Games Played on 08/27/12
Minor League Player of the Day:: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton went 2-5 and stole 4 bases. That brings him to 154 stolen bases on the season. But even more important is that he’s been consistent from A+ to AA. In about half as many ABs at AA, his OPS is within 10 points of what it was at A+ and his OBP has gone up a little. Over the entire season, his OBP is over .400 and that, my friends, is exciting. There’s an interesting article on Billy in today’s Enquirer.
Added Note: Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, was named Midwest League Batter of the Week last week. Buckley batted .429 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in. He added five doubles and posted a slugging percentage of .929.
Louisville had the night off.
Pensacola 3 – Mississippi 2 10 innings
Billy Hamilton was 2-5 and stole 4 bases, Josh Fellhauer was 2-5 with a double.
Blue Wahoos got a reasonable start from Mark Serrano (5 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 R 2 BB 5K), but outstanding bullpen work, highlighted by 1.1 hitless innings by Drew Hayes, a hitless inning by Wilkin De La Rosa, and a scoreless inning by Curtis Partch (picking up his 7th win).
Devin Lohman went 2-3 with a double and a walk. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a double and a walk.
Bad start by Daniel Renken (6 runs on 7 hits in 3.2 innings), but great bullpen work by the Blaze. Chris Royce threw 1.2 scoreless innings, Andrew Brackman threw 1.2 hitless innings (only walking 1), and Carlos Contreras picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings.
Yorman Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double as did Nick O’Shea.
Reds 2011 #1 pick Robert Stephenson’s record went to 2-3, as he took the loss, allowing 2 earned runs (3 overall) on 4 hits, 2 walk, in 4 innings.
The Mustangs has the day off.
The AZL Reds had the day off also.
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