Games Played on 7/26/2012
Minor League Player of the Day: James Allen threw 7 shutout innings. From Tom Nichols on Allen’s great game:
Allen retired the first 14 batters he faced and did not allow a hit until the sixth inning. He did not allow a runner past first base and faced only one batter over the minimum, retiring 20 of the 22 hitters over seven scoreless innings.
Cody Puckett was 1-for-3 with a walk and a 3-run homerun. Neftali Soto went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and 2 RBI. Henry Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Didi Gregorius extended his modest hit streak to six games with a double.
Todd Redmond (5.1ip, 5r, 9h, 1bb, 8k) was 2-for-2 at the plate, but not as consistently good on the mound.
Daniel Corcino (6ip, 2r, 5h, 1bb, 5k) gave up just 2 runs over 6 inning, notching his 6th quality start in his last 8 games.
Donald Lutz was 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homerun. Billy Hamilton extended his AA on-base streak to all 14 games heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s played for Pensacola. Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a walk, but didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t attempt any base thievery.
San Jose 7 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Bakersfield 1
You wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t guess it by just looking at the score, but Blaze starter Daniel Renken tossed 7 shutout innings. Renken didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t walk a batter, gave up just 4 hits and struck out 3. All 7 San Jose runs were scored off the bullpen in the 8th and 9th innings.
Devin Lohman was 2-for-4 with a double and scored the lone Bakersfield run.
James Allen threw seven innings of 1-hit, shutout baseball. He walked just one batter and struck out 2.
Ryan Wright was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Billings had the day off.
Adam Matthews was 2-for-4 and the only Reds player with more than 1 hit.
2012 first round pick Nick Travieso made his second professional start, allowing just 1 solo homerun as the only hit in 2 innings of work. He struck out two.