Games Played on 05/08/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield Starter, Justice French, in his A+ debut, threw 6 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hit, walking 2 and striking out 4.


Norfolk 11 – Louisville 4

Louisville continues to be just terrible…and when did Tidewater become just Norfolk?

Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with 2 doubles (2 RBI). Offensively, that was about it.

Sean Gallagher got beat up again, his ERA is now 6.88. He threw 5 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits with 4 walks.

Carlos Fisher had 2 scoreless innings, striking out 3. Josh Judy threw a scoreless 9th. Jordan Smith got beat up also, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits and a walk in one inning of work.


Mississippi 3 – Pensacola 1 7 innings

The Blue Wahoos came up on the short end, 3-1 in a rain shortened 7 inning game.

Kyle Lotzkar, in his first AA start, took the loss, going 6, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, 3 walk, and struck out 2.

Brodie Greene was 2-3.

High A

Bakersfield 3 – Lancaster 2

Donald Lutz hit his 10th homer of the season and it was the game winner for the Blaze. Andrew Means drove in the other 2 runs with a two out hit in the 7th inning. No one had more than one hit for the Blaze and Billy Hamilton is 1-9 since returning from bereavement leave, his average has dropped all the way to .360.

Justice French, making his first start for the Blaze was spectacular, throwing 6 2 hit-shutout innings, he walked 2 and struck out 4. Brian Pearl picked up his 6th save. He gave up a double in the 9th, but got out of trouble with 2 strikeouts.

Low A

Ft. Wayne 3 – Dayton 1 16 innings

How this game went 16 innings is beyond me. The Tincaps had 14 hits and the Dragons made 5 errors (3 by SS Brandon Dailey) and after scoring in the first, the Tin Caps didn’t score again ’til they got 2 in the 16th.

The Dragons did get some nice pitching performances. Dan Jensen started, threw 4 innings of 2 hit – 1 run (unearned) baseball. He walked one and struck out one. Ryan Kemp followed with 3 scoreless innings. Then Carlos Contreras had 2 scoreless innings, followed by Ryan Kiel with 4 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 4.

Steve Selsky had half of the Dragons hits, going 2-6 with a double and a triple.

Dayton 4 – Ft. Wayne 2 7 innings

Selsky was the hitting star of the second game also, going 1-3 with a homer, driving in 3 runs.

Radhames Quezada started and threw 5 effective innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 4 walks, striking out 6. Brooks Pinckard got his 1st save, throwing 2 hitless innings, striking out 3.

The Dragons set a team record by playing 23 innings of baseball yesterday. Their team hitting woes continue, they had 8 hits in 23 innings yesterday.