Minor League Player of the Day: Billy Hamilton (Dayton) 4-6, single, double, triple, 2 runs, and SB.

AAA
Louisville’s game with Scranton/WB was postponed and will be made up as part of a double-header on Sunday.

AA
Carolina 5 – Mississippi 4
Bill Rhinehart went 2-5 with a homerun, double, 3 RBI, and a run scored.  The homerun was his 3rd as a member of the Reds organization, 24th overall on the season.  Mike Costanzo went 2-5 with 2 doubles and a run scored.  Yasmani Grandal hit a pinch hit homerun in the 8th inning that proved to be the game winner.  The blast brought the Mudcats back from a 4-3 deficit to give them a 5-4 victory.  The homerun was Grandal’s 4th of the season in Carolina and 14th overall on the season.

Tim Gustafson pitched 2 hitless, scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.  Gustafson’s record improved to 3-7 on the season.  He walked 1 and struck out 4.  Donnie Joseph did not allow a base runner in the 9th inning to record his 4th save with Carolina.

High A
Lake Elsinore 3 – Bakersfield 1
Dayne Read went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI while Devin Lohman went 2-4.

J.C. Sulbaran fell to 8-3 on the season by allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings pitched.  He struck out 6.  Clayton Schunick allowed a hit and struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings of relief.

A
Dayton 12 – Lake County 0
Billy Hamilton went 4-6 with a single, double, triple, RBI, and 2 runs scored.  He stole his 78th base of the season and raised his line to .260/.321/.349 on the season.  Drew Poulk went 2-4 with a double, run scored, and 4 RBI.  Theo Bowe had 2 hits in 4 at-bats with a double, RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Josh Smith struck out 7 and allowed 5 hits and a walk in 6 shutout innings.  The win ran his record to 10-6 and his ERA is a solid 2.94 on the year.

Rookie
Great Falls 6 – Billings 4
Robert Maddox and Cristobal Rodriguez each had a solo homerun.  For Maddox, it was his 9th of the season.  Rodriguez’s homerun was his 2nd.

AZL Reds 8 – AZL Angels 5
Bryson Smith, Steven Selsky, Julio Morillo, and Robert Ramirez had 2 hits each for the Reds.  Morillo doubled twice and scored a run while Smith scored twice.