Games Played on 08/20/12
Minor League Player of the Day:Billings 1B Carlos Sanchez went 4-5 with 4 doubles. In the second half at Billings (16 games), his slash line is .403/.439/.742. On the season, his OPS is .937 with a .588 slugging.
The Bats only collected 3 hits, luckily one averted the shutout, as Denis Phipps’ one hit was a homer. He has 4 homers in his last 3 games.
Chad Reineke got knocked around, starting and going 4, giving up 8 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. The only Bats pitcher that threw well was Carlos Fisher, with 2 hitless innings. Jordan Smith thew a scoreless inning also, but gave up 2 hits.
Montgomery @ Pensacola was washed out, so the Billy Hamilton watch goes on another day.
Inland Empire 16 – Bakersfield 6
Kurtis Muller went 2-5 with a double and homer, as did Ryan Wright. Devin Lohmann went 2-3 with a walk. Niko Vasquez went 2-4 with a double.
Not a good night for the Blaze’s pitching staff, the only one worth mentioning in a positive manner is Daniel Wolford, who threw 2.2 innings of 1 hit, shutout baseball.
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, went 3-5 with a double and homer and drove in 4 runs. Juan Silva went 3-5 with a double and drove in 3. Yorman Rodriquez went 2-4 with a homer.
Nice start by Jacob Johnson, throwing 5 innings of 2 hit – shutout baseball. He did walk 4, which is probably why he only threw 5 innings. Dan Jensen threw 3 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits. Lucas O’Rear finished up with a hitless 9th.
Carlos Sanchez went 4-5 with 4 doubles. Brandon Dailey was 2-4 with a double, Beau Amaral was 2-5, as was Zachary Vincej and Robert Ramirez.
Mike Saunders threw 3 innings of 2 hit/shutout baseball, striking out 2. Nolan Becker pitched a hitless 9th.
Jonathan Reynoso went 2-3, Adam Mathews went 2-4.
Ryan Fennell threw a scoreless inning.