Games Played on 07/20/11
Minor League Player of the Day: Carolina Mudcats 1B, Neftali Soto, went 2-5 with his 17th and 18th homers.
Jeremy Hermida went 4-5 with a double, Paul Janish went 2-3 with a homer and walk, and Danny Dorn went 2-5.
Strange game from a pitching standpoint….Matt Maloney returned to the Bats from his injury and got the start, throwing 3 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 1. Carlos Fisher came in and pitched the 4th, then Daryl Thompson threw the last 5 (8 hits, 6 runs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts) and notched the save.
Nefi Soto went 2-5, hitting his 17th and 18th homer. (.279/.339/.598/.937). Denis Phipps was 3-5 with a homer, Eric Campbell and Jose Castro were 3-5 with a double, Denis Cook was 2-4 with a walk, Felix Perez was 2-5.
Kevin Coddington went 3-4 with 2 doubles, knocked in 5 runs, and stole a base, Brodie Greene went 2-4 with a double and homer, Chris Richburg went 2-4.
Mark Serrano went 6 innings, only giving up 2 runs (both earned), but did give up 5 hits and 4 walks while striking out 5. He did get the win.
Ronald Torreyes went 4-5 with a double (.375/.417/.527/.943), David Vidal went 3-4 with a double and drove in 4 runs, Donald Lutz went 2-5 with a double, and Theo Bowe went 2-4.
Billy Hamilton also picked up his 71st steal and his 29th error.
Daniel Corcino threw his third consecutive sub-par start, going 6 innings allowing 4 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Since the All Star Break, he’s thrown 18 innings and given up 15 runs in 3 starts.
The Billings Mustangs had the day off.
Ryan Wright was 3-4 with a double, Brennan May was 2-4, and Robert Ramirez was 2-5.
Tanner Robles threw 6 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 9. I believe he’s here on some type of rehab assignment.
Chris Joyce kept his ERA at 0 with a perfect 7th inning. In his 6th game, he’s thrown 8 innings, allowing 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 10.
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.