Games Played on 07/17/12
Minor League Player of the Day: 8th round draft pick, Billings 3B, Seth Mejian-Brean had a pretty good doubleheader, going 4-7 with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving 3 in. Thus far in the Billings season, he’s hitting at a .333/.436/636 clip in 10 games.
Columbus 5 – Louisville 4 10 innings
Xavier Paul (LH hitting OF) continued his hot streak since coming to the Bats. His OPS at Syracuse was .888, and he’s moved that up to 1.180 at Louisville. He was 4-5 last night. Corky Miller was 2-3 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 1-4 with a homer.
Tim Gustafson had a good start for the Bats, going 5.1 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. But the bullpen faltered…Nick Christiani .2 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 1 HR (and to show how stupid the hold stat was, he was credited with his 7th hold), Travis Webb and Jordan Smith both threw scoreless innings, but Donnie Joseph got a blown save with an inning where he gave up 2 hits and a walk, while giving up a run. Kanekoa Texeira took the loss, going .2, giving up the winning run on 2 hits and a walk.
Jacksonville 5 – Pensacola 4 10 innings
Ryan LaMarre was 2-3 with a double, Miguel Rojas was 2-5, and Donald Lutz, in his first game as a Blue Wahoo, went 1-5 with a homer.
Wirfin Obispo started and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning, Curtis Partch threw 1.2 scoreless innings, and Justin Freeman threw a scoreless frame.
The loss went to Mark Serrano, who gave up an unearned run in the 10th.
The Blaze struggled offensively, collecting only 4 hits. The highlight was Travis Mattair’s 1-4 with a homer.
Tanner Robles started and threw 6.2, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits, walking 1, and striking out 6. He did give up two homers. Jamie Walczak threw 1.1 innings of relief. He had a strange line…0 hits, but 1 unearned run, a walk, and 2 strikeouts.
No game scheduled for the Dragons.
2 7 inning games for the Mustangs, to make up for yesterday’s postponed game and they couldn’t have been more opposite.
Grand Junction committed 6 errors in the game. Yikes.
Wagner Gomez was 2-4 with a homer and a double and 4 RBI, Seth Mejias-Brean was 2-4 with a homer and 3 RBI, Brandon Dailey was 2-4 with 2 doubles, Jesse Winker was 2-5.
Ismael Guillon started and threw 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 7. Carlos Ramos threw 2 scoreless innings of relief.
Billings returned the favor in the nightcap, committing 3 errors themselves.
Seth Mejias-Brean was 2-3 with a double.
Dan Langfield threw 2 hitless innings of relief, striking out 4.
Tanner Rahier was 2-4 with a double.
Robert McCaffrey threw 3.1 innings of relief, giving up 2 hits and an unearned run, striking out 2. Robert Lewis-Walker threw a scoreless inning, striking out 2.
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.