Games played on 4/18/11

Minor League Player of the Day: Yasmani Grandal (Bakersfield) 2-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2 BB

Indianapolis 10 – Louisville 4
Redleg Nation spotlight player Matt Klinker was roughed up in relief last night, allowing 7 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in just 2 innings pitched.  He picked up the loss, dropping to 2-1 on the season and saw his ERA elevated to 9.00.

Yonder Alonso singled and doubled in 3 at-bats.  He scored a run, drew a walk, and stole a base.    The “Stache’ went 2-3 with a run scored. 

Carolina 5 – Tennessee 4
Jake Kahaulelio and Mike Constanzo each hit solo homeruns in the win.  For Mike it was his 3rd homerun of the season and for Jake, his first.  Miguel Rojas, Cody Puckett, and David Cook recorded two hits each.  Rojas added an RBI.  Puckett doubled and scored twice.  Cook added 2 RBI of his own.

Nick Christiani pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief to record his first victory of the season.  Christiani struck out 2 and did not allow a base runner in the win.

High A
Bakersfield 14 – Modesto 1
Yasmani Grandal went 2-3 with a homerun, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored, and 2 walks.  The homerun was Grandal’s 3rd of the season.  Henry Rodriguez went 2-5 with a homerun, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored.  It was Henry’s first homerun of the short season.  Carlos Mendez was 2-5 with a homerun, double, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored.  The homerun was Carlos’s first of the season as well.  Eric Campbell was 3-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored.  Finally, Welinton Ramirez had 2 hits, both doubles, in 3 at-bats.  He had an RBI, scored twice, and drew 2 free passes.

Pedro Villarreal pitched 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 10 hits while striking out 3.  He improved to 3-0 on the season with a 2.37 ERA.

Dayton 8 – Bowling Green 2
Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a double, 2 runs scored, an RBI, and 2 walks.  Hamilton also stole 3 bases, giving him 14 on the season.  David Vidal 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.  Devin Lohman went 2-3 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI.  He also stole 2 bases, his first 2 of the season.

Daniel Corcino picked up the win by going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9.