Louisville got a walk-off hit from Brantley Bell, Wilson Garcia homered for the second straight game for Chattanooga, Dayton finally finished a game that started on Friday while splitting a doubleheader that had both games come down to the final inning, and James Proctor struck out seven as he lowered his ERA to 1.43 on the season for Daytona.
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The Louisville Bats won 2-1. Box Score
- Max Schrock (rehab) went 0-2.
- Alfredo Rodriguez went 0-1 with 2 walks.
- Mark Payton went 1-2.
- Brantley Bell went 2-2 with a walk and 2 RBI.
- Alejo Lopez went 1-4.
- Logan Morrison went 1-4.
- TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a walk and a triple.
- Mallex Smith went 1-4 with a run scored.
- Jeff Hoffman (rehab) threw 4.0 shutout innings on 2 hits and he had 6 strikeouts. 46 pitches, 33 strikes.
- Ashton Goudeau allowed a run in 3.1 innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Jose De Leon threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Jeff Hoffman made his second rehab start with Louisville on Sunday. He only allowed two hits and one of them was an infield single. Hoffman pounded the strikezone, throwing 33 strikes and just 13 balls in his 4.0 innings. He now has thrown 6.0 shutout innings while allowing three hits and a walk to go with nine strikeouts in his two games with the Bats.
Max Schrock was removed after two at-bats. This was the plan – nothing happened that was unexpected here.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th the Bats went to work. With one out Beau Taylor came to the plate as a pinch hitter and singled on a line drive to right field. Reliever Braden Shipley then came off of the bench to pinch run for Taylor. Mallex Smith hit a chopper to first base and turned it into an infield single. Alfredo Rodriguez followed with a walk to load the bases and put the winning run on second base. That brought Brantley Bell to the plate. He took a 1-2 hanging breaking ball and lined it down the right field line for a 2-run walk-off single.
Louisville won the series over Indianapolis taking the first two and final two games of the 6-game series.
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-6. Box Score
- Braxton Lee went 2-5 with a triple and a run scored.
- Wilson Garcia went 2-5 with a solo home run (5).
- Brian Rey went 2-4 with a run and an RBI.
- Chuckie Robinson went 1-4 with a double and a run scored.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Robbie Tenerowicz went 1-3 with a home run (2) and 2 RBI.
- Michael Byrne threw a shutout inning of relief.
Wilson Garcia homered for the second straight game. He’s been picking up hits left and right in June and is hitting .333/.357/.576 with eight extra-base hits in 66 at-bats during the month.
After hitting .150 from June 10th through June 18th, Brian Rey has busted out of his slump in a big way. He’s gone on a 7-game hitting streak that’s included four multi-hit games where he’s gone 11-27 – hitting .407 with a double, two home runs and eight runs batted in.
Chuckie Robinson hit .212 and slugged .242 in 13 games during May. Since the calendar flipped to June he’s turned things around. The catcher is now hitting .300/.364/.520 in 14 games during the month with five extra-base hits, five walks, and just seven strikeouts.
Michael Byrne was the only pitcher for the Lookouts to throw at least one inning and not allow a run on the day. He lowered his ERA on the year to 2.25 in 20.0 innings.
The Dayton Dragons split a doubleheader
Game 1: 12-10 loss. Box Score
- Jacob Hurtubise went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored.
- Francisco Urbaez went 0-3 with 2 walks, a run, and an RBI.
- Quincy McAfee went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a HBP, and 2 runs.
- Jose Tello went 1-5 with a run and 2 RBI.
- Michael Siani went 0-2 with 2 walks and 3 runs.
- James Free went 1-2 with 2 walks and a 3-run home run (1).
- Victor Ruiz went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
- Lyon Richardson allowed 1 earned in 4.0 innings on 3 hits, 3 walks, and he had 5 strikeouts.
Game 2: 5-3 win. Box Score
- Jacob Hurtubise went 2-5 with a walk and 3 RBI.
- Francisco Urbaez went 1-5 with a walk.
- Juan Martinez went 2-3 with a walk, double, and an RBI.
- James Free went 2-5 with a double.
- Alex McGarry went 3-5 with a double and 2 runs.
- Miguel Hernandez went 2-4 with a walk and a run.
- Eric Yang went 1-3 with a walk, HBP, double, and a run scored.
- Mariel Bautista went 2-5 with a run and an RBI.
- Eduardo Salazar allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings on 4 hits, a walk, and he struck out 5.
- Andy Fisher threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
- Pedro Garcia allowed a run in 2.0 innings.
Game 1 began on Friday, but was suspended at 12:52am after the 5th inning was completed with Dayton leading 7-4. Minor League Baseball rules stipulate that games can’t begin a new inning after 12:50am local time. The game was then postponed on Saturday and pushed to Sunday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled game. Things didn’t go well as the Dragons allowed four runs in both the 7th inning and 8th inning as the Whitecaps walked the game off with a 2-run homer in “extras” as the game was only a 7-inning contest as a part of a doubleheader from Friday.
Game 2 saw the Dragons get some redemption as they scored four runs in the last two innings to complete a comeback win to split the doubleheader.
Jacob Hurtubise is now hitting .301/.450/.339 on the season with 23 steals and 30 walks in 42 games played.
Alex McGarry is 5-11 in his last three games after going through an 0-15 slump.
Andy Fisher lowered his ERA to 2.25 in 12.0 innings and now has 20 strikeouts on the season.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-3 in 10. Box Score
- Brandon Leyton went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Austin Hendrick went 0-3 with 2 walks.
- Garrett Wolforth went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored.
- Leonardo Seminati went 1-3 with a walk and 2-run home run (4).
- Ranser Amador went 1-4 with a double and a run scored.
- James Proctor was charged with 2 unearned runs in 5.0 innings on 6 hits and he had 7 strikeouts.
- Frainger Aranguren was charged with an unearned run in 3.1 innings with 3 strikeouts.
After beginning the season 1-20, Leo Seminati has been on fire. The Italian-born slugger has hit .311/.426/.644 in 15 games (he missed nearly three weeks after being hit in the head by a pitch).
Austin Hendrick walked twice, giving him 24 on the season. He’s played in 24 games – that’s a walk per game if you are tracking that one. But he’s also struck out 39 times and is hitting just .187/.402/.320 so far on the year.
James Proctor’s ERA dropped to 1.43 on the season. He’s now thrown 37.2 innings and allowed just 26 hits, walked 17 batters, and he’s struck out 51 batters on the year.
The ACL Reds
That’s not a typo. The Arizona Rookie League teams are no longer the “AZL Whatevers” they are the Arizona Complex League “Whatevers”. The Reds will kick things off on Monday night against the ACL White Sox in Goodyear. As of 9:00pm on Sunday I had not yet received the roster for the team. When I get it I will share it, but right now I’ve got nothing.
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|Chattanooga||26-21||OFF DAY||OFF DAY||Here||Here||Here|
|Dayton||27-20||OFF DAY||OFF DAY||Here||Here||Here|
|Daytona||20-28||OFF DAY||OFF DAY||Here||Here||N/A|