Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 8/10/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2011 #1 draft pick, Robert Stephenson, recovered from a bad start, with 6 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only 1 hit and 1 walk, and struck out 9. He’s lowed his ERA to 3.05 since his promotion to Bakersfield. Stephenson is 20 and succeeding at High A (in a hitter’s league), his outlook is outstanding.

AAA

Columbus 8 – Louisville 1

Billy Hamilton was 2-4.

On the pitching side, Kanekoa Texeira was the only pitcher who escaped unscathed with a hitless inning.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Pensacola 6 16 innings

Pensacola blew 6-0 in the 6th, losing 8-6. Yorman Rodriguez went 3-8 with a double. Ryan LaMarre went 3-8. Ray Change went 2-5 and Mike Costanzo went 2-8 with a double.

Great start by Josh Smith, throwing 6 shutout innings, it was the bullpen that let down the Blue Wahoos, mainly Drew Hayes who threw 1.1 giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Trevor Bell threw a scoreless inning, Lee Hyde threw 2 scoreless innings, and 3 scoreless innings by Jamie Walzak. Chris Manno got the loss, giving up 2 homers in the top of the 16th.

High A

Bakersfield 3 – San Jose 2

Juan Silverio went 2-4 with a homer (16) and Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 with a homer (20).

Great start by Robert Stephenson. 6 shutout innings, 1 hit, a walk, and 9 strikeouts. Jimmy Moran threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Pat Doyle picked up his 9th save, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Bet he wasn’t celebrating his performance getting this save.

Low A

Dayton 7 – Ft. Wayne 6

Seith Mejias-Brean went 4-5 with 2 doubles, Phil Ervin went 3-5, Sammy Diaz went 3-5 with a double, Jesse Winker went 2-5.

Jackson Stephens got the win in relief, going 6.2 allowing a run on 5 hits and 5 strikeouts. The run was on a homer. Alejandro Chacin got the save (5), allowing a run on a hit in 2/3 of an inning.

Rookie

Billings 3- Helena 2

Jon Mathews went 2-4 with 2 doubles and Ty Washington was 2-3 with a double.

Nice start by Luke Moran, with 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing 6 hits, a walk, and 6 strikeouts. Austin Muehring got his 3rd save, with 1.1 innings of work, giving up a hit and an unearned run, on a walk and 3 strikeouts.

AZL Indians 10 – AZL Reds 3

Aristides Acquino went 3-3 with a double and 2 walks. Jose Fernandez went 2-4.

Chad Jones threw a hitless 9th.

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