Minor League Player of the Day: Carlos Sanchez (Billings) went 2-4 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.  On the season, Sanchez is now batting .224/.265/.327 with Billings in 156 at-bats.  He has 3 homeruns and 22 RBI.  He had 24 at-bats with Dayton this season where he hit .304/.333/.391.

Pawtucket 7 – Louisville 6

Derrick Robinsoin, Neftali Soto, and Denis Phipps collected 2 hits each for the Bats in the loss. Soto hit a homerun, scored a run, and drove in 2 RBI.  Phipps also homered, scored a run, and drove in 3 RBI.  It was their 13th and 7th homeruns of the season respectively.

Daniel Corcino pitched pretty poorly in the loss, dropping his record to 6-13.  Corcino allowed 7 runs, 5 earned, on 5 hits and 5 walks in 5 innings pitched.  He struck out 8.  His ERA is now at 5.75 on the season.

Mississippi 5 – Pensacola 1

Robert Stephenson made his Double-A debut in this one and pitched well.  Stephenson allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings pitched. He struck out 5.  Michael Lorenzen also made his debut with Pensacola last night in relief.  He did not fair as well as he allowed a run on 3 hits in 1 inning pitched.  Lorenzen failed to prevent runners from scoring that were left on base from when Stephenson exited the game.

Travis Mattair led the offense with 3 singles in 4 at-bats and drove in the lone RBI.

High A
Modesto 6 – Bakersfield 3

Juan Perez went 1-3 with a double, walk, and 2 runs scored.  No Blaze batters had more than 1 hit nor scored more than 1 run.

Jake Johnson allowed 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 5 innings pitched to pick up the loss and fall to 6-5 on the season.

Low A
Dayton 8 – Great Lakes 3

A good offensive game for the Dragons as 4 different players had 2 hits, 3 guys scored 2 runs, and 2 players had 2 or more RBI.  Tanner Rahier had 2 singles in 3 at-bats and led the Dragons with 3 RBI.  Jeff Galalich and Zach Vincej each went 2-3 with an RBI.  Galalich added a double and a run scored.  Beau Amaral went 2-4 with 2 singles, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases.  The 2 steals gives him a total of 33 for the season.

Billings 9 – Idaho Falls 6

Carlos Sanchez hit his 3rd homerun of the season in the 6th inning, a 2-run shot that gave the Mustangs the lead.  Sanchez finished the game 2-4 with a homerun, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored.  Carlton Daal had 3 hits in 4 at-bats.  All 3 hits were singles and Daal added an RBI.  Gabriel Rosa reached base 4 times in 5 plate appearances thanks to 2 singles and 2 walks.  He also scored twice.  Daniel Paula and Robert Ramirez had 2 hits each, an RBI each, and a run scored.  Adam Matthews only managed to go 1-4 in the game but that still led to a run scored and 3 RBI.

AZL Royals 5 – AZL Reds 2

Kevin Franklin and Yonatan Suero each doubled and drove in an RBI.  The Reds had 6 doubles as a team in this contest but could not turn that into more runs.

Tyler Mahle pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits and 1 walk.  He struck out 5 in the no-decision.  The AZL Reds committed 4 errors in the contest translating into 5 unearned runs crossing home for the Royals.