Minor League Player of the Day: Joe Jocketty (AZL Reds) – Jocketty went 1-1 with a run scored and an RBI. So why is he the player of the day? Because he reached base 5 times with 4 walks on top of his lone hit. Jocketty has only played in 9 games this season and recorded just 25 at-bats. He is only batting .160 on the season. But in that span he has drawn 11 walks, giving him an on-base percentage of .417.
Henry Rodriguez and Mike Hessman were each 2-3 with a run scored. Hessman added an RBI.
Yohan Pino pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out 7. Jose Diaz recorded his 10th save in a scoreless inning of work.
Ray Chang went 3-4 with 3 singles, 1 run scored, and 2 RBI. Travis Mattair and Ryan LaMarre had 2 singles each. LaMarre had 2 RBI and a stolen base while Mattair added 1 RBI.
Carlos Conteras allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk over 5 innings pitched to earn the win. He struck out 6 and improved his record to 3-2 on the season with Pensacola.
San Jose 10 – Bakersfield 2
Junior Arias went 2-5 with 2 singles.
Carlos Gonzalez and Ben Klimesh pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief each. They did not allow a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3 combined.
Lake County 8 – Dayton 5
Zach Vincej, Sammy Diaz, and Daniel Pigott had 2 hits each. All were singles except Vincej had a triple in one of his at-bats. Beau Amaral had a triple in 5 at-bats. He also drove in 2 RBI and scored a run.
Sal Romano fell to 7-10 with the loss. He allowed 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings pitched.
Idaho Falls 4 – Billings 3
Rachal Avain went 2-3 with 2 singles, a walk, and a run scored. Ty Washington had a triple and 2 RBI. Aristides Aquino hit his 2nd homerun of the season, a solo shot in the 3rd inning.
Kevin Franklin went 3-5 with a double, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Aldi Guzman went 2-4 with an RBI and a walk.
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