Games Played on 8/14/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Kyle Waldrop had a hit every time to the plate. Waldrop was 4-for-4, with a double, a homerun and scored twice. His 21st homerun of the season was also his 4th homerun over his last 7 games.

Pawtucket 6 – Louisville 5

In his Louisville Bats debut, Derrick Robinson went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. He also had an outfield assist from left field, doubling a runner off first base (Robinson-to-Negron-to-Soto for the 7-6-3 double play.)

Billy Hamilton, Neftali Soto and Felix Perez each had a pair of hits. The first 4 hitters in the Bats lineup (those three, along with Robinson) finished the game 9-for-18.

Chad Rogers surrendered all six runs in his 5.1 inning start. The damage was done by a 3-run homerun in the 3rd inning and a 3-run homerun in the 6th inning. Rogers only gave up 4 hits, but walked 3, hit a batter and struck out just one.

Mississippi 3 – Pensacola 2 in 14 innings

Tim Crabbe started and pitched 6 innings, allowing just 1 run, 7 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 9.

That was the only run of the game until Pensacola briefly took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning. Josh Fellhauer (1-for-6) had the only Blue Wahoos extra base hit with a 2-RBI double in that 8th inning. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (2-for-5, BB) reached base three times and was the only Pensacola player with more than one hit.

High A
Bakersfield 7 – Visalia 2

Shane Dyer allowed just 1 run, 6 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 4 over six innings.

Kyle Waldrop (4-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 runs) hit his 21st homerun of the season. It was his 4th homerun in his last 7 games. Steve Selsky was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. Julio Morillo (1-for-2, 2 BB) reached three times and scored thrice. Junior Arias (1-for-4, BB, R, RBI) reached twice and stole 2 bases.

Low A
Dayton 3 – Great Lakes 1

Ismael Guillon allowed just 1 run, and more importantly for him 1 walk, over 6 innings. He gave up five hits and struck out five. Guillon has now allowed 1 earned run or less in three of his last four outings. Alejandro Chacin struck out 3 batters in 1.1 scoreless innings.

Zach Vincej (1-for-2, HR, SF) hit a solo homerun in the 5th inning to tie the game at 1-1. Then in the bottom of the 6th inning had a sacrifice fly, plating the Dragons’ 3rd and final run. Seth Mejias-Brean doubled and scored on the Vincej sac fly. Jesse Winker had two hits and scored once. Joe Hudson also had two hits, including a double, in three at-bats.

Idaho Falls 10 – Billings 1

Pedro Diaz allowed 9 hits, a walk, and hit a batter, leading to 7 runs (3 earned) in his 5.2 inning start.

Ronald Bueno (2-for-3, 2B) was the only Mustangs player to reach base more than once.

AZL Reds had the day off.

17 Responses

  1. Jeff

    I’m guessing that Ervin is banged up….. hasn’t been in the lineup since Saturday. I hope he’s not out much longer, its been fun watching his rapid ascent.

    • ToddAlmighty

      @Jeff: Yeah, been wondering the same. Couldn’t find any articles about him being hurt or anything though.

      • Bill Lack


        Tom Nichols from the Dragons said Ervin has a sprained wrist, is getting it treated daily, but not even taking BP right now.

      • L.A.Red


        Tom Nichols from the Dragons said Ervin has a sprained wrist, is getting it treated daily, but not even taking BP right now.

        I too tried to find out what was going on with Phil Ervin but was unsuccessful. Given that he is our #1 Draft pick this year and playing so well, there should be an injury report published when a guy like that goes down for any length of time. I’m blaming the club not Mr. Dafler or Mr. Lack.

  2. Baseclogger

    Over the last 10 games Hamilton is hitting .333 with a .364 OBA, with 5 steals in 6 attempts. He’s struck out 7 times in 44 plate appearances. It’s getting a little harder for people to continue claiming he isn’t making any real progress and can’t possibly be ready for the majors next year. I’d love to have Choo back, but I think the Reds can be a playoff team without him.

    • Lost and Found


      Slow down BC. I’ll agree that he has come out of the gate strong, but let him move up the ladder some and see if he encounters a level of competition that challenges him.

      If he blazes through and the only challenge left is the Bigs, then bring him up, but let him prove it at High-A and above first.

  3. Big Ed

    Kyle Waldrop at Bakersfield is only 21 but has had a great second half (about .950 OPS), with 16 steals. Plays left field.

    • TC

      @Big Ed: That’s great, but we’ve seen these types of numbers in Bakersfield before. It’s a mirage until they do it a AA.

      • Big Ed

        @TC: yeah, but he struggled mightily the first half, hitting .219 or so, and the massive improvement for a 21-year-old is definitely a good sign.