Games Played on 8/22/2012
Minor League Player of the Day: Willie Harris hit two homeruns for the Louisville Bats.
Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week: Andrew Cisco was named Pioneer League pitcher of the week for shutout performances against Idaho Falls and Ogden last week. His line was (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 10 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 7 K)
Willie Harris was 2-for-5 with 2 solo homeruns. Felix Perez was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Henry Rodriguez (1-for-5 with a double) made a rare start at shortstop, his 4th appearance of the year at that position.
The Bats committed four errors on the night, but it led to only 1 unearned run. Each of the 4 Louisville pitchers allowed at least 1 run. Kanekoa Texeira got the start, but was pulled after allowing 5 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 innings.
Bryson Smith was 2-for-5 with a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Josh Fellhauer was 2-for-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. David Vidal had a 3-run homerun and a sac fly RBI.
After spending most of the year in the bullpen, Mark Serrano (6ip, 4h, 2r, 1er, 1bb, 5K) threw his second straight strong start. Justin Freeman took the loss, allowing 3 runs in the 9th inning. Combined with the two runs allowed Tuesday, these were the only 5 runs allowed by Freeman in the 28.1 innings he’s thrown since the AA all-star break. He has been great throughout the second half.
Danny Vicioso (3-for-4, double, homerun, RBI, 2 runs scored) hit his 3rd homerun of the season and extended his hitting streak to 8 games. Ryan Wright (2-for-5, stolen base, run scored)also pushed his hitting streak to 8 games. Travis Mattair and Dominic DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Anna each had 3 hits.
Daniel Renken went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 7.
Nick OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Shea was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Yorman Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Robert Stephenson had a rough outing: 3.1 innings, 7 runs (4 earned), 7 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Idaho Falls 11 – Billings 5
Jesse Winker was 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored. Daniel Pigott was 2-for-4 with a double. Zachary Vincej went 1-for-2 with a walk, a sac fly RBI, and a run scored.
Making his 3rd start in 13 appearances, Joel Bender went three innings, allowing 9 runs on 11 hits and a walk.
AZL Reds had the night off.