Games Played on 05/16/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton Dragons starter Stalin Gerson threw 5 shutout innings for the second consecutive appearance. He walked one and struck out two.

Rochester 4 – Louisville 1

Chad Reineke (1-3, 4.12 ERA) gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in a 5-inning start. He walked a batter and struck out 8. Carlos Fisher pitched the final three innings of shutout relief, giving up just one hit and one walk.
Kristopher Negron extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the first inning. He also walked, stole two bases, and scored the Bats lone run of the evening.

Matt Maloney pitched for the Red Wings, making his 2012 AAA debut after being sent down from Minnesota. According to the Bats official twitter account, Maloney is the Bats “all-time leader in starts, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts.”

Injury news: Denis Phipps was placed on the DL with a right shoulder injury. Cody Puckett was promoted to AAA but did not appear in last night’s game.

Pensacola – no game scheduled.

High A
Stockton 5 – Bakersfield 4

Chad Rogers tossed 5 innings of 4-hit, 2-run baseball. He walked two and struck out four batters. The Blaze bullpen allowed a run in each of the 7th, 8th , and 9th innings in the one-run loss.

Centerfielder Bryson Smith (.336/.404/.477) was the only Bakersfield player with more than one hit. He had a single and clubbed his 4th homerun. Theo Bowe also had a solo homerun, his 2nd.

Billy Hamilton had no hits in two official at-bats, but walked twice, scored a run, and stole three bases – his first successful attempts since Saturday. Hamilton is up to 39 steals in 47 attempts, an 81% success rate.

Low A
Bowling Green 4 – Dayton 1

Dayton drops their fifth straight game. Juan Perez was the only Dragon with more than one hit. Perez singled and tripled in four plate appearances. He also scored the only Dragon run.

Stalin Gerson started for Dayton and threw 5 shutout innings for the second consecutive appearance, lowering his ERA to 4.10. He walked one and struck out two. The Dayton bullpen blew the brief 1-0 lead in the 6th inning