Games Played on 5/29/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Mike Hessman hit a homerun for the third straight day. On Wednesday, Hessman was 3-for-3 with the homerun, a walk and 3 RBI.

Louisville 10 – Columbus 7

Louisville scored at least once in each of the first 6 innings and never reliquinshed the lead. The scoring outburst included four solo homeruns off the bats of Josh Fellhuaer, Nevin Ashley, Konrad Schmidt, and Mike Hessman.

Seven of the Louisville runs, and all the homeruns, came at the expense of pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. Bauer was the prospect that went to Cleveland from Arizona in the 3-team trade that netted Cincinnati Shin-Soo Choo. It’s the third straight rough start for Bauer, who has seen his ERA mushroom from 2.55 to 5.05.

Hessman was a perfect 3-for-3 with the homerun, a walk and 3 RBI. That’s three straight games with a homerun and four in his past five games, pushing his May slash line up to .354/.452/.709. Fellhauer is also having a strong May (.333/.403/.544). In addition to his second homerun in two days, Fellhauer had a single, two walks, and two runs scored. Billy Hamilton singled and walked in five plate appearances, stole two bases, was caught once, and scored one run.

Armando Galarraga (3-3, 2.94 ERA) held the Clippers scoreless and limited to three hits until the 5th inning. A fielding error by Henry Rodriguez to the first batter of the 5th started a long inning for Galarraga. He finished the inning with a game line of 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 4 walks and 3 strikeouts over 5 innings.

Yohan Pino (1-2, 5 SV, 2.13 ERA) bounced back from a rough outing on May 27th to pitch the final two shutout innings.

GAME 1: Jacksonville 1 – Pensacola 0

Ryan Dennick (2-5, 2.57 ERA) was the tough luck losing pitcher, as the only run he allowed was an unearned run on an RBI single off the bat of Marlins rehabbing outfielder Logan Morrison. Dennick only allowed two hits and 3 walks in 5 innings while striking out two.

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (1-for-3, 2B, BB) batted third in the order last night. Tucker has a streak of getting on base in 13 consecutive games. Defensively, Barnhart threw out a runner trying to steal second base.

GAME 2: Pensacola 1 – Jacksonville 0

Pensacola flipped the 1-0 score in game 2 of the double header. Shaun Ellis pitched 4 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk while striking out 4.

Back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the 6th inning from Bryson Smith and David Vidal scored the lone run in this game.

High A
Bakersfield 6 – San Jose 4

James Allen (3-5, 4.50 ERA) allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 6.1 innings while striking out 5.

Yorman Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, a walk a run scored. Juan Perez (2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI) and Ryan Wright (2-for-5, RBI) also had two hits each.

Low A
South Bend 11 – Dayton 1

Tanner Rahier (3-for-4, 2B) extended his hitting streak to seven games. Joe Terry (2-for-4, 3B, R) and Jeff Gelalich (2-for-4, 2B) each had a pair of hits.

Sal Romano (4-5, 4.47 ERA) allowed 6 runs over 5 innings on 10 hits and 2 walks. Romano struck out 4 batters.