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.

Buffalo 10 – Louisville 7

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.

Huntsville 3 – Pensacola 2

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 he’s played for Pensacola. Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a walk, but didn’t attempt any base thievery.

High A
San Jose 7 – Bakersfield 1

You wouldn’t guess it by just looking at the score, but Blaze starter Daniel Renken tossed 7 shutout innings. Renken didn’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.

Low A
Dayton 3 – Great Lakes 2

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.

AZL Athletics 7 – AZL Reds 2

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.