Games played on May 11, 2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old, Kyle Waldrop, outfield of the Bakersfield Blaze, went 3-4 with 2 homers (his 6th and 7th) and had a walk. Waldrop was the 12th round pick in 2010 from Riverdale HS in Ft. Myers, Florida. Waldrop is off to a slow start in Bakersfield, with a slash line of .217/.265/.406. He had a .767 OPS last year in Dayton and .776 the year before in Billings.
Henry Rodriguez went 3-5, Denis Phipps went 2-3 with a SB, Kris Negron went 2-4, Billy Hamilton went 2-5 and his 18th SB, and Felix Perez was 1-2 with a homer (5) and 3 walks.
Chad Reineke had a bad start, he went 4.2 innings, allowing 8 runs (7 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks. Curtis Partch gave up a run on 2.1 innings and Kevin Whelan gave up a run in 2 innings.
Devin Lohman was 2-3 with a double and Bryson Smith was 2-4 with a homer.
Tim Crabbe got the loss, throwing 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (none earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks, he struck out 4, but gave up 2 homers. Lee Hyde and Wilken De La Rosa threw scoreless innings. Drew Hayes has a rough outing, giving up 3 runs (all earned) on 1 hit and a walk in a third of an inning.
Bakersfield 6 – Modesto 5 10 innings
Kyle Waldrop went 3-4 with 2 homers (6,7) and a walk. Juan Silverio went 3-5 with a homer (3). Marquis Smith went 2-5.
Carlos Gonzalez, in his second start, threw 3 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and striking out 5.Jimmy Moran threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking 1 and striking out 3. Pat Doyle picked up the win in relief, going to 3-0, with an inning of hitless relief, striking out 1.
Ft. Wayne 5 – Dayton 3
Zach Vincej was 2-4 with a homer (1), Robert Ramirez went 2-3 with a double, and Beau Amaral went 2-4.
Drew Cisco took the loss (2-3), he threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and struck out 4. Jesus Adames was ineffective in relief, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings. Joey Housey threw the final 1.2 innings, holding the TinCaps hitless while walking 2 and striking out 3.
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.