Louisville 13, Charlotte 6

26 year-old Josh Hamilton went 2 for 5 with two solo HRs.

23 year-old Joey Votto (Reds #2 – 2002) went 0-3 with 2 BB and a R. He is hitting .311/.429/.486.

Mississippi 9, Chattanooga 6

24 year-old Calvin Medlock (Reds #39 – 2002) pitched an inning giving up 2 H while recording 2 more Ks. His ERA is down to 2.94 with 43 Ks, 3 BB, 26 H in 33.2 IP.

Fort Myers 5, Sarasota 3

20 year-old CF Jay Bruce (Reds #1 – 2005) went 1 for 4 with a HR and an RBI. He is hitting .322/.374/.590. He is just 2 for his last 21 with 9 Ks and 0 BB.

Dayton 7, Great Lakes 5

22 year-old CF Drew Stubbs (Reds #1 – 2006) went went 0 for 2 with 3 BB and a R. He is hitting .272/.367/.419

21 year-old 2B Chris Valaika (Reds #3 – 2006) went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI. He is hitting .325/.369/.521

19 year-old 3B Juan Francisco went 2 for 3 with 2 BB, HR, and 4 RBI. He is hitting .281/.332/.500

21 year-old Rafael Gonzalez (Reds #4 – 2004) pitched 7 innings giving up 3 ER (3 solo HR), 7 H, and a BB while recording 6 Ks. He now has a 2.47 ERA with 36 Ks, 16 BB, and 51 H in 51 IP.

Finding things to write about for Dayton is easy….I hope in two years they are all doing this at Chattanooga or Louisville, or better yet, Cincinnati.

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5 Responses

  1. RagTag

    This Hamilton kid in AAA…I don’t know too much about him, but he may turn out to be a player.

  2. Y-City Jim

    How Bruce gets himself out of his little slump will tell a lot about his progress.

  3. Matt

    I know Y-city. I started to write this in the story, but I didn’t feel like defending it all day.

    It concerns me that during his slump he hasn’t walked. Votto was struggling at the plate early this year, but he took a lot of walks.

    Slumps are inevitable, but if you can be somewhat productive during those slumps it helps.