Minor League Player of the Day: Michael Dennhardt, RHP for the Bakersfield Blaze, made his first professional start and threw 5 innings, allowing only an unearned run. He only gave up 4 hits and didn’t walk a batter. The 22 year old Dennhardt was the Reds 32nd round pick in 2011 and spent most of last season in Dayton, where he had an ERA of 2.27 and a WHIP of .965 working out of the Dragons pen.
Louisville @ Gwinett – postponed
Mobile 6 – Pensacola 3 11 innings
Manny Parra started for the Wahoos and threw two scoreless innings, walking and striking out 1. Daniel Renken followed with 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4.
Drew Hayes threw 2 scoreless innings, but did get a blown save because he allowed the tying run to score in the 9th.
Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a double and a walk, Devin Lohman went 2-5 and Bryson Smith hit his 5th homer of the season.
Bakersfield 10 – High Desert 1
Good day for the Blaze as they notched their third win (tying a season high), scoring 7 runs in the 4th inning.
Offensively, they were led by Dominic D’Anna, who went 3-4 and Steve Selsky, who went 3-5. Ryan Wright and Juan Silva both had two hits with doubles. Yorman Rodriguez also had 2 hits.
Michael Dennhardt made his first start for the Blaze and pitched 5 innings, allowing an unearned run, in the first. He gave up 4 hits and struck out 1 on the day. Brooks Pinckard and Kyle McMyne both had scoreless stints of 2 innings.
Another good start by fireballing youngster, Robert Stephenson, as he picked up his 3rd win a row (in 4 starts). He threw 7 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 homers) on 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 9.
Leadoff hitter, Beau Amaral went 3-4 with a walk, Joe Terry went 2-4 with a walk, and Junior Arias went 2-5 with a double. Jesse Winker went 1-2, but walked twice (.309/.418/.525).