Ryan Freel continues his trek back to the big leagues with another nice start in Louisville. Freel went 3-4 last night with a double and 2 runs scored. In Louisville, Freel is 10-26 with 6 runs scored. 3B Aaron Herr went 2-3, driving in 2 of the Bats 3 runs.
Richie Gardner improved to 2-0 on the season with Louisville with a nice start. Gardner allowed 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 6. He’s 8-2 overall this season in the minors. This was his best start thus far with the Bats.
Wow, the Lookouts scored 8 runs in the top of the 8th inning to take an 8-4 lead, only to have the bullpen allow 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game at 8-8. The Lookouts pushed one across in the top of the 10th to come away with the victory. C Craig Tatum went 4-5 with a double, run scored, and an rbi. 2B Luis Bolivar went 2-3 with a double, run scored, and 3 runs batted in.
Carlos Guevara picked up the win by pitching a perfect 10th inning, striking out 2.
Sarasota vs Palm Beach – Postponed
2B Justin Turner (who is way to happy in his team photo) went 2-4 with a double on the night. Justin is now batting .304 on the year and has recorded a base hit in 9 of his last 11 games.
The Mustangs scored 7 times in the 6th inning to take a 9-6 lead, but saw the lead vanish in the bottom of the 8th. 1 run in the top of the 12th would not hold up either as Great Falls scored twice in the bottom half to take the win. CF Brandon Menchacha went 3-6 with a triple and 4 runs batted in. Jacob Long went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and an rbi.
Scott Gaffney pitched an inning, allowing 1 walk and striking out 2. In 3 relief outings this season, Gaffney has allowed 4 hits, 1 unearned run, walked 2, and K’d 8 over 5 innings pitched. Nicholas Wandelss pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief last night, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3.
GCL Reds 5, GCL Red Sox 4
18 year old SS Neftali Soto is off to a red-hot start to his early career in the Reds minor leagues. Soto went 2-4 last night with a double, run scored, and 3 runs batted in. In 8-games this year, Soto is batting .500 with 6 doubles, 10 rbis, and only 2 strikeouts. In fact, he struck out twice last night for the first time all-season. Soto was drafted by the Reds in the 3rd round of the 2007 draft.
Jeremy Vinyard, drafted in the 34th round, pitched 1 shutout inning tonight, walking 1 and striking out 1. This was Jeremy’s debut.