Minor League Player of the Day: 23 year old, Steve Selsky, was 2-4 with 2 homers. Selsky was the 33rd round pick in 2011 and started the year at Pensacola, but struggled. Since being sent back to Bakersfield (where he finished 2012), he’s hitting .246/.338/.456/.795.
DH Konrad Smith went 2-3, getting half of the Bats hits on the night.
Daniel Corcino’s tough season continues, as he takes his 7th loss of the season, going 5 innings, allowing 6 runs (4 earned), 7 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts. Mike MacDougal, Chad Reineke, Nick Christiani all threw scoreless innings of relief.
Bryson Smith went 2-4, and the Blue Wahoos only collected 5 hits.
Decent start by Tim Crabbe, who threw 6.1, allowing only 2 runs with 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7. Tough appearance by Drew Hayes, as he gives up 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits in 2 innings.
Bakersfield 9 – Rancho Cucamonga 8
The Blaze collected 12 hits, led by Yorman Rodriguez (3-5, double, homer (8)), Steve Selsky was 2-4 with 2 homers (4) and a walk, Juan Duran (2-4, double, walk), and Ryan Wright (2-5).
Reliever, Brooks Pinckard, picked up his first win of the season, with 3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing only 1 hit, while striking out 3.
Jeff Gelalich went 2-3 with a double and a walk, Seth Mejias-Brean (2-3), and Junior Arias went 2-4.