Games Played on 8/21/2013

Minor League Pitchers of the Day: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitched a combined 11 shutout innings, where they scattered five hits and four walks while striking out eight. The team didn’t have any wild pitches, passed balls, or hit batters.

Minor League Hitter of the Day: Juan Silva reached base all 4 times at the plate with a walk, two singles, and a triple. He stole second base three times. Once after the walk and again after each single.

Louisville had the day off.

Pensacola 1 – Huntsville 0 in 11 innings

Josh Smith started and threw the first 6.1 shutout innings. He allowed just 4 hits, one walk, and struck out four. Jamie Walczak followed with 2.2 hitless innings, issuing two walks and striking out one. Drew Hayes and Trevor Bell each added a scoreless inning.

Leadoff hitter Ryan LaMarre (2-for-5) was the only Pensacola batter with more than one hit, collecting his second hit of the game while leading off the top of the 11th inning with a single. He was moved over to second base on a sac bunt before advancing to third base on a groundout. Just 90 feet away with two out, he scored on a wild pitch.

High A
Inland Empire 5 – Bakersfield 3

Shaun Ellis allowed just one unearned run, 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out two over 4 innings. Joey Housey pitched a perfect inning of relief.

Juan Silva (3-for-3, BB, 3B) had half of the team’s six hits, reached base in all four trips to the plate, and scored twice. Silva also stole second base all three times that he was on first base, upping his season total to 29. Nine of those 29 swipes have come in his last nine games.

Low A
Dayton 4 – Lake County 3

Amir Garrett allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 2 over 5 innings. Jackson Stephens pitched the rest of the game, allowing just one run on a solo homerun over 4 innings.

It was a full team contribution on offense last night. Tanner Rahier (3-for-4) had three hits and an RBI. Seth Mejias-Brean (2-for-5, 2B) doubled in a run in the first inning to get Dayton on the board first. Zach Vincej (2-for-5) had a pair of hits, stole a base, and scored that first run.

Joe Hudson (2-for-4) also had a pair of hits. Jon Matthews walked twice in five plate appearances, stole two bases, and scored a run. Sammy Diaz (1-for-3, BB) reached twice, scored twice, and had an RBI.

Idaho Falls 10 – Billings 1

Luke Moran allowed 4 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 7 in his 5 inning start.

Nick Benedetto (2-for-3, 2B) had half of the team’s four hits.

AZL Brewers 4 – AZL Reds 2

2013 3rd round draft pick Mark Armstrong made his professional debut last night, pitching one perfect inning to start the game. Tyler Mahle pitched the next 4.2 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, 1 walk and striking out 1.

Aldi Guzman (2-for-4, HR) got the Reds on the scoreboard in the 7th inning with a solo homerun. Kevin Garcia (2-for-5, 2B) also had a pair of hits.