Down on the Farm

Pawtucket 4, Louisville 1

Elizardo “the lizard” Ramirez went 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 3. Gary Majewski came in in relief, pitching 1.1 shutout innings while surrendering 2 hits and not walking a batter. Kirk Saarloos blew any shot of a late Bats comeback when he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in the 9th inning.

Chattanooga 8, Birmingham 1

Welcome to Chattanooga Jay Bruce! In his 2nd game at the AA level, Bruce went 3-4 with a homerun, run scored, and 3 runs batted in. Adam Rosales also added a multi-hit night, going 2-4 at the dish.

Vero Beach 6, Sarasota 5

Craig Tatum had the best night of any Reds minor leaguer. Craig went 3-4 with 2 solo homers and 2 runs scored. Cody Strait added a solo homer of his own as did Daniel Dorn. Dorn ended the night 2-4 with a double along with the homerun.

West Michigan 4, Dayton 3 (final 12)

22 year old Travis Webb went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Marcos Mateo picked up the loss when he surrendered 1 run on 1 hit in the top of the 12th inning.

Billings 7, Missoula 4

Michael McKennon went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored on the night. Ryan Baker also added 2 doubles for the Mustangs in a 2-4 night with 2 runs scored. Raymond Jeffords picked up the win in relief by pitching 2 perfect innings while striking out 4.

GCL Pirates 11, GCL Reds 10

Neftali Solo went 4-5 with a double and 2 runs scored in the loss by the Reds. SS Radhames Moreta went 3-6 with 2 runs batted in. Alexis Oliveras chipped in 3 hits in 5 at-bats and scored 2 runs. Ricky Rhodes picked up the loss by allowing 2 unearned runs in 1.1 innings pitched. Rhodes walked 3 and gave up just 1 hit.

4 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. :roll:ok, so I know that Bruce is a big prospect and all but he wasn’t the only one that hit well in the game. Let’s give some of the other guys some credit that have been hitting great all season and also deserve to be there. It’s time to give some of the other guys recognition. Like Luis BOlivar. Good piece of talent there too. Rookie of the year in Winter ball last year. Plus a few others that are doing well. Lets spread the love around. No one wants to hear about the same guys all the time. Get’s boring!

  2. Luis went 1-4 last night with a lone rbi. I wasn’t at the game so I don’t have an idea of how good of a night he had otherwise. Luis has a .325 on base percentage with just 11 walks in 176 at-bats.

    Not much love to spread for Luis just yet this season w/ the Lookouts. On a good note for Luis, he has 9 hits in his last 5 games.

  3. Since this is about the minor league system, I might as well post it here anyway.

    I e-mailed Hal McCoy of the DDN about trading Hatteberg and bringing Votto out. His answer was in the paper tonight, and he said that one National League scout told Hal that he doesn’t think Votto will hit in the majors. I’m not sure if that’s a widespread opinion because it’s the first I’ve heard of this. Although, I haven’t seen Votto first hand so I can’t really argue about that.

    Related to this post, I would like to see EZ up in the majors. He could at least provide some stability to the bullpen and possibly start if Lohse continues to pitch poorly.

  4. I have to agree about Luis Bolivar. Rookie of the Year in Winter Ball, good steady batting average at Chattanooga. .284 and my bet is it climbs. This guy is under the radar.

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