Games Played on 04/23/11

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton Dragons RHP Josh Smith threw 6 innings of 2 hit, shutout baseball lowering his ERA to 1.17.


Louivsillve 6 – Toledo 4

Todd Frazier went 2-4 (.228/.323/.456) with a walk, double, stolen base, and homer and drove in 5 runs. Eric Eymann and Zack Cozart also both had 2 hits including a double.

I find it interesting that with the questions about Scott Rolen’s shoulder, Todd Frazer has played LF the last two games (Thursday/Saturday). Eric Eymann played 3b on Thursday, but Chris Valiaka (.306/.352/.388) played 3B last night.


Chattanooga 8 – Carolina 5

Miguel Rojas had his 3rd consecutive multi-hit game, going 3-5 and scoring a run.

Former #1 pick, Brad Boxberger (he was drafted between Mike Leake and Billy Hamilton) continues his strong start throwing another scoreless inning, keeping his ERA at 0.00. In 6 games, he’s thrown 8.2 innings, allowing only 2 hits, 6 walks and 13 stikeouts.

High A

Bakersfield 8 – Inland Empire 2

25 year old Eric Campbell (.484/.558/.774) went 3-5 with double, friend of Redleg Nation, Mark Fleury went 2-5 with 2 doubles, and Stephen Hunt had his 3rd consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.

Pedro Villarreal continued his strong start to ’11 going 6 inning allowing 1 run on 4 hits, walking none and striking out 4, picking up his 4th win of the young season. He lowered his ERA to 2.16. He’s allowed one walk in 25 innings, striking out 19, and has a WHIP of 1.12.

Low A

Great Lakes 3- Dayton 2

A run in the bottom of the 9th broke the Dragons winning streak, Donald Lutz (.345/.387/.690) went 2-4 with a double, homer (5) and Devin Lohman went 2-3 with a walk.

Josh Smith threw 6 innings (retiring the last 15 batters he faced), allowing 2 hits, 1 run, 0 walks and 4 strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 1.17.

Rookie Ball

Billings Mustangs – Season Begins June 20th.

AZL Reds – Season Begins June 20th.