Games Played on 8/3/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 22 year old Juan Silverio, went 5-5 with two doubles and his 14th homer of the season, while driving in 5 of the Blaze’s runs. Silverio, on the season is hitting .291/.308/.466. He came to the organization from the White Sox, where he’d played the last two years at A+. He’s a utility guy who has played 3B, SS, 2B, and the outfield.
Nefi Soto was 2-2 with 2 walks. Billy Hamilton stole his 65th base, but also had his 6th error.
Chad Rogers threw 7 one run (unearned) innings, lowering his ERA to 3.32 since his promotion. He gave up 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 5. Kanekoa Texeira pitched a perfect 8th, striking out the side and Nick Christiani pitched a scoreless 9th.
Not much positive for the Blue Wahoos, they were shut out on 2 hits.
Loek Van Mil had a scoreless outing, pitching 1.2 walking a batter.
Juan Silverio was 5-5 with 2 double and a homer (14) and drove in 5 runs. Juan Duran extended his hitting streak to 8 games, going 3-3 and walking twice. Junior Arias went 2-5 with a stole base (and a caught stealing) and Juan Perez went 2-4.
Carlos Gonzalez had two scoreless innings of relief, striking out 3. Jimmy Moran had a scoreless inning and Pat Doyle finished up with a hitless inning.
The Dragons game report credits two great defensive plays by SS Zach Vincej in the 7th and 9th innings, that turned into DPs with being a big part of the Dragons win. Jeff Gelalich and Phil Ervin were both 2-4. Jesse Winker was 2-3 with a double and a walk.
Ismael Guillon was one out short of getting credit for the win, throwing 4.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs, walking 4 and striking out 3. Werleen Taveras picked up his first win, in his second appearance with the Dragons, throwing a scoreless inning (walking 2). Joel Bender picked up his 1st save, with three shutout innings, though he did give up 6 hits.
Robert Ramirez was 2-3 with a homer (1) and Carlos Sanchez was 2-3.
Really nice start by Pedro Diaz, who threw 5 one hit (homer), one run innings. He walked 1 and struck out 7.
Kevin Franklin was 2-4 with a double and Aristides Acquino was 2-5.
2008 draftee, Blaine Howell, who must be recovering from injury as this is his first appearance of the year and it’s in the AZL, started and gave up a run and two hits in his one inning of work.
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.