Minor League Player of the Day: Penscacola starter Chad Rogers threw 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits, a walk, striking out 6 and not giving up any runs. It’s his second start for the Blue Wahoos, running his ERA in AA to .82 in 11 innings of work.
Brian Peacock was 2-3 with a homer, Felix Perez was 2-3 with a homer and a walk, and Nefi Soto was 2-4.
Pedro Villarreal started and ran his record to 3-9 with the loss, he threw 4.1, allowing 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts. The only relief to escape without a run was Travis Webb, who threw a hitless 9th.
Hitting star was Billy Hamilton, who went 2-4 and stole 3 bases, running his season total to 131. David Vidal was 1-2 with 2 walks and a double. Josh Fellhauer walked 3 times.
The big performance was starter Chad Rogers, who threw 6 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only 3 hits, walked 2 and struck out 6. He was also 1-2 with a triple. The bullpen was very strong, with Drew Hayes throwing 2 hitless innings and Justin Freeman throwing a scoreless 9th.
Bakersfield 5 – Visalia 4
Bakersfield took a 4-0 lead, and then held on to win 5-4.
Newly promoted Ryan Wright went 3-4 with a homer, driving in 2 runs and scoring 2. Devin Lohman went 2-4.
Great start for Tim Crabbe, as he ran his record since being sent back to A ball to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 3.35, going 6.2 allowing only a run on 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 9. Kyle McMyne picked up his 6th save with a perfect 9th inning. Crabbe took a no hitter into the 7th.
Dayton 4 – Lansing 2 10 innings
The Dragons went 10 for the second straight day, this time with better results.
Kyle Waldrop went 3-5 and Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with a double. Waldrop’s 2 run single in the 10th was the difference.
Stalin Gerson had a strong start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7. Dan Jensen got the win (6-9) in relief, going 3 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits.
El’Hajj Muhammad picked up his 2nd save with a scoreless 10th.
Taylor Wrenn was 3-3 with a walk, Beau Amaral was 3-5, Jeff Gelalich was 2-4, Carlos Sanchez was 2-5.
Andrew Cisco went to 2-0 with 6 innings of 1 run baseball, allowing 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5. Bennett Klimesh went 3 innings allowing a run on 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6.
Matt Wiley picked up his 5th save, with a hitless 9th, striking out 1, keeping his ERA at 0.00 after 9 appearances (7.2 innings).
Catcher Daniel Paula continued his hot hitting, going 2-4, raising his average in 14 games to .352.
Vaughn Covington closed out the game for the Baby Reds, going 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a hit, walking 1 and striking out 1.
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