Games Played on 7/12/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 21 (almost 22) year old Dayton left hander, Wandy Peralta, came into a game down 7-0 and proceeded to throw 5 2/3 innings of no hit relief. He didn’t allow a walk and struck out 5. After having two strong years for the Reds in the Dominican League as an 18/19 year old, he struggled in his first year in the states, in Arizona (14 games, 3-6, 6.55 ERA, 1.853 WHIP). He’s having a great month of July, throwing 13 innings without giving up a run, only 6 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 13.
After going 10-0, Greg Reynolds has lost his last two, but you really can’t blame him for last night’s loss. He threw 7 innings and gave up a run on 3 hits and 2 walks (struck out 3). Jose Arredondo and Pedro Villarreal both threw scoreless innings, but the Bats only collected 3 hits and 2 walks on the night.
Mike Hessman was 1-4 with a double, which was the biggest offensive success for the Bats.
Montgomery at Pensacola was suspended in the first inning by bad weather.
Bakersfield 3 – Lake Elsinore 0
Pitching was the story of the night for the Blaze also, as James Allen ran his record to 6-7 with an outstanding start, going 6.3 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 6. Ben Klimesh picked up his first save in Bakersfield with 2.1 innings of two hit, shutout baseball.
Juan Silverio and Kyle Waldrop were both 2-4 with doubles and Juan Silva was 2-4.
Dayton’s bats came back to earth after a couple of days, only having 5 hits last night. No one had more than one, with Beau Amarl and Tanner Rahler having doubles.
Nick Travesio continued his up and down season, giving up 7 runs (all earned) in 2.1. He gave up 7 hits and 2 walks while only striking out 1. He also gave up a homer. Great relief outing by Wandy Peralta, who threw 5.2 hitless innings, walking none and striking out 5.
Grand Junction 3 – Billings 2 11 innings completion of game suspended in the 9th inning due to rain.
Jon Matthews went 3-5 and Ty Washington went 2-5 with a double.
Joe Mantoni threw a scoreless 9th and 10th. Ben Fleece went to 0-2, giving up an unearned run (but it was unearned because he made an errant pickoff throw) on 2 hits in the 11th.
Jon Matthews went 2-4 with a triple and Carlos Sanchez went 2-4 with a double.
Pedro Diaz started and went 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits, he also struck out 4. Abel De Los Santos threw a hitless 8th, striking out 2.
Reds scored all 7 runs in the top of the 9th, only 1 of the earned. Kevin Garcia was 2-5 (.322/.344/.522) and Cory Thompson was 2-3.
Jeremy Kivel threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 4. Evan Mitchell and Jacub Izold both threw scoreless innings and Soid Marquez picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief.