Games Played on 5/23/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: There were a lot of hits (mostly singles) and a couple of good starter pitcher performances last night, but I’m going to go with the frequently unsung bullpen heroes for today’s MLPotD. Pat Doyle pitched 3 shutout innings over the 8th, 9th, and 10th innings of the Bakersfield Blaze game. He allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4.
Tony Cingrani made his first AAA start since being optioned back to the minors. It is his 4th AAA start overall, and he still has not allowed a run in 19.1 innings this year. Despite throwing 5 shutout innings (2 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts), Cingrani was not pleased with the number of walks he allowed. Unfortunately, the game story makes no mention of how much he threw fastballs versus other pitches.
The Bats offense pounded out 13 singles and 4 doubles in route to the victory. Josh Fellhauer was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a run scored and 4 RBI. Felix Perez was 3-for-5 with 3 RBI. Billy Hamilton was 2-for-6 with his 24th stolen base of the year and 2 runs scored.
Chad Rogers allowed just 1 unearned run over 6 innings of 3-hit baseball. He walked a batter and struck out 3.
Pensacola pounded out 14 hits, as every regular had at least one hit, but had just three runs to show for it. Twelve of the hits were singles to go along with a double and a Travis Mattair solo homerun. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (2-for-5, R) has been on base in 9 consecutive games.
Bakersfield 4 – Stockton 3 in 11 innings
Jon Moscot went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 6. Kyle Lotzkar made his first high-A appearance of the season and allowed a run over 2 innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 4. Pat Doyle pitched 3 shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4. El’Hajj Muhammad was credited with the win after pitching a perfect 11th inning.
Marquez Smith went 2-for-4 with a double and a 2-run homerun. Yovan Gonzalez (2-for-5) was the only other Blaze player with two hits. Steve Selsky’s only hit was a game winning walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th.
Drew Cisco allowed 5 runs on 11 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts over 5.2 innings.
Joe Terry was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI. Joe Hudson was 1-for-2 with 2 walks, a double, and two runs scored. Tanner Rahier (1-for-4) hit his 5th homerun of the season.
It was Dayton’s 6th win in their last 7 games.