Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 6/19/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Yorman Rodriguez was 3-for-4 in his AA debut with a double, a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

AAA
Durham 3 – Louisville 2

Daniel Corcino allowed all 3 Bulls runs in the 4th and 5th innings of this contest. Corcino was pulled after 4.1 innings with a line of 4 hits, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts, and the 3 earned runs.

Lee Hyde allowed just 1 hit while striking out 3 in 1.2 innings. It was Hyde’s longest and best appearance since being promoted to AAA. Hyde is yet to allow a run in 6 AAA outings. Kevin Whelan pitched 2 perfect innings, striking out 4. This game also marks 6 straight outings without a run for Whelan.

Chris Heisey was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in his second rehab start. Neftali Soto was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Billy Hamilton entered the game in the top of the 9th inning as a pinch runner following a leadoff walk. He stole second and third base (his 44th and 45th of the season) between Bats strikeouts but was left stranded at third base to end the game.

AA
Pensacola 4 – Montgomery 2

Tim Crabbe (3-6, 3.36) allowed just 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 6 innings. It is Crabbe’s 3rd quality start in 4 June starts. Loek Van Mil struck out a batter in a perfect 9th inning for the save.

Yorman Rodriguez (3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI) was a homerun short of the cycle in his AA debut. Leadoff hitter Luis Durango reached base three times and scored twice. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (1-for-3, 2B, BB) was the only other Blue Wahoo to reach base twice.

High A
Bakersfield has the day off (All Star Break)

Low A
Dayton has the day off (All Star Break)

Rookie
Both Rookie League teams begin their seasons today. Left-handed starter Amir Garrett is listed as tonight’s probable starting pitcher for the Billing Mustangs.

5 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. If Yorman stays true to form, he will struggle at AA for the rest of the year, then do pretty well during the first half of next year. Half way through next year he’ll be promoted to AAA where he will struggle, then do pretty well the following year. So, if the current pattern continues, he will be a call-up at some point during the 2015 season.

  2. If Greg Reynolds stays on his normal pitching schedule, he will start on June 30th in Indy for a 1:35 game. If so, I will be there.

    According to Google Maps, Victory Field in Indy is only 2 miles further than Louisville Slugger Field. But it is 3 minutes faster.

    • @TC: TC, Villareal pitched 1.2 allowing 8 runs in his last start. Why he continues to occupy a spot on the 40 man is truly beyond me. Whatever the management sees in him has not materialized. At this point, with Villareal looking worse than ever, Corcino as a shadow of his former self, and Cingrani relegated to the Reds pen, it seems dangerous to deny Reynolds a spot if he can opt out at any given moment.

      • @rightsaidred: I agree. But I listened to Lance interview him this past weekend and he seemed happy sticking around with the Reds. I suspect WJ had a personal talk with him based on some stuff he said (reading between the lines here) asking him to be patient and they’ll get him up.

  3. Heisey played a full game at DH on the 17th and a full game in LF in the 19th. His 2-game rehab slash is .571/.625/.714 (4-7 with 1 2B & 1 BB). Based on his physical recovery struggles during his stint on the DL, I’m sure the Reds will make very sure he is fully recovered before ending his rehab assignment, but Heisey looks hungry to reestablish his role on the major league roster. A little competition can be a serious motivator (TY Robinson and Lutz!).

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