Games Played on 8/11/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old Billings right hander, Jose Guzman, threw 5.1 innings of strong relief, allowing only an unearned run on 5 hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 5. Guzman is having a roller coaster season for hte Mustangs either being very good or very bad, depending on the outing. His last 3 appearances have been out of the bullpen. He pitched last year in Arizona, where in 17 innings, he posted a 5.74 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP. This year, in 34.1 innings, his ERA is 7.08 and his WHIP is 1.57. He has dramatically improved his BB/9 from last year (4.7 to 2.9) and his K/9 rate is down, but still is stands at 7.1. His K/BB rate this season is 2.45.
Henry Rodriguez was 2-3 and Josh Fellhauer was 2-4 with 2 doubles.
Nick Christiani threw a hitless 9th, striking out 1.
Devin Lohman was 2-4 and Donald Lutz hit his 7th homer.
Drew Hayes threw a scoreless inning of relief, striking out 2.
San Jose 3 – Bakersfield 2 11 innings
Steve Selsky was 2-4.
Nice start by Jake Johnson, 6 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K (1 HR). Kyle McMyne and Brooks Pinckard both threw 2 innings of scoreless relief. Ben Klimesh took the loss, giving up a run on 3 hits and a walk in 1/3 of an inning.
Ft. Wayne scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th to steal a tough one from the Dragons. Sammy Diaz was 2-4 with a triple and Tanner Rahier was 2-5.
Drew Cisco started and gave up 2 runs in 6 innings of work. He allowed 9 hits and struck out 4. Wandy Peralta threw 2 scoreless innings, but Werleen Taveras couldn’t hold the lead, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits in 2.3 of an inning.
Carlos Sanchez was 2-4.
Jose Guzman threw 5.1 innings of relief, giving up an unearned run on 5 hits. He also struck out 5. Nick Fleece threw a hitless 9th inning.
Logan Uxa went 2-4 with a double, as did Alberti Chavez.
Jesus Parra threw a scoreless inning and Jakub Izold threw 1.2 one hit/scoreless innings.
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.