Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

For Games played on 4/13:

Minor League Player of the Day: Blue Wahoo starter, Chad Rogers, threw 6 very strong innings, allowing only 1 run on 2 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 2. Rogers was the Reds 28th round pick in 2010 and split time between Bakersfield and Pensacola last season. In 21 California league starts, he was 6-4 with a 3.15 ERA, in 6 AA starts, his ERA dropped to 1.99 with a WHIP of 1.042. In two starts for the Blue Wahoos in 2013, his ERA is 2.45 and his WHIP is .727.

Triple – A
Toledo 8 – Louisville 0

The Bats collected all of 2 hits, one by Billy Hamilton (also collected his 7th SB) and one by Felix Perez.

Daniel Corcino pitched ok in his start, going 5 giving up 2 runs on 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 4. Nick Christiani threw 1.2 scoreless, allowing only one hit. Mark Prior got lit up, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Double – 
Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2

Tucker Barnhart continued his hot start, going 3-4. The Two Blue Wahoo runs came on homers by Donald Lutz (3) and Travis Mattair (2).

Outstanding start by Chad Rogers, going 6, allowing 2 hits and a run, while walking 1 and striking out 5.

But the bullpen was not good, Loek Van Mil giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in an inning and Chris Manno, in his first appearance off the DL, only lasting 2/3, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 walks.

High – A
Stockton 4 – Bakersfield 3 12 innings

The Blaze lost for the 9th time in 10 games, battling back from a 2-0 and 3-1 deficit, before losing in 12.

Juan Silverio went 2-5 with a homer. He was the only player on the Blaze with more than one hit.

The Blaze’s #5 starter, Radhammes Quezada, continues to fight his control. After giving up 7 walks in his first start, he did it again on Saturday, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits (and 7 walks) in 2.2 innings.

Great relief work by Pat Doyle (3.1 scoreless, 2 hits, and 3 K’s), Jimmy Moran (2 scoreless, 1 hit, 2 walks), El’Hajj Muhammed (2 scoreless, 2 hits, 2 K’s) kept the game within reach.

But the day after getting the Blaze’s first win, Michael Dennhardt took the loss, going 1.1 giving up the winning run on a hit after two walks.

Low-A
Great Lakes 2 -Dayton 1 Game 1

Robert Ramirez went 2-3 and Wagner Gomez hit his first homer as a Dragon. That was the extent of the Dragons offense in Game 1.

The lack of offense wasted an outstanding start by Drew Cisco, who threw 7 one run innings, allowing only 7 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 2. Joel Bender took the loss, giving up the winning run on 3 hits in 1 inning of work.

Great Lakes 5 – Dayton 1Game 2

The Dragons offense didn’t show up in the second game either, where they gathered only 2 hits. (Jeff Gelalich went 1-3 with a triple and Joe Hudson went 1-3 with a double).

A close game was blown open in the 6th when Sal Romano tired (5.2 IP 5 H 4 R 3 ER 3 BB 3 K) and Sean Lucas couldn’t close the door (1.2 2 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 0 K).

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