Games Played on 04/28/11

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville C Devin Mesoraco: He went 4 for 5 with 2 BB in a DH.


Louisville 3 – Durham 2 (DH Game 1 – 7 Innings)

Devin Mesoraco went 2 for 3. Todd Frazier and Yonder Alonso each homered. Corky Miller stole a base.

Matt Maloney got no decision as he went 4 IP allowing 1 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Jose Arrendondo got the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief.

Louisville 11 – Durham 5 (DH Game 2 – 7 Innings)

Devin Mesoraco went 2 for 2 with 2 BB. Dave Sappelt went 2 for 4 with a HR. Yonder Alonso and Brian Barton each added 2 H and a 2B. Todd Frazier clubbed his 5th HR of the season and his second of the day.

Scott Carroll picked up the win going 6 IP allowing 3 R on 7 H and 1 BB with 4 K.


Tennessee 8 – Carolina 5

Jose Castro, Felix Perez, and Chris McMurray each had two singles.

Travis Webb earned the loss as he went 4.1 IP and allowed 7 R on 9 H and 2 BB with 7 K.

High A

Visalia 4 – Bakersfield 1

Stephen Hunt went 2 for 3 with a BB and the 22 year old OF is now sporting a slash line of .536/.606/1.036/1.642 in 28 AB.

Josh Ravin took the loss as he went 4.1 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 2 BB with 8 K.

Low A

Dayton 6 – Fort Wayne 2

Yorman Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with a 3B. David Vidal went 3 for 4 with 2 2B. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 2 with 2 2B and a BB.

Daniel Renken got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 10 K. Chad Rogers added two scoreless innings of relief.

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10 Responses

  1. Red Leg Bill

    Wait! Did you say the ‘Stache’ stole a base?

    • BenL

      Wait! Did you say the ‘Stache’ stole a base?

      Exactly my thought… How did that happen?

      • Ethan D

        Exactly my thought… How did that happen?

        Ha the pitcher and catcher must have REALLY not been paying attention.

  2. Greg Dafler

    Nice – Barnhart on base all 4 times to the plate…he has been on base in 14 of the 15 games he has played. Also in the Dragons game, Barnhart threw out both TinCaps who attempted to steal 2nd base. He has thrown out 10 of 24 (42%) attempts so far on the season.

    Worth noting that Mesoraco has not yet had a passed ball at Louisville in 15 games this year or 13 games last year. He had 13 PB in 2010 in 80 games at A+/AA prior to his promotion to AAA. He had 25 PB in 2008/09 in 147 games at A/A+.

  3. Ethan D

    A lot of players had big days down there. Mesoraco, Frazier, Sappelt, and Yorman.

    I don’t know why, but I’m excited about Felix Perez for some reason.

  4. Greg Dafler

    An oddity – players on the Bakersfield team have been HBP 22 times in 21 games.

    Andrew Means has been beaned the most – 7 times in 20 of those games. Three other players (Campbell, LaMarre, Richburg) have each been HBP 3 times.

    Compare that to team totals for the other affiliates: 11 times for Louisville, 6 times for Carolina, and 6 times for Dayaton. Except for Jeremy Hermida’s 3 HBP, no other Reds minor league has been HBP more than twice so far this season.

    A Bakersfield strategy or a bunch of disliked players?

  5. RiverCity Redleg

    @Greg Dafler: Isn’t that Ken Griffy Sr there?

    Note to Tom: Chattanooga isn’t our AA team anymore.

    Devin Mesoraco has been very good on both sides, O/D, since arriving in Louisville.

    You gotta love Minor League nicknames: the Fort Wayne Tin Caps… I love it.

    • Greg Dafler

      Isn’t that Ken Griffy Sr there?

      Yes, Griffey is the coach at Bakersfield. According to his stats page on, Griffey was only HBP 8 times as a Cincinnati Red (1,224 games) and only 14 times in his 2,097-game MLB career

  6. dn4192

    Okay how long does Mesoraco stay in Louisville this season? Any way we start a poll on his call up date?

  7. RC

    I have a sneaking suspicion that, barring super duper emergency, we don’t see Mesoraco up here until the rosters expand. For many reasons, the best of which would be not to interrupt his development this year, and because Corky is pretty capable if someone gets hurt. Speaking of which, when you said Corky “stole a base”, you mean he snuck out between innings when nobody was looking and physically *took* one of the bases, right?