Games Played on 8/10/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2011 #1 draft pick, Robert Stephenson, recovered from a bad start, with 6 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only 1 hit and 1 walk, and struck out 9. He’s lowed his ERA to 3.05 since his promotion to Bakersfield. Stephenson is 20 and succeeding at High A (in a hitter’s league), his outlook is outstanding.
Billy Hamilton was 2-4.
On the pitching side, Kanekoa Texeira was the only pitcher who escaped unscathed with a hitless inning.
Pensacola 8 – Pensacola 6 16 innings
Pensacola blew 6-0 in the 6th, losing 8-6. Yorman Rodriguez went 3-8 with a double. Ryan LaMarre went 3-8. Ray Change went 2-5 and Mike Costanzo went 2-8 with a double.
Great start by Josh Smith, throwing 6 shutout innings, it was the bullpen that let down the Blue Wahoos, mainly Drew Hayes who threw 1.1 giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Trevor Bell threw a scoreless inning, Lee Hyde threw 2 scoreless innings, and 3 scoreless innings by Jamie Walzak. Chris Manno got the loss, giving up 2 homers in the top of the 16th.
Juan Silverio went 2-4 with a homer (16) and Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 with a homer (20).
Great start by Robert Stephenson. 6 shutout innings, 1 hit, a walk, and 9 strikeouts. Jimmy Moran threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Pat Doyle picked up his 9th save, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Bet he wasn’t celebrating his performance getting this save.
Seith Mejias-Brean went 4-5 with 2 doubles, Phil Ervin went 3-5, Sammy Diaz went 3-5 with a double, Jesse Winker went 2-5.
Jackson Stephens got the win in relief, going 6.2 allowing a run on 5 hits and 5 strikeouts. The run was on a homer. Alejandro Chacin got the save (5), allowing a run on a hit in 2/3 of an inning.
Jon Mathews went 2-4 with 2 doubles and Ty Washington was 2-3 with a double.
Nice start by Luke Moran, with 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing 6 hits, a walk, and 6 strikeouts. Austin Muehring got his 3rd save, with 1.1 innings of work, giving up a hit and an unearned run, on a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Aristides Acquino went 3-3 with a double and 2 walks. Jose Fernandez went 2-4.
Chad Jones threw a hitless 9th.
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.