Games Played on 8/7/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart reached base three times in four plate appearances, including his first homerun for AA Pensacola. Barnhart also had a double, a walk, two RBI, and a run scored.

Louisville 5 – Toldeo 3
Mike Costanzo was 2-for-2, both doubles, a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

Nick Masset made a rehab start. He worked a perfect first inning, but was pulled with two outs in the second inning after allowing two base runners (and reaching his 25-pitch limit.) Todd Redmond followed and gave up a single that allowed the two Masset runners to score. Redmond went on to pitch the next 5.1 innings with an overall line of 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks, and strikeouts. J.J. Hoover pitched a perfect 9th inning with two strikeouts for his 11th save of the year.

Pensacola 6 – Huntsville 1

The Blue Wahoos pushed their record back to .500 with the win over Huntsville. Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart was 2-for-3 with his first AA homerun, a double, a walk, 2 RBI, and a run scored. Brodie Greene was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Donald Lutz hit a 3-run bomb in the 6th to cap off the scoring for Pensacola.

Wirfin Obispo pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 8.

High A
Visalia 10 – Bakersfield 6

Travis Mattair was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Devin Lohman, Ryan Wright, Juan Duran, and Kurtis Muller each had 2 hits.

Daniel Renken allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 9 hits and 2 walks over 4 innings. He also struck out 3.

Low A
Great Lakes 6 – Dayton 5 in 10 innings

Joe Terry (3-for-5, 2 doubles, RBI, runs scored) was the only Dragon with more than 1 hit. Juan Silva hit a solo homerun in the top of the 9th to stake Dayton temporarily to a 5-4 lead.

Wes Mugarian made a rain-shortened start: 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 strikeout. Carlos Gonzalez followed with 3.2 innings of 2-hit shutout baseball after the delay. Gonzalez walked 1 and struck out 4.

Great Falls 5 – Billings 2

Zachary Vincej was 3-for-4 but was caught stealing second base twice. Daniel Pigott was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Robert Maddox (1-for-4, 2 RBI) hit his 10th homerun of the season.

Dan Langfield threw the first 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 6 of the 11 batters faced. Nolan Becker followed with three innings and allowed just 1 unearned run on 3 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

AZL Reds had the day off.