Sunday games

Louisville 13, Toledo 3

20 year-old starting pitcher Homer Bailey (Reds #1 – 2004) was a little wild in his debut, recording 3 BB and 4 Ks in 5.1 IP. Bailey gave up just 1 H, a solo HR by former Major Leaguer Timo Perez. Bailey threw 83 pitches but only 42 for strikes.

23 year-old first baseman Joey Votto (Reds #2 – 2002) went 1 for 4 with a grand slam, 2 R, and 5 RBI. Votto is now hitting .286/ .333/.619 in 15 PAs this year. 26 year-old third baseman Aaron Herr (Braves #1 – 2000) went 3 for 5 with a 2B, HR, 2 R and 2 RBI.

Mobile 5, Chattanooga 1

24 year-old second baseman Drew Anderson (Reds #13 – 2004) went 1 for 4 with a R and a 3B. On the season Anderson is now hitting .529/.500/.824. 22 year-old Sam LeCure (Reds #4 – 2005) pitched 4 innings in his 2007 debut, giving up 4 H and 4 BB, but only 1 ER while striking out 6. Last year LeCure struck out 115 in 143 innings with a 3.41 ERA at Sarasota.

Dayton and Sarasota DNP

Saturday games

Toledo 14, Louisville 2

Mom always said if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

Chattanooga 5, Mobile 0

24 year-old second baseman Drew Anderson (Reds #13 – 2004) continues his fantastic hitting going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. It may seem like Anderson is the only hitter I care about at Chattanooga, he just happens to be the only one of prospect age that is hitting so far.

23 year-old starting pitcher Camilo Vasquez (Reds #4 – 2002) tossed a one-hit, six inning shutout in his 2007 debut. Vasquez recorded 3 Ks and 5 BB.

Sarasota 7, Fort Myers 6

20 year-old right fielder Jay Bruce (Reds #1 – 2005) went 3 for 4 with a R.

Dayton 8, West Michigan 7

22 year-old center fielder Drew Stubbs (Reds #1 – 2006) went 2 for 4 with 2 R and a BB.

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5 Responses

  1. Chad

    Good stuff, Matt. Keep up the great work.

  2. Chris

    It sure would be nice if Stubbs turns into something. I’ve written him off as B.J. Syzmanski II, but that may have been unfair.

  3. doug

    I would say that is very unfair, especially given that Stubbs has yet to play at Dayton really. Gotta have a little bit of faith until proven otherwise (200 at bats in rookie ball isnt otherwise in my book).

    I listened and followed the GameDay for the Louisville game while Bailey was in… he had some good innings and some bad innings. At times his curve and change up were working, other times they were not able to be located at all. It was 41 degrees at the start of the game, and got colder from there, so I have a feeling his grip was affected quite a bit which may have led to his control issues. Although maybe I am completely wrong on that one.

  4. Bill

    I agree with Doug. I’m not sold on Stubbs either, but to write anyone off (especially a #1 pick) after one season of rookie ball seems a bit extreme.

  5. Sultan of Swaff

    I see Jay Bruce had a great day. If the Reds think highly enough of him to give him meaningful at bats for the big club in Spring Training (where he more than held his own), why are they starting him out at high A? I’m gonna predict that he’ll be in AA by May 15, where a possible September callup will be won or lost.