Games Played on 8/30/2012
Minor League Players of the Day: Three Bakersfield Blaze pitchers combined for a 5-hit shutout. Jamie Walczak pitched 6 shutout innings, giving up the five hits. He walked two and struck out five. Brooks Pinckard didn’t allow a hit over 2 innings, nor did Carlos Contreras in the 9th inning.
The Bats collected just 7 hits and two different players were caught stealing. Didi Gregorius (2-for-4 with a double) was the only Louisville player with more than one hit but was caught stealing once.
Chad Reineke (7.2ip, 2r, 9h, 2bb, 3k) was one batter shy of a complete game. Bill Bray pitched to the final batter and struck him out.
Brodie Greene was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Donald Lutz was 2-for-4 with one double.
Wirfin Obispo (6ip, 3r, 3h, 5bb, 5k) allowed 3 runs in a start for the first time since July 17th. In his previous seven starts, Obispo had allowed just 7 runs over 39 innings, a 1.62 ERA.
Bakersfield 4 – Visalia 0
Steve Selsky was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored. Devin Lohman was 2-for-3. Stephen Hunt had a solo homerun.
Jamie Walczak pitched 6 shutout innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5. Brooks Pinckard didn’t allow a hit over 2 innings, nor did Carlos Contreras in the 9th.
Junior Arias was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Juan Silva was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Sammy Diaz had a triple with 3 RBI.
Jacob Johnson allowed 5 runs on 6 hits over 5.2 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 3.
Missoula 9 – Billings 6
Brandon Dailey was 2-for-2 with a walk, a triple, and 3 RBI. Zachary Vincej was 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored. Beau Amaral also had two hits.
Andrew Cisco bounced back nicely from his last outing, tossing 5 innings of 2-hit shutout baseball. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter. In 3 of his last 4 starts, Cisco has thrown 5 shutout innings in each start, and allowed 2 or fewer hits in each of those games.
All 9 runs were allowed by the Mustangs bullpen.
The AZL Reds had the day off.