Games Played on 06/28/11
Minor League Player of the Day: Carolina first baseman, Nefi Soto, went 2-4 with a double, homer, and a base on balls.
Gwinnett 9 – Louisville 4
Todd Frazier was 2-3 with a double and Juan Francisco was 2-4 with a homer.
Tennessee 12 – Carolina 11
Jose Castro was 3-4 with a walk, Nefi Soto was 2-4 with a double and homer and walk, Denis Phipps was 2-6 with a triple and homer, Yasmani Grandal was 2-5 with a double, David Cook was 2-5 with 2 doubles.
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Matt Klinker, had a very rough night, giving up 10 runs (7 earned) on 10 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, while striking out 3 in only 4 innings of work.
Stockton 14 – Bakersfield 4
Andrew Means went 3-5.
In his first appearance for the Blaze, Jason Braun went 1/3 of an inning, allowing 8 runs (7 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks. That’s an ERA of 189. I’ve never seen on that high before.
Lansing 9 – Dayton 5
Ronald Torreyes continues his sizzling start at Dayton, going 2-5 and raising his average to .414. His slash line is all BA dependent though…as it’s .414/.433/.448. He’s yet to walk in 7 games.
David Vidal was 2-3 with a double.
Pat Doyle threw 4 innings of one run relief, allowing 4 hits and striking out 3.
Billings 10 – Missoula 6
Robert Maddox went 3-5 with a homer, Dayne Read went 2-5 with a homer, Kyle Waldrop went 2-4, and Sammy Diaz went 2-4.
Mitchell Clarke threw 4 innings of 1 run relief, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5.
AZL Reds 7 – AZL Brewers 4
Spencer Dickinson went 2-4 with a double and triple, Carlos Sanchez went 2-5 with 2 doubles, and Jon Matthews went 2-3 with a double.
Eliezer Beard threw 5 innings of relief, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 9.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.