Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 7/12/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Bakerfield teammates
–Steve Selsky was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, solo homerun, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
–Jamie Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11 as he allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings.

AAA
Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 5
In their first game back from the all-star break, every Bat starter had at least one hit including the starting pitcher Gustafson. However, the pitching couldn’t stop the Braves from scoring in 6 different innings.

Didi Gregorius made his AAA debut at shortstop (with Paul Janish sliding over to 2B.) Gregorius was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Henry Rodriguez also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with an RBI. Xavier Paul made his Bats debut (1-for-4 with a double and a run scored) after being picked up by the Reds. His line with AAA Syracuse was .315/.376/.512 in 213 at-bats.

Starter Tim Gustafson gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work. Of the 5 Louisville pitchers to pitch Thursday, only Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless inning.

Former Reds prospect Buddy Carlyle got the win for the Gwinnett Braves.

AA
Pensacola was rained out.


High A
Bakersfield 4 – Stockton 3
Steve Selsky was a single short of the cycle as he went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and homerun. Selsky scored twice and had three RBI.

Jamie Walczak (3-2, 5.21 ERA) allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings. Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11. Kyle McMyne was brought in with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning and struck out Michael Gilmartin to end the game. The outing extended McMyne scoreless streak to 9.1 innings over his last 10 outings.

Low A
Dayton 8 – Peoria 5
The Dragons pounded out 16 hits in the game with every starter picking up at least one hit. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley was 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, and 3 RBI. His triple was the lone extra base hit for the Dragons. Juan Perez was also 3-for-5 with a stolen base, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Stalin Gerson (4-6, 4.42 ERA) allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings. He walked one and struck out 4.

Rookie
Orem 8 – Billings 3
Seth Mejias-Brean had a solo homerun in 4 at-bats. Robert Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Sal Romano (1-2, 5.40 ERA) was roughed up for 4 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in 3.1 innings.

AZL Reds 4 – AZL Dodgers 3
Josh Kennelly was 2-for-3 with a solo homerun, a walk and two runs scored. Argenis Aldazoro was 3-for-4 with two double and an RBI.

Pedro Diaz allowed 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 unearned runs in 3.1 innings while striking out 6. Abel De Los Santos pitched a perfect 9th inning for his first professional save. Santos has a 3 BB/ 12 K ration and is yet to be scored on in 6 outings this season with the AZL Reds.

7 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. From the descriptions on the radio broadcast of the Bats game, Didi apparently made quite an impression with the leather in addition to the 2 hits & 2 RBI in the #2 hole.

  2. Sort of related, but Buster Olney says the Reds are in the running to land Justin Upton.

    Cincinnati Reds: They probably couldn’t make a deal for Upton without surrendering dynamic minor league prospect Billy Hamilton as part of their offer.

    Here’s a question: Do we need someone like Upton or someone like Span more? A leadoff hitter or a middle of the order hitter? Obviously, Upton is more talented that Span, but does he fill a NEED for us? And another thing: If we can trade for Span and keep Hamilton, would that be better than trading for Upton and having to give up Hamilton?

    Just things to think about. It really depends on what each would take to get. And I hope we can include either Stubbs or Heisey as part of either trade.

  3. You really have to wonder why the D-Backs are so willing to give up on Upton, who isn’t even 25 yet.

    • I just saw where the Reds released Joey Gathright from Louisville..can’t say I understand it.

      The guy seriously must have the plague. He puts up about league average numbers wherever he goes, but is never given a shot.

      Something very suspicious about that.

  4. @CI3J: Heck, make a run at both Upton and Span. I’d guess that the package required for Upton’s services would be prohibitive. Span should be obtainable w/o too much effort. He had a great OBP his first couple of years, but I think he’s been about .330 OBP the past 2.5 years. Better than what we’re getting now, and he’s left handed, but I’m would trade too many prospects for .330 OBP with no power.

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