Games Played on 7/21/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton’s 19 year old outfielder, Jesse Winker, went 2-5 with and double and a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. The homer was his 13th of the season. One of the Reds 2012 supplemental first round picks (49th pick of 1st round), Winker is hitting .276/.371/.470 at Dayton. He played in Billings last year, going .338/.443/.500 with 5 homers in 62 games (275 PA). Plus, he has the same birthday as my mom.
Billy Hamilton was 2-3 with a walk and 2 stolen bases (55,56). Felix Perez was 2-4 with a homer (8) and Josh Fellhauer was 2-4.
Daniel Corcino got the win (5-11), going 5.1 allowing only a run on 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Zach Duke kept his perfect 0.00 ERA (14 G, 15 IP, 9 H), going 1.2 innings, allowing only a hit and striking out 1. Pedro Villarreal picked up his second save with a scoreless 9th. Since 4th of July, Villarreal has been working out of the Bats bullpen.
Pensacola scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to beat Huntsville. Donald Lutz went 2-3 with a triple and a walk, Mike Costanzo hit his 1st homer since returning to Pensacola.
In another way that shows how wins and losses don’t mean much for pitchers, Drew Hayes picked up the win (and a blown save) in 1.2 innings of relief, allowing a run on 2 hits. He gave up a homer, but did strike out 3 batters. Jamie Walzak and Trevor Bell (save 6) threw scoreless innings.
The Blaze had 14 hits, en route to a 7-0 lead in the first four innings, then held on to win 10-7. Steve Selsky went 4-5 with a double and a triple, Juan Duran went 3-4 with a homer (8) and a walk, David Vidal went 3-4 with a double and a walk, and catcher Danny Vicioso went 3-4.
Kyle McMyne went 2 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Former #1 pick, Kyle Lotzkar continues to struggle, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in 1.2 innings. His ERA since his demotion to Bakersfield is 6.49.
The Dragons won their 2nd game of the series on a walk off homer, this time by Jesse Winker, who hit his 13th in the bottom of the 9th for the win. On the day, he was 2-5 with a double and the homer. Seth Mejias-Breen continued his hot streak, going 3-3 with two doubles and a walk, raising his average to .300. (In July, his slash line is .449/.519/.667.) Jeff Gelalich was 2-3 with a walk.
Alejandro Chacin threw a scoreless inning and 2013 supplemental #1, Michael Lorenzen, threw a hitless 9th, striking out 2, and picking up his first professional win.
#1 pick, Phil Ervin had his first multiple hit game in almost 2 weeks, going 2-4 with a double and homer (3).
Scott Brattvet threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Abel De Los Santos threw a hitless 9th, striking out 1.
Kevin Garcia went 4-5 in the leadoff spot, his slash line is .383/.405/.568. He’s walked 3 times in 21 games (81 ABs). Dalton Carter went 2-4 with a homer (1), Jose Fernandez went 2-4 with a triple and a walk, Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a double, triple and a walk, Cory Thompson went 2-5, as did Shedric Long.
Bernardo Moreta started and went 3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Kevin Arico got the win with a hitless inning, Tyler Mahle and Jakub Izold also had hitless innings. Oswaldo Mieres threw two scoreless innings, allowing a hit, a walk, striking out 3.
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.