Down on the Farm

Columbus 6 – Louisville 0

Jay Bruce and Jesse Gutierrez each had 2 hits on the night, both going 2-4. The Bats struggled offensively, not managing to score a run and striking out 13 times.

In his first start at the AAA level, Matt Maloney went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 8. The 2 runs came off of a homerun that Matt allowed in the bottom of the 1st inning.

West Tennessee 4 – Chattanooga 2

Another struggle offensively for a Reds farm team. Caonabo Cosme was the only Lookout with multiple hits, going 2-2 on the night with an rbi.

Pedro Viola allowed just his 2nd earned run on the season in this game for the Lookouts. Viola has pitched 14.2 innings in Chattanooga, allowing just the 2 earned runs.

Fort Myers 2 – Sarasota 1

That’s 3 games thus far and a total of just 3 runs scored by the farm. Josh Holden and Tonys Gutierrez accounted for 4 of the Reds 6 hits in this game, each going 2-4.

Jose Rojas pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief for the Reds, allowing 2 hits while striking out 2.

Dayton 10 – Fort Wayne 0

Finally! Some offense to report. Seven different Dragons had at least 2 hits on a night in which the Dragons outhit Fort Wayne 15-4. Carson Kainer went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 4 runs batted in. Keltavious Jones went 2-5 with a double, run scored, and 2 rbis. Billy Rojo went 2-5 with a run scored and run batted in. Juan Francisco went 2-5 with 2 runs scored. Jason Louwsma and Eddy Rodriguez also chipped in 2 hits each while Denis Phipps added 3 in 4 at-bats.

Anthony Gressick improved to 5-7 on the season by pitching 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 6.

Billings Did Not Play

The GCL Reds were supposed to play the Red Sox at 12:00, but there doesn’t seem to be a box score listed right now. Not sure if the game was played or not. As soon as something shows up, I’ll report it.

GCL Red Sox 3 – GCL Reds 2

Would you believe that the Reds made 4 errors, giving the Red Sox 3 unearned runs that would cost the Reds the loss?  Well, if you don’t believe it, then you haven’t been checking up on the GCL Reds games this season.  The GCL Reds used 4 pitchers (Otterness, Hotchkiss, Nickols, and Beal) who combined to allow 5 hits, 2 walks, and strike out 10. 

Offensively, everyone’s favorite minor leaguer Jose Bastardo went 1-5, hitting his 3rd homerun of the season.  Jose Gualdron, Tony Brown, and Carlos Mendez each had 2 hits for the Reds, who outhit their opponent 11-5.  Mendez also chipped in 2 of the 4 Reds errors on the night at thirdbase.

While searching for the box of the game, I did run across this story in which the GCL Mets held the GCL Cardinals hitless through 14 innings, only to lose the game in 17.