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Down on the Farm

Games Played on 05/03/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Daniel Corcino and Donnie Joseph combined for a complete game shutout in the 1-0 nightcap of the Pensacola doubleheader. Joseph (2-0, 5 SV, 0.00 ERA) extends his scoreless inning streak to 13.

AAA
Louisville 4 – Durham 3 in 11 innings

The score was tied at three after 3 innings until the top of the 11th inning. Neftali Soto hit a solo shot to right field for the winning run.

Bill Rhinehart was three for five with a double and RBI. Daniel Dorn had two hits, including a triple and RBI.

Sean Gallagher was the bats starter, throwing his second consecutive quality start. He allowed 3 runs, 5 hits and 2 walks in seven innings of work. He also struck out four batters. Kanekoa Texeira, Travis Webb, and Nich Christiani combined for four innings of shutout relief.

AA
Game 1: Jackson 3 – Pensacola 1

Pensacola managed just three hits in game 1. Henry Rodriguez had two of them including the lone RBI. Pedro Villarreal allowed all three runs in six innings. He gave up 6 hits, no walks, and struck out two.

Game 2: Pensacola 1 – Jackson 0

Rodriguez also had a hit and scored the lone Pensacola run in the second game of the doubleheader. Daniel Corcino (2-1, 2.61 ERA) allowed just 3 hits and 3 walks in his six inning on the mound. He struck out four. Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless 7th inning for his 5th save of the season.

High A
Lancaster 8 – Bakersfield 6

Kyle Lotzkar had his first rough outing of the season, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) in 4.2 innings. He did strike out 6 batters compared to just 1 walk.

Bakersfield briefly held a 6-5 lead after the bottom of the 6th inning, but Lancaster put three on the board in the top of the 7th for the victory.

Billy Hamilton, Devin Lohman, and David Vidal each had two hits for the Blaze. One of Vidal’s hits was his 5th homerun of the year, driving in three. Juan Duran also hit a 2-run homerun, his second longball of the season. Billy Hamilton attempted two steals, and was successful once, his 31st stolen base in 38 tries.

Low A
Lake County 5 – Dayton 4 in 10 innings

Dayton tied it at four in the bottom of the 9th inning, but lost the lead on a solo homerun in the top of the 10th inning.

Juan Silva was 3 for 5 with a run scored and his 8th stolen base of the year.

Radhames Quezada allowed two runs, one earned, over six innings of 4-hit baseball. He walked 2 and struck out one.

3 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Mike Costanzo is starting to really heat up from a slow start after being promoted from AA to AAA. His presence also seems to have invigorated Neftali Soto’s bat or at least Soto’s bat has coincidently heated up since Costanzo joined the Bats. I’m still very unenamored with the starting pitching at AAA, but I’m salivating with the prospects coming up with Corcino in AA and Cingrani in A+. If these two SP continue with their progress, they could make some noise in ST next year. Imagine what the starting rotation next year would look like once Chapman moves to the rotation and if one or both of these young starters forces a decision to move them into the rotation.

  2. Anyone else see this article from Baseball Prospectus on Billy Hamilton?

    It has a list of his amazing feats on the diamond. Here a couple of my favorites:

    “Pitchers have committed three balks while Billy Hamilton was on base.”

    “Billy Hamilton has scored from third when the catcher threw to first to complete another batter’s strikeout.”

    Lots more in there as well. I can’t wait until this guy is leading off for the Reds.

  3. @beroader: Right now, I would settle for Hamilton leading off for the Blue Wahoo. He needs to prove to the powers-that-be that he can perform against higher quality, more consistant pitching so he can lead off for Bats and prove the same thing again. If they (the powers-that-be) would simply pull the trigger and start the process, they would have a better gauge to determine exactly how close he is to being major league ready. Right now, no one really knows how close or how far he is from being major league ready, just that he has some very unique and extraordinary capabilities.

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