Games Played on 4/10/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Carlos Contreras went 5.2 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits. He struck out 8 and walked zero.

AAA
Columbus 5 – Louisville 0

The loss was hung on Armando Galarraga (1-1, 2.53 ERA), who allowed 3 runs (2 earned) over 5.2 innings. Galarraga allowed 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Mark Prior got the final four outs of the game, allowing no runs or hits. Just one free pass in the 9th inning.

In his first 3 appearances, Prior has a line of 4 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts. It’s a small sample size, but encouraging.

The Bats offense could only muster 4 hits from 4 different players and a 1 Billy Hamilton walk. Hamilton’s fielding error on a groundball to centerfield led to the unearned run in the 4th inning.

AA
Mobile 10 – Pensacola 2

Josh Smith (0-2, 17.47 ERA) was pulled after allowing 3 runs in each of the first two innings.

Both of Pensacola’s runs scored on a Brodie Greene 2-run homerun. Leadoff hitter Ryan LaMarre (2-for-5) was the only Blue Wahoo batter to collect more than one hit.

High A
Visalia 4 – Bakersfield 2

Bakersfield (0-7) is still looking for their first win of the season. Carlos Contreras (0-0, 1.86 ERA) allowed 1 run on 5 hits and no walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out eight.

Yovan Gonzalez (2-for-3 with an RBI) was the only Blaze batter with more than one hit.

Low A
Dayton at South Bend was rained out.

Check out the Dragons pre-game radio interview with starting pitcher prospect Drew Cisco.