For Games played on May 5, 2013:
Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola RH starter, Tim Crabbe, threw 7 innings of 4 hit baseball, walking 1 and striking out 6. The 25 year old Crabbe was the Reds 14th round pick in ’09. He’s off to a strong start in his second stint at Pensacola, with an ERA of 2.60 in 6 starts with a WHIP of 1.096 and a BB/K ratio of 3.29.
Mike Hessman was 2-3 with a homer (7) and a walk. Felix Perez was 2-4 with a homer and Denis Phipps was 2-4 (with an error).
Daniel Corcino gave up 7 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Curtis Partch and Nick Christiani both threw scoreless/hitless innings walking one.
Brodie Green went 3-5 with a double, Mike Gilmartin went 2-3 with a homer (1) and a walk. Bryson Smith went 2-4 with a homer (2), Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, went 2-4, and Travis Mattair hit his 3rd homer.
Tim Crabbe picked up his 2nd win of the season, throwing 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and a run while walking 1 and striking out 6. Drew Hayes threw a scoreless inning in the 9th.
Dominic D’Anna was 2-4 with a double and Juan Duran was 2-4.
Jake Johnson started and threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits, not walking or striking anyone out. In one of those strange line scores, Brooks Pinkard gave up 3 runs (all earned) w/o giving up a hit, while walking 2 in an inning of work. Kyle McMyne threw a scoreless inning.
Zach Vincej had a second straight 2 hit game (3 of last 4). Catcher Joe Hudson was 1-3 with a double.
Drew Cisco took the loss, throwing 5 innings, allowing 9 hits and 3 walks, but only 2 runs. Wandy Peralta threw 2 scoreless innings and Sean Lucas threw a perfect 8th.
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.