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.

3 Responses

  1. mat_hoosier21

    Who goes down when Massett is ready to come back?

  2. BloodyHo

    Travis Mattair started off slowly this year in A+, after not showing much from 2005-2011, so he rightfully missed out on the mid-season promotions. He has started to produce much better offensive results lately and could be in line for a late season promotion to AA or a promotion to AA to start next season. His most significant improvement this year over the previous years is his increased power production.

  3. rightsaidred

    Hamilton is finally being challenged in AA. He needs to work on hitting lefties from the right side (he is abysmal) and increasing that walk ratio. His SLG is way down in AA but that is not a primary issue to me . . .