For games played 4/27/13:
Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old, Neftali Soto, went 3-4 and hit his first homer of the season in a losing effort. A 3rd round draft pick in 2007, Nefi started the season on the DL and the lack of power that he showed last year as he moved to AAA has continued thus far into this year. (.273/.322/.382)
Nefi Soto was 3-4 and hit his first homer of the season and Nevin Ashley was 2-4.
Greg Reynolds started for the Bats and threw 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with a walk and 8 striketouts.
Jose Arredondo had a blown save and took the loss with a bad outing, pitching 1.1, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. His ERA is 4.50 working out of the Bats bullpen.
Pensacola at Tennessee was postponed
Juan Perez was 1-4 with a homer (1) and that was the offense for the Blaze.
Jon Moscot gave the Blaze a good start, 5.1 IP 0 R 0 ER 2 H 3 BB 7 K. Mike Dennhardt took the loss in relief, giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits and a walk in 1.2 innings.
Brooks Pinckard threw 2 hitless innings, striking out 3.
Jesse Winker went 3-4 with a double. That was about all the highlights for the Dragons on the day.
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.