Games Played on 08/04/11
Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds starter Joel Bender, who threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits, walking none, while striking out 7.
Denis Phipps continues his incredible second half of the season, going 2-4. Chris Valaika went 1-5 with a homer.
Nice start by Matt Maloney, going 6 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs (both in the first), striking out 6.
Carolina @ Huntsville was canceled.
Lake Elsinore 9 – Bakersfield 5
Catcher Kevin Coddington went 3-3 with a walk, Dayne Read went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a walk, Alex Buchholz and Devin Lohman both went 2-4.
Terrible outing for Matt Fairel as he gave up 4 runs, 3 earned on 3 hits and 2 walks while only recording one out. Mace Thurman wasn’t much better giving up 5 runs in 2 innings, relieving Fairel.
Nice relief work by Andrew Bowman (2.2 IP 1 H 4 K) and Scott Gaffney (2 IP 1 H 1 BB ).
Donald Lutz was 2-4 with a homer (#16) and drove in 6 runs. Ronald Torreyes went 2-3 with a walk and Frank Pfister was 2-2.
Best news was that Kyle Lotzkar, fresh off the DL, started and threw 4 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits, walking none, and striking out 8.
Ryan Wright went 3-3 with a double and a walk, Spencer Dickinson (someone should tell him to take his earing out when he gets his official picture taken) went 2-5 with a homer, as did 3B Junior Arias.
Tony Cingrani started and threw 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits, walking none and striking out 8. He was followed to the mound by Cole Green, who threw 3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out 3.
Rehabber, Juan Francisco went 2-3 with a homer for the games only run.
Outstanding pitching again for the Baby Reds, with Joel Bender starting and throwing 6 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7. Eric Alessio followed him with 2 hitless innings, striking out 3. Alejandro Chacin gave up one hit in the nine, notching his 7th save.