For games played April 21,2013

Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old Pensacola OF/DH Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a walk and hit his 5th homer of the young season. Lutz is moving from the infield to the outfield this season and thus far is hitting .245/.355/.623/.977. He’s already equaled his AA HR total from last year (40 games last year at AA, 19 thus far this year). If he keeps this up, I see a trip to Louisville in his future before the 4th of July.

Indianapolis 2 – Louisville 1

The Bats only collected two hits on the day. Billy Hamilton was 1-3 with a walk and 2 SB, Denis Phipps hit a solo homer (2) to account for the Bats lone run. Emmanuel Burriss was 0-2 with 2 walks, but stole 3 bases.

The Bats wasted a nice pitching performance by recently promoted, Yohan Pino. In his first start for the Bats, he threw 5.1 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 unearned run. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Mark Prior threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.

Jackson 7 – Pensacola 3

Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a homer (5) and a walk. Theo Bowe went 2-4 with a walk.

Daniel Renken was ineffective, throwing 5 innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits, though he did walk 0 and strike out 6. Loek Van Mil and Drew Hayes did have hitless/scoreless innings of relief.

High A
Lancaster 6- Bakersfield 5

Michael Gilmartin went 2-5 with 2 doubles and Chris Berset went 2-5 with a homer (1). Dominic D’Anna also hit a three run homer (2).

The Blaze’s pitching was pretty bad as no pitchers escaped giving up runs.

Low A
Bowling Green 7- Dayton 5

The Dragons made it a perfect day for the Reds farm system, blowing a 5-1 lead.

Jesse Winker continued his hot streak (6 for his last 10), with a 1-2 day with a homer (1) and 2 walks. Junior Arias and Wagner Gomez were both 2-4.

Wandy Peralta went 4 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits, but ran out of pitches, walking 4 and striking out 5. The bullpen couldn’t hold the lead with Joel Bender giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits in 3.1. And Alejandro Chacin getting both the blown save and the loss, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and 3 walks in 1.2.