For Games played on 4/14:
Minor League Player of the Day: Former Royals farmhand and Blue Wahoo starter, LHP Ryan Dennick, wins today’s award on pretty weak day. He threw 6 innings, allowing only 1 earned run (2 overall) on 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4. The Reds are trying to make a starter out of Dennick, after relieving most of his minor league career. Thus far this year, through 2 starts, he’s 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a WHIP of 1.091. His K/9 is only 4.1 (down significantly from his relief numbers) and his K/BB ratio is only 1.67.
Triple – A
Louisville 2- Toledo 1
Story of the day was Tony Cingrani being pulled after just 2 no hit/ no run innings (he struck out 5). IMO, we’ll be seeing him this week in Cincinnati.
Chad Reineke followed him with 4 innings of 5 hit / 1 run baseball. Jose Arredondo threw 2 shutout innings (1 BB/4 K’s). Kevin Whelan picked up his 2nd save.
Henry Rodriguez was the only Bat with more than one hit, going 2-4 with a double.
Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2
Doing a Reds immitation, the Blue Wahoos blew a 2-0 lead, losing 5-2. Donald Lutz was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. David Vidal was 1-3 with a solo homer (1).
Ryan Dennick went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned on 5 hits, a walk, and 4 strikeouts. Kyle Lotzker, in relief, was ineffective. He threw 2/3 of an innings, allowing 3 hits and a run. Drew Hayes gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in an inning of work.
High – A
Stockton 9 – Bakersfield 2
The Blaze lost for the 10th time in 11 games, committing 4 errors and only getting 7 hits.
Juan Silverio went 3-3 with a double and a triple, but also made 2 of the 4 errors (both fielding). Juan Perez went 2-4
Wildness again was a problem for a Blaze starter, as Tanner Robles walked 4 in 4 innings of work, while also giving up 4 hits in giving up 7 runs (6 earned) in 2.2 innings. Sammy Diaz threw a scoreless 9th.
Great Lakes 13 -Dayton 4
The Loons put it on the Dragons in an ugly game that saw 7 errors committed (3 by the Dragons). Jeff Gelalich went 2-4, as did Carlos Sanchez (double).
Reds 2011 #1 pick, Robert Stephenson had a bad day, only getting through 2.2 innings and allowing 8 runs (6 earned) on 8 hits. Jesus Adames allowed 1 run on 4 hits in 3 innings of relief and Joel Bender threw a scoreless 9th.