Games played on June 16, 2011

Minor League Player of the Day: David Vidal (Dayton) 3-4, 2 HRs, 1 double, 2 runs scored, 7 RBI

Toledo 3 – Louisville 1
Homer Bailey allowed 11 hits which plated all 3 Toledo runs in just 4.1 innings pitched.  He did not walk a batter and struck out 2.   He threw 83 pitches, 55 of which were for strikes so he seemed to have control, but the Mud Hens just hit him.  The bullpen kept the Bats in the game by pitching 4.2 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7.

Zack Cozart hit 7th homerun of the season in the first inning.  Dave Sappelt hit his 2nd triple of the season while Devin Mesoraco hit his 22nd double.  For all three batters, those were their only hits of the game.

The game between Carolina and Jacksonville was suspended in the bottom of the 3rd inning with Carolina holding a 2-0 lead. The game will be concluded today as part of a double header.

High A
Bakersfield 5 – Visalia 3
Brodie Greene scored a run and drove in 2 RBI on a night in which he went 1-4 with a double.  Didi Gregorius scored twice and went 1-3 with a double and 2 walks.  Mark Fleury went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.  Andrew Means went 0-4 but did manage to steal his 26th base of the season.

Curtis Partch pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8.  Partch is now 4-6 on the season with a 5.68 earned run average.

Dayton 14 – Fort Wayne 4
David Vidal had a game players dream up.  Vidal went 3-4 with 2 homeruns, a double, 2 runs scored, and 7 Runs Batted In.  The night gives Vidal 8 homeruns on the season and 34 RBI. Dominic D’Anna went 4-6 with a double, 2 runs scored, and an RBI.  Donald Lutz went 3-5 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.  Devin Lohman was 2-6 at the dish with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  In all, the top 6 batters in the lineup scored twice, 6 batters had at least 2 hits, 8 batters managed a base hit, and 3 batters drove in at least 2 RBI in the blowout victory by the Dragons.

Stalin Gerson didn’t need all the help in his 2nd start of the season.  Gerson pitched 5 innings, allowing only 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 4.