Games Played on 08/23/11

Minor League Players of the Day: Dragons Starter, Kyle Lotzkar, went 6 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.


Louisville 6 – Lehigh Valley 5

Jeremy Hermida hit his second homer (17) in two night, going 2-4; Chris Valaika had another good night, going 2-4 with 2 doubles, and Kris Negron had 2 hits again last night (2-4) with a homer.

Matt Maloney went to 6-1 with 6 innings of 4 run (3 earned), 10 hit pitching. He walked none and struck out 4.


Jax 5 – Carolina 3

No one had more than one hit for the Mudcats, the offensive star was probably Yasmani Grandal with a PH double driving in 2 runs.

Tim Gustafson threw 2 innings of one hit, scoreless relief.

High A

Rancho Cucamonga 2 – Bakersfield 0

Bad offensive night for the Blaze, only 4 hits, Carlos Mendez had a double.

Wasted a nice start by Tim Crabbe, who went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits, walked 1 and struck out 3. Doug Salinas threw a scoreless 8th, giving up one hit and striking out 2.

Low A

Dayton 9 – Great Lakes 0

Billy Hamilton continued his hot streak again last night, going 2-5 with a double, Ronald Torreyes tied a club records with 2 triples, going 2-3 with a walk, Juan Duran went 2-4 with a double, and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart went 2-5.

Former #1 pick Kyle Lotzkar continued on the comeback trail from arm problems, throwing 6 shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 4.13, giving up 6 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 4.

He got good support from the bullpen, Blaine Howell a scoreless inning, giving up 2 hits, but striking out 2 and hitless innings from Pat Doyle and Chad Rogers.

NOTE: The Dragons are 40-19 in the second half of the season (on track to break club record for winning percentage) and are closing in on a playoff appearance (magic number is either 4 or 3).

Rookie Ball

Billings 7 – Casper 6

Kyle Waldrop went 4-5, Spencer Dickinson went 3-4 with a double and a triple, Bryson Smith went 2-2 with a double and a walk, and Juan Perez went 2-5.

Porfirio Martinez threw 3 innings of relief, allowing 1 run on two hits and striking out 2. Erik Miller got the win (3-0) with a hitless 9th, striking out 2.

AZL Indians 9 – AZL Reds 0

Rookie Reds only had 2 hits, dismal offensive day.

Abel De Los Santos threw 3 innings of 1 run relief, allowing 2 hits, while striking out 1. Christopher Joyce threw a hitless/scoreless inning in which he walked one.