Toledo 6 – Louisville 2

Jay Bruce and Mark Bellhorn had nice nights at the plate.  Bruce went 3-4 with a double and a run scored.  Bruce is batting .310/.360/.576 with Louisville this season.  Mark Bellhorn went 2-4 in the game with 2 doubles.  Unfortunately for the Bats, Bellhorn and Bruce accounted for 5 of the team’s 6 hits.

Richie Gardner got the loss and dropped to 4-5 on the season.  Gardner went 6.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits, 1 walk, while striking out 6.

Chattanooga 2 – West Tennessee 1

Michael Griffin went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 rbis in the game.  Griffin is batting .322/.352/.483 in 149 at-bats with Chattanooga.  Shaun Cumberland added 2 hits in 3 ABs for the Lookouts.

James Avery improved to 11-10 on the season by pitching 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.  Avery now has a 5.22 ERA with 96 Ks in 146.2 innings pitched. Pedro Viola picked up his first save with the Lookouts by pitching 2 shutout innings.  He allowed 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2.  Viola now has a 1.32 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched with Chattanooga.  On the season, he has a 1.44 ERA with 94Ks in 81.1 innings pitched over 3 levels.  I haven’t seen Viola pitch in person, but based on stats, I’m a big fan!

Fort Myers 5 – Sarasota 4 (final 7 – game 1)

Chris Valaika and Eric Eymann each had 3 hits in this first loss of a double header.  Valaika was perfect at the plate, going 3-3 with a double, walk, and run scored.  Tonys Gutierrez added 2 hits in 4 at-bats, contributing a double, rbi, and run scored.  Gutierrez is batting .307/.416/.376 with Sarasota in 218 at-bats.

Homer Bailey started game 1 and went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts.  I wish I had more details to share on the start, but based on stats, it didn’t look like a very good outing.

Fort Myers 3 – Sarasota 2 (final 9 – game 2)

Tonys Gutierrez added 2 more hits on the day by going 2-4 with a run scored.  This game was a little more offensively challenged, as the team’s combined for just 10 hits.

Alexander Smit has just won the award for “strangest pitching line I’ll see this season”.  Smit went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs.  He struck out 8.  The strange part is he walked only 1 and had a NO HITTER going!  I’m assuming the 3 Reds errors, combined with the walk allowed Fort Myers to score 2 runs in the 2nd inning.  Thus, Smit left the game after 7 with a no-hitter and a no decision.

Lansing 4 – Dayton 3 (final 10)

Drew Stubbs went 3-5 with a double and 2 runs batted in.  Stubbs is now batting .271/.364/.419 with 44 extra base hits and 23 stolen bases.  Keltavious Jones went 2-4 and added a run.

Kevin Gunter pitched a nice outing in relief.  Gunter threw 2.2 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4.  Gunter has a 3.34 ERA and 31 K’s in 35 innings pitched for Dayton.

Billings 7 – Helena 3

With the win, the Mustangs winning streak has reached 4 in a row.  Brandon Waring went 2-4 with a homerun, 3 rbis, 2 runs scored and a walk.  He’s now batting .307/.369/.614 in 254 ABs.  In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .462 with 9 homeruns and 19 rbis.  Kyle Maunus went 2-5 with a double, 2 rbis, and 2 runs scored.  Maunus is now batting .301/.373/.472 in 163 at-bats.

In his first start for Billings since being called up from the Gulf Coast League, Kyle Lotzkar went 4 hitless, scoreless innings.  He allowed 2 walks while striking 4.  He was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 7 starts in the Gulf Coast League. 



7 Responses

  1. doug

    Jay Bruce hit a HR for Louisville last night…. his 26th of the year, and he now has 80 extra base hits on the season.

  2. doug

    Here is the game log for the 2nd inning of the Sarasota game that explains how the runs scored on Alexander Smit.

    * Juan Portes walks.

    * Dustin Martin hits a sacrifice bunt. Throwing error by third baseman Eric Eymann. Juan Portes scores. Dustin Martin advances to 3rd, on throwing error by first baseman Tonys Gutierrez.

    * Edward Ovalle strikes out swinging.

    * Johnny Woodard out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Gerardo Cabrera. Dustin Martin scores.

    * Korey Feiner grounds out, first baseman Tonys Gutierrez to pitcher Alexander Smit.

  3. Chris W

    Thanks for the pickup on the Bruce homerun. I overlooked that.

    So it was walk, 2 errors on one play, sac fly and 2 runs scored on that. WOW! 😯

  4. Chris W

    Is it just me or do the Reds minor leagues seem to have a problem developing or at least teaching defensive fundamentals? Edwin’s problems are well documented and I’ve commented numerous times on the errors of the GCL Reds. It just seems as though their are always high number of errors for the Reds minor league teams this season.

    Take a look at some of the current guys on the big league club who have came through the system: Edwin and Dunn. Not exactly poster boys for the Golden Glove award.

  5. doug

    I think its just a matter of young players throughout everyones system. Players are promoted based on their bats for the most part (unless you are Joey Votto) and not their gloves.

  6. Bill

    Take a look at the team pitching for the GCL. I can’t find a team error total, but there are a TON of unearned runs in this league. The Reds team was bad, but others were as bad.