Louisville Bats catcher Bryan Anderson hasn’t played every day, splitting time with Tucker Barnhart in Triple-A and with Ross Perez before his promotion to Louisville, but when he has played he has made it count. The left handed hitter went 1-3 last night with his 10th home run of the season in just 196 at bats. On the season he’s hitting .306/.383/.541 between his two stops.
Consistency has been an issue for Daniel Corcino for the last three seasons, but last night was one of the games where he had it working for the Blue Wahoos. He allowed just one run, a solo home run in the first inning over the course of 6.0 innings. He threw 56 strikes on the night in just 89 pitches, walked just one batter and struck out three. In three of his last five games he’s walked just one batter, but in the other two starts he has walked seven in 10.1 innings.
Lately it seems that every few days a player falls one hit short of the cycle and Friday saw Robert Ramirez triple and homer in his first two trips to the plate, leaving him at least two more chances to get the final two hits. The single came along, but the double never did as he finished 3-4 with three runs and three RBI. He’s only been with Dayton for 15 games, but in that time he is hitting .333/.424/.579.
Thanks to Ramirez early run production, Amir Garrett was handed a lead to work with and he made it hold up while he was in the game for the Dragons, tossing 5.0 shutout innings with a walk and three strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 3.57 on the season. Going back to May 9th, spanning 16 starts, the left hander has an ERA of 2.75 over 85.0 innings pitched with 28 walks and 76 strikeouts.
Tejay Antone not only had the longest start of his career, nearly doubling his previous career high in innings in a game, he also had the best start of his career on Friday night for the Billings Mustangs. The right hander tossed six shutout innings, besting a previous high of just 3.1 innings, and it was the first game of his career without allowing at least two earned runs. Antone didn’t walk a single batter and had four strikeouts, which was also a new career high.
For the second appearance in a row, though with two different teams since he was promoted in between appearances, Conor Krauss has toss at least 4.0 innings of shutout relief. None of his first eight appearances lasted more than 1.1 innings and only one of those games saw him allow an earned run. His final appearance in Arizona was 4.2 shutout innings and last night, in a game that lasted 17 innings for the Mustangs, Krauss toss 4.0 shutout innings with two walks and five strikeouts to really keep the game alive.
Junior Arias played center field last night in Arizona. Junior Arias pitched for Arizona last night. It was not the same player. And it was awesome to see in the box score and I’m sure it was cooler to see if anyone was there beyond the players and coaches. The outfielder went 1-2 as he continued his rehab assignment. The pitcher tossed a shutout inning of relief.