Games Played on 7/20/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 22 year old DH/OF Jon Matthews went 3-4 and hit his 2nd homer of the season. Matthews, the 8th round pick in 2011, is in his second year at Billings, last year going .179/.262/.259. Thus far this year, he’s hitting .235/.381/.382 with 12 stolen bases in 14. Last year he stole 18 out of 22 attempts. He is having a pretty strong July with an .812 OPS.
Louisville 2 – Scranton/WB 1 10 innings
Mike Hessman was 2-5 with a double and scored the winning run in the 10th. Felix Perez was 2-5 with a double and drove in the winning run in the 10th, and Jason Donald Was 2-5.
Yohan Pino started and threw 6 innings, allowing 5 hits and a run (on a solo homer), a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Jose Arredondo threw 1.1 hitless innings, with a walk. Jose Diaz picked up the win with 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 3. Nick Christiani picked up his 3rd save, with a hitless ninth, he recorded a strikeout.
Yorman Rodriguez went 4-5 with a triple, Devin Lohman went 3-4, and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, went 2-3 with a walk.
Josh Ravin was the only Blue Wahoo hurler to have a scoreless inning, throwing a hitless 8th.
Juan Duran was 2-3 and Kyle Waldrop was 2-4 with a double.
Shane Dyer got the win, throwing 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with 6 strikeouts. Jimmy Moran threw a scoreless inning and Pat Doyle picked up his 4th save with a hitless 9th.
Seth Mejias-Brean went 2-3 with a homer (5) and a walk. Tanner Rahler went 2-4 with a homer (7).
Jackson Stephens pitched the final 5 innings without allowing an earned run (3 unearned) allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
Jon Matthews went 3-4 with a homer (2) and Jhimmy Lopez went 2-4 with a double. Ronald Bueno was also 2-4.
Nice start by Austin Salter, 4 innings, 4 hits and a run, with 3 strikeouts. Austin Muering had a scoreless inning, but walked 2 while striking out 2. Joe Mantoni picked up his 2nd save, with a scoreless 9th with a hit and 2 strikeouts.
Arizona League Reds – no game scheduled
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.