Games Played on 05/2/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield Starter, Tony Cingrani, who threw 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing only 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 9. He lowered his ERA to .32 and his WHIP to .643. His W/K ratio is 6.17. He’s now thrown about 1/2 the innings he threw last year in Billings and has been just as, if not more, effective.
Bill Rhinehart was 2-4 with a homer, Mike Costanzo was 2-4, and newly promoted Miguel Rojas went 2-4.
Not a good start for Jeff Francis, 6.1 IP 9 hits, 5 runs, 1 BB, 4K as the Bats lost their 4th in a row.
Jackson at Pensacola was postponed.
Tony Cingrani took his hot April into May, throwing 5 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 9. His ERA went down to .32.
Curtis Partch threw a hitless 8th, striking out the side and Brian Pearl threw a scoreless 9th.
Billy Hamilton had a rare off night, going 0-5 and dropping his average down to .385. He did steal his 30th base in 25 games.
Devin Lohman went 2-3 with a homer and a walk, Travis Mattair was 2-4 with 2 doubles (his name seems to come up here a lot for a guy hitting .167), Stephen Hunt went 2-3 with a double and a triple, Bryson Smith went 2-4, and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart, went 2-4 with a double.
Ryan Wright went 2-4 with a triple and a home run and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Sean Buckley went 2-4.
Justin French struggled, going 5 innings, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 10 hits, walking one and striking out 5. The Dragons did get solid relief work from Brooks Pinckard and Jimmy Moran, who both threw 2 scoreless innings each.