both had two hits for the Blue Wahoos.
Tennessee 1 – Pensacola 0 (Game 2)
Daniel Corcino (5ip, 3h, 0r, 1bb, 4k) got no run support in this 7-inning game.
Josh Fellhauer and Beau Mills had Pensacola’s only two hits.
San Jose 7 – Bakersfield 6
Devin Lohman was 3-for-5 with 2 stolen bases, a run scored and 2 RBI. Steve Selsky was 2-for-5 with a solo homerun. Travis Mattair and Kurtis Miller also had two hits for the Blaze.
Daniel Renken (6ip, 5h, 5r, 3bb, 6k) allowed 4 runs in the first inning but held the Giants to just 1 run over the next 5 innings. The Bakersfield bullpen blew the 1-run lead in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Dayton 4 – Lansing 2
2011 first round draft pick, Robert Stephenson (5ip, 3h, 1r, 0bb, 5k) made his second start for the Dragons last night. Thanks to updates from Reds minor league expert, Doug Gray via twitter, we know that Stephenson was throwing as hard as 98 mph in the first inning and was still hitting 96-97 mphin his 5th and final inning of work.
El’Hajj Muhammed (1 unearned run) and Michael Dennhardt (no runs allowed) each pitched two innings to preserve the victory.
The Dragons collected just 6 hits by 6 different players. Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Sean Buckley had the only extra base hit, 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Helena 7 – Billings 6
Ismael Guillon (5ip, 3h, 1r, 4bb, 6k) lowered his ERA to 2.49 with his 5-inning, 1-run performance. Guillon has allowed just 4 runs in his last 6 starts, 28.1 innings. The bullpen gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to lose the game in walk-off fashion.
Brandon Dailey was 3-for-5 with a 2-run homerun. Beau Amaral was 3-for-5 with a triple and 3 runs scored. Jesse Winker was 2-for-5 with 2 RBI, extending his hitting streak to 8 games. Daniel Pigott also extended his hitting streak to 8 games with a single and a triple in four trips to the plate.
Seth Mejias-Brean had just one hit (and a stolen base) in 5 at-bats, but the single extended his hitting streak to 18 games. (h/t to Doug Gray again for that info.)
Amir Garrett allowed 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 3 over the first three innings.
Brent Peterson was 3-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, a run scored, and 2 RBI. Jonathan Reynoso was 2-for-5 with a double and 2 runs scored. Wilfrel Estevez was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and 2 RBI.