Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

For Games played on May 5, 2013:

Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola RH starter, Tim Crabbe, threw 7 innings of 4 hit baseball, walking 1 and striking out 6. The 25 year old Crabbe was the Reds 14th round pick in ’09. He’s off to a strong start in his second stint at Pensacola, with an ERA of 2.60 in 6 starts with a WHIP of 1.096 and a BB/K ratio of 3.29.

AAA

Buffalo 8 – Louisville 2

Mike Hessman was 2-3 with a homer (7) and a walk. Felix Perez was 2-4 with a homer and Denis Phipps was 2-4 (with an error).

Daniel Corcino gave up 7 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Curtis Partch and Nick Christiani both threw scoreless/hitless innings walking one.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Montgomery 2

Brodie Green went 3-5 with a double, Mike Gilmartin went 2-3 with a homer (1) and a walk. Bryson Smith went 2-4 with a homer (2), Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, went 2-4, and Travis Mattair hit his 3rd homer.

Tim Crabbe picked up his 2nd win of the season, throwing 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and a run while walking 1 and striking out 6. Drew Hayes threw a scoreless inning in the 9th.

High A

Modesto 6 – Bakersfield 3

Dominic D’Anna was 2-4 with a double and Juan Duran was 2-4.

Jake Johnson started and threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits, not walking or striking anyone out. In one of those strange line scores, Brooks Pinkard gave up 3 runs (all earned) w/o giving up a hit, while walking 2 in an inning of work. Kyle McMyne threw a scoreless inning.

Low A

Kane County 2 – Dayton 0

Zach Vincej had a second straight 2 hit game (3 of last 4). Catcher Joe Hudson was 1-3 with a double.

Drew Cisco took the loss, throwing 5 innings, allowing 9 hits and 3 walks, but only 2 runs. Wandy Peralta threw 2 scoreless innings and Sean Lucas threw a perfect 8th.

8 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. The player that stood out to me while reading today was Felix Perez. He seemed like a great signing when the Reds picked him up around the same time as Chapman. He’s been pretty good, but not the standout many of us (myself included) thought. We thought he’d be another Chapman, but in the outfield.

    His slashline last year was .301/.348/.401 at AAA. He’s now 28. It’s decision time with him. With his age, I’m starting to see the future shape up without him which is disappointing.

    • @TC: If Perez hit RH, I could see an option for him with the Reds right now, but as a LH corner OF, I agree that he is simply taking up a roster space at AAA now. I think the Big Lutz has more upside as a LH hitting corner OF for the Reds and I see Lutz as more of a major-league prospect, he just needs more experience.

    • @TC: A lot of guys on that Dayton team were just drafted last year. They seem to be off to a slow start, collectively and individually, but a lot of promising players on that club, IMHO.

  2. I noticed that the walks from Drew Cisco…he had thrown 4 consecutive starts without a walk. His only other free pass of the season came in his first start.

  3. The Dragons’ offense is gett well today (11-1 in the 5th) in an afternoon game, lead by Jesse Winker, but almost everyone is participating in the slugfest.

      • @Bill Lack: Absolutely! The good early start in A- after the exceptional performance in Rookie Ball last season, combined with his youth, make him an exciting prospect.

        Unfortunately, the Dragon onslaught fizzled after the 5th inning today with the Dragons hanging on to win 11-8.

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