Games Played on 08/21/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton Dragons 1b and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 walks.
Honorable Mention: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton for breaking the Minor League Single Season Stolen Base Record with a 1-2 (2 walk) night and stealing 4 bases.
Second day in a row the Bats pitching staff gave up 10 runs, yikes. Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit. But rehabbing Nick Masset was unable to record an out, giving up 3 runs on 4 straight hits and then 2 walks, taking the loss. J.J. Hoover threw a scoreless 9th, giving up 1 hit, striking out the side.
Felix Perez was 3-5 with a double. Didi Gregorius was 2-5 with a double.
Montgomery 4 – Pensacola 1 Game 1 8 innings
Billy Hamilton was 1-2 with 2 walks and stole 4 bases, eclipsing Vince Coleman’s minor league stolen base record. Beau Mills was 2-4.
Tony Cingrani threw 7 innings of 2 run baseball, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 7. Justin Freeman took the loss, with a rough 8th inning, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and giving up a homer.
Montgomery 3 – Pensacola 1 Game 2
Donald Lutz was 2-3 with a double.
Chad Rogers started and threw 4 innings, allowing 1 run, 2 hits, striking out 2, giving up the run on a homer.
Ryan Wright was 2-3 with a homer, Theo Bowe was 2-4.
Josh Smith won his 6th game, throwing 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Blaine Howell threw 2 innings of 1 hit/shutout ball. Carlos Contreras picked up his 3rd save since his promotion, with a perfect inning, striking out the side.
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Sean Buckley was 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 walks, driving in 3 runs. Juan Perez was 2-5 with a double, and Sammy Diaz was 2-4 with a walk.
Radhames Quezada started and threw 4 innings, allowing 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts.
Carlos Sanchez went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Zachary Vincej went 2-4, Robert Ramirez went 2-3 with a double and a walk.
Jonathon Moscot started and threw 3 innings of shutout baseball, giving up 3 hits. Jordan Remer threw a hitless inning. Alejandro Chacin threw 2 innings of shutout ball, giving up 2 hits and striking out 2. Somehow he got a blown save out of this…?
Daniel Paula was 2-2, Jonathan Reynoso was 2-3, Humberto Valor was also 2-3.
Reds 2012 #1 draft pick Nicholas Travieso started and threw 4 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, a walk, and striking out 4. Wandy Peralta got the win, throwing 2 shutout innings, on 2 hits.
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