For Games played on 4/13:
Minor League Player of the Day: Blue Wahoo starter, Chad Rogers, threw 6 very strong innings, allowing only 1 run on 2 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 2. Rogers was the Reds 28th round pick in 2010 and split time between Bakersfield and Pensacola last season. In 21 California league starts, he was 6-4 with a 3.15 ERA, in 6 AA starts, his ERA dropped to 1.99 with a WHIP of 1.042. In two starts for the Blue Wahoos in 2013, his ERA is 2.45 and his WHIP is .727.
Triple – A
Toledo 8 – Louisville 0
The Bats collected all of 2 hits, one by Billy Hamilton (also collected his 7th SB) and one by Felix Perez.
Daniel Corcino pitched ok in his start, going 5 giving up 2 runs on 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 4. Nick Christiani threw 1.2 scoreless, allowing only one hit. Mark Prior got lit up, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits in 2/3 of an inning.
Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2
Tucker Barnhart continued his hot start, going 3-4. The Two Blue Wahoo runs came on homers by Donald Lutz (3) and Travis Mattair (2).
Outstanding start by Chad Rogers, going 6, allowing 2 hits and a run, while walking 1 and striking out 5.
But the bullpen was not good, Loek Van Mil giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in an inning and Chris Manno, in his first appearance off the DL, only lasting 2/3, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 walks.
High – A
Stockton 4 – Bakersfield 3 12 innings
The Blaze lost for the 9th time in 10 games, battling back from a 2-0 and 3-1 deficit, before losing in 12.
Juan Silverio went 2-5 with a homer. He was the only player on the Blaze with more than one hit.
The Blaze’s #5 starter, Radhammes Quezada, continues to fight his control. After giving up 7 walks in his first start, he did it again on Saturday, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits (and 7 walks) in 2.2 innings.
Great relief work by Pat Doyle (3.1 scoreless, 2 hits, and 3 K’s), Jimmy Moran (2 scoreless, 1 hit, 2 walks), El’Hajj Muhammed (2 scoreless, 2 hits, 2 K’s) kept the game within reach.
But the day after getting the Blaze’s first win, Michael Dennhardt took the loss, going 1.1 giving up the winning run on a hit after two walks.
Great Lakes 2 -Dayton 1 Game 1
Robert Ramirez went 2-3 and Wagner Gomez hit his first homer as a Dragon. That was the extent of the Dragons offense in Game 1.
The lack of offense wasted an outstanding start by Drew Cisco, who threw 7 one run innings, allowing only 7 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 2. Joel Bender took the loss, giving up the winning run on 3 hits in 1 inning of work.
Great Lakes 5 – Dayton 1Game 2
The Dragons offense didn’t show up in the second game either, where they gathered only 2 hits. (Jeff Gelalich went 1-3 with a triple and Joe Hudson went 1-3 with a double).
A close game was blown open in the 6th when Sal Romano tired (5.2 IP 5 H 4 R 3 ER 3 BB 3 K) and Sean Lucas couldn’t close the door (1.2 2 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 0 K).
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.