Games Played on 7/12/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 21 (almost 22) year old Dayton left hander, Wandy Peralta, came into a game down 7-0 and proceeded to throw 5 2/3 innings of no hit relief. He didn’t allow a walk and struck out 5. After having two strong years for the Reds in the Dominican League as an 18/19 year old, he struggled in his first year in the states, in Arizona (14 games, 3-6, 6.55 ERA, 1.853 WHIP). He’s having a great month of July, throwing 13 innings without giving up a run, only 6 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 13.
After going 10-0, Greg Reynolds has lost his last two, but you really can’t blame him for last night’s loss. He threw 7 innings and gave up a run on 3 hits and 2 walks (struck out 3). Jose Arredondo and Pedro Villarreal both threw scoreless innings, but the Bats only collected 3 hits and 2 walks on the night.
Mike Hessman was 1-4 with a double, which was the biggest offensive success for the Bats.
Montgomery at Pensacola was suspended in the first inning by bad weather.
Pitching was the story of the night for the Blaze also, as James Allen ran his record to 6-7 with an outstanding start, going 6.3 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 6. Ben Klimesh picked up his first save in Bakersfield with 2.1 innings of two hit, shutout baseball.
Juan Silverio and Kyle Waldrop were both 2-4 with doubles and Juan Silva was 2-4.
Dayton’s bats came back to earth after a couple of days, only having 5 hits last night. No one had more than one, with Beau Amarl and Tanner Rahler having doubles.
Nick Travesio continued his up and down season, giving up 7 runs (all earned) in 2.1. He gave up 7 hits and 2 walks while only striking out 1. He also gave up a homer. Great relief outing by Wandy Peralta, who threw 5.2 hitless innings, walking none and striking out 5.
Grand Junction 3 – Billings 2 11 innings completion of game suspended in the 9th inning due to rain.
Jon Matthews went 3-5 and Ty Washington went 2-5 with a double.
Joe Mantoni threw a scoreless 9th and 10th. Ben Fleece went to 0-2, giving up an unearned run (but it was unearned because he made an errant pickoff throw) on 2 hits in the 11th.
Jon Matthews went 2-4 with a triple and Carlos Sanchez went 2-4 with a double.
Pedro Diaz started and went 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits, he also struck out 4. Abel De Los Santos threw a hitless 8th, striking out 2.
Reds scored all 7 runs in the top of the 9th, only 1 of the earned. Kevin Garcia was 2-5 (.322/.344/.522) and Cory Thompson was 2-3.
Jeremy Kivel threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 4. Evan Mitchell and Jacub Izold both threw scoreless innings and Soid Marquez picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings of 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.