Games Played on 05/14/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield Blaze first baseman, Donald Lutz, went 5-5 with a double and homer. Lutz’s slash numbers are an impressive .326/.368/.660.


Louisville 5 – Lehigh Valley 1 Game 1

The Bats scored all their runs in the 5th, keyed by a 2 run double by Bill Rhinehart. Dioner Navarro was the only Bat with 2 hits.

Sean Gallagher threw 6 innings of 7 hit, 1 run baseball and drove in a run (going 1-2).

Travis Webb threw a perfect final inning.

Lehigh Valley 4- Louisville 3 Game 2

Again, Bill Rhinehart led the Bats offensive attack, going 2-3 with a homer (3). Chris Valaika also hit his 2nd homer of the year.

Wirfin Obispo got his first start for the Bats, he threw 2 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and a walk. Scott Carroll took the loss, going 1.2 giving up 3 runs on 4 hits, he did strike out 3.

Josh Judy (1.1) and Kanekoa Texeira (2.0) had scoreless outings.


Birmingham 8 – Pensacola 4

The Barons scored 5 in the top of the 2nd enroute to an 8-4 win. Ryan LaMarre and Joel Guzman had two hit games for the Blue Wahoos, Cody Puckett hit his 6th homer of the season.

Daniel Corcino struggled with a 5 inning, 5 hit, 4 walk, 6 run performance. He did strike out 7, but gave up 2 homers. Clayton Tanner and Drew Hayes both threw scoreless innings.

High A

Bakersfield 11 – Stockton 6

The Blaze sent the Ports to their 14th straight loss, capped off by a 6 run 8th inning (all the runs were unearned).

Donald Lutz had the big night offensively, going 5-5 with a homer and a double, driving in 3 runs. Theo Bowe, making his Blaze debut, went 3-3. CF Bryson Smith went 2-4.

Justice French made his second very strong start in two appearances, throwing 5 shutout innings (6 shutout inning in his first start) again giving up only 2 hits and 2 walks. Tonight he struck out 5.

Brooks Pinkard couldn’t find the plate, going 1/3 of an inning, allowing 4 runs on a hit and 3 walks. The hit was a homer. Daniel Wolford blew the save, but got the win, going 1.2 giving up 0 runs of his own, but a big double that plated one of Pinkard’s runs.

Low A

Lansing 4 – Dayton 2

Dayton continues to struggle, especially offensively.

Last night, they snuffed a rally (1st and 2nd, none out) by hitting into a 2-4-3 triple play. (First time I’d ever seen one in person…) Steve Selsky led the Dragons going 2-4.

Radhames Quezada had a rough first inning, a walk, homer, walk, walk, walk…then he worked out of the inning with no more runs scored. His line is bad, 4 innings, 4 hits, 6 walks, 3 runs, 3 strikeouts, but it could have been a lot worse. El’Hajj Muhammed threw 2 scoreless hitless innings, Carlos Contreras threw a scoreless 9th.