Games Played on 07/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings starter, RHP Andrew Cisco threw 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing only 5 hits and striking out 4. Cisco was 6th round pick in 2010 and is seeing his first professional action this season.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Buffalo 1

Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double, Didi Gregorius was 2-3 and hit his 3rd homer since coming to Louisville. (I have to believe this is an abberation.)

The Bats got a strong start from Chad Reneke, who threw 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5. Someone named Will Ohmann (where are these guys coming from?) threw a scoreless inning. Nick Christiani got the win, throwing a couple of scoreless innings and Donnie Joseph picked up his 5th save, with a scoreless 9th, striking out the side.

AA

Huntsville 6 – Pensacola 1

Ryan LaMarre went 2-4 with a homer, Donald Lutz went 2-4.

Tony Cingrani got racked up, going 5.1, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 7. He gave up two long balls. This outing raised his ERA all the way to 2.15.

Nice relief work by the pen though, Brian Pearl threw 1.2 one hit innings, and Mark Serrano and Chris Manno threw hitless innings.

High A

San Jose 12 – Bakersfield 0

It doesn’t appear that Bakersfield came back from their day off, as they got a royal butt-kicking at the hands of the Giants. Stephen Hunt was 2-2 with 2 walks and Steve Selsky was 2-4.

The pitching was pretty brutal, with the only one worth mentioning being Jamie Walczak, who threw 2 innings, only giving up 1 run on a hit and a walk. Yeah, it was THAT kind of day for the Blaze’s pitching staff.

Low A

Night off for the Dragons.

Rookie

Grand Junction 4 – Billings 3

Beau Amaral was 3-5 with 2 doubles, Zachary Vincej was 2-4 with a double.

Nice start by Andrew Cisco, who threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 4.

AZL Rangers 3 – AZL Reds 1

Reds only had 6 hits and no one had more than one.

Luke Moran threw 3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 3. Abel De Los Santos and Jackson Stephens also threw scoreless innings.