Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old, Pensacola backup catcher Danny Vicioso, went 3-5 and hit his first homer of the season. He drove in 3 runs. Vicioso started with the Reds organization as a 19 year old in the Dominican Summer League. Last year was his first time being promoted during the season, going from Dayton to Bakersfield.
Toledo 4 – Louisville 3 10 innings
Henry Rodriguez went 3-5, Felix Perez went 2-5, and Nefi Soto hit his 5th homer.
Tony Cingrani had his worst start thus far at AAA, he threw 7 innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits. He struck out 9, but didn’t walk a batter. Not too bad for your worst start, huh?
Curtis Partch threw a scoreless inning, but Yohan Pino took the loss, giving up the winner in 1.2 innings of work, on 2 hits and a walk.
The Blue Wahoos jumped all over the Biscuits, early and often. Backup catcher, Danny Vicioso, led the offense, going 3-5 with his first homer of the season; Brodie Greene and David Vidal both went 2-4 with a double and a walk; Devin Lohman went 2-5 with a double, and Travis Mattair hit his 6th homer of the season (and walked twice).
Shaun Ellis, working in relief of starter, Chad Rogers, earned the win, with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief (1 hit, 2 walks, 1 K). Brian Pearl also had a scoreless inning.
Steve Selsky went 2-3 and hit another homer (3rd in 2 games). His 5th homer since being returned to Bakersfield.
Jon Moscot’s record dropped to 1-8 with 6 innings of 4 run, 6 hit, 1 walk, 7 strikeout baseball. Pat Doyle threw a hitless inning, striking out the side.
Junior Arias went 2-2 with a double and a walk, Jesse Winker went 2-4 with a walk, Joe Hudson went 2-4, Seth Mejias-Brean went 2-5 with a double.
Tony Amezcua picked up his second win, against zero losses, throwing 3.2 innings of relief, allowing only 2 hits, 1 run (earned), with a walk and strikeout. Wandy Peralta and Sean Lucas both threw scoreless innings of relief.
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.