Games played on Monday, 5/9/2011

Minor League Player of the Day: It was a light night for outstanding performances by the Reds minor leaguers.  Dominic D’Anna (Dayton) went 2-4 with a homerun, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

AAA
Rochester 7 – Louisville 6; final 18
Things looked bright for the Bats early who scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning.  However, Rochester took a 5-4 lead going to the 8th inning before the Bats regained the lead 6-5.  Rochester tied it with a run of their own in the 8th and then the marathon began.  Danny Dorn led the Bats with 4 hits in 8 at-bats.  He scored a run and drove in a run.  Yonder Alonso, batting leadoff, went 3-8 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and a run scored.  Jeremy Hermida was 3-6 at the plate with 2 walks, a double, a run scored, and an RBI.  Todd Frazier went 2-9 with a double and 2 stolen bases.

The Bats used 7 different pitchers in this contest.  Dontrelle Willis got the start and allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 innings pitched.  He struck out 5 and now sports a 2.52 ERA.  David Johnson, Jeremy Horst, and Josh Krebs combined to pitch 8 scoreless innings of relief in one stretch and combined to allow just 3 hits, 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts in that span.  Daniel Ray Herrera picked up the loss by surrendering a run int he 18th inning after allowing 4 hits in .2 innings pitched.

AA
Carolina 8 – Birmingham 7
Quintin Berry went 2-4 with an RBI, walk, and 2 singles to lead the Mudcats.  The Mudcats managed 8 runs on only 6 hits but were walked 7 times. David Cook went 0-2 but scored a run and walked 3 times.  Felix Perez and Jake Kahaulelio each had 2 RBI.

Redleg Nation spotlight player Matt Klinker allowed 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings pitched.  He did not factor into the decision.  Ruben Medina allowed 2 runs in an inning of work, but was able to pick up his first win of the season and improve to 1-1 overall. 

High A
Bakersfield had a scheduled off-day on Monday

A
West Michigan 5 – Dayton 4
Dominic D’Anna went 2-4 with a homerun, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored.  The homerun was his 2nd of the season.  David Vidal went 2-4 with a double and a run scored.  Redleg Nation spotlight player Tucker Barnhart also went 2-4, recording 2 singles.

Josh Smith allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and a walk in 3.1 innings pitched.  He struck out 6, but fell to 2-3 on the season with a 1.93 ERA.  Pat Doyle allowed a run on 3 hits and a walk in 3.2 innings of relief.  Doyle struck out 5 and now has a 1.96 ERA.