Toledo 4, Louisville 3 7 innings

25 year-old Richie Gardner (Reds #6 – 2003) made his 2007 AAA debut going 6 innings giving up 4 H (2 HR), 2 BB, and 3 ER while recording 2 Ks.  At Sarasota he 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA 25 Ks, 29 H (1 HR), and 8 Ks in 43 IP.

23 year-old Joey Votto (Reds #2 – 2002) extended his hitting streak to 10 games going 1 for 3 with an RBI. 

Chattanooga 6, Mobile 3

24 year-old, second baseman, Drew Anderson (Reds #13 – 2004) also extended hit streak to 10 games by going 3 for 4 with a 3B, 2 RBI, and 2 R.  He is hitting .295/.352/.486

24 year-old, shortstop, Paul Janish (Reds #5 – 2004) went 3 for 4 with 2 2B and an RBI.  He is hitting .284/398/.426

24 year-old, DOTF boy, Calvin Medlock (Reds #39 – 2002)  pitched 2.1 innings giving up just a H, and 0 BB while striking out 5.  He has a 2.63 ERA with 35 Ks, 19 H, and 2 BB in 27.1 IP. 

25 year-old Jose Guevara pitched a perfect inning with 2 Ks.  He has a 2.08 ERA with 28 Ks, 7 BB, and 16 H in 21.2 IP.

Sarasota 16, Clearwater 6

20 year-old, center fielder, Jay Bruce (Reds #1 – 2005) went 3 for 5 with a 2B, HR, and 3 RBI.  He is hitting .335/.386/.639

22 year-old, left fielder, Danny Dorn (Reds #32 – 2006) may be heating up.  The Cal State Fullerton grad went 3 for 5 with 2B, HR, and 3 RBI.  Dorn made the jump from Billings to Sarasota is now hitting over .300 in his last 10 games.

Clinton 1, Dayton 0

21 year-old Sean Watson (Reds #2 – 2006) pitched 5.2 innings giving up just 3 H, 2 BB, and an ER.   Watson, who now has a 2.09 ERA, struck out 9.  Watson has 65 Ks, 40 H, and 7 BB in 48.2 IP.

VSL Phillies 13, VSL Reds/Devil Rays 3

20 year-old, center fielder, Efrain Contreras went 1 for 3, but recorded 2 BB.  He is hitting .357/.526/.714 with 2 2B, HR, and 4 BB in 17 PAs.


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6 Responses

  1. Bill

    I’d say Dorn is heating up….322/.397/.644 in May.

    Question…do the VSL kids ever get moved up during the season to the GCL or Billings?

  2. GregD

    If this is right, looks like the Bats played a double header (which would explain the 7 inning game.) Boxscore says the first game included two CG 1-hitters by the Bats Steve Kelly and Toldeo’s Jon Connolly. The only Bats hit was a single by EdE.

  3. GregD

    So now we’ve got 3 AA relievers to harp on? Medlock, Guevara, and now Pelland if he keep striking everybody out.

  4. Bill

    Baseball America points out today that Watson has yet to exceed 6 innings in a start, is this a concern?

  5. GregD


    Looking at the Dayton Dragon roster online, has last 10 game log. Gonazalez has gone 6.1IP and Smith has gone 7IP just once each.

    Looking at Sarasota, last 10 starts per pitcher: Cueto hasn’t done it. Gardner must have done it at least once because he has 43.2 IP in 7 starts.

    Did BA think it was a concern?

  6. doug

    Its not a concern to me Bill. He is a converted reliever. I would be more worried if he were consistantly going deep into games. He needs to stretch his arm out and I am not sure doing so in the first 2 months of the season is the best idea, and I would imagine the Reds probably see that the same way.