Games Played on 7/12/2012
Minor League Players of the Day: Bakerfield teammates
–Steve Selsky was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, solo homerun, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
–Jamie Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11 as he allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings.
Gwinnett 8 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Louisville 5
In their first game back from the all-star break, every Bat starter had at least one hit including the starting pitcher Gustafson. However, the pitching couldn’t stop the Braves from scoring in 6 different innings.
Didi Gregorius made his AAA debut at shortstop (with Paul Janish sliding over to 2B.) Gregorius was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Henry Rodriguez also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with an RBI. Xavier Paul made his Bats debut (1-for-4 with a double and a run scored) after being picked up by the Reds. His line with AAA Syracuse was .315/.376/.512 in 213 at-bats.
Starter Tim Gustafson gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work. Of the 5 Louisville pitchers to pitch Thursday, only Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless inning.
Former Reds prospect Buddy Carlyle got the win for the Gwinnett Braves.
Pensacola was rained out.
Bakersfield 4 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Stockton 3
Steve Selsky was a single short of the cycle as he went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and homerun. Selsky scored twice and had three RBI.
Jamie Walczak (3-2, 5.21 ERA) allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings. Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11. Kyle McMyne was brought in with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning and struck out Michael Gilmartin to end the game. The outing extended McMyne scoreless streak to 9.1 innings over his last 10 outings.
Dayton 8 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Peoria 5
The Dragons pounded out 16 hits in the game with every starter picking up at least one hit. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley was 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, and 3 RBI. His triple was the lone extra base hit for the Dragons. Juan Perez was also 3-for-5 with a stolen base, 2 runs scored and an RBI.
Stalin Gerson (4-6, 4.42 ERA) allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings. He walked one and struck out 4.
Orem 8 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Billings 3
Seth Mejias-Brean had a solo homerun in 4 at-bats. Robert Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
Sal Romano (1-2, 5.40 ERA) was roughed up for 4 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in 3.1 innings.
AZL Reds 4 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ AZL Dodgers 3
Josh Kennelly was 2-for-3 with a solo homerun, a walk and two runs scored. Argenis Aldazoro was 3-for-4 with two double and an RBI.
Pedro Diaz allowed 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 unearned runs in 3.1 innings while striking out 6. Abel De Los Santos pitched a perfect 9th inning for his first professional save. Santos has a 3 BB/ 12 K ration and is yet to be scored on in 6 outings this season with the AZL Reds.