Games played 04/11/08

AAA

Louisville 8 – Pawtucket 5

Andy Green, Andy Phillips, Jerry Gil, Chris Dickerson, and Paul Janish were all 2 for 4. Jay Bruce hit his 2nd HR of the season. Dave Ross was 0 for 2 with 2 BB as the DH on a rehab assignment.

Adam Pettyjohn started and gave up all five Pawtucket runs going 5.1 IP allowing 6 H and 5 BB. Bill Bray and Jim Brower both tossed 1.2 IP of scoreless relief. Marcus McBeth recorded the last out of the game for the cheap save.

AA

Birmingham 5 – Chattanooga 3

Shaun Cumberland was 1 for 3 with 2 BB. Jose Castro added a double.

James Avery started and gave up 3 R over 4.1 IP allowing 9 H and 3 BB while striking out 3. Carlos Fisher tossed 2.2 IP of scoreless relief not allowing a baserunner with 4 Ks.

High A

Tampa 11 – Sarasota 4

Justin Turner went 3 for 5. Juan Francisco and Drew Stubbs both went 2 for 4. Francisco hit his 2nd HR of the season.

Daniel Guerrero had a really rough start, allowing 10 R in 2.2 IP. Three of the tem hits he allowed were homers. Misael DeJesus allowed 1 R over 3.1 IP in relief and Ruben Medina tossed two scoreless IP.

Low A

Dayton 8 – Fort Wayne 1

Michael McKennon was 3 for 5 with 2 2Bs. Justin Reed went 3 for 4 and scored twice. Brandon Waring was 2 for 4.

Luis Montano gave up just one unearned run over 5.2 IP as the starter. He allowed just 3 H and a BB while recording 5 Ks. Raymond Jeffords, 2 IP, and Joseph Krebs, 1.1 IP both went unscored on in relief.

About The Author

Tom Diesman is a Cincinnati area native and grew up in Northern Kentucky and Clermont County. He currently resides in central Indiana. Tom makes his living doing UNIX System and Storage Administration. He fell in love with baseball and the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era, and Johnny Bench is his all-time favorite Reds player. Tom is still an avid follower of the Reds, and longs for the organization to bring winning baseball back to Cincinnati.

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2 Responses

  1. GregD

    Is this just a good streak early in the season or has BJ Szymanski turned the corner? He has a hit in all 9 AA games so far this year; 13 for 33 with 5 extra base hits & 1.109 OPS. However, his bb/k rate is a really high 0/13.

  2. doug

    Greg,
    Its good to see that Szymanski is hitting well, but its not going to continue if he keeps striking out 38% of the time he steps to the plate. That number is beyond ridiculous. He has been incredibly lucky with his balls in play falling in. Unless he cuts down on the strikeouts big time, he will struggle to hit .250.