Games Played on 07/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings starter, RHP Andrew Cisco threw 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing only 5 hits and striking out 4. Cisco was 6th round pick in 2010 and is seeing his first professional action this season.


Louisville 4 – Buffalo 1

Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double, Didi Gregorius was 2-3 and hit his 3rd homer since coming to Louisville. (I have to believe this is an abberation.)

The Bats got a strong start from Chad Reneke, who threw 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5. Someone named Will Ohmann (where are these guys coming from?) threw a scoreless inning. Nick Christiani got the win, throwing a couple of scoreless innings and Donnie Joseph picked up his 5th save, with a scoreless 9th, striking out the side.


Huntsville 6 – Pensacola 1

Ryan LaMarre went 2-4 with a homer, Donald Lutz went 2-4.

Tony Cingrani got racked up, going 5.1, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 7. He gave up two long balls. This outing raised his ERA all the way to 2.15.

Nice relief work by the pen though, Brian Pearl threw 1.2 one hit innings, and Mark Serrano and Chris Manno threw hitless innings.

High A

San Jose 12 – Bakersfield 0

It doesn’t appear that Bakersfield came back from their day off, as they got a royal butt-kicking at the hands of the Giants. Stephen Hunt was 2-2 with 2 walks and Steve Selsky was 2-4.

The pitching was pretty brutal, with the only one worth mentioning being Jamie Walczak, who threw 2 innings, only giving up 1 run on a hit and a walk. Yeah, it was THAT kind of day for the Blaze’s pitching staff.

Low A

Night off for the Dragons.


Grand Junction 4 – Billings 3

Beau Amaral was 3-5 with 2 doubles, Zachary Vincej was 2-4 with a double.

Nice start by Andrew Cisco, who threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 4.

AZL Rangers 3 – AZL Reds 1

Reds only had 6 hits and no one had more than one.

Luke Moran threw 3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 3. Abel De Los Santos and Jackson Stephens also threw scoreless innings.

7 Responses

  1. BloodyHo

    Well Cingrani got a heaping big helping of humble pie last night. What a fabulous season he has experienced this year. A little wakeup call shouldn’t hurt and may even help. 6 hits and 2 HR in 5+ innings is certainly not good but he still only had 2 BB & 7 SO in the game.

  2. Bill Lack

    Anyone know the story on Andrew Cisco? I’m assuming arm surgery, but don’t know for certain…

  3. Greg Dafler

    Will Ohman came from the White Sox…was actually released by the White Sox earler this month & the Reds signed him to a minor league deal. He’s been an effective LOOGY in the majors the past three years. I could see the Reds bringing him up when rosters expand in September.

    slash line vs. LHB
    2010: .229/.323/.313 in 99 PA
    2011: .234/.299/.374 in 118 PA
    2012: .186/.250/.305 in 64 PA

    Not too different than his career line vs lhb: .210/.294/.348 in 754 PA.

  4. GRF

    What do people think of Ryan LaMarre? Coming into this year it seemed like he had a 4th outfielder type ceiling. Still not hitting for power, but is he a real prospect at this point?

  5. Floyd

    As far as Gregorius’ power numbers, I’ve heard before that good hitters tend to hit more HRs as they advance through the system. Something to do with pitchers consistently putting balls in or around the strike zone as opposed to Rookie League and A pitchers being all over the place. That could be totally false, just what I’ve heard…

  6. TC

    @GRF: Not sure why you say he’s a 4th OF. He’s projected to be an everyday CF. He’s a high OBP, speed/lead-off type hitter. Can hit for power, but that is not his game. Had 55 SBs last year. Currently .754 OPS at AA. Was a 2nd rounder in 2010, and on the Winter caravan last year. Needs some polish, but NOT a 4th OF ceiling.