Minor League Player of the Day:

Louisville 8 – Syracuse 5
Yonder Alonso had 3 singles in 5 at-bats as well as driving in 3 RBI and scoring twice.  He is now at .299/.357/.459 in 351 at-bats for Louisville.  I’m looking forward to seeing Alonso get a few ABs as a pinch hitter next month.  Zack Cozart went 2-5 wit a double and scored a run.  Corky Miller went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored.  Wladimir Balentien hit his 22nd homerun of the season and drove in 3 RBI.

Ben Jukich improved to 5-4 on the year with the win.  Jukich allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6 over 5.2 innings pitched.  Daniel Ray Herrera struck out 3 in 1.1 innings, allowing only 1 hit.   Enerio Del Rosario struck out the side in the 8th, but allowed a run on 2 hits.  Aroldis Chapman came on and struck out the last batter of the game, and the only batter he faced, to record his 7th save.

The Mudcats had the day off.

High A
Lynchburg 5 – Myrtle Beach 3
Brodie Greene scored 3 runs and had 2 singles in 4 at-bats.  Chris Richburg went 2-3, drove in 2 RBI, and scored a run.  Finally, Kyle Day singled and doubled in 4 at-bats.

Jordan Hotchkiss improved to 10-4 on the season and now sports a 2.30 ERA.  Hotchkiss picked up the win after allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 6.1 innings pitched.  He struck out 4.  Donnie Joseph struggled in the 9th, giving up a run on 3 hits and a walk, but still picked up his 17th save of the season.

The Dragons were off on Tuesday.

Ogden 7 – Billings 4
Yorman Rodriguez had 2 doubles and a single in 4 at-bats.  He also scored twice and raised his average to .359 on the season.  Theo Bowe and Donald Lutz both went 2-3 in the game.  Lutz had a double, scored a run, and drove in an RBI. 

Drew Hayes picked up the loss in relief.  Hayes allowed 3 unearned runs in the 9th inning to fall to 0-1.  The Mustangs committed 2 errors, including Devin Lohman’s 18th of the season in 44 games.

The Arizona League game between the Reds and Giants was postponed due to rain.