Minor League Player of the Day

Louisville 7 – Columbus 6; final 10

Henry Rodriguez was a perfect 5 for 5 at the plate, tallying 5 singles and scoring 3 runs.  Neftali Soto and Matt Kennelly each went 3-5 in the contest.  Soto hit his 12th homerun of the season, scored a run, and drove in 2 RBI.  Kennelly also scored a run and drove in 2 RBI.

Chad Reineke struggled in the start.  Reineke allowed 5 runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings pitched.  Jose Diaz picked up the win in relief to improve his record to 3-4 on the season.  Diaz walked 2 and allowed a hit in 2 innings pitched but held Columbus scoreless.

Pensacola 16 – Birmingham 8

Where to start!?  Devin Lohman went 3-5 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI.  Ray Chang had 3 singles in 5 at-bats and scored 3 runs.  Donald Lutz hit a homerun, going 2-6 with a double added in there, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored.  Three other Blue Wahoos batters had 2 hits.  In all, the Blue Wahoos scored 16 runs on 17 hits.  Every batter had at least 1 base hit and scored at least 1 run.  Seven of the 9 batters drove in an RBI.

High A
San Jose 15 – Bakersfield 6

Fabian Williamson allowed 8 runs on 10 hits in 2.2 innings pitched.  The game was pretty much over from there.

Juan Duran hit a grand slam in the 8th inning.  It was his only hit.  David Vidal went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.

Low A
Bowling 3 – Bowling Green 2

Beau Amaral went 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI.  Jesse Winker added 2 singles in 5 at-bats.

Sal Romano allowed a run on 6 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings pitched.  Wandy Peralta picked up the loss in relief by allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in 1 inning of relief.

Great Falls 6 – Billings 2

The Mustangs only managed 4 hits.  Ronald Bueno went 2-2 with 2 runs scored while Adam Matthews added a hit and 2 RBI.

Ben Lively picked up the loss by allowing a run on 3 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings pitched.  Daniel Wright allowed the game to get out of hand by allowing 5 runs on 6 hits in 2.1 innings of relief.

AZL Padres 3 – AZL Reds 2

Kevin Garcia went 2-4 with 2 singles and a walk while Logan Uxa hit his first homerun of the season in the 6th inning.  It was a 2 run shot.

Manuel Aybar allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 4.1 innings pitched to drop to 1-3 on the season.

3 Responses

  1. ToddAlmighty

    You know, Phil Ervin has impressed me with his ability to get walks. 21 in 141 AB. That’s on pace for 89 or so in 600 AB.

    Combine that with swinging a pretty good bat thus far and more HRs than I would have expected from a 190lb guy. I think we might be able to look forward to seeing him in the 2014 September callups.

    • TC

      @ToddAlmighty: I completely agree. Ervin and Winker are elite prospects but Ervin is the only 5 tool prospect in the system.

  2. RedTitan19

    So, Ludwick is gonna be the savior of the stretch run. Well he better start squaring up some AAA pitching first. I hope he is just working on timing right now and not trying to do to much. Either way, not looking promising. Remember how long it took him to get going last year?