Games Played on 07/09/12
Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds 21 year old RHP Jose Williams threw the final 4 innings of the AZL Reds blowout at the hands of the AZL Giants. He allowed 0 runs and 0 hits and only one walk.
No games scheduled today
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2-3 and drove in a run. David Vidal went 1-3 with a homer, walk, and drove in 3 runs.
Daniel Corcino got the win, throwing 6 innings of 3 hit 2 run baseball, walking 3 and striking out 5. Justin Freeman was outstanding in relief, throwing 2.1 no hit innings, striking out 3. Freeman picked up his 8th save.
The Blaze broke their 7 game losing streak with a tough 6-5 win.
Kurtis Muller was 2-3 with 2 doubles, Niko Vasquez was 2-4 with a double, as was Dominic D’Anna. Steve Selsky was 1-4, but did hit his 4th homer since being promoted to Bakersfield.
The Blaze won the game on 3 innings of hitless relief from their pen, getting innings from Blaine Howell, Daniel Wolford, and Brooks Pinckard.
Kyle Waldrop was 2-4.
Dan Jensen threw 3 hitless innings of relief, walking 2 and striking out 2.
Great Falls threw up a 12 spot in the 5th to break open a tie game, and that was that.
Wagner Gomez went 3-4 with 2 doubles to be the only offensive highlight for the Mustangs.
Reds 2011 #1 pick, Robert Stephenson started. He threw 3.2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 walks. He allowed 3 runs (only 1 earned). I assume he hit a pitch count limit.
In an interesting line, Nick Routt threw .2 giving up 6 runs, 5 earned, on 3 hits and a walk. Nolan Becker was even better, throwing .1 inning, giving up 6 runs, 5 earned on 4 hits and a walk.
On the plus side, Erik Miller threw 2.1 scoreless innings (2 hits) and Sean Lucas threw a hitless 9th.
Rehabbing Chris Valaika went 0-4, no one else had more than one hit and no one had an extra base hit.
Jose Williams threw the final 4 inning for the Reds, allowing no runs, no hits and only walking one. He lowered his ERA to 7.50.
Interestingly, the Giants starter went 3 innings and was followed by 6 pitchers throwing an inning each (and none gave up any runs). The only hit the Reds got in the last 6 innings was in the 9th.
The AZL Reds stand 3-12, 10.5 games out of first. Yikes.