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,Ã‚Â and Juan Francisco each homered, driving in all 5 of the Bats runs.Ã‚Â Francisco’s homerun was his 3rd of the season.Ã‚Â He also added a single.Ã‚Â Negron’s homer was his 6th of the season while Alonso also hit his 6th.Ã‚Â Alonso’s homerun drove in 3 runs.
Edinson Volquez started and went 6.2 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 4 walks.Ã‚Â He struck out only 2.Ã‚Â He threw 112 pitches, with only 69 being for strikes.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Kahaulelio hit his 4th homerun of the season, a solo shot in the 8th inning.Ã‚Â Phipps singled and tripled, drove in a run, and scored a run.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Avery allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings of work.Ã‚Â He struck out 6, but fell to 3-7 with a 4.75 ERA on the season.
Stockton 7 – Bakersfield 3
Henry RodriguezÃ‚Â drove in 2 runs on his 7th homerun of the season in the 4th inning of this losing contest.Ã‚Â 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 outÃ‚Â 1.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Hamilton singled and tripled, scored twice, and stole his 43rd base of the season.Ã‚Â D’Anna had 2 doubles, scored a run, and drove in a run.Ã‚Â Lutz added 2 singles, a run scored, and an RBI.
Josh Smith improved to 5-3 with the win.Ã‚Â Smith allowed 2 runs in 6 innings pitched on 6 base hits.Ã‚Â Smith now has an impressive 1.90 ERA on the season.Ã‚Â Blaine Howell recorded his 7th save of the season by pitching 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.