8/5 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2. Box Score
- Denis Phipps went 1-2 with a solo HR (10) and 2 walks.
- Neftali Soto went 2-3 with a double, walk and a run.
- Mike Costanzo went 3-4 with a solo HR (9).
- Cody Puckett went 1-3 with a HR (16).
- Chad Reineke allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
- JJ Hoover struck out 2 in the 9th to pick up the save.
Denis Phipps continues his hot second half as he reached base three times and cracked a home run. JJ Hoover lowered his ERA to 1.45 and now has 45 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched. Nick Masset was scheduled to start, but he warmed up and then there was a long rain delay, so he never took the mound.
Pensacola lost 7-4. Box Score
- Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with 2 walks and a run.
- Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with a walk and RBI.
- David Vdal went 2-5 with a double, 2 RBI and a run.
- Brodie Greene went 2-4 with a double, triple and an RBI.
- Andrew Means went 2-4.
- Kyle Lotzkar went 1-3 at the plate.
- Chris Manno allowed an unearned run in 1.1 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Billy Hamilton stole 3 bases in a 1-5 evening. That puts him at 125 steals, which is 3rd most all time in the minor leagues. Kyle Lotzkar continued his struggles as he walked 4 and struck out just 1 in 5 innings. You really have to wonder how his arm is doing at this point in the season. He has never thrown this much in a single season.
Bakersfield lost 6-5 in 10 innings. Box Score
- Theo Bowe went 2-4 with a walk.
- Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a double, triple, walk, RBI and a run.
- Niko Vasquez went 2-5 with 2 runs.
- Juan Duran went 2-4 with a double, HR (10), walk and 2 RBI.
- Kurtis Muller went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Josh Smith allowed a run in 6 innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Andrew Brackman threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
Josh Smith lowered his ERA to 3.85 on the season. Theo Bowe raised his average to .345 with the Blaze.
Dayton won 11-5. Box Score
- Juan Perez went 2-4 with a double, HR (7), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
- Jefry Sierra went 2-4 with an RBI and a run.
- Joe Terry went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Kyle Waldrop went 2-5 with a run.
- Juan Silva went 1-3 with 2 walks and a run.
- Junior Arias went 2-5 with 2 RBI, a steal (25) and 2 runs.
- Nick O’Shea went 3-4 with a HR (4), 3 RBI and 3 runs.
- Dan Jensen threw a perfect inning of relief.
- Michael Dennhardt threw 2 hitless innings of relief with a walk.
The Dragons were down 4-1 as the 6th inning began. By the time the 8th inning was over they had scored 11 runs as a 6 run inning was bookended by two 2 runs innings. Michael Dennhardt lowered his ERA to 1.85 with the Dragons this season (43.2 innings). Robert Stephenson starts today and the game is on Milb.tv if you are a subscriber.
Billings won 8-4. Box Score
- Brandon Dailey went 2-5 with a run.
- Jesse Winker went 3-5 with 2 doubles.
- Daniel Pigott went 1-3 with a double and 2 runs.
- Carlos Sanchez went 1-4 with a HR (6) and 2 RBI.
- Zach Vincej went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs.
- Jon Matthews went 1-4 with a triple and 3 RBI.
- Jon Moscot threw 2 innings and allowed a walk and a strikeout.
- Erik Miller threw a hitless inning with a walk.
- Joel Bender threw 3.1 innings with just 1 run as he walked one and struck out 5.
- Alejandro Chacin threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Seth Mejias-Brean went 1-5 as he extended his hitting streak to 21 games. Jesse Winker pushed his average to .356 with the Mustangs. Billings is now 7-1 in the second half of the season
AZL Reds won 4-3. Box Score
- Brent Peterson went 1-4 with a run.
- Humberto Valor went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Jhimmy Lopez went 1-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
- Adam Matthews went 1-3 with a double, walk and RBI.
- Josh Kennelly went 1-3 with a double, RBI and a run.
- Jose Williams allowed just 1 hit in 6 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts.
- Abel De Los Santos struck out 2 batters as he picked up the save.
Strong start from Jose Williams who has really struggled so far this season. Humberto Valor has been hot over the last 10 games, hitting .361/.465/.500.
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