Minor League Game Review – 5/19/12

5/19 Game Review

Louisville won 9-2. Box Score

  • Kristopher Negron went 3-6 with a HR (3), 3 RBI, a steal (15) and 2 runs.
  • Chris Valaika went 3-4 with a walk, HR (3), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
  • Bill Rhinehart went 2-5 with an RBI.
  • Neftali Soto went 2-5 with a HR (4) and 3 RBI.
  • Danny Dorn went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles and 2 runs.
  • Sean Gallagher went 0-1 with 2 walks and 2 runs at the plate. He allowed 1 run in 6 innings with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts on the mound.
  • Carlos Fisher threw a shutout 9th inning with a strikeout.

Game notes

Kristopher Negron is heating up, hitting .297/.350/.486 over his last 10 games. Chris Valaika also seems to be warming up, hitting at a .297/.333/.514 clip over his last 10 games. The 9 run outburst was only the second time in May that the team topped 5 runs in a game.

Pensacola won 6-5. Box Score

  • Ryan LaMarre went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs.
  • Brodie Greene went 2-5 with a double, 2 RBI and a run.
  • Joel Guzman went 2-4 with a walk, HR (6) and 3 RBI.
  • David Vidal went  2-5 with an RBI.
  • Kyle Lotzkar threw 4 shutout innings with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.
  • Curtis Partch threw 1.1 shutout innings of relief.
  • Donnie Joseph threw a hitless 9th inning with a walk and a strikeout for the save.

Game notes

Ryan LaMarre continues to hit well, now sitting at .345/.472/.414 in May. Kyle Lotzkar lowered his ERA to 1.10, but didn’t have the best outing as he only went 4 innings due to a high pitch count because of his inability to consistently throw strikes. Donnie Joseph threw a shutout inning to lower his ERA to 0.40 and pick up his 9th save.

Bakersfield won 4-2 in 16 innings. Box Score

  • Theo Bowe went 2-3 with 3 walks and a run.
  • Donald Lutz went 0-4 with 3 walks and a run.
  • Tucker Barnhart went 2-5 with 2 walks and a run.
  • Travis Mattair went 4-7 with a double and 2 RBI.
  • Jaren Matthews went 2-7 with a double and RBI.
  • Justice French allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with 3 strikeouts.
  • Pat Doyle threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
  • Brian Pearl threw 2 perfect innings of relief with 3 strikeouts.
  • Daniel Wolford threw 2 perfect innings of relief with a strikeout.
  • Chris Joyce threw 3 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
  • Michael Griffin threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Game notes

The Blaze pitching staff did an outstanding job allowing just 2 runs over 16 innings. The bullpen combined for 10 shutout innings of relief with just 4 hits and a walk. Billy Hamilton stole his 40th base and was caught his 10th time. The Blaze were caught stealing 5 times in 6 attempts on the night. Theo Bowe must LOVE California right about now. He is 11-19 with 4 walks (.579/.680/.947) since being called up from Dayton.

Dayton lost 14-3. Box Score

  • Juan Perez went 1-2 with a walk and a run.
  • Ryan Wright went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
  • Kyle Waldrop went 1-3 with a run and a walk.
  • Brandon Dailey went 1-4 with a run.

Game notes

This game was ugly. The Dragons pitching staff had8 walks and 8 strikeouts in the game and gave up two home runs.

Game preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 14-30 N/A 1:35pm
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Pensacola 21-22
N/A 3:05pm
Bakersfield 24-18 N/A 5:00pm
Dayton 15-28 N/A
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