Games Played on 5/22/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Jesse Winker (.313/.416/.537) hit a go-ahead 2-run homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning for the Dayton Dragons. Winker was named the Midwest League Player of the Week for the week ending May 19th.
Louisville had the day off. Manny Parra tweeted yesterday that the team has moved his rehab assignment from Pensacola to Louisville.
Pensacola also had the day off.
There were no games played in Bakersfield either. Kyle Lotzkar, who had been playing with Pensacola, was activated from the temporary inactive list and sent down to High-A Bakersfield.
Pedro Diaz allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 4 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings. Diaz also struck out four batters. Diaz pitched 3 batters into the 6th inning without retiring a batter (error, single, single.) Alejandro Chacin came on in relief and walked in the Whitecaps 4th and final run before retiring the side.
Chacin, Joey Housey, and Sean Lucas then each pitched a perfect inning to finish out the game.
Tannier Rahier (1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI) gave the Dragons an early 2-0 lead with a 2-run double in the 2nd inning.
The speed of Junior Arias (1-for-4, 2 SB, 2 R) led to two runs to tie it at 4-4 in the 7th inning. Arias stole 2nd base. Two batters later with Joe Hudson on 2nd base, Arias took off for third base. The throw went into left field, allowing both Arias and Hudson to score.
One inning later, with a runner on base, Jesse Winker (2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) hit his 7th homerun of the season to send Dragons fans home happy. The hits extend Winker’s hitting streak to 6 games. The homerun is Winker’s 4th in his last 8 games.
Seth Mejias-Brean (2-for-4, 2B) also had a pair of hits in the game. His May slash line is up to .315/.358/.466.