Here are the reports for August 12

AAA

Louisville 2, Norfolk 3

22 year old secondbaseman Will Bergolla went 2-4 with a double and an rbi. Bergolla is now hitting .295/.328/.397 for the season.

29 year old Jim Serrano had a solid starting effort. He went 6 1/3, allowing 7 hits, 3 BBs, 1 run and struck out 6. He has a 3.63 era on the season. He left the game with the lead until Joe Valentine entered the game. Joe appears to be doing the best he can to hang around the minors for a long while. Yesterday, Joe pitched 1 2/3 allowing 3 hits and 2 runs. He also issued 3 bases on balls. On the season, Valentine is 0-7 with a 6.59 ERA. Yesterday’s blown save was his 4th of the season.

AA

Mississippi 5, Chattanooga 8

Travis Chick’s outting was not a good one. Chick lasted only 4 innings, surrendering 5 runs on 8 hits, with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. He also tossed up 2 wild pitches and a balk. Travis is still 0-1 with a 5.09 era. He has issued 16 walks to only 11 strikeouts in 23.0 innings pitched.

High A

Clearwater 4, Sarasota 5

RF Ben Himes, the Reds 9th round draft pick in 2002, went 1-3 with a 2 run homerun in the first inning. On the season, Himes is batting .325/.359/.513 with 15 doubles, 3 triples and 5 homeruns in 191 ABs. Unfortunately, he has 57Ks compared to only 12 BBs.

Low A

Clinton 12, Dayton 9

It was a rough day for the Dragons pitching, especially for starter Joe Wilson. The 23 year old pitcher gave up 8 runs on 8 hits in 2 1/3 innings pitched. His era on the year now stands at a lofty 8.20. The game appears to be closer on the scoreboard than it really was. Dayton trailed 11-2 before adding 7 runs in the 7th, 6 of which were unearned.

Rookie

Billings 1, Ogden 3

Speedy CF Brandon Roberts went 2-4 with a double and run scored in the loss. On the year, Roberts is hitting .315/.375/.448. The story of the game appeared to be Ogden starting pitcher Brent Leach. The Dodgers youngster shut down Billings, but the stat of the game was Leach’s 3 pickoffs of Billings baserunners. One would think that after the first or even 2nd pickoff of a baserunner on firstbase, other runners would be a little hesitant to take a big lead.

Gulf Coast

GCL Reds 4, GCL Reds 5

21 year old Gerardo Cabrera went 1-5 with a 3 run homer in the loss for the Reds. The young leftfielder is batting .303/.379/.553 on the season.

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4 Responses

  1. Chad

    Disappointing outing by Chick.

    Keep up the great work with these reports, Chris W. When’s Matt returning?

  2. Jim McCullough

    That should be Serrano’s final performance in Lousiville. He should either get the call up or exercise his option to go to another franchise.

  3. Chris W

    Matt won’t be returning until the end of next week. I’m just doing the best I can in his absence!

  4. DevilsAdvocate

    Ah, Travis Chick – are you a preview of Homer Bailey? The young touted pitching prospect who jumps from low-A to double-A and gets hammered, making people forget what was so great about him in the first place?

    We’ll find out if Homer starts in Chattanooga next year, as is the rumor.