Games Played on 06/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Ryan Feierabend: He got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 4 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Louisville 2 – Pawtucket 0

Joey Gathright went 4 for 5 with a 2B. Cody Puckett went 1 for 2 with 2 BB. Dan Dorn walked twice. Kris Negron doubled.

Ryan Feierabend, 4.64 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 4 BB with 5 K. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Donnie Joseph picked up his 2nd save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Chattanooga 7

Beau Mills went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Brodie Greene went 3 for 4 with 2 2B and a BB. P. J. Phillips went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Brian Peacock went 2 for 4 with a BB. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5.

Daniel Corcino, 3.41 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 2 H and 6 BB with 2 K. Mark Serrano (1 IP) and Wirfin Obispo (1.2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Chris Manno got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up his 4th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

High A

Bakersfield 14 – Rancho Cucamonga 9

Kurtis Muller went 3 for 5 with a HR, a 2B, and a SB. Steve Selsky went 3 for 5 with 3 2B. Chris Berset went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Niko Vasquez went 3 for 5 with a BB. Travis Mattair went 2 for 5. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 3 with 3 BB and 3 SB (90). Theo Bowe went 1 for 4 with a 2B, a BB, and 3 SB (27).

Pat Doyle, 4.15 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 8 R, 5 ER, on 8 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Justice French allowed one unearned run over 3 IP of relief. Chris Joyce got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Low A

Bowling Green 3 – Dayton 2

Drew Stubbs lead off and went 1 for 4 with a BB in his rehabilitation assignment. Kyle Waldrop and Yovan Gonzalez each went 2 for 3 with a BB. James Ewing went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Radhames Quezada, 3.75 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 6 H and 2 BB with 5 K. Cole Green added 2 IP of scoreless relief. Michael Dennhardt got the loss allowing 2 R over 2 IP of relief.

Rookie

Helena 6 – Billings 4

Spencer Dickinson went 1 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Brandon Dailey went 1 for 3 with a HR. Jesse Winker and Brennan May each doubled.

Robert Stephenson, 2.00 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 4 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Nolan Becker (1.2 IP) and Sean Lucas (1.1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Jimmy Moran got the loss allowing 3 R over 1 IP of relief.

AZL Padres 10 – AZL Reds 8

Donald Lutz went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a BB. Denis Phipps went 2 for 3 with a 3B. Tanner Rahier went 1 for 3 with a 2B and 2 BB. Ponciano Flores went 2 for 4.

Mitch Clarke, 4.50 ERA, got no decision as he went 2 IP and allowed 1 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 3 K. Jonathan Perez took the loss allowing 7 R over 1.2 IP of relief. Mike Saunders added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

5 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    Drew Stubbs looked completely uninterested in being in Dayton (and I was told he looked that way all three games). He didn’t work counts, didn’t seem to play hard. It seemed apparent to me that he wasn’t happy he was send on a rehab assignment, even if it was just 45 minutes up the road.

    Also, in his last AB yesterday, he swung and missed at a pitch and kind of ran his hand over his lat area, it was probably nothing, but I noticed it and wanted to mention it.

  2. BloodyHo

    Donald Lutz and Denis Phipps are playing again. Two games under their belts and with good results. That’s a very positive development. Phipps was having a disappointing year to say the least, but Lutz was raking before he went down and playing quite a bit of OF.

  3. BloodyHo

    At the beginning of this season, Billy Hamilton was charged with cutting down on his SO and getting better plate coverage, along with improving his defense. In 2010, Hamilton struck out in 18% and walked in 9% of his plate appearances. In 2011, Hamilton struck out in 22% and walked in 9% of his plate appearances. Reducing his SO and improving his plate coverage were essential to his development and long-term success. In 2012, Hamilton has struck out in 16% of his plate appearances and walked in 14% of his plate appearances. That’s significant improvement in anyone’s book. This year, Stubbs has struck out in 26.6% of his plate appearances, Frazier in 24.7%, Bruce in 23.8%, Ludwick in 23.4%, Heisey in 21.8%, Cozart in 20.5%, Rolen in 18.5%, Mesoraco in 18.2% and even Votto in 18.5% of his plate appearances. Only Phillips at 11.6% and Hanigan at 11.4% strike out less than Hamilton. Hamilton has nothing left to prove or develop against A+ pitching. The argument then becomes, his speed is making an inordinate contribution to his BA & OBP … DUH!!! Another argument is that his speed is making an inordinate contribution to his SB success … again DUH!!! Hamilton’s SB technique is sloppy and amatuerish. That is a given, but if his speed masks his lack of technique and he continues to be supremely successful, continuing to play against an inferior level of competition is not going to aide in his development. Hamilton steals at virtually every opportunity and is successful more than 82% of the time. Every pitcher, catcher, infielder, coach and manager knows he is going to steal at every opportunity and he is still successful more than 82% of the time. Joe Morgan stole successfully 81% of the time; Eric Davis stole successfully 84% of the time. If Hamilton is going to improve his technique, he needs to fail (or prove that he won’t fail) against better competition. Bill Bavasi, Jeff Graupe, Eric Davis and Joe Morgan need to focus on Hamilton’s development and get him playing against competition that will challenge his physical capabilities so that Hamilton will need to rely on improving his technique in order to continue his success. As long as the bases are 90 feet apart, playing SS is that same at any level, so Hamilton can continue to work on his defense at any level, although I do not personally think that Hamilton will make the show as a major league SS. Apparently the Reds have a different opinion, so his SS defense should not be holding him back from improving his offense against better competition.

  4. Big Ed

    Lutz played last night as DH at rookie-level Arizona but I assume he will be back at High A shortly.

    As to Hamilton, I’ll defer to these guys’ judgment, having never developed a player in my life. But the AA shortstop is Didi Gregorius, who is a legitimate defensive shortstop with little or no power but decent plate discipline. I think the Reds want to keep Gregorius at short, and they don’t want to change Hamilton’s position in mid-season. If Gregorius went to Louisville, and he may be about ready, he would displace Soft J, who is on the 40-man. Now if Cairo or Valdez were to get struck by a bolt of lightning, . . .

    And Pensacola is going to have several days after tonight off, with the storm.

    • CaptainTonyKW

      Here here!!!

      Lutz played last night as DH at rookie-level Arizona but I assume he will be back at High A shortly.As to Hamilton, I’ll defer to these guys’ judgment, having never developed a player in my life.