Minor League Player of the Day: 2011’s 30th round pick, Dayton’s Joe Terry, went 4-5 with 2 doubles while driving in 3 runs. Terry was recently sent back to Dayton from Bakersfield, where he was struggling. He played most of 2012 in Dayton, where he hit .255/.310/.383.
The Bats hung on for a 6-5 win as Gwinett scored 3 runs in the final two frames off of Jose Arredondo (.2 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 1 K) and Yohan Pino (1.1 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 2 K (S4)). Greg Reynolds went to 4-0 with 7 innings of 2 run baseball, allowing 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4.
The Bats collected 14 hits, led by 3 from Felix Perez and Denis Phipps (also stolen base). Henry Rodriguez had 2, with a homer (2); Billy Hamilton had 2, including a double and a walk; Ray Chang had 3 including a double; Kris Negron had two hits also.
Billy Hamilton is starting to play better. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .326/.367/.478.
The Blue Wahoos had the bases loaded with no outs in the first, but could only get one run, on a SF by Joe Mather and that was it offensively for them on the night. Luis Durango and Mike Gilmartin both went 2-4.
Ryan Dennick started and took the loss (2-3), going 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and a walk, while striking out 4. Chris Manno threw 2 scoreless innings, and Wilken De La Rosa threw a scoreless 9th.
Bakersfield 5 – Stockton 2 11 innings
The Blaze tied the game in the top of the 9th, then scored 3 times in the 11th off homers by Yorman Rodrigeuz (1-5 (HR#6)) and a two run shot by recently demoted Steve Selsky (1-5 (HR#2)). Juan Silva also hit a homer (2). Marquez Smith (double) and Yovan Gonzalez both had 2 hits.
Very good start by James Allen, throwing 6 innings of 1 run baseball, allowing only 3 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 4. Wes Mugarian threw 2 hitless innings (walked 2) to pick up his first win of the season and for the second straight day, El’Hajj Muhammad closed for the Blaze picking up his 4th save, with a hitless inning, striking out 2.
Dayton 6 – South Bend 3 Game 1
Good day at the ballyard in South Bend continued as the Dragons won both ends of a DH.
Joe Terry led the Dragons in the first game, going 4-5 with 2 doubles and driving in 3 runs; Seth Mejias-Brean went 2-5, Junior Arias went 2-4, as did Tanner Rahler.
Sal Romano got his record over .500 (4-3) with 5 innings of 5 hit, 3 run baseball. He walked 2 and struck out 5. Ben Klimesh got the save, throwing 2 scoreless innings for his 4th save.
Dayton 3 – South Bend 1 Game 2
Tanner Rahler was the offense for the Dragons, hitting a 3 run homer (4) in the 6th to overcome a 1-0 South Bend lead.
Wandy Peralta threw a gem to pick up his first win of the season, going 6.1, allowing only 4 hits and a run, while walking 1 and striking out 5. Alejandro Chacin picked up his first save, with a hitless .2, striking out 1.