Minor League Players of the Day: Danny Hernandez (AZL Reds) 5-5, 4 singles, homerun, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI and Wladimir Balentien (Louisville) 3-5, 2 singles, homerun, 2 runs scored, 5 RBI

AAA
Louisville 19 – Charlotte 6
I guess the big league team and the AAA club got the memo to score a ton of runs and get a ton of hits on Tuesday night.  While the Reds scored 12 runs on 19 hits, they were outdone by the Bats who scored 19 runs on 22 hits.  Wladimir Balentien, Chris Dickerson, Danny Dorn, and Chris Valaika each homered for the Bats.  Yonder Alonso had 4 hits to lead the team in hits for the game.  Balentien, Todd Frazier, and Zack Cozart each had 3 hits.  Dickerson, Juan Francisco, Valaika, and Wilken Castillo had 2 hits each.  Each of the guys mentioned here with the exception of Dorn scored at least 2 runs.  Francisco and Frazier led the way in that category with 3 runs scored each.  

On the pitching side, Jason Isringhausen allowed a run on a hit and 2 walks in .2 innings pitched.  Russ Springer retired the only batter he faced on a strikeout.  Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless inning of relief, striking out 1 and allowing a hit.  Daniel Ray Herrera pitched a perfect inning, striking out 2.  Jared Burton also pitched a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 2.40.

AA
The Mudcats had a scheduled off-day on Tuesday. 

High A
Lynchburg 9 – Frederick 3 
Kyle Day went 3-5 with 2 singles, a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI while Shane Carlson went 2-4 with 2 singles and 2 runs batted in.

Chase Ware improved to 4-3 overall on the season with the win.  Ware allowed 2 runs 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 over 5 innings pitched.

A
The Dragons had a schedule off-day on Tuesday. 

Rookie 
Billings 9 – Casper 0; final 5 innings (completed early)
I assume weather rolled in that caused this game to be cut short after 5 innings.  Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, and his 15th stolen base of the season.  Jefry Sierra was a perfect 2-2 at the plate, scoring a run and driving in a run.

Tanner Robles improved to 2-0 on the season with the complete game shutout.  Robles allowed 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5.

AZL Reds 14 – AZL Brewers 0 
It was a good day to be playing the Brewers.  The AZL Reds scored 14 runs on 20 hits.  As mentioned in the POTD, Hernandez was a perfect 5-5 at the plate and hit his 2nd homerun of the season.  David Vidal hit his 5th homer of the season in a 3-5 game.  Vidal scored twice and drove in 2 RBI.  Stephen Hunt and Samuel Diaz went 3-5.  Hunt drove in 2 RBI and scored a run while Diaz doubled, scored twice, and drove in 2 runs.  

Jonathon Correa pitched 6 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk while striking out 7.  He improved to 4-2 on the season with the win.  Doug Salinas pitched 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3.  

5 Responses

  1. Chris Wilson

    Just noticed that the Reds farm system outscored its opponents 51-9 on the evening. All together, the Reds collectively outscored their opponents 63-13 on the night. That is a pretty good day!

  2. RiverCity Redleg

    @Chris Wilson: And that’s with two teams off. 63 runs from 5 teams, wow. That means that the Reds’ 12 runs were slightly below the organizational average. Slackers 😀 .

  3. Matt WI

    Well, if the Reds are interested in making any deals, I hope that other teams had some scouts at the Louisville game. Yonder would have made a good impression.

  4. Barnes

    Burton, Springer, and Chapman all looking good lately. Good bullpen depth.

  5. lukeukcrazy

    Maybe we could get Tommy Hunter and Elvis Andrus for Yonder Alonso or Fransisco.