For games played 4/28/13:
Minor League Player of the Day: 35 year old Louisville infielder, Mike Hessman, went 3-4 with 2 doubles. On the season he’s hitting .205/.281/.508 with 5 homers.
Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 doubles, Henry Rodriguez went 3-4.
Billy Hamilton went 0-5, his BA is down to .202 and his OBP to .280. I know it’s early, but this isn’t good.
Pedro Villarreal started and got blown up, throwing 2.2 innings, allowing 6 runs (all earned) on 8 hits and gave up 3 homers. Nick Christiani followed him and was also ineffective, giving up 2 runs in 2.1 (and another homer). Mike McDougal threw the only scoreless inning for the Bats.
Pensacola at Tennessee had a double header (make up game for Saturday) postponed.
Juan Perez went 4-5 with a walk, Juan Silva went 2-4 with a homer and a walk, Marquez Smith went 2-4 with a double, Ryan Wright was 2-5, Juan Silverio was 2-5 with a double, and Yovan Gonzalez was 2-5.
Jimmy Moran picked up the win in relief of James Allen, with 2.1 innings of hitless relief (though he did walk 3). Kyle McMyne and Pat Doyle threw scoreless innings.
Jeff Gelalich was 2-4 and Humberto Valor was 2-4 with a double.
Jesus Adames threw 3 innings of 1 run relief, which was the high point of the Dragons pitching yesterday. He gave up 3 hits and walked 2.
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.