Minor League Player of the Day: Luis Terrero (Louisville) 5-5, 1 homerun, 1 double, 5 rbis, 2 runs scored

AAA

Louisville 11 – Buffalo 0

Aside from Terrero’s 5-5 game, 4 other Bats players had 2 hits.  Chris Burke went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored.  Wladimir Balentien went 2-5 with a homerun, run scored, and 2 rbis.  Balentien’s homerun was his 3rd of the season.  Drew Sutton, playing firstbase, went 2-3 with 2 doubles and a run scored.  Finally, Corky Miller went 2-4 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and 2 runs batted in.

Matt Maloney started and went 4 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and walking 3 while striking out 4.  Maloney threw 66 pitches while recovering from blister issues.  Chad Reineke pitched 3 innings in relief to pick up his first win.  Reineke allowed 2 hits and struck out 3.

For Louisville, the win was their 5th in a row.

AA

Tennessee 4 – Carolina 3

Jake Kahaulelio hit a homerun as the 2nd batter of the game to give the Mudcats an early lead.  This coming a day after the Mudcats led the game off with a homerun on the 2nd pitch of the game on Monday night.  Jake ended the game 2-4 with a run scored and 2 rbis.  Jose Castro went 2-4 at the plate with a double and an rbi.

Daryl Thompson started for the Mudcats and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks in 7 innings of work.  He struck out 7 and left the game with a 3-2 lead.  But then the disaster that is Jerry Gil entered the game.  For the life of me, I can not figure out why this guy is still pitching games at any level.  With all of the conversation that went on in yesterday’s DOTF, perhaps a good topic for today would be this guy.  Gil allowed 2 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks in .1 inning pitched.  On the season, Gil has pitched16.2 innings and has walked 18 batters.  Last season, Gil pitched 97 innings at two different levels, and walked 77 batters and had an ERA of 7.98.  And would you believe he was actually called up from High A to Double A after posting a 7.74 ERA at Sarasota?  This season he has a 4.86 ERA and has allowed 33 base runners in those 16.2 innings pitched.

High A

Lynchburg 9 – Wilmington 8

Devin Mesoraco just keeps on hitting!  In this game, Devin went 3-5 with a single, triple, and a homerun.  He scored 2 runs and drove in 4.  In his last 10 games, Devin is batting .421/.511/.816 with 3 homeruns, 2 doubles, 2 triples, and 10 runs batted in.  It really looks as though this guy is figuring it out.  Josh Fellhauer went 3-4 with 2 runs scored while Alex Buchholz hit his 1st homerun of the season.

Scott Carroll started the game and received the win, despite having to sweat out watching the bullpen nearly implode.  Carroll allowed just 1 unearned run on 2 hits in 7 innings pitched.  He struck out 2.  In 24 innings this season, Scott has a 1.88 ERA.

A

Dayton 7 – Fort Worth 3

Henry Rodriguez went 4-5 at the plate with an rbi and 2 runs scored.  Mark Fleury went 2-4 with a double, run scored, and 2 runs batted in.  Chris Richburg and Didi Gregorius had 2 hits each as well. 

Pedro Villareal picked up his first win of the season by going 5.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 7.