Minor League Player of the Day: Denis Phipps (Louisville Bats) – It is pretty slim pickings today for this honor. All 4 minor league teams lost last night and no one had over 2 hits. Phipps hit the only homerun of the night and added a single in 4 at-bats and thus wins today’s Minor League Player of the Day honors.
Denis Phipps hit his 4th homerun of the season in the 4th inning, a solo shot that cut the Pawtucket lead down to 4-2 at the time. Phipps also added a single. Neftali Soto added 2 singles of his own in 4 at-bats.
Armando Galarraga fell to 2-3 on the season by allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks in 6 innings pitched. He struck out 3.
Ryan Dennick allowed only 1 run in 6 innings pitched, but his offense gave him no support and he picked up his 4th loss of the season. The run scored on 6 hits and a walk while Dennick struck out 5.
The Blue Wahoos offense mustered just 3 hits.
Stockton 3 – Bakersfield 2
Yorman Rodriguez and Marquez Smith each had a double and a single in the loss while Rodriguez added a run scored. Juan Duran doubled in 4 at-bats and scored the other Blaze run.
James Allen dropped to 2-5 on the season after allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings pitched. He struck out 4. James Moran and Brooks Pinckard combined to throw 4 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 3 hits and striking out 3.
Beau Amaral and Tanner Rahier had 2 singles each in 4 at-bats while Amaral scored a run.
Sal Romano gave up 4 over 5.2 innings to drop to 4-4 on the season. The runs scored on 3 hits and 3 walks.