Games Played on 08/03/11

Minor League Player of the Day: Nefi Soto went 2-4 and hit his 23rd and 24th homers. Tim Crabbe threw 7 innings 5 hit, 1 walk, shutout baseball.


The Bats had the day off.


Carolina 7 – Huntsville 6

Nefi Soto went 2-4 with 2 homers (#23 and #24), Quintin Berry went 3-4 with a BB.

Curtis Partch started his first AA game and struggled, going 4.2, allowing 7 hits and 6 runs (5 earned) while walking 4 and striking out 2.

Solid bullpen work by the Mudcats though, highlighted by Chris Mobley, who got the win, with 2 innings of hitless relief, striking out 3. Donnie Joseph picked up his 3rd save with a hitless 9th.

High A

Lake Elsinore 2 – Bakersfield 0 (10 innings)

The Blaze only had 5 hits, none for extra bases and no one had more than one.

They wasted a strong night on the mound for the Blaze, as Tim Crabbe threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 8. He was followed to the mound by Clayton Shunick, who threw 2 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits.

The loss went to Derrick Lutz, who gave up a 2 run homer in the 10th.

Low A

Dayton 3 – West Michigan 2

Dragons snapped a 5 game losing streak.

David Vidal went 2-4, newly promoted Drew Poulk went 1-4 with a double, and Juan Duran went 1-4 with his 11th homer.

Mitchell Clarke made his second start since being promoted to Dayton, going 5.1, allowing only 1 run, but 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5.

Rookie Ball

Missoula 6 – Billings 2

Nick O’Shea went 2-4 and Ryan Wright went 1-3 with a homer and walk.

AZL Reds 15 – AZL Brewers 1

Miguel Rojas (on a rehab assignment) went 3-3 with a double and walk and scored 4 runs. Chris Denove (on a rehab assignment) went 3-5 with a double. Juan Francisco (on a rehab assignment) went 2-5 with a double.

Juan Perez (who actually plays for the AZL Reds) went 3-6, scoring 2 runs and knocking in 3. (.364/.440/.509/.949)

Outstanding pitching for the AZL squad, highlighted by Carlos Gonzalez, who got the win, going 4 innings allowing 0 runs and 3 hits while striking out 5 in his second straight outstanding appearance.