Down on the Farm

Louisville 6, Richmond 3

Mark Bellhorn’s 2-run homer in the 7th inning gave the Bats 2 more insurance runs that allowed for a comfortable 3-run win. Let’s face it, when you have Gary Majewski in your pen, you need all the runs you can get. Majewski did fine last night however, pitching 2 perfect outs in the 8th inning. In his last 10.2 innings, Gary has given up 7 hits, 5 walks, 2 earned runs, and has struck out 7.

Ryan Freel also went 2-4 on the night with a run scored, rbi, and walk.

Huntsville 3, Chattanooga 1

Huntsville pounded out a whopping 2 hits and still came out on top of this slugfest! The Lookouts managed just 5 hits. Huntsville got everything they needed in the first inning off of Sam Lecure. The first inning transpired as so: Walk, strikeout, stolen base, rbi single, strikeout, 2 run homer… After that, Lecure cruised. Sam gave up the 3 runs on 2 hits, 1 walk, and K’d 8.

Sarasota 8, Palm Beach 5

Daniel Dorn went 3-5 with 2 runs scored and an rbi on the night. The rbi gives Dorn 56 runs batted in over 72 games with Sarasota. Eric Eymann belted his 6th homerun of the season, a 2-run shot in the 2nd inning that gave the Reds an early 2-0 lead.

Daryl Thompson improved to 3-3 on the season and lowered his ERA to 4.78 by pitching 5 scoreless innings. Thompson allowed 9 hits and struck out 3 on the night.

Dayton 6, South Bend 1

Dayton played 2 today, completing this rain-delayed game from last night. Chris Heisey went 3-5 with a double and 2 runs scored. Denis Phipps went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.

Lee Tabor picked up the win in relief by pitching 5.2 innings of shutout baseball. Tabor scattered just 1 hit while walking 3 and striking out 6. Tabor has a nice 2.78 ERA over 45.1 innings pitched.

Dayton 2, South Bend 1 (final 8 )

Pitching reigned supreme in the 2nd game as the two teams combined for just 3 runs and 7 hits total. Travis Webb pitched a dandy but received nothing for his effort. Webb went 6 innings, allowing 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, and recorded 4 strikeouts. His ERA now stands at 3.52 on the season.

Great Falls 5, Billings 4 (final 15)

21 year old 3b Brandon Waring went 3-7 with a single, double, and triple on the night. He also scored 1 run and drove in 1. Redlegnation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker pitched 3 innings of perfect baseball, striking out 3.
GCL Pirates 12, GCL Reds 2

All you can do is laugh about it, right? I’m sure a lot of us had dreams of being professional baseball players. At this point, you have to wonder if Victor Navarro is having other thoughts. The 17-year old from Venezuela has pitched in 2 games in his very brief big league career. He’s allowed 5 runs in 1.1 innings pitched. That translates to an ERA of 33.25! Ouch! At least it is early and 7.2 scoreless innings from here on out will lower his ERA to a solid 5.00. We’re pulling for ya Victor. (There wasn’t much else to say about this thrashing tonight by our youngsters)

9 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Lecure left after 6 1/3 perfect innings (following the 1st inning HR allowed with two outs.) I’ve been following his career with some interest. Hope he is now back in full swing after spending some time earlier on the DL.

  2. Matt – based on your bio, looks like you were a starter in college. Was there any discussion when you got to Billings about going to the bullpen? Do you have a preference of starting or relieving? If you prefer to start, was there a discussion of what will need to happen to claim a rotation spot? Was it based primarily on the number of innings you threw in college (as you alluded to in another post)?

    I was also curious after reading your last update regarding your strength (fastball) and weakness (offspeed pitch) what pitches you’ve been using so far in your first four professional innings. Have you been getting guys out on the fastball, or have you seen some success with your circle change or curveball?

  3. Nice outing by Klinker. The player who got the loss, Hauschild, is usually a catcher.

  4. The Bats need to put Majewski in every pressure packed opportunity that arises in order to get this guy as mentally tough as possible.

  5. Hmm. How about an opportunity to sit in the bleachers at GABP this weekend with a sign around his neck telling the fans to shove it up their arse?

  6. Like it or not Majewski will be called up to the big club again. Krivsky thinks he’s got too much invested in “The Trade”. He’s going to give the magic man every opportunity to suceed and therfore make K look good. For the record; I don’t think that’s going to happen.

  7. Maybe MLB will force the Nationals to take the Majewk Man back! I would love it if that happened!

  8. I know the above ISN’T going to happen, but it’d certainly be nice!

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