Games Played on 08/23/11
Minor League Players of the Day: Carolina Mudcats starter, Pedro Villarreal, went 7 innings, allowing only 1 run on 5 hits, walking none, and striking out 4.
Jeremy Hermida was 3-5 with a double and homer, Denis Phipps continues his incredible season, going 3-5 with a double and a stolen base, Chris Valaika went 3-5, and Kris Negron went 2-5.
Jared Burton threw a hitless inning.
Henry Rodriguez was 3-4 with 2 doubles and Josh Fellhauer was 2-4.
Pedro Villarreal threw 7 very strong innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and striking out 4. Kyle McCulloch picked up the win with two hitless innings of relief, striking out 2.
Brodie Greene went 3-5 with a double, Andrew Means went 3-5, Jordan Wideman went 2-5 (and grounded into 2 DPs), Alex Buchholz went 1-4 and hit his 8th homer of the year.
Andrew Bowman threw 2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and walking 2. Derrik Lutz took the loss with a very strange looking pitching line, he threw 1/3 of an inning, allowing a hit and a walk and gave up 4 runs, all earned. I’m not sure how that happens?
Billy Hamilton continued his hot streak, going 2-5 and stealing his 92nd base. Last 10 games, his slash numbers are .463/.542/.488, but for the season, he’s still only at .269/.333/.347. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, was 2-4, as was Juan Duran.
Junior Arias was 3-4 with a double, homer and walk, Yovan Gonzalez was 3-5 with a homer, Ryan Wright was 2-4 with a triple and a homer, and Bryson Smith was 2-3.
Jason Braun picked up the win, going 3.1, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out none. James Allen pitched a scoreless 9th, allowing a walk and a strikeout.
Gabriel Rosa went 3-5 with a triple, Brennan May went 1-3 with a homer (7) and a walk.
Jim Moran got the win, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, 2 walks, and getting a K. Alejandro Chacin picked up his 11th save with 1.2 hitless innings, striking out 3.
Note: Steve Selsky has hit 6 homers in 17 games (63 ABs), the league leader has 9, he’s played in 42 games (157 ABs).
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.