Saturday, August 4, 2012

Minors: Great starts for Jeff Locke and Nick Kingham

AAA - Indianapolis Indians (70-44) - Beat the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees 2-0. Jeff Locke (9-5, 2.66 ERA) pitched 7 1-3 shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out 10. Doug Slaten pitched 2-3 of a scoreless inning and Tim Wood struck out two in one inning to pick up his 16th save. Matt Hague (.303) went 1 for 4 and drove in a run.

AA - Altoona Curve (54-57) - Lost to the New Britain Rock Cats 5-4. Kyle McPherson pitched six innings, allowing two runs on nine hits and striking out five. Kris Harvey pitched two scoreless innings. Victor Black (2-2, 1.74 ERA) took the loss after allowing a three run home run in 2-3 of an inning. Adalberto Santos (.393) and Oscar Tejeda (.258) each went 2 for 4 with a double. Ramon Cabrera (.254) went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. Jarek Cunningham (.215) went 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI.

High A - Bradenton Marauders (49-62) - Lost to the Palm Beach Cardinals 7-6. Kenn Kasparek (0-4, 5.30 ERA) pitched four innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out two. Matt Benedict allowed two runs on four hits in three innings. Quinton Miller pitched two scoreless. Carlos Paulino (.260) went 2 for 4 and drove in a run. Alex Dickerson (.295) went 2 for 5 and drove in two runs. Carlos Mesa (.212) went 1 for 5 with a solo home run, his fourth of the year. Elevys Gonzalez (.224) went 1 for 2 with a solo home run, his third of the year.

Low A - West Virginia Power (46-66) - Beat the Lakewood BlueClaws 2-0. Nicholas Kingham (4-7, 4.83 ERA) pitched six shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out five. Ryan Hafner and Robert Kilcrease each pitched a scoreless inning. Nathan Kilcrease also pitched a scoreless inning to pick up his ninth save. Alen Hanson (.317) went 2 for 4. Gregory Polanco (.327) went 1 for 4 and drove in a run.

SS - State College Spikes (24-21) - Beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 1-0. Joely Rodriguez pitched five shutout innings, allowing just three hits. Orlando Castro (1-0, 0.00 ERA) got the win after striking out four in three innings. Kyle Haynes pitched a scoreless inning to pick up his fifth save. Jacob Stallings (.273) went 2 for 3. Derek Trent (.500) went 2 for 3 with a double.

GCL - GCL Pirates (22-19) - Lost to the GCL Blue Jays 7-3. Axel Diaz (0-1, 7.01 ERA) pitched 3 2-3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits. Aliaksei Lukashevich allowed one unearned run on two hits in 2 1-3 innings. David Jagoditsh gave up a run on three hits in two innings. Martires Cadet gave up one unearned run on one hit in one inning. Dilson Herrera (.272) went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Kevin Ross (.219) went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs.

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