For games played April 20,2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville Bats RHP, Chad Reineke, threw 5 scoreless innings in his first start of the season for the Bats. Reineke is 31 and in his 4th season in Louisville. Thus far this season, he’s thrown 14.2 innings, allowing only 1 run.
Felix Perez was 2-4 with a double, Josh Fellhauer (stolen base) and Konrad Schmidt both went 2-3. Billy Hamilton had one hit and stole his 11th base.
Chad Reineke made his first start and went 5.2 scoreless innings allowing 5 hits, with 2 walks and 5 hits. Chad Hensley threw 1.1 hitless innings, he was followed by Justin Freeman and Kevin Whelan (who struck out the side, picking up his 3rd save) also threw scoreless/hitless innings.
Pensacola 4 – Jackson 3 11 innings
Devin Lohman went 2-4 with a homer (1) and a walk (he also drove in all 4 Blue Wahoo runs) and Ryan LaMarre went 2-5.
Ryan Dennick started and went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks, 8 strikeouts. Curtis Partch threw a scoreless inning and Lee Hyde picked up his first win with 2 perfect innings of relief work, striking out 3.
Lancaster 11- Bakersfield 4
Juan Perez was the only Blaze batter to have more than one hit, going 2-4.
Carlos Contreras had a decent start, going 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 0 walks, 6 strikeouts. The bullpen was not good though, Jimmy Moran gave up 4 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in an inning and Mike Dennhardt threw 1.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.
Junior Arias went 2-4 (home run (3)), Jesse Winker had his second consecutive 2 hits day, going 2-4.
Robert Stephenson continues to struggle with his pitch counts, going 4.2 innings, allowing 4 hits and 3 walks, thus 2 runs, but he did strike out 7. Tony Amezcua followed with 2.1 hitless/scoreless innings. Bennett Klimesh picked up his first win, with an inning of work, giving up a homer and striking out 2. Sean Lucas picked up his first save with a perfect 9th.
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.