Games Played on 09/03/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B, Travis Mattair went 3-3 with a homer, driving in a run and scoring 2. The 23 year old RH Mattair finished the regular season with a slash line of .274/.344/.465 with 19 homers and 82 RBI at High A. In the second half of the season, his OPS was .893.


Indianapolis 3 – Louisville 0

The Bats season ended as it has pretty much of the season, with a loss. The Bats only collected 3 hits on the day, with no one having more than one.

Rehabbing Joey Votto had a bad day, going 0-3 (striking out twice) and having a throwing error.

Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings of relief, allowing only 1 hit. Bill Bray pitched to 3 batters in the 8th and didn’t retire anyone. Bray is likely done for the year.


Tennessee 8 – Pensacola 1

Brodie Greene went 3-4 with a double, Billy Hamilton went 2-4 with a double, as did Josh Fellhauer.

Chris Manno threw a scoreless inning for Pensacola, but gave up a hit and a walk. Mark Serrano got lit up in 3 innings of relief, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.

High A

Bakersfield 7 – Rancho Cucamonga 4

The Blaze got ready for the playoffs with a 7-4 win. Travis Mattair went 3-3 with a homer, Dominic D’Anna homered for the second straight strong day, going 2-4 with a homer, Kurtis Muller was 2-3, and Steve Selsky had a homer.

Good start by Tim Crabbe, allowing only 1 run on 4 hits in 5 innings of work, walking 1 and striking out 5. Kyle McMyne threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, and Andrew Brackman threw a scoreless inning. Carlos Contreras got hit, giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits in .2 innings, but Michael Dennhardt came in and got the final out.

Low A

Dayton 7 – West Michigan 3

The Dragons put up 16 hits, led by Jefry Sierra’s 3-4 with a double, Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley finished the season on a strong note, going 2-5 with a homer and driving in 3 runs, Sammy Diaz went 2-4, Taylor Wrenn went 2-5 with a double, Junior Arias was 2-5 as was Yovan Gonzalez.

Ismael Gullion pitched 7 innings, allowing 7 hits and 3 runs (2 earned), walking 1 and striking out 9. El’Hajj Muhammad and Ryan Kemp threw scoreless innings.


Billings 5 – Helena 2

Robert Maddox went 2-2 with 2 walk, Beau Amaral went 2-4 with a walk, and Carlos Sanchez went 2-5.

Jose Amezcua got the win in relief, throwing 4 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking 2 and striking out 7. Jesus Adames picked up his first save with a scoreless inning of relief.

With the win, the Mustangs win the second half crown in the Pioneer League Northern Division by 1 game.

AZL Reds – Season Completed

The AZL Reds finished the season last in the AZL Central with a 18 – 38 record and 16.5 games back of first place. Jonathan Reynoso was the Red’s lone player named to the 2012 Arizona League All-Star Team. Reynoso, a 19 year old RH hitting OF, hit .311/.328/.411/.739 in 190 AB with 30 SB.