Games Played on 7/10/2013

Minor League Players of the Day:
— For Dayton, Seth Mejias-Brean was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI.
— For Pensacola, Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-3 with a sac fly, a run scoring double, and a 9th-inning homerum.

Louisville 12 – Toledo 0

Making his first start since June 25th, Armando Galarraga threw six shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. Kanekoa Texeira pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out two. Pedro Villarreal pitched a perfect 9th inning.

According to the Bats Media Relations department, Billy Hamilton’s leadoff walk in the first inning was the Bats first walk in the past 4 games (38 innings.) The team would go on to walk 8 times in the game. In addition to all the free passes, the Louisville offense cranked out 12 runs on 12 hits. Felix Perez (2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR) and Nevin Ashley (2-for-4, BB, HR) each hit 3-run homeruns. Denis Phipps had three hits, including a double, scored three times and knocked in two runs.

Defensively, Louisville hasn’t committed an error in their last 8 games, a stretch of 70 innings.

Pensacola 5 – Montgomery 3

Ryan LaMarre’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning plated Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, giving the Blue Wahoos an early 1-0 lead. Down 3-1 in the 4th inning, Barnhart hit a 1-out bomb to right field, cutting the deficit to 1 run. Later that same inning, Travis Mattair came around to score on a LaMarre double to tie the game.

Fast forward to the 9th inning, game still knotted at three runs each. With Travis Mattair aboard again, Ryan LaMarre hit a game deciding home run. Pensacola reliever Trevor Bell struck out two in the bottom of the 9th for the save. Since joining Pensacola on June 9th, Bell hasn’t allowed a run in 13.1 innings. His line includes 6 hits, 4 walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Shaun Ellis started and allowed 3 runs over 3 innings. Chris Manno hit a batter but didn’t allow a hit or a walk over three shutout relief innings. Lee Hyde was credited with the win after retiring all 4 batters that he faced.

High A
Lake Elsinore 5 – Bakersfield 3

Shane Dyer (2-3, 3.08 ERA) allowed all 5 runs in 5.2 innings on 9 hits and a walk. Kyle Lotzkar hit a batter, walked a batter, and struck out a batter in 1.1 innings. Lotzkar hasn’t allowed an earned run over his last four appearances covering 5.1 innings.

Danny Vicioso (3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI) had three of the Blaze’s 11 hits. David Vidal and Juan Perez each had a pair of singles.

Low A
Dayton 12 – Cedar Rapids 6

Jesse Winker’s offensive contribution to the scoring outburst was a first inning grand slam that gave Dayton a lead they would never relinquish. Seth Mejias-Brean was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI. Sammy Diaz, Jeff Gelalich, and Joe Hudson racked up 3 hits each. Dayton finished the day with 12 runs on 18 hits and 5 walks.

It was Sal Romano’s 3rd quality start over his last four outings. Over 6 innings, Romano struck out 5 batters and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits without walking anyone. Reds 2013 1st round compensation pick Michael Lorenzen made his second appearance in Dayton, striking out two batters in a perfect inning of work.

Grand Junction 10 – Billings 6

The Mustangs scored 3 runs in the 1st and another in the 2nd inning off Colorado Rockies 1st round (#3 overall) draft pick Jonathan Gray. The Reds first round draft pick, Phil Ervin (2-for-5, 2B, R, RBI) doubled off Gray the first time he faced him and grounded into a double play in their second matchup.

Jose Guzman allowed 9 runs (7 earned) before being pulled in the middle of the third inning.

AZL Reds 12 – AZL Royals 6

Alberti Chavez (3-for-6, 2B, R, RBI) and Aristides Aquino (3-for-5, BB, 3 runs, RBI) each had 3 hits.

Juan Martinez (2-1, 4.26 ERA) allowed just 1 run over 5 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks. Martinez struck out two.