Games Played on 8/3/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 22 year old Juan Silverio, went 5-5 with two doubles and his 14th homer of the season, while driving in 5 of the Blaze’s runs. Silverio, on the season is hitting .291/.308/.466. He came to the organization from the White Sox, where he’d played the last two years at A+. He’s a utility guy who has played 3B, SS, 2B, and the outfield.
Nefi Soto was 2-2 with 2 walks. Billy Hamilton stole his 65th base, but also had his 6th error.
Chad Rogers threw 7 one run (unearned) innings, lowering his ERA to 3.32 since his promotion. He gave up 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 5. Kanekoa Texeira pitched a perfect 8th, striking out the side and Nick Christiani pitched a scoreless 9th.
Not much positive for the Blue Wahoos, they were shut out on 2 hits.
Loek Van Mil had a scoreless outing, pitching 1.2 walking a batter.
Juan Silverio was 5-5 with 2 double and a homer (14) and drove in 5 runs. Juan Duran extended his hitting streak to 8 games, going 3-3 and walking twice. Junior Arias went 2-5 with a stole base (and a caught stealing) and Juan Perez went 2-4.
Carlos Gonzalez had two scoreless innings of relief, striking out 3. Jimmy Moran had a scoreless inning and Pat Doyle finished up with a hitless inning.
The Dragons game report credits two great defensive plays by SS Zach Vincej in the 7th and 9th innings, that turned into DPs with being a big part of the Dragons win. Jeff Gelalich and Phil Ervin were both 2-4. Jesse Winker was 2-3 with a double and a walk.
Ismael Guillon was one out short of getting credit for the win, throwing 4.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs, walking 4 and striking out 3. Werleen Taveras picked up his first win, in his second appearance with the Dragons, throwing a scoreless inning (walking 2). Joel Bender picked up his 1st save, with three shutout innings, though he did give up 6 hits.
Robert Ramirez was 2-3 with a homer (1) and Carlos Sanchez was 2-3.
Really nice start by Pedro Diaz, who threw 5 one hit (homer), one run innings. He walked 1 and struck out 7.
Kevin Franklin was 2-4 with a double and Aristides Acquino was 2-5.
2008 draftee, Blaine Howell, who must be recovering from injury as this is his first appearance of the year and it’s in the AZL, started and gave up a run and two hits in his one inning of work.