Minor League Player of the Day: Didi Gregorius (Dayton) 4-5; 3 singles, 1 double, 2 runs, 1 RBI
The Bats managed only 5 hits, 1 of which was a homerun off the bat of Wilkin Castillo.Ã‚Â The blast was Castillo’s 5th of the season.Ã‚Â He drove in 2 RBI as well.
Aroldis Chapman got the start.Ã‚Â To read about his performance, read Chapmania Live!
Jeremy Horst pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief to lower his ERA on the season to 1.35 in Carolina.Ã‚Â In 13.1 innings with the Mudcats, Jeremy has surrendered 2 runs on 11 hits and 4 walks while striking out 13.Ã‚Â He had a 4.30 ERA in 14.2 innings with Lynchburg earlier this season.
Neftali Soto made up for his “bad day” yesterday by going 3-4 in this game with 2 singles, a double, and a run scored.Ã‚Â Alex Buchholz went 2-4 and hit his 2nd homerun of the season.Ã‚Â Jose Gualdron had a single and a double in 3 at-bats.Ã‚Â He also scored and drove in a run.Ã‚Â
James Avery pitched 5.1 scoreless innings to improve to 1-1 on the year.Ã‚Â Avery scattered 4 hits and struck out 2.
Pedro Villarreal pitched 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4.Ã‚Â With the win, Pedro bumped his record to 3-3 on the season.Ã‚Â Chase Ware pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk while striking out 4.Ã‚Â Ware has allowed only 7 earned runs in 40.1 innings pitched in Dayton for a 1.56 ERA.Ã‚Â He has walked only 7 in that span with 34 strikeouts.