Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 7/31/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Jose Ortiz was 3-for-5 with a walk and a two-run homerun.

AAA
Game 1: Syracuse 3 – Louisville 1

Jonathan Broxton started and pitched one inning in his first rehab appearance. It went a little something like this: single, single, single. Then, bases loaded popout, strikeout, strikeout.

Kevin Whelan allowed 2 runs to score in the 2nd inning. Daniel Corcino, the game’s scheduled starter, pitched the final five innings. (Minor league double headers are 7 innings each game.) Corcino surrendered a homerun to the first batter he faced, then retired 15 of the remaining 17. Corcino (5ip, 3 hits, 1 run) didn’t walk a batter and struck out 4.

Corcino also collected one of the team’s three hits. Billy Hamilton had the other two hits, including his 6th homerun of the season. His 6th homerun this year comes in 390 at-bats. Prior to 2013, Hamilton hit 7 homeruns in 1511 at-bats.

Game 2: Louisville 3 – Syracuse 0

Yohan Pino (5.2ip, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 K) held the opponent scoreless for his 2nd consecutive start. Pino hasn’t allowed more than 2 earned runs in a game since June 28th. Jose Diaz picked up his 8th save of the season by striking out two over the last 1.1 innings of the game.

Billy Hamilton had another hit and stole his 64th base of the year. Kristopher Negron hit a solo homerun in the 5th inning. Felix Perez had an RBI double in the 6th inning and later scored.

AA
Mobile 4 – Pensacola 3

Josh Smith allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8 over 5.2 innings.

Corey Wimberly, Yorman Rodriguez, and Donald Lutz had two hits each. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart reached base twice, walking once and hitting a two-run RBI single in the 6th to tie the game at 3-3.

Barnhart also erased two runners from the basepaths in the game. In the 7th inning, he picked Ender Inciarte off of first base. In the 9th inning, he threw Inciarte out again, this time trying to swipe 2nd base. Inciarte did have one successful steal in the game, and now has 35 SB in 41 attempts.


High A
Modesto 6 – Bakersfield 3

Jake Johnson allowed five runs (only 1 earned) on hits and a walk over 4 innings. Brooks Pinckard allowed one hit over 3 shutout innings.

Juan Silverio was 2-for-4 with his 13th homerun of the season. Steve Selsky and Danny Vicioso each went 2-for-4 with a double.

Low A
Bowling Green 5 – Dayton 0

Phil Ervin (2-for-4) banged out his first two hits in his second game as a Midwest Leaguer. He was the only Dragon to have more than one hit. Jesse Winker (1-for-2, BB) did reach base twice.

Amir Garrett allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 2 over 4.1 innings. Jackson Stephens pitched the remaining 4.2 innings and allowed 1 run on 5 hits, while not walking anyone and striking out 6.

Rookie
Great Falls 5 – Billings 4 in 14 innings

Jose Ortiz (3-for-5, HR, BB, 2-RBI) hit a 2-run homerun and was the only Mustangs batter with more than one hit.

Austin Salter allowed 1 run on 6 hits and a walk over 5 innings. Scott Brattvet followed with 3 scoreless innings of relief.

AZL Dodgers 10 – AZL Reds 3

Jose Fernandez hit a 2-run bomb, his first homerun of the season.

Franderlyn Romero allowed 5 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks in his 3 inning start.

15 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Amid all of the angst and anxiety, did everyone see that Reynolds cleared waivers and was assigned back to the Bats? I was stunned that no one took a flyer on him after his performance at AAA this season. I’m glad to see him still with the Reds organization.

    • @Shchi Cossack: There were a few other pitchers around the league that were DFA’d in the past month that are, IMHO, as good or better prospects than Reynolds. Look at Chris Heston of the Giants as an example. He cleared waivers, they released him, then re-signed him a week later.

      • @Greg Dafler: I noticed the Heston transaction and didn’t know what to make of it. A year ago he was hot stuff and suddenly this season his BB & HR spiked, but he still maintained his SO.

      • @Greg Dafler: Yeah, I looked at his numbers and was surprised that no one was even interested in him. He’s still young, and if he improves his control he could be good.

  2. Yes! May I present the Reds’ OF of the future…

    Playing CF and leading off for the future Reds is Phil Ervin. Last night Ervin went 2-4 while playing CF for the Dragons and is hitting .324/.414/.581 for the season.

    Playing LF and hitting second for the future Reds is Jesse Winker. Last night Winker went 1-2 while playing LF for the Dragons and is hitting .276/.373/.462 for the season.

    Three years from now, Joey Votto was heard to proclaim, “Now that’s the way to set the table!”

    • @Shchi Cossack:

      Ervin was projected to go around #15-19 in the draft by many. Because so many pitchers were taken it knocked him down a few places right into the Reds’ laps at #27. The Cards were poised to take him at #28. We beat them to the punch on this one. Reds are fortunate to have him. The scouts did their due diligence on him. They should be commended.

        • @rhayex: The actual Cardinals 1st round pick was several positions earlier because the order is based on the regular season, not the postseason. It was a compensation pick.

        • @TC: That’s actually what I thought. Did they have an extra first round pick though? I forgot about those when I was posting my comment.

          It should’ve been the Reds then the Nationals for the final two picks, I thought.

        • @TC:

          Yes. The Cards 1st pick was at #19. There was a LH college pitcher that was still on the board, wasn’t expected to be, and the Cards jumped on that one. I had heard they were hoping Ervin was going to be there at #28 when they selected again. But the Reds selected him and the Cards took a high school LH pitcher at #28.

    • Yes! May I present the Reds’ OF of the future…

      Playing CF and leading off for the future Reds is Phil Ervin.Last night Ervin went 2-4 while playing CF for the Dragons and is hitting .324/.414/.581 for the season.

      Playing LF and hitting second for the future Reds is Jesse Winker.Last night Winker went 1-2 while playing LF for the Dragons and is hitting .276/.373/.462 for the season.

      Three years from now, Joey Votto was heard to proclaim, “Now that’s the way to set the table!”

      Was at the Dragons game last night….not much to get excited about offensively. Was happy to see Ervin, but he pulled a major bonehead play in the 9th, getting thrown out trying to steal second down 5-0.

      Also, Jackson Stephens did pitch well, but he didn’t really do his job when he came in, giving up a 2 run double, allowing 2 of Garrett’s 4 runs to score. Garrett was hitting the mid-90’s on the radar gun, which if I remember right, is traditionally a pretty slow gun?

  3. I know Amir Garrett will take a hit this year in the pospect ratings, but his stuff is undeniable. He is one of the top 5 pitching prospects in the system AND he has the potential to be a 1 or 2.

    • I know Amir Garrett will take a hit this year in the pospect ratings, but his stuff is undeniable.He is one of the top 5 pitching prospects in the system AND he has the potential to be a 1 or 2.

      Wednesday night was the first time I’d ever seen him..good command, hitting mid-90’s…his off speed stuff wasn’t fooling anyone, but he’s only 21.

  4. The only thing I am mad about it as far as prospects are concerned is the fact that Jocketty passed on Michael Wacha and took Travieso instead. I do not understand not taking a 6’6 polished college SP who was nearly ML ready. He is in the Latos and Bailey mold. Our rotation depth would be incredible, not to mention the trade ammunition we’d have. Our Top 5 prospects would be pretty darn good:

    1. Hamilton
    2. Stephenson
    3. Wacha
    4. Ervin
    5. Winker
    6. Lorenzen
    7. Yorman
    8. Corcino
    9. Soto
    10. Wright

    Our future is looking bright.

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