Games Played on 5/9/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Tanner Rahier went 2-for-4 with a double, a homerun, and 4 RBI. Rahier has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games.
Pedro Villarreal (6ip, 3h, 3bb, 3k) pitched his 5th quality start in 7 games with 6 shutout innings.
Yohan Pino has been starter, middle reliever, emergency starter, and now closer for the Bats this season. And this is after starting the season with AA Pensacola. Pino worked a perfect 1.1 inning yesterday, striking out 3 of the 4 batters he faced. That outing extends Pino’s scoreless streak to 11 innings.
Ryan Hanigan was 0-for-2 in his 3rd rehab start. Mike Hessman went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Billy Hamilton and Felix Perez each had two hits. Neftali Soto hit a solo homerun in five trips to the plate.
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (2-for-4, RBI) extended his hitting streak to six games with his third straight multi-hit game. Barnhart has been scorching hot in May (1.006 OPS) and has seen his overall slash line climb to .300/.380/.425.
Travis Mattair (2-for-4, R) was the only other Blue Wahoo with more than one hit.
Daniel Renken (1-3, 3.67 ERA) pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks while striking out 7. The bullpen allowed the other 6 Jacksonville runs, with 5 of those coming in the bottom of the 8th inning.
San Jose 6 – Bakersfield 2
Carlos Contreras (1-4, 3.96 ERA) allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out six.
Juan Silverio went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Ryan Wright was 2-for-4 with one double.
Dayton 9 – Lansing 6
Johnny Cueto (4h, 1r, 0bb, 4k) pitched 3 innings in his first rehab start. Ismael Guillon allowed four runs over 4 innings with three of those four runs coming in his final inning of work. Guillon allowed 5 hits, issued 2 walks, and struck out 9 batters.
Dayton scored five times in the first inning, another run in the 2nd and two more in the 3rd inning to give Dayton a 8-1 lead when Cueto left the mound. Tanner Rahier (2-for-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) hit his second homerun in as many days. Rahier has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games. Six of his seven extra base hits have all come in those 8 games.
Jeff Gelalich (2-for-4, R, RBI) and Robert Ramirez (1-for-2, 2 BB, SB, 2 R, 2 RBI) each extended their respective hitting streaks to 6 games.