Games Played on 7/25/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Didi Gregorius was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, including the walk-off homerun in the Louisville Bats win over Buffalo.

Louisville 5 – Buffalo 4

Down 4-0 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Didi Gregorius got the 4-run rally started with a 1-out single, later scoring the first Bats run of the game. In the bottom of the 9th inning, again with 1 out, Gregorius hit the game-winning, walk-off homerun. It was his 2nd homerun in as many days, and his 4th with Louisville in just 56 at-bats. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.

Brett Tomko (3 runs, 4 hits, 3 bb, 2k) made his first start since May 30, only going 3 innings. Travis Webb struck out 5 batters in his 2.2 shutout innings. J.J. Hoover was credited with the win in his scoreless 9th inning of work.

Huntsville 6 – Pensacola 2

Bryson Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Billy Hamilton walked once in four plate appearances, stole second base and scored a run. Hamilton has reached base in all 13 games he’s played with Pensacola.

Kyle Lotzkar (4ip, 4r, 3er, 6h, 3bb, 5k, 3 HR allowed) continues to have a rough time since his callup to the AA level. Josh Ravin, Justin Freeman, and Chris Manno each pitched an inning to finish the game, combining to strike out 7 of the 10 batters they faced.

High A
Bakersfield 4 – San Jose 2

Niko Vasquez was 2-for-3 with a double, a runs scored and an RBI. Travis Mattair was 2-for-3 with an RBI

Josh Smith allowed just 2 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts over 5 innings. Pat Doyle, Kyle McMyne, and Andrew Brackman each threw a scoreless inning. Brackman hasn’t issued a walk since July 6, and since converting to the Bakersfield bullpen has walked just 3 batters in 17.2 innings.

Low A
Great Lakes 9 – Dayton 7

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley was 1-for-3 with the 1 being a 3-run homerun. Juan Perez was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Jacob Johnson allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, on 8 hits and no walks while striking out 6 over 5.2 innings.

Billings 12 – Grand Junction 11 in 10 innings

Seth Mejias-Brean (.406/.473/.719) was 3-for-5 with a walk, a double, a homerun, a stolen base, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Beau Amaral was 3-for-5 with 3 doubles, a walk, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Robert Maddox hit the game winning homerun in the top of the 10th inning.

Jonathan Moscot made his 3rd start and gave up his first earned run as a professional. He worked 2 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), no walks and 2 strikeouts.

AZL Reds 8 – AZL Rangers 3

Daniel Paula (.349/.391/.465) and Humberto Valor had two hits each. Jose Ortiz was 1-for-1 with two walks, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI.

Jose Guzman started the game, but was lifted after facing three batters, two walks and a strikeout. Mike Saunders was credited with the win for 3.2 scoreless innings where he struck out 3, allowed 2 hits, and issued 2 walks. Michael Salter pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 3.