For games played on June 9, 2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 27 year old, Bat RHP, Greg Reynolds, ran his record to 7-0 with an outstanding 8 inning performance. He gave up 1 run on 6 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 3. Reynolds came over from the Texas organization, where he was in AAA last year. He is currently having the most success he’s ever had at AAA (though he’s been in the majors a couple of times with Colorado in ’08 & ’11). For the Bats, his ERA is 2.51 and his WHIP is 1.128.
Update: Reynolds can “opt out” of his AAA contract on Saturday.
Denis Phipps was 2-4 with a double. Billy Hamilton is continuing to struggle, after a short hot steak. He was 1-5, but struck out twice. He did steal his 46th and 47th base, but on the season his slash line is .245/.311/.335.
Greg Reynolds went to 7-0 with the Bats, throwing 8 one run innings, allowing only 6 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 3. Kevin Whelen picked up his 5th save with a 1-2-3 9th.
Pensacola 4 – Mississippi 0 Game suspended in the 4th inning
Ray Chang was 2-2 with a homer (1) and Corey Wimberly was also 2-2 when the game was halted.
Daniel Renken started, but only worked one scoreless innings (2 hits). Trevor Bell worked two scoreless innings (a walk, 3 K’s).
Juan Duran was 3-3 with a double, Marquez Smith was 2-4 with a homer (8).
Kyle McMyne gave the Blaze two hitless innings of relief, giving up a walk, striking out 2. Kyle Lotzkar took the loss, giving up a run on two hits, with a walk and a K. Since being sent back to High A, he’s given up 6 earned runs in 13 innings, with 13 hits and 6 walks, while striking out 13.
The Dragons fought back and took the lead in the top of the 8th, but the bullpen gave up 3 in the bottom to send the Dragons down to defeat.
Zach Vincej went 2-2 with a double and 2 walks, Beau Amaral went 2-3 with a walk, and Brandon Dailey went 2-4.
But the Dragons defense was their undoing, as only 1 of the Tin Caps 5 runs on the day were earned, aided by errors by Dailey, Vincej, and 2 by first baseman Daniel Pigott.
2012 first round pick, Nick Travieso, started for the Dragons and gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings. He gave up 7 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 2. Tony Amezcua threw 2 scoreless innings, Wandy Peralta gave up 2 runs (0 earned) in 2/3 of an inning without giving up a hit (1 walk). He took the loss, running his record to 1-5. Sean Lucas gave up a run (unearned) on a hit, walk, and strikeout.
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.