Durham 4, Louisville 2 (AAA)
—Elizardo Ramirez took the loss, though he didn’t pitch poorly, giving up 2 earned runs in 6 innings, striking out 7 while walking only one. The Lizard’s ERA is only 3.68 at this point. Marcus McBeth (1.29 ERA) and Ricky Stone (1.62 ERA) tossed scoreless innings.
I’d like to see McBeth get a longer opportunity with the Reds than he’s gotten thus far.
Chattanooga (AA) did not play
Sarasota 10, Daytona 2 in Game 1 (A+)
–LF Daniel Dorn went 3-for-4 with his 11th homer and 2 doubles. Dorn is hitting .275/.354/.471 on the season.
–SP Ben Jukich (3-1) went five innings, allowing 2 runs on six hits, striking out 6 and walking none. His season ERA is now a stellar 5.93.
—Pedro Viola, whose ERA is now 0.56, picked up his first save by tossing two scoreless innings, striking out four.
Daytona 3, Sarasota 2 in Game 2 (A+)
–Strait again had two hits in the nightcap, as did 2B Michael DeJesus.
Clinton 4, Dayton 1 (A)
—Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Logan Parker went 1-2 with a walk.
–LF Chris Heisey continued his hot hitting with a couple of hits, including his 8th homer. At 22 years old, I wouldn’t mind seeing how Heisey responds to Sarasota.
–CF Drew Stubbs had a double.
—Rafael Gonzalez got the loss to drop to 10-4 on the season, with an ERA of 2.85. Though he gave up four runs, only one of those were earned in five innings. Gonzalez did, however, manage to walk five and only strike out 3. Not a good outing.
Billings 10, Ogden 2 (Rookie)
–21 year old rightfielder and leadoff hitter Keltavious Jones went 3-for-4, with four RBI, a homer, and a 2-run double.
–Starting pitcher Joshua Ravin pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits with 3 strikeouts.
GCL Twins 11, GCL Reds 5 (Rookie)
–SS Neftali Soto continued to rip the baseball, going 3-3 with a triple, a homer, 3 RBI, and 2 runs. For the year, Soto is .368/.410/.539.
What scares me is that this kid was born in 1989! I feel really old right now.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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