Games Played on 08/23/11

Minor League Players of the Day: Carolina Mudcats starter, Pedro Villarreal, went 7 innings, allowing only 1 run on 5 hits, walking none, and striking out 4.


Lehigh Valley 6 – Louisville 5

Jeremy Hermida was 3-5 with a double and homer, Denis Phipps continues his incredible season, going 3-5 with a double and a stolen base, Chris Valaika went 3-5, and Kris Negron went 2-5.

Jared Burton threw a hitless inning.


Carolina 2 – Jacksonville 1

Henry Rodriguez was 3-4 with 2 doubles and Josh Fellhauer was 2-4.

Pedro Villarreal threw 7 very strong innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and striking out 4. Kyle McCulloch picked up the win with two hitless innings of relief, striking out 2.

High A

Rancho Cucamonga 12 – Bakersfield 10

Brodie Greene went 3-5 with a double, Andrew Means went 3-5, Jordan Wideman went 2-5 (and grounded into 2 DPs), Alex Buchholz went 1-4 and hit his 8th homer of the year.

Andrew Bowman threw 2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and walking 2. Derrik Lutz took the loss with a very strange looking pitching line, he threw 1/3 of an inning, allowing a hit and a walk and gave up 4 runs, all earned. I’m not sure how that happens?

Low A

Great Lakes 9 – Dayton 3

Billy Hamilton continued his hot streak, going 2-5 and stealing his 92nd base. Last 10 games, his slash numbers are .463/.542/.488, but for the season, he’s still only at .269/.333/.347. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, was 2-4, as was Juan Duran.

Rookie Ball

Billings 13 – Idaho Falls 9

Junior Arias was 3-4 with a double, homer and walk, Yovan Gonzalez was 3-5 with a homer, Ryan Wright was 2-4 with a triple and a homer, and Bryson Smith was 2-3.

Jason Braun picked up the win, going 3.1, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out none. James Allen pitched a scoreless 9th, allowing a walk and a strikeout.

AZL Reds 7 – AZL Dodgers 6

Gabriel Rosa went 3-5 with a triple, Brennan May went 1-3 with a homer (7) and a walk.

Jim Moran got the win, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, 2 walks, and getting a K. Alejandro Chacin picked up his 11th save with 1.2 hitless innings, striking out 3.

Note: Steve Selsky has hit 6 homers in 17 games (63 ABs), the league leader has 9, he’s played in 42 games (157 ABs).