For games played on June 8, 2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2011 first round pick, Robert Stephenson, lowered his ERA to 2.97 with 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 8. In his last 6 starts, he’s thrown 38.2 innings, allowing only 4 earned runs on 19 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 51 and he’s only 20 years old. Might be time to think about getting him to Bakersfield soon.
Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double and drove in 2 runs.
Armando Galarraga lost his 4th game (against 4 wins) giving up 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Nick Christiani threw two scoreless innings and newly promoted, Lee Hyde, threw a scoreless 9th.
3B Ray Chang was the only Blue Wahoo with more than one hit, going 2-3 with a walk and scoring a run.
Outstanding start by Ryan Dennick, as he picks up his 3rd win vs 6 losses, going 7.1 innings allowing 6 hits and 1 run while striking out 4. The run scored on a homer in 8th. Loek Van Mil picked up his 5th save with a hitless 9th, where he struck out the side.
Bakersfield 7 – Lake Elisnore 3
Juan Duran went 2-4 with a homer (4), Marquez Smith went 2-5 with a homer (7), and Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with a double.
Bakersfield’s pitchers did not give up an earned run, due to the 4 errors committed by the Blaze. Shane Dyer started and threw 6 innings, allowing 3 unearned runs on 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 2. Carlos Gonzalez threw an inning and 2/3, giving up a run, which got him both a blown save and then the win, though he only gave up 1 hit while striking out 2 (and didn’t give up any runs). Jamie Walczak picked up his 3rd save with 1.1 hitless innings, striking out 1.
Ft. Wayne 1 – Dayton 0 12 innings
Not much to talk about offensively for the Dragons, as no one collected more than one hit, as they only collected 8 hits (none for extra bases) in 12 innings.
Great outing for #1 pick, Robert Stephenson, as he went 7 innings, allowing only 3 hits and no runs, while walking 1 and striking out 8. Joel Bender took the loss (0-2), giving up a run on 2 hits, in 4.1 innings of work.