Games Played on 06/25/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RF Feliz Perez (.267/.315/.360) had a double, homer on the way to a 3-4 night. He drove in a run and scored two.
Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double and homer, Miguel Rojas was 3-4 with a double, Daryl Jones was 2-4 with a double, Cody Puckett hit his second homer.
Chad Reineke threw 6.2 innings of 5 hit, 3 run baseball with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning and Jordan Smith got the save (10) with an inning and a third of hitless relief.
Josh Fellhauer went 4-4 with a double, Brian Peacock went 2-4 with a double, Ryan LaMarre went 2-5.
J.C. Sulburan had a hard time finding the plate, walking 8 batters (but only giving up 2 hits) while giving up 3 runs in 5 innings. He did strike out 7. He took the loss (5-5). Drew Hayes, Wirfin Obispo, and Chris Manno all threw scoreless innings of relief.
Visalia 5 – Bakersfield 4 10 innings
No one had more than one hit for the Blaze, Kurtis Muller had a double, Billy Hamilton stole his 91st base (also caught for the 18th time).
Chad Rogers started and threw 5 innings, 3 runs, 8 hits, a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Kyle McMyne threw a scoreless inning and Brooks Pinckard threw 2 (though he walked 5 in those two innings).Michael Griffin took the loss, allowing the winning run in .2 of an inning.
Ryan Wright went 3-4 with 2 doubles, Kyle Waldrop went 2-3 with a walk, Juan Perez went 2-5.
El’Hajj Muhammad threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, but did allow 2 hits and 2 walks.
Spencer Dickinson went 3-4 with a double, Carlos Sanchez went 2-5.
Ismael Gullion started and threw 4 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run. He walked 2 and struck out 6. Bennett Klimesh thew 1.1 scoreless innings, and Matt Wiley picked up his 3rd save of the young season with a scoreless 9th.
Rehabbing Denis Phipps went 2-5, and rehabbing Donald Lutz went 1-3. Avain Rachal went 3-4 with a double, Ronald Bueno went 2-5.
Wandy Peralta went 4 innings of relief, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Abel De Los Santos threw a scoreless inning.
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.