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Down on the Farm

Louisville 4 – Norfolk 1

Jerry Hairston, Jr. only had 1 hit, and made it a big one.  Hairston hit his first homerun of the season in the 5th inning with 2 on and 2 outs to lift the Bats to a 4-1 win.  Hairston is hitting .421/.463/.711 in 10 games this season.

Matt Belisle picked up the win and appears to be on the speedy track back to Cincinnati.  Matt went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 8 hits and a walk while striking out 6.  In 3 minor league starts, he has gone 24.2 innings, allowed 3 earned runs on 17 hits and 1 walk.  He’s struck out 12.

Chattanooga 7 – Huntsville 5

The Lookouts had a 7-1 lead in this game and held on late for a 2 run victory.  Craig Tatum went 3-5 for the Lookouts with a homerun, double, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in.  Sean Henry also hit a homerun, going 2-5 on the night with 2 runs scored, 3 runs batted in, and he added a triple.  Cody Strait also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats.  Strait had a double and scored a run.

Daryl Thompson was stellar once again.  Thompson allowed 1 run on 5 hits and struck out 7 in 5.2 innings of work.  He moved his record to 2-0 on the season and now posts a 0.51 ERA in 17.2 innings. 

Lakeland 17 – Sarasota 3

I think the Reds need to make note and not schedule anymore 10:30 a.m. games the rest of the season.  Sarasota had barely woken up yet and found themselves in a huge hole.  Starter Camilo Vazquez went 2.2 innings, giving up 9 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks.  Obviously the bullpen did not fare much better.  Logan Ondrusek gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in 1.1 innings of relief.  Lee Tabor gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 1 inning of work.

Not much to mention offensively either, other than Juan Francisco went 2-4 with a homerun and an rbi.  It was Juan’s 3rd homerun of the season.

Beloit 8 – Dayton 6; final 11

Keltavious Jones was a single short of the cycle in a 3-5 night.  Jones scored twice, added the lone double, triple, and homerun.  He also drove in 1.  Kevyn Feiner went 2-5 with 2 rbis and Jason Bour went 2-5 with a double and run scored.



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  1. Edison Volquez is included in ESPN’s “The Starting Nine” this week. The focus is young pitchers making a comeback thi year. They made a comment that I wondered a few times during spring training…will we see Volquez eventually in the bullpen, esp the back end of the bullpen.

    Volquez’s long-term success will hinge on whether he’s able to throw strikes and develop a consistent breaking ball to complement his fastball and terrific change. He’s induced a lot of funky, awkward hacks with the pitch in the Grapefruit League and his first two starts. Still, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise if he winds up in the bullpen down the road.

    I don’t see the Reds making the move this early, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see it happen before the end of the season. When Homer is ready to come up for good, I could see Volquez go to a setup role and Burton/Coffey get sent down to AAA.

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