2013 Draft Notes:
— The Reds signed their first round draft pick, Phillip Ervin, shortly after the draft ended.
— Earlier this week, we shared links to stories and videos on the great story of Reds 9th round pick, Chad Jones. More recently this article states that Jones has talked with Jocketty and will report to Arizona so the Reds can get “a fresh set of eyes on me” to evaluate him for minor-league assignment.
The Dayton Dragons announced the Reds pitching prospect Robert Stephenson has been placed on the 7-day DL with a strained left hamstring. The injury occurred during his regular running routine and not while on the mound.
Games Played on 6/12/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Steve Selsky went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, a homerun, with 3 runs scored and 4 RBI.
No game scheduled for Louisville.
No game scheduled for Pensacola.
Visalia 14 – Bakersfield 9
The Rawhide scored three times in the top of the first inning and never lost the lead the rest of the way. Jon Moscot allowed 4 runs in the first 4 innings on 6 hits and 4 walks. The Rawhide’s big 7-run 5th inning put the game out of reach. Kyle Lotzkar started the inning, but only retired one batter. Lotzkar gave up 3 hits, 2 walks, and hit a batter. All 6 of those runners eventually came around to score.
The Blaze scored a lot of their own runs on the power of 12 hits, 6 walks, and 5 Visalia errors. Steve Selsky led the offense, going 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, a homerun, scoring 3 times and collecting 4 RBI. Yorman Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs scored. Juan Silverio had 3 RBI without getting a hit.
Like Bakersfield, Dayton also collected 12 hits and walked 5 times in the loss. Brandon Dailey (2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI) hit a solo homerun in the 5th inning. Seth Mejias-Brean (2-for-4, BB, 2B, R, RBI) extended his hitting streak to 7 games. Joe Terry and Jeff Gelalich also had a pair of hits each.
Sal Romano didn’t walk a batter but was roughed up for 7 runs (6 earned) on 8 hits over the first 5 innings.