For games played 4/7/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Dragons RH starter, Sal Romano, threw 6 shutout innings in his first start of 2013. He allowed only 3 hits, while striking out 6 and not walking a batter. Romano, a 23rd round pick in 2011, was 5-6 with a 5.32 ERA in Billings in 2012, in 15 starts for the Mustangs.
Not a lot of offense for the Bats. Billy Hamilton returned to the lineup and was 1-4 with a triple and scored a run. The other run was off a Corky Miller homer.
Nice start by Pedro Villarreal, who threw 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6. Nick Cristiani took the loss, giving up the game winner on two hits in his 1/3 of an inning. Mark Prior threw 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and struck out two. He put out a bases loaded fire, by getting a pop out and strike out in his first inning of work.
Ray Chang, a 29 year old utility infielder who was in AAA last year, was 3-5 and scored 2 runs. Bryson Smith was 3-3 with a walk and Donald Lutz was 1-4 with a 3 run homer (2).
Ryan Dennick started and threw 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 1. Loek Van Mil threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit. Curtis Partch showed why the save is a worthless statistic, as he picked up his first, while giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and two walks in two innings of work.
Stockton 12 – Bakersfield 8
Homers galore in Stockton on Sunday, only problem is, of the 8 hit, only 2 were by the Blaze, as they continue to search for their first win of the season.
Juan Perez went 3-5 (double, 3 RBI), Dominic D’Anna went 2-5 (double, homer), Juan Silva went 2-2 (double, 2 walks), and Yorman Rodriguez was 1-3 (homer, walk).
Bad day for James Allen, going 4.2, giving up 10 runs and allowing 9 hits, 5 of which were homers. It’ll take a while to get a 19.29 ERA down from your first start. Yikes. El’Hajj Muhammad threw 2.1 and gave up a solo homer, while striking out 5.
Dragons evened their season record on Sunday.
Brent Peterson followed his strong Saturday performance with another on Sunday, going 3-4 (double). Zach Vincej went 2-4. 2012 Supplemental #1 pick, Jeff Gelaich went 2-3 with a double.
Sal Romano had a great start for the Dragons, with 6 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6. Tony Amezcua followed with 2 hitless innings of relief, striking out 3. Mo Wiley allowed an unearned run on a hit and walk in the 9th.