Games Played on 04/19/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Donald Lutz went 4 for 5 with two doubles, an RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base.

Toledo 10 – Louisville 4

Denis Phipps hit his 2nd homerun of the season with one on in the bottom of the 9th to account for half the Bats offense with that one swing. He also had a sac fly in the 7th. Phipps (.155avg/.266obp/.340slg) has yet to get it going this season, though he has reached base at least once in each of his last 10 games.

Andrew Brackman dropped to 1-2, allowing 5 runs in 4 innings. His line included 6 hits, 2 homeruns, 5 walks and 2 strikeouts.

Jacksonville 4 – Pensacola 3

Didi Gregorius extended his hitting streak to 8 games with a 2 for 3 night. He also scored a run. Gregorius is still looking for his first extra base hit after 60 at-bats.

J.C. Sulbaran‘s record fell to 1-1 after allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, in his 6 innings of work. Sulbaran walked just 1 batter ans struck out 11.

High A
Bakersfield 8 – San Jose 7

Bakersfield wins the only Reds minor league victory of the day with a walk-off, bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th inning. Donald Lutz (.308/.373/.519) started off the 9th inning with a single and later scored the winning run. Lutz provided a lot of the offense last night, going 4 for 5 with two doubles, an RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base.

Billy Hamilton extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a 2 for 4 night at the plate. He also picked up his 12th stolen base of the season. Hamilton is batting .487 during his hitting streak. Travis Mattair hit his 4th homerun of the season.

Josh Smith started and allowed 6 runs, 4 earned over 4.2 innings. Smith allowed 6 hits, struck out 8 and walked none. Brian Pearl pitched a perfect 9th inning and was credited with the win.

Low A
Quad Cities 5 – Dayton 4: 13 innings

From friend of the Nation, Tom Nichols:

Quad Cities’ David Medina scored from first base on a misplayed infield pop-up to break a 4-4 tie with two outs in the top of the 13th inning as the River Bandits defeated the Dayton Dragons 5-4 on Thursday night. Quad Cities overcame a 4-0 deficit to send the game to extra innings and outlasted the Dragons to win the first game of a three-game series.

Ryan Wright (.309/.397/.364) was 3 for 4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI in the game.

Stalin Gerson went 6.1 innings, allowed 3 runs on 5 hits. He walked one batter and struck out 6.