Minor League Player of the Day: With all the outstanding pitching performances of Opening Day, Mike Hessman’s 2 homerun day was overshadowed.  But you can not deny the man again after homering twice for the second consecutive game!

Louisville 6 – Toledo 4

Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, and a steal of home.  Hamilton would leave the game however with a sore shoulder.  Mike Hessman homered twice for the second consecutive game, completing a 2-4 night with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Jason Donald doubled twice in 4 at-bats.  Denis Phipps also homered, a 2-run shot in the 1st inning.

Armando Galarraga picked up the win after going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while walking 3.  He struck out 6.  Mark Prior came in and pitched a perfect inning, striking out 1.

Tennessee 8 – Pensacola 2

Tucker Barnhart went a perfect 3-3 at the plate with a run scored. Donald Lutz and Brodie Greene had the other two hits for the Blue Wahoos in the loss.

Josh Smith was roughed up in the start, allowing 6 earned runs on 9 hits in 3.2 innings pitched.  He walked 1 and struck out 4. Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless 9th inning.

High A
Stockton 4 – Bakersfield 2

Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 for the Blaze with a double and an RBI.  Chris Berset had a double as his only hit, but also scored a run and drove in a run.

Carlos Contreras walked 4 over 4 innings in the start.  He allowed only 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 5.  Brooks Pinckard picked up the loss in relief by allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk over 1.1 innings.

Low A
West Michigan 6 – Dayton 0

Carlos Sanchez went 2-3 which accounted for both of the Dragons hits in this loss.

Ismael Guillon struck out 6 but walked 5 batters in 3.1 innings pitched.  He allowed 2 runs but only 1 hit.  Joel Bender allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 3.1 innings of work.