Games Played on 08/18/10

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville C Devin Mesoraco: He went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. His HR was a walk off grand slam in his AAA debut.


Louisville 5 – Syracuse 3

Devin Mesoraco went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Wladimir Balentien Went 2 for 3 with a BB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4. Yonder Alonso homered. Juan Francisco doubled.

Chad Reineke got no decision as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Jerry Gil got the win allowing 0 R over 1 IP of relief.


Mobile 13 – Carolina 5

Mike Costanzo went 1 for 3 with a HR and 2 BB. Kris Negron doubled.

Travis Webb got no decision as he went 2 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 1 K. Federico Baez added 2 IP of scoreless relief. Lee Tabor took the loss allowing 4 R over 2 IP of relief.

High A

Myrtle Beach 4 – Lynchburg 2

Shane Carlson went 3 for 4 with a HR. Josh Fellhauer walked twice.

Josh Ravin got no decision as he went 4.1 IP and gave up 2 R, 0 ER, on 3 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Andrew Bowman (1.2 IP) and Daniel Guerrero (0.2 IP) provided scoreless relief outings. Raymond Jeffords took the loss allowing 2 unearned runs over 2.1 IP of relief..

Low A

Dayton 4 – Great Lakes 2

Henry Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius each went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Frank Pfister went 2 for 4. Alexis Oliveras went 2 for 3. Ryan LaMarre doubled.

Clayton Shunick got the win as he went 6.2 IP and gave up 2 R on 4 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Blaine Howell picked up his 1st save as he added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Rookie Ball

Ogden 14 – Billings 4

Trey Manz went 2 for 4 with a HR. Oliver Santos went 2 for 4. Theodis Bowe homered. Chris Berset doubled.

Jesus Adames took the loss as he went 3 IP and gave up 3 R, 1 ER, on 6 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Porfirio Martinez added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AZL Reds 2 – AZL Indians 1

Kyle Waldrop and David Vidal each went 2 for 5. Junior Arias doubled.

John Mugarian got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 5 K. Nathan Driessen got the win allowing no runs over 2 IP of relief.

3 Responses

  1. RiverCity Redleg

    Nice AAA debut for Devin. A grand slam to win it in the ninth!

  2. BJ Ruble

    It was a heck of a game, I was there and was an exciting finish. First off Reineke had a no-hitter through 5 innings. The Bats ran themselves out of at least one run in about the 4th or 5th inning, Francisco doubled, got thrown out at home on a Balentien single, then Balentien got picked off trying to steal third. That mess was ugly.

    Devin looked awful his first two AB’s, however, his third AB was a rocket shot off the wall for an opposite field double.

    In the 9th, Alonso went deep to lead off the inning, then the Bats loaded the bases on a Valaika infield single (great hustle), leading to the full count, opposite field Grand Slam to win the game.

    I for one was really impressed with Devin’s ability behind the plate as well as his power to opposite field.

  3. BJ Ruble

    Couple more observations:

    Dave Sappelt hit the ball hard every single time and made a heck of a catch in CF. He will be an interesting guy to watch.

    Balentien had two singles off of the starting pitcher who was left handed. This is a good sign if he can start hitting lefties.

    Jerry Gil struck out the side and hit about 95-96 on the radar gun.