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Mattair Now Leads Blaze

Mattair Leads Bakersfield Offense

Travis Mattair has not taken the path expected when the Phillies drafted him in the second round in 2007. After a few lackluster seasons in the minors he skipped 2010 to pursue college basketball. Eventually he returned and the Reds selected him in the minor league portion of this year's Rule 5 draft. After promotion of some teammates to AA he is now the main run producer in the Blaze lineup.

Bakersfield got RBI hits from Devin Lohman and Travis Mattair in the seventh inning for a 5-3 win at Modesto. Those two and Dominic D'Anna led the Blaze with three hits each. Jamie Walczak got the start and allowed two runs on three hits and four walks before he was lifted in the fourth inning. Chris Joyce blew a save when he allowed one run in one inning and was the pitcher of record for the...

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