08/24/2011

Down On The Farm

Games Played on 08/23/11

Minor League Players of the Day: Louisville C Devin Mesoraco: He went 4 for 4 with 2 HR and a 2B.

AAA

Louisville 10 – Toledo 3

Devin Mesoraco went 4 for 4 with 2 HR and a 2B. Juan Francisco went 2 for 4 with a 3B and a 2B. Jeremy Hermida went 2 for 3 with a BB. Jose Castro went 2 for 4. Dan Dorn and Mike Costanzo each homered.

Scott Carroll got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 3 R on 9 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Nick Christiani got the win as he added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Carolina 5 – Jacksonville 2

Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Quintin Berry went 2 for 4 with 2 SB. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4.

Justin Lehr got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R, 1 ER, on 3 H and 2 BB with 5 K. Donnie Joseph picked up his 7th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

High A

Rancho Cucamonga 4 – Bakersfield 2

Christopher Richburg went 2 for 3 with a BB. Jorge Jimenez went 2 for 4.

J. C. Sulbaran got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 7 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Clayton Shunick got the loss allowing 2 R over 2 IP of relief.

Low A

Dayton 6 – Lansing 1

Billy Hamilton went 4 for 5 with 2 SB giving him 91 SB on the season. Frank Pfister and Theodis Bowe each went 2 for 4 with a HR.

Josh Smith got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 0 BB with 8 K. Luca Panerati added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Rookie Ball

Billings 5 – Idaho Falls 3

Ryan Wright went 2 for 4 with a HR. Kyle Waldrop went 2 for 4 with a 3B. Spencer Dickinson went 2 for 3. Sean Buckley went 1 for 2 with a 2B and 2 BB. Juan Perez homered.

Ismael Guillon got the win as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 7 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Ronald Pinckard got his 7th save with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AZL Reds 14 – AZL Padres 6

Matthew Lentz went 2 for 5 with a 3B, a 2B, and a BB. Jon Matthews went 2 for 4 with a 2B and 2 BB. Robert Ramirez went 2 for 6 with a 2B. Humberto Valor went 2 for 5 with a BB. Carlos Sanchez went 2 for 4.

Joel Bender got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 6 R, 3 ER, on 12 H and 2 BB with 6 K. Tyree Hayes added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

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  1. I recently moved to Lansing and had the pleasure of seeing the Dayton Dragons play our hometown Lugnuts last night. This was the first minor league game I’ve ever been to, and it was a ton of fun. The stadium here is very nice, and they create a fun atmosphere. My only complaint was that I ate the worst ice cream sandwich ever as part of their dollar hotdog and ice cream sandwich promotion. Really brutal. I didn’t know it was possible to ruin an ice cream sandwich, but this one was grainy somehow.

    The highlight of the night was Josh Smith’s pitching. Except for one shaky inning (the fifth, I think), he was completely dominant. He was mixing up his fastball (~88) and off-speed stuff (~70) and throwing everything for strikes. The Lugnuts hitters were befuddled, except that one inning, where they managed to lock in on him briefly. Even that he worked out of with minimal damage. I don’t know if Tucker was calling the game, but if he was kudos to him.

    Billy Hamilton had a great night at the plate, but that was perhaps overshadowed by some shoddy baserunning. Yes, he stole two bases, but he also made two outs on the basepaths, picked off first once and caught stealing (by a mile) once. I read after the game that he’s close to the organizational record for stolen bases on the season, and it seems that he is pressing pretty hard to get there. In his defense, the Dragons had a large lead most of the game, and baserunning was attrocious overall. Perhaps that’s just a feature of the minor league game with which I am not yet familiar.

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