Durham 6 – Louisville 5

3B Anderson Machado was 2-3 with a double and walk. SS Paul Janish was 2-3. Richie Gardner started and threw 4 1/3 innings of one run baseball, on 5 hits and 2 walks.


Chattanooga did not play

High A

Clearwater 7 – Sarasota 3 & Sarasota 3 – Clearwater 0

Tonys Gutierrez was 2-4 in the opener, BJ Szymanski was 2-3. In the nightcap, Josh Holden was 3-3 and recently promoted from Billings, Wayne Kendrick was 2-2 with a double. Daryl Thompson threw 6 shutout innings in the evening game, Derrick Lutz picked up his 20th save with a scoreless 7th.

Low A

Dayton 8 – Lansing 7

The day belonged to 20 year old 3B Juan Francisco. He went 3-4, hitting 3 homers (tying a team record with Wily Mo Pena, Adam Dunn, and Joey Votto), driving in 7 runs. That ties him for the Midwest League Home Run lead.

Philippe Valiquette picked up his first win of ’07 for the Dragons with 2 scoreless innings of relief.

Rookie Ball

Billings 9 – Casper 5

SS Todd Frazier was 4-5 with a double. His OPS in August is 1.121 and he’s hitting .425 in his last 10 games. DH/3B Brett Bartles was 3-5 with a double. OF Justin Reed was 2-2 with a homer.

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker picked up his second win, but wasn’t very effective. He threw 2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk. Jermy Horst got the save, throwing 3 innings of 1 hit shutout baseball.

GCL Reds did not play.

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5 Responses

  1. Matt W

    Francisco’s three home runs were all first pitch home runs; what a night for that kid

  2. Bill

    I really like this kid. Yeah, he strikes out too much and makes too many errors, but he’s only 20. Looking forward to watching him progress.

    Oh, who was pitching to him, Matt Belisle?

  3. DevilsAdvocate

    Given not one, but two chances to nail down the win for Louisville, Brad Salmon blew them both. It was curious that Ricky Stone or Marcus McBeth didn’t get the call in the ninth.

    Also, Joey Votto got ejected from the game when he tossed his bat & helmet after a called third strike, and subsequently really got into it with the ump, nose to nose. Might get fined/suspended.

    And Gardner is apparently still on a fairly strict pitchcount of 90. That’s the reason he didn’t go 5 full innings to qualify for the win.

    Does Francisco stick in the infield, or is the outfield in his near future?

  4. Bill

    Stick or stink?

    He’s made some bad errors while I’ve been watching, but he’s also young. He’s got a ton of errors (23).