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