Games Played on 8/16/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Sammy Diaz and Junior Arias brought the Dayton Dragons’ offense to life with nearly identical batting lines. Each batter went 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun, a stolen base, 3 runs scored, and two RBI. Sammy Diaz also walked once.

Charlotte 8 – Louisville 6

Dioner Navarro was 2-for-4 with a walk and a grand slam. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Didi Gregorius was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Felix Perez had two hits in 5 at-bats, including a double.

Tim Gustafson allowed all 8 runs, 5 runs in the 1st, over 4.1 innings. He gave up 9 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 4. Travis Webb, Nick Christiani and Bill Bray pitched 3.2 shutout relief innings. For Bray, it was the second appearance of his rehab assignment. He’s thrown a shutout inning in each outing.

Pensacola was rained out. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader today.

High A
Bakersfield 4 – San Jose 2

Josh Smith (6ip, 0 runs, 3h, 3bb, 5k) lowered his August ERA to 1.00 with 6 shutout innings.

The Blaze raked 10 hits in the game, all singles. Leadoff man Kurtis Muller was 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Travis Mattair was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Dominic D’Anna also had 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate.

Low A
Dayton 12 – Lake County 6

The Dragons offense came to life last night with 15 hits, including three doubles and two homeruns. Sammy Diaz was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a homerun, a stolen base, 3 runs scored, and two RBI. Junior Arias had a nearly identical line, except for the walk: 3-for-4, a double, a homerun, a stolen base, 3 runs scored, and two RBI. Kyle Waldrop was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Jefry Sierra was 2-for-5, stole 2nd base twice, and scored three times. Yorman Rodrigez was 2-for-5 with a run scored and 4 RBI.

Radhames Quezada started and gave up 2 runs in 2 innings. Wes Mugarian got the win after allowing 3 runs, 6 hits, and a walk with 4 strikeouts over the next 6 innings.

Ogden 7 – Billings 0

The Mustangs had just 4 hits by 4 different batters. The only extra base hit belonged to Robert Ramirez, 1-for-3 with a double.

Jonathan Moscot (3ip, 2er, 2h, 1bb, 4k) gave up 3 runs in the first inning to get tagged with the loss. Jordan Remer pitched a perfect 4th inning with one strikeout.

AZL Cubs 9 – AZL Reds 1

The only rookie Reds to get hits last night were Jonathan Reynoso (2-for-3, double, run scored) and Daniel Paula (1-for-2, walk, double, RBI.)

Nick Travieso had a rough start (3ip, 5 runs, 6h, 1bb, 0k) after allowing just 4 runs in his first 11 professional innings. Abel De Los Santos finished the game with a shutout inning, his 4th consecutive such appearance. In 20 innings, he’s given up 20 hits, 11 walks, and struck out 31 batters.