MiLB Roundup: Ky. teams 0-3 despite Martinez performance; Friedrich, Royse win; Ray, Sellers, Cunningham excel

Minor League Baseball

Christian Friedrich; Photo by Matt McGee via Flickr

Highlights from Thursday Kentucky MiLB action:

  • Oufielder J. D. Martinez was 5-5 with two home run, six RBI and three runs scored, but the the Lexington Legends still lost 10-9 to the West Virginia Power on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the tenth inning.
  • The Louisville Bats pitching staff was no match for the Toledo Mud Hens in game one of a two-game series as the Bats lost 9-4. Third baseman Juan Francisco was 3-3 with one RBI.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby, playing left field for Toledo, was 2-5 with two RBI and one run scored in the game.
  • The Bowling Green Hot Rods dropped a 4-1 decision to the Dayton Dragons. Right-handed pitcher Jason McEachern took the loss but surrendered just four runs in seven innings. Shortstop Robi Estrada has a nine-game hitting streak.
  • Former UK outfielder Lance Ray was a home run shy of the cycle in a 4-4, two runs scored, one RBI performance for rookie-level Elizabethton.
  • Former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich earned his second consecutive win after allowing one run in seven innings. Friedrich struck out 12 and walked just two for AA Tulsa.
  • Former UofL right-handed pitcher Thomas Royse picked up his first professional win after surrendering one run in five innings for rookie-level Great Falls.
  • Former WKU infielder Terrence Dayleg was promoted to High A Jupiter, where he went 0-3 in his debut.
  • Former EKU third baseman Neil Sellers was 3-3 with a double for AAA Lehigh Valley.
  • Former Murray St. first baseman Wes Cunningham was 3-5 with a home run, RBI and run scored for short-season Eugene.

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