Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 5/15/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Bryson Smith (.300/.400/.466) was 3-for-5 with a homerun, and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

AAA
Louisville 9 – Charlotte 6

Every Louisville player had at least one hit, pounding out 16 total hits in the victory. Mike Hessman (3-for-5, 2B, R) started off the big 6-run 2nd inning with a double. Felix Perez (3-for-5, BB) led the team in RBI with three. Corky Miller (2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) hit a solo homerun in the 7th. Henry Rodriguez (2-for-5, 2B, RBI) and Denis Phipps (2-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI) also had multi-hit games.

Daniel Corcino (2-6, 7.20 ERA) allowed just 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings while striking out 7. Jose Diaz pitched 1.1 scoreless innings for his first save.

AA
Pensacola 4 – Chattanooga 3 in 10 innings

Pensacola had their second straight walk-off victory last night. Leadoff hitter Bryson Smith (3-for-5, HR) had a hand in three of Pensacola’s four runs. His 3rd inning solo homerun gave the Blue Wahoos an early 2-1 lead. His single in the 8th inning with a runner on first pushed the eventual tying run into scoring position, which sent the game into extra innings. Leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Smith singled and later scored on Ryan LaMarre’s game winning single to right field. Smith is now batting .300/.400/.466. in 34 games.

Joe Mather (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) provided the rest of the offense, as he hit a solo homerun in the 2nd inning and singled in the tying run in the 8th inning.

Josh Smith allowed 1 run, 7 hits, and 2 walks over 6 innings. He struck out 4.

High A
Stockton 2 – Bakersfield 1

Juan Duran’s solo homerun in the 8th inning accounted for the lone Bakersfield run. He finished 2-for-3 with the homerun. Juan Silverio and Marquez Smith each hit a double in four trips to the plate.

Carlos Contreras allowed one unearned run over six innings. He surrendered just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 9. Mike Dennhardt’s only mistake in his two relief innings was a solo homerun to Myrio Richard in the bottom of the 8th inning. Dennhardt struck out 2

Low A
West Michigan 11 – Dayton 3

Ismael Guillon allowed 3 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings. He struck out 5. However, Guillon’s control problems continue. Guillon walked 5 batters, threw 3 wild pitches and had an error on a pickoff throw. That’s now 37 walks in 28.2 innings compared to just 31 walks in 75.2 innings last year.

Seth Mejias-Brean (2-for-4, BB, RBI) and Robert Ramirez (2-for-3, 2B) each had a pair of hits. Beau Amaral and Jeff Gelalich each walked twice and each scored a run in five plate appearances.

2 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. I’d say Bryson Smith is hot right now, but he’s always hit this way.

    He’s not flashy so he kind of gets forgotten with fans of the big club, but the kid can hit.

  2. Control problems are natural when you’re tinkering with pitches and changing your mechanics. If Ismael Guillon can get it worked out, look out. Number 2 stuff.

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