Games Played on 8/22/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Willie Harris hit two homeruns for the Louisville Bats.

Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week: Andrew Cisco was named Pioneer League pitcher of the week for shutout performances against Idaho Falls and Ogden last week. His line was (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 10 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 7 K)

AAA
Indianapolis 7 – Louisville 5

Willie Harris was 2-for-5 with 2 solo homeruns. Felix Perez was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Henry Rodriguez (1-for-5 with a double) made a rare start at shortstop, his 4th appearance of the year at that position.

The Bats committed four errors on the night, but it led to only 1 unearned run. Each of the 4 Louisville pitchers allowed at least 1 run. Kanekoa Texeira got the start, but was pulled after allowing 5 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 innings.


AA
Montgomery 9 – Pensacola 8

Bryson Smith was 2-for-5 with a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Josh Fellhauer was 2-for-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. David Vidal had a 3-run homerun and a sac fly RBI.

After spending most of the year in the bullpen, Mark Serrano (6ip, 4h, 2r, 1er, 1bb, 5K) threw his second straight strong start. Justin Freeman took the loss, allowing 3 runs in the 9th inning. Combined with the two runs allowed Tuesday, these were the only 5 runs allowed by Freeman in the 28.1 innings he’s thrown since the AA all-star break. He has been great throughout the second half.

High A
Bakersfield 10 – Inland Empire 5

Danny Vicioso (3-for-4, double, homerun, RBI, 2 runs scored) hit his 3rd homerun of the season and extended his hitting streak to 8 games. Ryan Wright (2-for-5, stolen base, run scored)also pushed his hitting streak to 8 games. Travis Mattair and Dominic D’Anna each had 3 hits.

Daniel Renken went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 7.

Low A
Bowling Green 12 – Dayton 5

Nick O’Shea was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Yorman Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Robert Stephenson had a rough outing: 3.1 innings, 7 runs (4 earned), 7 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Rookie
Idaho Falls 11 – Billings 5

Jesse Winker was 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored. Daniel Pigott was 2-for-4 with a double. Zachary Vincej went 1-for-2 with a walk, a sac fly RBI, and a run scored.

Making his 3rd start in 13 appearances, Joel Bender went three innings, allowing 9 runs on 11 hits and a walk.

AZL Reds had the night off.

12 Responses

  1. TC

    Bryson Smith was 2-for-5 with a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Josh Fellhauer was 2-for-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored.

    And Louisville has 4 OFs. Strange.

    • hotto4votto

      Bryson Smith was 2-for-5 with a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Josh Fellhauer was 2-for-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored.

      And Louisville has 4 OFs.Strange.

      I have felt that LaMarre was long overdue for a promotion. He’s got a great glove, speed, and has hit at a good clip. He’s probably our closest, legitimate OF prospect at this time in the minor leagues (barring a move of Hamilton to the OF). Also, Smith has hit at all 3 levels he’s been at this year, and Fellhauer has hit well all year in more of a platoon situation. I expect both to be in L-ville next year.

      With that being said, Pensacola is fighting for a playoff push and the Bats are beyond hopeless for this year, so the organization may feel it’s best to keep them together to play meaningful games.

  2. BloodyHo

    Greg, are you ‘DAF’ (I bet you’ve never heard that one before, eh?) How can you name willie Harris MLPoD when Billy Hamilton was 1-1 with an RBI and set a NEW minor league stolen base record with his 148th stolen base of the year? What’s wrong with you man?

    (sorry I haven’t figured out how to use the emoticon tags…)

    • Matt WI

      (sorry I haven’t figured out how to use the emoticon tags…)

      Unless you’re using a phone, which is something I don’t have experience logging on with, on a regular computer you just click on the one you want to use and it gets automatically inserted where your cursor is. 😀 💡 8)

  3. BloodyHo

    On a more serious note, are the Reds converting Texeira to a starter? He has now made 3 starts (2 consecutive) in less than a month and appears to be slowly stretching out his innings.

    • Bill Lack

      On a more serious note, are the Reds converting Texeira to a starter?He has now made 3 starts (2 consecutive) in less than a month and appears to be slowly stretching out his innings.

      I wonder if this is more necessity than plan…?

  4. BloodyHo

    Billy Hamilton is starting to scare the pants off me. It’s not his stolen bases; it’s his total, consistent, superb offensive performance. Speed does that, since barring injury, speed never slumps.

    In A+ this year:
    .323/.413/.439/.852
    In AA this year:
    .307/.429/.423/.852

    Those aren’t just good numbers, they are scary good numbers! Get this, Hamilton’s walk rate in AA is just a hair shy of 18%. That’s Votto (just a hair over 18%) good!

    I don’t want him in a September call-up to the ML. I want him in Arizona working on his OF skills and his base-stealing technique (not numbers). Hamilton starts in the Bats OF after spring training 2013, and if he continues to produce at the rate he is producing now…

  5. BloodyHo

    Thanks Matt. I think I was trying to copy and paste before and that wans’t working so good.

  6. seat101

    I love it that so many people are paying such close attention and commenting on what they see and think and what they think they see. Greg, thanks for putting this together every day!