Minor League Player of the Day: Ã‚Â Michael Griffin (Louisville Bats) 2-2, 2 homeruns, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI.
The Bats crushed 5 home runs en route to a 3 run victory. Ã‚Â Griffin hit his first 2 homeruns of the season with Louisville (his 3rd overall) and nabbed our player of the day honor. Ã‚Â Juan Francisco and Wladimir Balentien only had 1 hit each, but both hit solo homeruns. Ã‚Â For Balentien, it was his 15th of the season and for Juan, his homerun was his 13th of the year. Ã‚Â Yesterday, I had stated that Francisco had only 3 homeruns. Ã‚Â My mistake. Ã‚Â I looked at the wrong stat column. Ã‚Â The fifth homerun came from Chis Denove, who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â Matt allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 over 5 innings. Ã‚Â
Tom Cochran only allowed 2 hits but walked 4 which led to 2 runs in 5 innings. Ã‚Â He struck out 4, but fell to 7-4 on the season. Ã‚Â He now has an ERA of 2.52 on the season.
Denis Phipps went 3-4 and was a single shy of the cycle. Ã‚Â He scored 3 runs, drove in 3 RBI, and hit his first homerun with the Hillcats. Ã‚Â Kevin Coddington was a perfect 3-3 at the plate with 3 singles and a walk. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Jordan Hotchkiss pitched 5 shutout innings, scattering 4 hits and walking 3 while striking out 5. Ã‚Â However the bullpen received no defensive support as 3 Lynchburg errors led to 3 of the 4 runs being unearned.
The Dragons had a scheduled off day on Tuesday.
Drew Hayes pitched a scoreless inning of relief, striking out 2.
The AZL Reds had a schedule off day on Tuesday.