Down on the Farm / Minors

Down On The Farm

Games Played on 07/22/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 3B, and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 6 – Syracuse 4

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a BB and 2 SB (58). Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Emmanuel Burriss went 1 for 3 with 2 BB. Mike Hessman doubled and walked.

Ryan Dennick got no decision as he went 4.1 IP and allowed 3 R on 6 H and 3 BB with 4 K. Jose Arredondo got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Jose Diaz picked up his 6th save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Huntsville at Pensacola – Postponed due to rain.

High A

Lancaster 3 – Bakersfield 2

Steve Selsky went 2 for 4 with a HR. Juan Duran went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Jon Moscot got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R on 3 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Jake Johnson added 3 IP of scoreless relief.

Low A

Dayton 10 – Wisconsin 9

Seth Mejias-Brean went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 3B, and a BB. Beau Amaral went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Joe Hudson went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Jesse Winker went 2 for 4 with a BB. Daniel Pigott and Adam Matthews each went 2 for 4.

Sal Romano got no decision as he went 1.2 IP and allowed 8 R on 9 H and 3 BB with 1 K. Tony Amezcua added 3.1 IP of scoreless relief. Joel Bender got the win allowing 1 R over 3 IP of relief. Wandy Peralta picked up his 1st save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

Rookie

Orem 9 – Billings 5

Phil Ervin went 2 for 3 with 2B and a BB. Jose Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Ronald Bueno and Carlos Sanchez each went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Ben Lively got no decision as he went 3 IP and allowed 1 R, 0 ER, on 3 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Daniel Wright got the loss allowing 5 R over 3 IP of relief.

AZL Mariners 5 – AZL Reds 3

Jose Duarte went 2 for 2 with a 2B and a BB. Aristides Aquino went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Logan Uxa went 1 for 2 with 2 BB.

Manuel Aybar got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 4 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Ty Boyles (3 IP) and Ibrahin Redan (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

15 thoughts on “Down On The Farm

  1. Jesse Winker also ended the game with a game saving, game ending diving catch in the outfield.

    Ben Lively started his 6th game for Billings, covering 18 innings and has yet to give up an earned run (4 unearned). 13 hits, 4 walks, 23 strikeouts. That’s not a bad start for the 2013 4th round pick out of Central Florida.

  2. The Reds need some RH hitting bench help, yet they have this guy at AAA Louisville, Mike Hessman. “He is the current active leader in career minor league home runs with 370 through the end of the 2012 season, including 266 at the AAA level.”
    I saw the piece on him in the pre-game show last night. He’s 35 years old. I hope he gets a Sept. call-up. And with the post-season rosters needing one less starting pitcher, he could be a good PH option off the bench late in a game.

    • @WVRedlegs: Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show for 21 days once – the 21 greatest days of my life. You know, you never handle your luggage in the show, somebody else carries your bags. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.

  3. Since Seth Mejias-Brean is becoming a regular topic on the DOTF reports, I thought I would thoroughly dive in to his stats. In a word, impressive.

    His defensive is somewhat pedestrian at 3rd base which I think is why they’ve been playing him at 1st. But I hope he can work on it and become an exciting 3rd base prospect. Lord knows there isn’t a lot in the system at 3rd.

    • The Reds need some RH hitting bench help, yet they have this guy at AAA Louisville, Mike Hessman. “He is the current active leader in career minor league home runs with 370 through the end of the 2012 season, including 266 at the AAA level.”
      I saw the piece on him in the pre-game show last night. He’s 35 years old. I hope he gets a Sept. call-up.And with the post-season rosters needing one less starting pitcher, he could be a good PH option off the bench late in a game.

      When Ludwick comes back there will be at least two RH power bats on the bench for each game: Heisey and Hanigan/Mesoraco. What the Reds need is to get their players healthy. There is a reason that Hesseman is in the minors and has been around AAA so long that he has so many homers; he does not hit at the major league level.@TC:

      • @redmountain: Are you referring to my touch in cheek reference to Crash Davis? I was not making any statements. Just making a sideways remark about the dubious distinction of hitting that many home runs in the minors.

      • @redmountain:

        Are you expecting Ludwick to resemble the power he had last year?? Don’t fall thru that trap door. High expectations will only yield disappointment. Tempered expectations will be needed. I just hope he can hit around .280 and maybe drive a few runs in. Not expecting much power after shoulder surgery. Look at how the Dodgers’ Matt kemp has responded this year to his shoulder injury from last year. He’s not the same player. He’s been on the DL twice, I think, this year. His usual stats are way down.

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