Games Played on 04/24/11
Minor League Player of the Day: Homer Bailey in his 2nd impressive rehab start threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 6. The Reds said that they’d see how he feels today before making a decision as to whether he needs another rehab start.
Homer Bailey, in his second rehab start, threw 5.1 (72 pitches/48 strikes) scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, a walk, and striking out 6. Chad Reinke got the save throwing 3 innings of 1 hit, shutout baseball.
Dave Sappelt (.343/.387/.571) went 3-4 with a double and a walk; Zack Cozart had his second consecutive 2 hit game (hopefully, this gets him on track) going 2-5, Yonder Alonso (.278/.322/.389) went 2-5 with a homer and 2 RBI’s, and Mike Griffin went 2-3 with 2 walks.
Justin Lehr threw 4.1 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits, but walking 5 while striking out 3. Donnie Joseph continues to struggle, blowing his second save, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 2 innings. Jose Arredondo threw a hitless 9th, striking out one.
Felix Perez hit a walk off homer to give the Mudcats a 4-3 win. Jose Castro was 2-4 and scored 2 runs.
No games scheduled for the California League on Sunday. I did notice yesterday that the Blaze are only averaging 761 in attendance, that’s less than half of the next worst team. Yikes.
No games scheduled for the Midwest League on Sunday.
Billings Mustangs Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Season Begins June 20th.
AZL Reds Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Season Begins June 20th.