Games Played on 05/07/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SS, Brodie Greene, went 4-5. Greene is hitting .274/.328/.368 through 30 games.
Bill Rhinehart was 3-3 and Denis Phipps hit his 4th homer. Phipps, who many believe is “the next big thing”, is off to a slow start, hitting .165/.237/.314 in 30 games.
Jeff Francis took the loss, going 7 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 runs, walking 1 and striking out 6. Scott Carroll and Travis Webb both had scoreless innings in relief.
The Blue Wahoos went to 12 for the second straight day, only coming out on the short end this time, losing 3-2. They scored a run in the 9th to force extras, but lost in the 12th.
Brodie Greene went 4-5, Jose Guzman went 2-6 with a homer (4).
Mark Serrano threw 5 shutout 2 hit innings, walking 2, striking out 3. Donnie Joseph threw 2 hitless/scoreless innings, walking 1 and striking out 4. Justin Freeman threw a scoreless inning.
Chris Manno took the loss, without giving up a hit in the 12th….he walked 2 and allowed the winning run on a wild pitch.
The Blaze jumped off to a 9-0 lead, and with Tony Cingrani having throw 20 consecutive scoreless innings, you had to like their chances. Cingrani extended his streak to 23 before giving up a run in the 4th (after which he struck out the side). He gave up 4 unearned runs in the 5th, due to a 4 base error. Overall, Cingrani threw 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, 5 runs (only 1 earned), but he walked 3 and struck out 8. He also gave up a home run. Curtis Partch threw the final 3 innings for Bakersfield, allowing a run on 3 hits and striking out 3.
Donald Lutz (.316/.362/.650) went 3-5 with a double, Devin Lohman went 2-4 with a homer (3), Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with 2 doubles, and Bryson Smith went 2-5 with a double. David Vidal also hit his 6th homer.
The Dragons and Ft. Wayne were postponed and will play a 7 inning doubleheader tonight.