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Down on the Farm

Games Played on 7/21/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton’s 19 year old outfielder, Jesse Winker, went 2-5 with and double and a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. The homer was his 13th of the season. One of the Reds 2012 supplemental first round picks (49th pick of 1st round), Winker is hitting .276/.371/.470 at Dayton. He played in Billings last year, going .338/.443/.500 with 5 homers in 62 games (275 PA). Plus, he has the same birthday as my mom.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Scranton/WB 1

Billy Hamilton was 2-3 with a walk and 2 stolen bases (55,56). Felix Perez was 2-4 with a homer (8) and Josh Fellhauer was 2-4.

Daniel Corcino got the win (5-11), going 5.1 allowing only a run on 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Zach Duke kept his perfect 0.00 ERA (14 G, 15 IP, 9 H), going 1.2 innings, allowing only a hit and striking out 1. Pedro Villarreal picked up his second save with a scoreless 9th. Since 4th of July, Villarreal has been working out of the Bats bullpen.

AA

Pensacola 7 – Huntsville 5

Pensacola scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to beat Huntsville. Donald Lutz went 2-3 with a triple and a walk, Mike Costanzo hit his 1st homer since returning to Pensacola.

In another way that shows how wins and losses don’t mean much for pitchers, Drew Hayes picked up the win (and a blown save) in 1.2 innings of relief, allowing a run on 2 hits. He gave up a homer, but did strike out 3 batters. Jamie Walzak and Trevor Bell (save 6) threw scoreless innings.

High A

Bakersfield 10 – Lancaster 7

The Blaze had 14 hits, en route to a 7-0 lead in the first four innings, then held on to win 10-7. Steve Selsky went 4-5 with a double and a triple, Juan Duran went 3-4 with a homer (8) and a walk, David Vidal went 3-4 with a double and a walk, and catcher Danny Vicioso went 3-4.

Kyle McMyne went 2 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Former #1 pick, Kyle Lotzkar continues to struggle, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in 1.2 innings. His ERA since his demotion to Bakersfield is 6.49.

Low A

Dayton 7 – Wisconsin 6

The Dragons won their 2nd game of the series on a walk off homer, this time by Jesse Winker, who hit his 13th in the bottom of the 9th for the win. On the day, he was 2-5 with a double and the homer. Seth Mejias-Breen continued his hot streak, going 3-3 with two doubles and a walk, raising his average to .300. (In July, his slash line is .449/.519/.667.) Jeff Gelalich was 2-3 with a walk.

Alejandro Chacin threw a scoreless inning and 2013 supplemental #1, Michael Lorenzen, threw a hitless 9th, striking out 2, and picking up his first professional win.

Rookie

Orem 6 – Billings 4

#1 pick, Phil Ervin had his first multiple hit game in almost 2 weeks, going 2-4 with a double and homer (3).

Scott Brattvet threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Abel De Los Santos threw a hitless 9th, striking out 1.

AZL Reds 9 – AZL Mariners 4

Kevin Garcia went 4-5 in the leadoff spot, his slash line is .383/.405/.568. He’s walked 3 times in 21 games (81 ABs). Dalton Carter went 2-4 with a homer (1), Jose Fernandez went 2-4 with a triple and a walk, Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a double, triple and a walk, Cory Thompson went 2-5, as did Shedric Long.

Bernardo Moreta started and went 3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Kevin Arico got the win with a hitless inning, Tyler Mahle and Jakub Izold also had hitless innings. Oswaldo Mieres threw two scoreless innings, allowing a hit, a walk, striking out 3.

4 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Let’s talk SSS. Since the ASB – Hamilton is .363/.455/.455 and 4/4 on stolen base attempts. Corner turned?

  2. Also, It looks like Corcino has final figured out the problem. Since mid-late June he has really increase his innings per start and shown some better control.

    He still doesn’t seem very close to MLB ready but if he has adjusted to AAA this year and is improved next year he will be right on track.

    • @rightsaidred:

      Corner turned?

      …if he has adjusted to AAA this year and is improved next year he will be right on track.

      I think both situations fall under the ‘cross fingers and hope’ category right now with enough season left for the Bats in 2013 to better gauge both Hamilton’s and Corcino’s development as the Reds head into spring training 2014. I’m right there with you though in looking for any and every good indications regarding these two key peices of the Reds’ future.

  3. Circle the date, August 12th, on your calendars, Reds’ fans. Ludwick is set to begin a rehab assignment tomorrow. A 20 game rehab assignment will be complete on August 12th. I’m not sure that Ludwick will complete a full 20 game rehab assignment (he personally mentioned at least 50 AB which would probably be a 12-15 rehab assignment), but August 12th will be the drop dead outside date for Ludwick’s return to the major league roster.

    Ludwick is starting the rehab assignment with Dayton on the road for 3 games then returning home for 5 games before hitting the road again on August 1st. The Bats are home from July 26th through August 2nd, so I could see Ludwick moving over to the Bats roster at the end of July or beginning of August to complete his rehab assignment. It might be nice to see Ludwick and Winker in the same OF and lineup for the Dragons. Of course they both play LF so more likely one will DH while the other plays LF.

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