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Minor League Player of the Day: Bats LF Willie Harris was 3-4 with a double and homer in the Bats loss to the Mud Hens.
Willie Harris was 3-4 with a double and homer and Corky Miller was 2-2 with a walk.
Tim Gustafson threw 6.1 one run innings, picking up his 4th win. He gave up 5 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. The bullpen was effective (in varying degrees, 0 earned runs) the rest of the way with Jordan Smith picking up his 12th save with .2 innings of hitless relief work.
Billy Hamilton was 0-2, but walked 3 times. He stole 2 bases (thrown out once). He now has 23 stolen bases in AA, giving him 127 for the year (thrown out 27 times). That was the offensive highlight for the Blue Wahoos.
Daniel Corcino started and threw 6 innings, gave up 5 runs on 7 hits, walked 3 and struck out 2. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning of relief (2 hits), Mark Serrano threw a hitless inning.
Day off for the Blaze.
Joe Terry was 2-4 with a triple, Kyle Waldrop was 2-4 with a double, Spencer Dickinson was 2-4 with a walk.
Reds 2011 #1 pick, Robert Stephenson continues to be brought along slowly, but had another good start for the Dragons. He went 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.
Lucas O’Rear took the loss in relief, going 1.1 and giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Dan Jensen did give them a scoreless 8th.
Jesse Winker went 3-4, Zachary Vincej was 2-3.
Ismael Gullion went to 4-1, going 5 innings, giving up 2 runs, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Jesus Adames threw 2.1 scoreless innings, 1 hit, a walk, and 2 strikeouts. Sean Lucas picked up his 6th save, with a scoreless 9th, giving up a hit, and striking out 2.
Adam Mathews was 3-3, Avain Rachel was 2-3. and Jose Ortiz was 2-3.
Reds 2012 #1 draft pick, Nick Travieso, started and threw 3 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit, and striking out 2. Wandy Peralt not only got a blown save, but gave up 6 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits, a walk, and a strikeout in 3 innings of work.
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