Games Played on 05/1/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola LF Cody Puckett went 3-4 with a homer, walk and 3 RBI. In 23 games, Puckett’s slash line is .307/.435/.453/.888.
Durham 5 – Louisville 4 10 innings
For the second day in a row, the Bats tied the game late, only to lose in extra innings.
Kris Negron went 2-5 with a triple/homer; Nefi Soto went 2-4 with a double and a walk; Corky Miller was 2-4 and Mike Costanzo went 2-3 with a walk.
Bret Tomko went 5 innings, allowing only 2 runs, but gave up 7 hits and continued with the Bats recent control problems, walked 5 while striking out 4.
NOTE: Paul Janish has suffered a broken left wrist and was placed on the Bats DL. According to John Fay, the Reds considered promoting Didi Gregorius to AAA and Billy Hamilton to AA, but instead promoted Miguel Rojas to AAA from Pensacola. Jocketty said, “We’re going to keep (Gregorius and Hamilton) where they are. If it had been a month later, we might have moved them. But it’s still early.”
Pensacola 5 – Jackson 4 10 innings
Cody Puckett went 3-4 with a homer, 3 RBI and a walk; newly signed C Koyie Hill went 2-5 with a double, and Henry Rodriguez went 2-4.
Wirfin Obispo went threw hitless/scoreless innings. He was followed by Justin Freeman, who threw a scoreless inning, and then Donnie Joseph threw 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 3rd win (3-0) and kept his ERA at 0.00.
Bakersfield scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th, but fell short 5-4.
Billy Hamilton went 2-4 with a double, but didn’t steal a base (yes, that’s newsworthy). He also committed his 8th error of the season. Andrew Means went 2-4. Travis Mattair hit his 6th homer.
Josh Smith took the loss, going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs, but 5 hits and 4 walks. (What is it with all the walks in the organization the last couple of days?) Jamie Walczak threw 2 scoreless innings and Blaine Howell kept his ERA at 0 with a scoreless 9th.
Dayton had the day off.