For games played on June 8, 2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2011 first round pick, Robert Stephenson, lowered his ERA to 2.97 with 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 8. In his last 6 starts, he’s thrown 38.2 innings, allowing only 4 earned runs on 19 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 51 and he’s only 20 years old. Might be time to think about getting him to Bakersfield soon.
Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double and drove in 2 runs.
Armando Galarraga lost his 4th game (against 4 wins) giving up 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Nick Christiani threw two scoreless innings and newly promoted, Lee Hyde, threw a scoreless 9th.
3B Ray Chang was the only Blue Wahoo with more than one hit, going 2-3 with a walk and scoring a run.
Outstanding start by Ryan Dennick, as he picks up his 3rd win vs 6 losses, going 7.1 innings allowing 6 hits and 1 run while striking out 4. The run scored on a homer in 8th. Loek Van Mil picked up his 5th save with a hitless 9th, where he struck out the side.
Juan Duran went 2-4 with a homer (4), Marquez Smith went 2-5 with a homer (7), and Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with a double.
Bakersfield’s pitchers did not give up an earned run, due to the 4 errors committed by the Blaze. Shane Dyer started and threw 6 innings, allowing 3 unearned runs on 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 2. Carlos Gonzalez threw an inning and 2/3, giving up a run, which got him both a blown save and then the win, though he only gave up 1 hit while striking out 2 (and didn’t give up any runs). Jamie Walczak picked up his 3rd save with 1.1 hitless innings, striking out 1.
Ft. Wayne 1 – Dayton 0 12 innings
Not much to talk about offensively for the Dragons, as no one collected more than one hit, as they only collected 8 hits (none for extra bases) in 12 innings.
Great outing for #1 pick, Robert Stephenson, as he went 7 innings, allowing only 3 hits and no runs, while walking 1 and striking out 8. Joel Bender took the loss (0-2), giving up a run on 2 hits, in 4.1 innings of work.
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.