Games Played on 8/15/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Nick Travieso allowed just two hits over 6 shutout innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 6.
International Signing: The Reds added an international free agent yesterday. Ben Badler at Baseball America has the full details. The highlights:
The Reds have signed 20-year-old Cuban outfielder Reydel Medina for $400,000.
At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Medina runs above-average times in the 60-yard dash. He’s a lefthanded hitter with a quick bat and projectable power, although there are concerns among some scouts about his crudeness at the plate despite his performance at the World Championship. Given how little time is left in the 2013 season, Medina might not make his debut until next year, at which point he’ll probably start in one of the lower levels of the system, perhaps low Class A Dayton.
The Louisville Bats have dropped 8 games in a row, and are now a season low seven games below .500.
Greg Reynolds pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits while not walking anyone and striking out five. It was Reynolds 4th straight quality start.
Billy Hamilton had two triples in four at-bats and scored once. Hitting two triples in a game ties the Louisville Bats record for triples in a game, now shared with 14 former players including former Reds outfielder Deion Sanders.
Henry Rodriguez and Nevin Ashley each had a pair of singles in 4 trips to the plate. Felix Perez hit a solo homerun in the top of the 8th inning to temporarily tie the score at 2-2.
Mississippi 4 – Pensacola 3
The Blue Wahoos have dropped 5 straight games ans sit at two games below .500.
The Wahoos took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning on a 3-run homerun off the bat of Yorman Rodriguez (2-for-3, HR, BB).
However, Pensacola starter Josh Smith (7 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 1 BB, 8 K) gave it back with a run in the 5th, a run in the 6th, and two more in the 7th. Parker Frazier struck out two over two perfect relief innings.
Bakersfield had the day off.
Dayton 6 – Great Lakes 0
Nick Travieso pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, no walks, and struck out 6. Jesus Adames added two perfect relief innings. Abel De Los Santos pitched the final scoreless frame.
Travieso has a front page article on the milb.com website comparing him to Roger Clemens. It has quotes from him and his pitching coach, Tony Fossas, who used to play with Clemens.
Jeff Gelalich was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Leadoff hitter, Beau Amaral was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Seth Mejias-Brean and Daniel Pigott each hit a double and had two RBI.
Idaho Falls 6 – Billings 1
Luke Moran allowed all 6 runs to score on 11 hits (no walks) in his 3 inning start.
Gabriel Rosa (1-for-2, 2 BB) reached base three times and stole a base.
Nick Routt started and allowed just one unearned run over 3 innings. He surrendered 5 hits, walked one and struck out 7.
Aristides Aquino (2-for-4, BB, 3 RBI) hit two homeruns, his 3rd and 4th bombs of the season.