Minor Leaguer of the Day: Ã‚Â Ryan LaMarre (Dayton) 4-5, 3 singles, 1 double, 4 runs scored, 3 stolen bases
Despite hitting 4 homeruns, and having the first 6 batters in the lineup record 2 hits each, the Bats still fell short. Ã‚Â Gary Matthews Jr, Ryan Hannigan, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, and Juan Francisco each went 2-5 in the game. Ã‚Â Matthews and Alonso hit homeruns in the 9th inning while Juan Francisco belted 2 homeruns. Ã‚Â Also something of note, Ryan Hannigan was batting 2nd in the Bats lineup. Ã‚Â Wow, what a concept! Ã‚Â Daniel Dorn was the final player with 2 hits, going 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Ã‚Â Each of the first 6 batters in the lineup scored a run, with Francisco obviously scoring twice.
Matt Fairel improved to 3-3 after allowing only 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. Ã‚Â Fairel’s ERA is still a lofty 5.31 with Carolina.
Kris Negron had a double and a triple in 5 at-bats and drove in 3 RBI. Ã‚Â Sean Henry had 2 singles and a double in 5 at-bats. Ã‚Â He also scored a run and drove in 2. Ã‚Â Henry is now batting .303 on the season. Ã‚Â Dave Sappelt raised his average to .327 on the season thanks to a 3-5 game. Ã‚Â Sappelt also scored a run on top of his 3 singles. Ã‚Â Carlos Mendez singled and tripled in 5 at-bats as well as driving in 2 RBI and scoring 2 runs.
Lynchburg had Tuesday night off.
J.C. Sulbaran allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings pitched. Ã‚Â He struck out 4 and improved his record to 4-4 on the season.
Juan Duran went 2-4 and hit his 2nd homerun of the season. Ã‚Â Duran scored twice and drove in 3 RBI. Ã‚Â Billy Hamilton, last year’s 2nd round pick, also went 2-4. Hamilton had 2 singles and scored a run.
Trey Manz went 3-4 with a homerun, single, double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI. Ã‚Â Manz is batting .310/.341/.571 in his first 42 at-bats this season. Ã‚Â The homerun was his 2nd of the season. Ã‚Â Jonathon Kaskow had 1 hit in 2 at-bats, but made it his 3rd homerun of the season. Kaskow had 2 RBI in the game.
Daniel Tuttle improved to 3-1 in 4 starts by allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Ã‚Â Tuttle’s ERA is now 3.43 with 9 BB and 17 Ks in 21.0 innings pitched.
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