Games played on June 2, 2011

Minor League Player of the Day: Billy Hamilton (Dayton) 2-4, single, triple, 2 runs scored, stolen base

Louisville 5 – Syracuse 1
Yonder Alonso, Kris Negron, and Juan Francisco each homered, driving in all 5 of the Bats runs.  Francisco’s homerun was his 3rd of the season.  He also added a single.  Negron’s homer was his 6th of the season while Alonso also hit his 6th.  Alonso’s homerun drove in 3 runs.

Edinson Volquez started and went 6.2 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 4 walks.  He struck out only 2.  He threw 112 pitches, with only 69 being for strikes.  Steven Jackson and Jerry Gil pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.

Jacksonville 4 – Carolina 3
Denis Phipps and Jake Kahaulelio went 2-4 each.  Kahaulelio hit his 4th homerun of the season, a solo shot in the 8th inning.  Phipps singled and tripled, drove in a run, and scored a run.  Pitcher James Avery went 2 for 2 at the plate.

Avery had more success at the plate than he did on the mound in this game.  Avery allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings of work.  He struck out 6, but fell to 3-7 with a 4.75 ERA on the season.

High A
Stockton 7 – Bakersfield 3
Henry Rodriguez  drove in 2 runs on his 7th homerun of the season in the 4th inning of this losing contest.  Chris Richburg added a solo homerun in the 5th inning, his 3rd of the season.

Lance Janke lasted only 2 innings, but that was enough time to pick up the loss as he allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in that span, striking out  1.  Janke’s record fell to 3-4 on the season.

Dayton 4 – Beloit 2
Billy Hamilton, Dominic D’Anna, and Donald Lutz each went 2-4 in the Dragons victory.  Hamilton singled and tripled, scored twice, and stole his 43rd base of the season.  D’Anna had 2 doubles, scored a run, and drove in a run.  Lutz added 2 singles, a run scored, and an RBI.

Josh Smith improved to 5-3 with the win.  Smith allowed 2 runs in 6 innings pitched on 6 base hits.  Smith now has an impressive 1.90 ERA on the season.  Blaine Howell recorded his 7th save of the season by pitching 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.