The #2 hitter in a baseball lineup receives the second-most at bats of anyone on the team. For example, over the course of a season, the #2 hitter will have about 60 more plate appearances than the #6 hitter. Studies have determined that the first two positions in the lineup create the most runs. [...]
Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
FINAL Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 3 W: J. Axford (4-6) L: J. Broxton (1-1) S: J. Henderson (2) BOX SCORE
POSITIVES –Mat Latos pitched seven very strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk. Latos struck out eight, and to cap things off, he went 2-2 [...]
Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
FINAL Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2 W: LeCure (3-2) L: Marte (2-2) BOX SCORE
POSITIVES – Ryan Ludwick came to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with 1 out, hitless in his previous four at-bats, and deposited the 9th pitch of the at-bat into the left [...]
Games Played on 7/12/2012
Minor League Players of the Day: Bakerfield teammates
–Steve Selsky was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, solo homerun, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
–Jamie Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11 as he allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings.
Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 5
In their first game back from the all-star break, every Bat starter had at least one hit including the starting pitcher Gustafson. However, the pitching couldn’t stop the Braves from scoring in 6 different innings.
Didi Gregorius made his AAA debut at shortstop (with Paul Janish sliding over to 2B.) Gregorius was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Henry Rodriguez also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with an RBI. Xavier Paul made his Bats debut (1-for-4 with a double and a run scored) after being picked up by the Reds. His line with AAA Syracuse was .315/.376/.512 in 213 at-bats.
Starter Tim Gustafson gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work. Of the 5 Louisville pitchers to pitch Thursday, only Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless inning.
Former Reds prospect Buddy Carlyle got the win for the Gwinnett Braves.
Pensacola was rained out.
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Reds manager Dusty Baker’s testy answer to a question yesterday about playing time for Todd Frazier and Scott Rolen has been reported by John Fay and Mark Sheldon. At the end of his remarks, Baker said this:
“Since I’ve been here there have been six or seven guys everybody fell in love with,” Baker [...]
Games Played on 07/07/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola 1B Beau Mills: He went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB.
Toledo 2 – Louisville 0
Joey Gathright, Paul Janish, and Bill Rhinehart each singled to provide all of the Bat’s hits in the game.
Pedro Villarreal, 3.96 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 8 K. Nick Christiani and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Pensacola 8 – Mobile 2
Beau Mills went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 3B. Ryan LaMarre went 1 for 4 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB. David Vidal and Mark Fleury each went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.
Tony Cingrani, 1.50 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Drew Hayes added 2 IP of scoreless relief.
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Games Played on 06/29/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SS Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 4 with 3 2B and 2 SB (96).
Buffalo 8 – Louisville 0
Kris Negron, Willie Harris, and Paul Janish each singled to account for all of the Bat’s hits on the night.
Ryan Feierabend, 5.81 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 7 R, 6 ER, on 9 H and 2 BB with 5 K. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Pensacola 6 – Jackson 1
Bryson Smith went 3 for 4 with a HR. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. David Vidal homered. Brodie Greene walked twice.
Daniel Corcino, 3.18 ERA, got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 7 K. Justin Freeman added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
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