Short post, so let's get right into it..
Hitter of the Game
The offense was pretty solid tonight and the award could go to quite a few hitters.. Olivo drove in 3 and homered, Jacobs homered, and Mark Teahen had 3 hits. But it was Jose Guillen who reallly broke the game open with a 2 RBI single in the first inning. Those 2 runs would prove to be enough as Greinke was pitching, so I'll go with Jose as the hitter of the game award winner.
Pitcher of the Game
Zack Greinke continued his quest to start the All Star game tonight, as he went 7 innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. His ERA is "UP" to 0.60 on the season. Sick.
Kyle Davies will take on Rich Hill and the Orioles tomorrow in a 6:10 p.m. start. Davies looks to build off his last start when he went 6+ innings and gave up just 1 run against the Angels last Sunday.
Minor League Notables
Kila Ka'aihue hit a home run tonight for Omaha. He was 1-4 with a walk, an RBI and 2 runs scored.
Chris Nicoll struck out 4 in 2 perfect innings for AA Northwest Arkansas.
John Bale made an appearance for AA Northwest Arkansas as well, throwing a scoreless inning. He gave up 0 hits and walked 1 and struck 1 out. His ERA is at 2.45 in 4 appearances for AA.
After a slow start Jamar Walton has his batting average up to .296 after a 2-4 performance tonight. He did not strikeout or walk. Look out for Jamar, we signed him midway through last season and I think he has enough potential to be a pretty good sleeper prospect, he is 23 so he's a tad old for his level, but keep an eye out for him anyway.
Danny Duffy pitched 5 solid innings tonight, allowing just 1 run. He struck out 3, walked 1 and allowed 4 hits.
Blaine Hardy started tonight for A Burlington Bees. He threw 5 innings of 1 run ball, allowing 4 hits and walking 2 batters. He struck out 4. His ERA is at 2.67 on the season.
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