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Down on the Farm

For games played April 21,2013

Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old Pensacola OF/DH Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a walk and hit his 5th homer of the young season. Lutz is moving from the infield to the outfield this season and thus far is hitting .245/.355/.623/.977. He’s already equaled his AA HR total from last year (40 games last year at AA, 19 thus far this year). If he keeps this up, I see a trip to Louisville in his future before the 4th of July.

AAA
Indianapolis 2 – Louisville 1

The Bats only collected two hits on the day. Billy Hamilton was 1-3 with a walk and 2 SB, Denis Phipps hit a solo homer (2) to account for the Bats lone run. Emmanuel Burriss was 0-2 with 2 walks, but stole 3 bases.

The Bats wasted a nice pitching performance by recently promoted, Yohan Pino. In his first start for the Bats, he threw 5.1 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 unearned run. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Mark Prior threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.

AA
Jackson 7 – Pensacola 3

Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a homer (5) and a walk. Theo Bowe went 2-4 with a walk.

Daniel Renken was ineffective, throwing 5 innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits, though he did walk 0 and strike out 6. Loek Van Mil and Drew Hayes did have hitless/scoreless innings of relief.

High A
Lancaster 6- Bakersfield 5

Michael Gilmartin went 2-5 with 2 doubles and Chris Berset went 2-5 with a homer (1). Dominic D’Anna also hit a three run homer (2).

The Blaze’s pitching was pretty bad as no pitchers escaped giving up runs.

Low A
Bowling Green 7- Dayton 5

The Dragons made it a perfect day for the Reds farm system, blowing a 5-1 lead.

Jesse Winker continued his hot streak (6 for his last 10), with a 1-2 day with a homer (1) and 2 walks. Junior Arias and Wagner Gomez were both 2-4.

Wandy Peralta went 4 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits, but ran out of pitches, walking 4 and striking out 5. The bullpen couldn’t hold the lead with Joel Bender giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits in 3.1. And Alejandro Chacin getting both the blown save and the loss, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and 3 walks in 1.2.

4 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Hamilton has not seen the immidiate results I’m sure he was hoping to see against AAA pitching, but I’m liking what I’m seeing in his approach. His SO%is <14%. His BB% is nearly 9%. He seems to be focusing on what he needs to improve, more consistent, solid contact at the plate.

    Josh Fellhauer has struggled in his early transition from AA (.314/.409/.420) to AAA (.133/.182/.233), but Felix Perez is continuing his good results in AAA from 2012 (.301/.348/.401) with equally good results this season (.278/.339/.481).

  2. Mark Prior must have gotten roughed up recently. He’s given up 5 runs. Still doesn’t spoil my hope he find himself in the Reds uniform before the end of the year.

    Where did Wandy Peralta come from? With a name like that he was always destined to be a ballplayer.

    Jesse Winker is exciting. He does everything right. Potential 5-tool player.

  3. I was at yesterday’s game and had no clue that was Price pitching, Bats don’t have names on back of jersey’s.

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