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.


Lehigh Valley 12 – Louisville 7

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.


Bakersfield 14 – Visalia 3

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.


Burlington 10 – Dayton 4

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.

4 Responses

  1. Greg Dafler

    Villarreal’s 5th start is his only bad start of the season. I know the organization is relatively high on him, but I wonder what his role is with the club in the future? Trade or eventual bullpen arm?

  2. TC

    Happy to hear the Reds are so thin as to make calling up .211 hitting Lutz from AA. Sounds like sarcasm (and it is a little), but I can’t wait to see Lutz plan. Does he remind me a little a Juan Francisco? Maybe a little. But his work ethic is much better. Perhaps traveling with the show for a few weeks will give him a taste and he’ll figure out what’s wrong with his swing by working with Jacoby.

  3. AccuRater

    Slightly OT. But I just want to let you know that I appreciate your “Down on the Farm” posts. Nice to know who may be in the Reds’ future. Always well written. Thanks.