Down on the Farm

Louisville 7, Pawtucket 0

Bobby Livingston turned in a gem in Louisville. Livingston pitched a complete game shutout, scattering 4 hits while striking out 4. It’s the first time in his last 10 starts in the minors that Livingston has given up less than 2 runs.

LF Mike Edwards went 3-4 on the offensive side, going 3-4 with a double, rbi, and run scored. Jeff Keppinger went 2-4 with 2 doubles, with 1 run and 1 rbi. Joey Votto went 2-5 with a triple and run scored.

Chattanooga 8, Birmingham 7 (final 14)

What a game! 14-innings, 5 hours, 34 hits, and 7 Lookout pitchers later, the Lookouts came out on top of this wild one! The Lookouts, thanks to a walk off homerun by Drew Anderson, captured the 1-run win. The homerun was Anderson’s lone hit of the game.

Even more craziness occurs when you look at the pitching. The Lookouts used 7 different pitchers, one of which was Caonabo Cosme. Yes, Cosme! Cosme is a firstbaseman in case you’re keeping score at home. Cosme pitched the 14th inning, faced 4 batters, struck out 1, and allowed a homerun to put the Lookouts behind by 1 run. However, Anderson’s homerun gave the Lookouts the win, and thus Cosme recorded what can only be projected as his first win as a professional pitcher. In actual pitcher news, Sam Lecure started the game and went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 3.

Fort Myers 6, Sarasota 5

Sarasota battled back and scored 4 runs in he 8th to take a brief 1-run lead only to blow it in the 9th. OF Daniel Dorn went 1-3 and drove in two of the Reds five runs.

Dushan Ruzic had a nice outing in relief for Sarasota. Ruzic went 2.2 innings without surrendering a hit. He also struck out 5. He posts a nice 2.22 ERA in 24.1 innings pitched.

West Michigan 4, Dayton 3

A nice night at the dish for OF Drew Stubbs. Drew went 2-4 with a double and run scored. Chris Valaika contributed a hit in 3 at-bats. Valaika recorded his 19th double of the season and drove in a run.

A nice start by Daniel Guerrero was ruined by the bullpen late. Guerrero went 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 4. Daniel has given up just 6 runs over his last 25.2 innings pitched.

Missoula 5, Billings 3

Anthony Romero had a nice start in this one but received a no decision for his fine effort. Romero went 7 innings, allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk. He also struck out 8 in his first outing of the season.

Justin Tordi managed a couple of hits, one of which was a double, along with 2 rbis on the night for the Mustangs.

GCL Reds 13, GCL Orioles 6

Radhames Moreta went 4-6 with a double, 2 runs, and 3 rbis. Moreta is a 20 year old shortstop out of the Dominican Republic. 19 year old Justin Reed also had a very nice night at the plate. Reed went 3-3 with a triple, 2 runs scored, and 2 runs driven in. Reed was the Reds 4th round draft pick in the 2006 draft. The Reds 3rd round draft pick in this year’s draft, Neftali Soto, went 0-6 with an rbi.

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