Minor League Player of the Day: Marquez Smith (Bakersfield Blaze) went 3-4 with a homerun, run scored, and 2 RBI. More on Smith in our High A recap below.
Emmanuel Burriss, Felix Perez, and Henry Rodriguez had 2 hits each in the Bats loss. One of Perez’s hits was a double while all the rest of the combined hits were singles. Mike Hessman went 1-4 and belted his 6th homerun of the season.
Greg Reynolds was solid in the start, going 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Curtis Partch allowed a tying run in the 8th inning by allowing 2 hits and walking 2.
Ryan LaMarre gave the Blue Wahoos an early lead with an RBI in the first inning. LaMarre had a nice day at the plate going 3-4 with a double and the RBI. Steve Selsky would drive in a run one batter later in the 1st inning for the Blue Wahoos who took an early 2-0 lead after 1 inning of play. Unfortunately that would be all the runs Pensacola could score against the Biscuits.
Daniel Renken struck out 6 over 6 innings of work. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Lee Hyde dropped to 1-3 in relief by allowing the winning run in the 8th inning thanks to 3 walks and a hit allowed.
Modesto 7 – Bakersfield 4
Marquez Smith hit his 4th homerun of the season in the top of the 1st to give the Blaze an early 2-0 lead. The homerun would be the highlight of Smith’s 3-4 night with a run scored and 2 RBI. In 10 games this season, Smith is batting a solid .324/.432/.730 with 4 homeruns and 6 RBI. Small sample size or not, that is a solid 10 game stretch for Mr. Smith. Kyle Waldrop added his 5th homerun of the season in the 4th inning. It was Waldrop’s only hit of the night.
The loss drops Bakersfield’s record to 8-20 on the season.
Dayton’s game at Clinton was canceled due to rain.