Games Played on 7/19/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Henry Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with a homerun, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.

AAA
Columbus 13 – Louisville 12

Henry Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with a homerun, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with a double, a grand slam, and 5 total RBI. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-5 with a homerun and 3 RBI.

Columbus scored 6 runs, 4 earned, off Bats starter Chad Reineke in 4.1 innings.

AA
Pensacola 8 – Mobile 6

Josh Fellhauer was 3-for-5 with a 3-run homerun and 4 total RBI. Brodie Greene went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. Billy Hamilton had 2 singles and a walk in 5 plate appearances, scoring 1 run and knocking in another. Hamilton has reached base in his first 8 games with Pensacola, leading to a .276/.382/.483 batting line.

Kyle Lotzkar allowed 4 runs on 2 hits and 6 walks in 4.1 innings while also striking out 6. Josh Ravin was credited with the win in his first appearance for Pensacola. Ravin went 1.2 sutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 3. Curtis Partch and Justin Freeman each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.

High A
High Desert 5 – Bakersfield 2

Devin Lohman was 1-for-3 with a solo homerun and was also hit by a pitch.

Josh Smith (7-6, 3.91 ERA) allowed 4 runs in 4.2 innings on 8 hits and 3 walks. Smith struck out two. Since the beginning of May, Smith has put up a line of 3.18 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 8.3 K/9 in Bakersfield.

Low A
Clinton 10 – Dayton 6

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Jacob Johnson allowed 7 runs, 6 earned, over 5 innings. Six of those runs scored in the first inning.

Rookie
Orem 9 – Billings 8 in 11 innings

18-year-old outfielder, Jesse Winkler went 2-for-6 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored. The 2012 first round pick (49th overall) is hitting .352/.487/.455 in his first 26 professional games. Seth Mejias-Brean (.342/.422/.605) was 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Taylor Wrenn also had two hits plus a walk in four plate appearances with 2 RBI and a run scored.

Andrew Cisco gave up 6 runs, 4 earned, in 3 innings. Cisco allowed 5 hits, issued 1 walk, and struck out 1.

AZL Dodgers 5 – AZL Reds 4

The AZL Reds took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning on Jonathan Reynoso’s second solo homerun of the day, also the second homerun of his professional career. But a fielding error, a triple, and three walks allowed the Dodgers to score two unearned runs in the ninth for the comeback win.

Daniel Paula was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Pedro Diaz went the first 3.1 innings and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Luke Moran followed with 3 innings of 2-hit, 1-run baseball. Moran didn’t walk a batter and struck out 6.