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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).