Minor League Player of the Day:  Michael Griffin (Louisville Bats) 2-2, 2 homeruns, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI.

AAA

Louisville 8 – Charlotte 5

The Bats crushed 5 home runs en route to a 3 run victory.  Griffin hit his first 2 homeruns of the season with Louisville (his 3rd overall) and nabbed our player of the day honor.  Juan Francisco and Wladimir Balentien only had 1 hit each, but both hit solo homeruns.  For Balentien, it was his 15th of the season and for Juan, his homerun was his 13th of the year.  Yesterday, I had stated that Francisco had only 3 homeruns.  My mistake.  I looked at the wrong stat column.  The fifth homerun came from Chis Denove, who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  His homerun was his first with the Bats and 3rd overall this season.

Matt Klinker wasn’t particularly sharp judging by the stat line, but improved to 4-1 on the season with Louisville and 9-5 overall on the season.  Matt allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 over 5 innings.  

AA

Chattanooga 3 – Carolina 2

Felix Perez went 3-5 with 3 singles and scored both Mudcats runs.  Kris Negron and Dave Sappelt were both 2-5. 

Tom Cochran only allowed 2 hits but walked 4 which led to 2 runs in 5 innings.  He struck out 4, but fell to 7-4 on the season.  He now has an ERA of 2.52 on the season.

High A

Lynchburg 7 – Frederick 4

Denis Phipps went 3-4 and was a single shy of the cycle.  He scored 3 runs, drove in 3 RBI, and hit his first homerun with the Hillcats.  Kevin Coddington was a perfect 3-3 at the plate with 3 singles and a walk.   

Jordan Hotchkiss pitched 5 shutout innings, scattering 4 hits and walking 3 while striking out 5.  However the bullpen received no defensive support as 3 Lynchburg errors led to 3 of the 4 runs being unearned.

A

The Dragons had a scheduled off day on Tuesday.

Rookie

Casper 8 – Billings 2

Trey Manz was 3-4 with a double and an RBI.  Devin Lohman went 2-4 with a double and a run scored.  Jefry Sierra was 2-5 with a run scored.

Drew Hayes pitched a scoreless inning of relief, striking out 2.

The AZL Reds had a schedule off day on Tuesday.