Minor League Player of the Day: With all the outstanding pitching performances of Opening Day, Mike Hessman’s 2 homerun day was overshadowed.Ã‚Â But you can not deny the man again after homering twice for the second consecutive game!
Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, and a steal of home.Ã‚Â Hamilton would leave the game however with a sore shoulder.Ã‚Â Mike Hessman homered twice for the second consecutive game, completing a 2-4 night with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.Ã‚Â Jason Donald doubled twice in 4 at-bats.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â He struck out 6.Ã‚Â Mark Prior came in and pitched a perfect inning, striking out 1.
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.Ã‚Â He walked 1 and struck out 4. Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless 9th inning.
Stockton 4 – Bakersfield 2
Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 for the Blaze with a double and an RBI.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â He allowed only 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 5.Ã‚Â Brooks Pinckard picked up the loss in relief by allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk over 1.1 innings.
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.Ã‚Â He allowed 2 runs but only 1 hit.Ã‚Â Joel Bender allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 3.1 innings of work.