Games Played on 8/23/2012
Minor League Players of the Day: The AA Pensacola pitching staff (Daniel Corcino, Josh Ravin, and Chris Manno) combined for a 4-hit shutout. They collectively walked 4 batters and struck out 10.
Willie Harris was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, and a run scored. Chris Valaika was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
There was another interesting defensive alignment on Thursday as Henry Rodriguez was getting another start at shortstop. Didi Gregorius was playing 2nd base. Valaika was at third base…each player at their secondary positions.
Todd Redmond made a nice start: 6ip, 2r, 1er, 5h, 0bb, 6K. Bill Bray had a rough outing, giving up 1 hit, 3 walks, and 3 runs in one inning. Logan Ondrusek was also less-than-sharp, giving up 2 hits, a walk, and a run in one inning.
Pensacola 6 – Montgomery 0
Daniel Corcino threw 5 innings of 2-hit, shutout baseball. He walked 3 and struck out 5. Josh Ravin and Chris Manno each hurled two scoreless innings. They combined for 2 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts over 4 innings.
Josh Fellhauer was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Miguel Rojas also had 2 hits, an RBI, and a run scored. Billy Hamilton reached base three times but was thrown out stealing twice.
The Blaze put the game away with a 7-run 6th inning when they sent 11 batters to the plate. Eight Bakersfield players had at least one hit, though no player had more than two hits. Dominic D’Anna had the best night, 2-for-3 with a 3-run homerun and 2 walks.
Theo Bowe (1-for-3, a double, two walks, and two runs scored) stole 2 bases, giving him 50 SB for the season. However, he was also caught swiping for the 27th time.
Stalin Gerson allowed just 2 runs over 7 innings of 5-hit baseball. He issued no walks and struck out 5.
Dayton 1 – Bowling Green 0
Bowling Green 2 – Dayton 1 in 13 innings
The Dragons had a 1-0 shutout going for the first 8 and 1/3 innings. James Allen threw 6 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 3. Carlos Gonzalez contributed with 2 innings of shutout relief.
Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Sean Buckley was 2-for-5 with a double and the lone RBI. Batting in front of Buckley, Yorman Rodriguez (2-for-5) was on-base to score the lone Dayton run. They were the only Dragons with more than 1 hit.
Billings 5 – Idaho Falls 4
Billings scored one run in each of the final three innings to squeak ahead of Idaho Falls for the victory. Robert Ramirez was 1-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Carlos Sanchez was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and an RBI. Jeff Geliach and Beau Amaral also had two hits each.
Dan Langfield started and pitched 3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 4.
Matt Wiley is yet to allow an earned run in 13 games as a professional pitcher. The 28th round 2012 draft pick was credited with the win after pitching the final 2.1 innings. Wiley allowed no runs, 4 hits, no walks, and 1 strikeout. He line for the season is 12.2 innings, 7 hits, 1 unearned run, 4 walks, and 18 strikeouts.
Catcher Daniel Paula (.373/.427/.480) was 3-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI, and a run scored. Tanner Rahier was 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored. Adam Matthews and Jhimmy Lopez also had two hits each.
Michael Salter started and pitched 3 shutout innings. Salter allowed just 1 hit, no walks, and struck out 4.