Saturday, May 31: Ryan Wright, Bakersfield . . . 3-4, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB (7). Reached base in 5 out of 6 plate appearances. His 7 bags are in 8 attempts. At the plate, he's having success against both lefties and righties. Wright doesn't have much, if anything, left to prove in high A. It likely will not be long before the Louisville Cardinal is part of a contingent of Blaze that spreads to Pensacola.
Also notable . . .
Jason Bourgeois, Bat: 3-4, HR (2) Bourgeois showing he can do it in AAA (.961 OPS in his last 10, and a .384 OBP for the month of May). Will he join the nouveau riche in the the major leagues?
Bryan Anderson, Bat: 1-3, HR (7, between AA and AAA). The 27-yr-old LH-hitting backstop now slashing .339/.412/.617 across AA and AAA.
Felix Perez, Bat: 2-7, 2B (17), OF assist at home. Felix also twirled 2/3s of a frame in the Bats' 19-3 loss to Columbus (game 1 of a doubledip). He threw 53 pitches, 24 for strikes, allowed 11 baserunners, and gave way to Hernan Iribarren, who stranded all remaining baserunners, leaving Perez's ERA at a deceptively low 121.50.
Kris Negron, Bat: 1-2, 2B. Swinging a hot stick lately, the uber-utilityman is up to .280 and has a 1.000+ OPS over the last 10.
Rossmel Perez, Blue Wahoo: 2-3, 2 RBI, BB.
Moose Mattair, Blue Wahoo: 2-4, HR (5), 3 RBI.
Juan Silverio, Blue Wahoo: 2-4, 2B (9), HR (8).
Beau Amaral, Blaze: 2-5, 3 R, 2B, 3B, BB. Amaral now has 16 doubles and 6 triples between Dayton, Bakersfield and Pensacola.
Jesse Winker, Blaze: 2-6, HR (7), 4 RBI
Marquez Smith, Blaze: 3-5, 3B, HR (10), 3 RBI, BB.
Kyle Waldrop, Blaze: 2-5, BB
SMB, Blaze: 3-5, RBI.
David Vidal, Blaze: 2-5, RBI. Hitting .465 over his first 50+ plate appearances.
Sebastian Elizalde, Dragon: 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI.
Jon Matthews, Dragon: 2-3, 2 R, BB, SB (12, across 2 levels)
Nick Benedetto, Dragon: 2-3, 2 RBI.
Daniel Corcino, Blue Wahoo: 7 IP, 10 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K. DC must like pitching out of the stretch, eh? Solid 3.27 ERA now for the still-young righthander. Corcino also doubled in 3 trips and features a respectable-for-a-pitcher AVG of .231.
Mini CarGo, Blaze: 2 IP, 1 H 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, Save (12). In a hitfest in High Desert, Gonzalez managed to keep his ERA at 0.00 while extending his scoreless inning streak to 26.1.
Nick Travieso, Dragon: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K. Things got away from him in the 7th, but threw a very solid 6, and got his 6th win vs 2 losses.
Hernan Iribarren, Bat: .1 IP, 2 pitches, 2 strikes, 1 groundball out. In mid-inning, relieved OF Felix Perez on the mound and slammed the door shut before the Clippers of Columbus could plate run #20.