Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 6/26/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a walk, hitting his 5th homerun of the season and stealing his 49th base. Hamilton scored twice and had two RBI, including the go-ahead RBI in the bottom of the 8th inning.

AAA
Louisville 7 – Charlotte 6

Louisville batted through the order and scored four times in the 1st, and then once more in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings, to take an early 6-2 lead off former Reds prospect Zach Stewart. Billy Hamilton led off the Bats 1st inning with a walk, a stolen base, and later scored on a single from Felix Perez. Billy Hamilton then led off the 2nd inning with his 5th homerun of the season. Those 5 homeruns in 308 at-bats this year ties his total homerun output from the previous two seasons’ 1062 at-bats.

The Knights climbed back to tie the game with 3 runs in the 5th inning of starter Greg Reynolds (7ip, 7h, 5r, 0bb, 6K) and their 6th and final run off the bullpen in the top of the 8th inning. Nevin Ashley (3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI) led off the bottom of the 8th inning with a double and later scored on a Billy Hamilton RBI single for the deciding run.

Jose Arredondo allowed a walk and struck out a batter in the final frame for the save.

AA
Mississippi 8 – Pensacola 3

Ryan Dennick allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and a walk while striking out one batter over 5.1 innings. Chris Manno and Loek Van Mil each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

No Pensacola player had more than one hit. Travis Mattair hit a solo homerun in the 4th inning. Ryan LaMarre had an RBI triple and later scored a run to contribute to the 2-run 7th inning.


High A
Lancaster 11 – Bakersfield 7

Jon Moscot allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 3 over 6 innings. Most of the Lancaster damage came at the expense of Carlos Gonzalez, who allowed 7 runs (6 earned) in 1+ inning.

Ryan Wright (3-for-4, BB, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) hit a 3-run homerun in the 9th inning. Leadoff hitter Juan Perez (2-for-5, 2 R) reached twice and scored twice. Joe Terry and Yovan Gonzalez also each had a pair of singles.

Low A
West Michigan 4 – Dayton 0

Jackson Stephens allowed all 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits and a walk while striking out 3 over 5 innings. Kyle McMyne, Alejandro Chacin, and Joel Bender each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Zach Vincej (3-for-3, 2B) had half of the Dragons’ six hits and their only extra base hit.

Rookie
Billings 3 – Helena 3 suspended in the 8th inning due to rain.

The game is to be completed today. Of note is that Reds 2013 first round draft pick Phillip Ervin had his 4th straight 2-hit game and his 2nd homerun of the year.

See tomorrow’s Down on the Farm for a full recap.

AZL Dodgers 6 – AZL Reds 5

Jeremy Kivel allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 in his 3 inning start. Ty Boyles struck out 3 batters over two shutout innings.

Cory Thompson and Alberti Chavez each had a pair of singles and each scored a run from the #1 and #2 spots in the batting order. Logan Uxa (1-for-3, BB, 2B, 3 RBI) had a bases-clearing double in the 3rd inning.

4 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. The Reds have to be happy with Phillip Ervin. He was MVP of the Cape Cod league (wood bats) last summer, and only turns 21 in July.

  2. Hamilton flashing a little power. Maybe as he grows into his body, we’ll see that a bit more.

    If he could morph into Jose Reyes minus the injuries, the Reds would have to be happy with that.

    • Would “have to be happy” if he turns out to be a Jose Reyes type without injuries? I think they would be jumping for joy.

      Hamilton flashing a little power. Maybe as he grows into his body, we’ll see that a bit more. If he could morph into Jose Reyes minus the injuries, the Reds would have to be happy with that.

  3. I hope if Ervin keeps mashing we see him in Dayton before the minor league season ends. Stubbs, Bruce, Grandal and Alonso all jumped 2 or 3 levels in one season at one time or another. All 4 did the rookie league thing. I think Stubbs and Bruce spent a year in A ball. Grandal jumped 3 levels in one season and wasn’t here long before being traded, and still batted a combined .305. Alonso didn’t jump quite as quick but still jumped at a reasonable pace, even jumping 2 levels one season.

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