For Games played on May 4, 2013:
Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola’s SS, Devin Lohman, went 3-3 and hit his 2nd and 3rd homers of the season. He also walked twice. Lohman is 24 and was the Reds 2010 3rd round pick out of Cal State – Long Beach. He’s in his first season at AA, hitting .244/.320/.422 in 26 games.
Billy Hamilton went 2-5 with a run scored and catcher Nevin Ashley went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI (also was picked off and thrown out stealing (and he’s a catcher)). Henry Rodriguez was 1-5, but did hit his first homer of the season.
Pedro Villarreal started for the Bats and threw 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits, a walk and struck out 7. Jose Arredondo picked up his first save with two innings of hitless relief, walking and striking out 2.
Big day for Wahoos SS Devin Lohman as he went 3-3 with 2 homers (1,2) and walked twice. Travis Mattair went 2-5 with a double and Brodie Greene went 2-5.
Josh Smith took the loss, throwing 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6. Chris Manno was ineffective out of the pen as the Biscuits tagged him for 4 runs on 2 hit and 2 walks (and a homer) in his one inning of work. Josh Ravin did have a scoreless inning of work for the Blue Wahoos.
Modesto 3 – Bakersfield 2
The Blaze only collected 3 hits on the day, no one had more than one and there were no extra base hits.
Carlos Contreras threw 7 3 run innings, allowing only 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7. El’Hajj Muhammad and Brian Pearl both threw hitless innings of relief.
Zach Vincej was 2-4 with a double and scored the lone Dragons run.
Pedro Diaz gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, while walking 3 in 4.1 innings of work. Joel Bender threw 2 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks.
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.