Games Played on 06/18/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 3B Neftali Soto: He went 3 for 4 with a HR.

AAA

Louisville 5 – Durham 2

Neftali Soto went 3 for 4 with a HR. Emmanuel Burriss went 3 for 5. Nevin Ashley went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with a 2B.

Yohan Pino got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 7 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Zach Duke notched his 2nd save with 2.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola – No game scheduled.

High A

Bakersfield – No game scheduled.

Carolina League All Stars 12 – California League All Stars 2

No Blaze players saw action in the All Star game. Pitchers Carlos Contreras and El’Hajj Muhammed were the only players on the All Star roster.

Low A

Dayton – No game scheduled.

Midwest League East All Stars 6 – Midwest League West All Stars 5

The following Dragon’s saw action in the All Star game.

SS Zach Vincej went 1 for 2 with an RBI. LF Jesse Winker went 0 for 4.

Sal Ramono (1 IP), Ben Klimesh (0.1 IP), Alejandro Chacin (0.1 IP), and Sean Lucas (0.1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

12 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    Anyone else think the Reds are looking at Zach Duke as a LH reliever, replacing Parra?

      • Matt WI

        @TC: I’m going to let you walk that comment back. I’m sure you were distracted, taken out of context, etc. 🙂

      • TC

        @Matt WI: I’ll keep it. I am not a Parra fan, but Zach Duke? Please no. The devil you know.

      • Matt WI

        @TC: I actually had no idea that Zach Duke was even anywhere in the Reds organization.

      • TC

        @Matt WI: I suppose if I explain it might be better. As you know, Zach was a starting pitcher for some very bad Pirates teams, and did pretty well in some of those years. In some years when he wasn’t so great, he was able to at least eat innings. But a reliever he is not.

        Arizona first toyed with moving him to the bullpen. It went fine at first, nothing outstanding, but solid. Then it fell apart for him at the end of the season. He latched on with the Astros in 2012. THE ASTROS! But was released before the end of spring training.

        Next, he signed a minor league deal with the Nationals. In desperation, he was brought up to be the long man. That failed and he was sent back down. Up and down he went since he was on the National’s 40-man roster. Finally, the Nationals put him on waivers to get him off their 40-man roster. No takers. So they released him.

        I know he’s a local guy and has had success as a starter. But he has proven to three organizations, including the Astros that he doesn’t do well out of the bullpen. I would much rather have him as starting pitcher depth in Louisville.

      • TC

        @TC: The Nationals are trying to figure out how to right the ship. They are, in my opinion, the most talented team in the NL. Getting Zach Duke was one of the things they’ve tried to fix the problems in Washington.

        It’s funny how everyone wanted to blast Arrendondo and Ondrusek last year. And they were B-/C+ bullpen arms. Now they Reds have Parra (D), and perhaps toying with Duke (F). I understand Jon Coutlangus is available.

  2. athensRed

    A local guy? He was born and raised in Texas.