Minor League Player of the Day: Chris Richburg (Dayton) 3-4, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Drew Sutton, Zach Cozart, and Yonder Alonso combined for six hits in the 1-3 slots in the lineup, each tallying two hits each. Ã‚Â Cozart and Alonso each had a double while Sutton and Cozart scored a run each.
The Bats pitching overcame a boat load of walks to hold Pawtucket to just 1 run. Ã‚Â By boat load, I mean 10! Ã‚Â Ben Jukich made the start, but only went 4.1 innings and thus did not qualify for the win. Ã‚Â Jukich allowed the lone Pawtucket run on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Ã‚Â Carlos Fisher walked two in 1.1 innings of relief, but did not allow a run and thus picked up the win for his first decision of the season for Louisville. Ã‚Â The only Louisville pitcher not to walk a batter was Bill Bray, who pitched 1 perfect inning of relief. Ã‚Â Bray pitched 4.2 innings for Lynchburg in which he allowed only 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 9. Ã‚Â This was his first outing for the Bats since being called up. Ã‚Â So far, so good for Bill Bray.
Tom Cochran improved to 3-2 on the season with the win. Ã‚Â Cochran allowed 1 run on 7 hits and 3 walks in 6.1 innings pitched. Ã‚Â He struck out 6.
Curtis Partch fell to 2-5 on the season by allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings pitched. Ã‚Â Partch struck out 2.
A host of Dragons had a multi-hit game in this contest as the Dragons pounded out 15 hits total. Ã‚Â Aside from Richburg, our POTD, Didi Gregorius, Cameron Satterwhite, Shane Carlson, Frank Pfister, and Alex Oliveras each had two hits. Ã‚Â The Dragons offense had 3 doubles and 2 homeruns in those 15 hits. Gregorius hit his 4th homerun and drove in 3 RBI while Satterwhite belted his 2nd homerun of the season which broke a 7-7 tie in the 9th inning.
Chase Ware struck out 2 in a scoreless 9th inning to record his 5th save of the season.