For Games played on June 30, 2013.
Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old, Billings right hander, Ben Lively had his second straight outstanding start. He threw 3 innings of 2 hit, shutout baseball, walking 1 and striking out 7. He’s thrown 13 innings, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 13. Lively was the Reds 4th round pick out of Central Florida.
Mike Hessman went 3-4 and his hit 17th homer, he drove in 3 of the Bats 4 runs.
Pedro Villarreal picked up his 2nd win of the season, throwing 6 innings of 6 hit, 2 run (1 earned) ball, with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Newly promoted Trevor Bell threw 1.1 hitless innings of relief and Jose Diaz picked up his 3rd save with a perfect 9th.
Jacksonville 5 – Pensacola 4 11 innings
Corey Wimberly went 3-6 and Devin Lohman went 3-5.
In relief, Shaun Ellis threw 2 hitless innings, striking out 2. Drew Hayes threw a hitless 9th. Loek Van Mil’s record dropped to 0-5 as he gave up the winner in the 11th on a hit by pitch. Van Mil threw 1.1 innings gave up 2 hits, but walked 3 and hit a batter.
Juan Silverio and Kyle Waldrop were both 2-4 with a double.
Shane Dyer started for the Blaze and went 4.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs. He walked 3 and struck out 1. Nice relief outing by Jake Johnson, 3.1 shutout, one hit innings. He walked 1 and struck out three.
South Bend 4- Dayton 1 Game 1
Junior Arias went 2-4, Jesse Winker went 1-2 with a double and a walk.
Drew Cisco threw 5.2, giving up 7 hits and 4 runs (only 1 earned) with a walk and 7 strikeouts.
South Bend 4 – Dayton 2 Game 2
Jesse Winker went 2-3 with a double.
Mike Saunders went 4 innings, allowing a run (unearned) on a hit and two walks. Tony Amezcua took the loss, going .2, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on a hit and a walk. (Also by 3 passed balls by Brandon Dailey and a wild pitch by Amezcua in the 3 run 5th.) Wandy Peralta threw 1.1 scoreless innings to finish the game.
Jose Ortiz was 1-4 with his first homer. Phillip Ervin had his second hitless day (0-3), but again walked twice. He also stole his 3rd base and made his first error.
Nice start by Ben Lively, 3 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 7K. Joe Mantoni threw a scoreless 8th.
The Reds scored 3 in the bottom of the 8th to beat the Rangers. Aristides Aquino was 3-5 with a triple and drove in 3 runs (scored 2). Kevin Garcia was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 3B Kevin Franklin was 2-4 with a double.
Juan Martinez went 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 1. Tyler Boyles thew 1.1 innings, allowing 2 unearned runs on a hit, a walk, and 3 strikeouts. Fabian Roman (now THAT is a baseball name!) picked up his first win with 1.2 innings of 1 hit, scoreless 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.