Games Played on 8/17/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 1B, Carlos Sanchez, went 3-5 with a double and a homer. He also drove in 3 runs. The 22 year old started the season in Dayton, but after a couple weeks was sent back to Billings. It’s his second year in Billings, his 5th in the Reds system. His slash line at Billings is .236/.274/.360.
Henry Rodriguez was 2-4 with a double. Felix Perez was 2-4. Nefi Soto was 2-5. Billy Hamilton had a hit, a stolen base (71), and made an error (7).
Curtis Partch and Josh Ravin threw scoreless innings.
Mississippi at Pensacola was postponed.
David Vidal was 2-3 with a double and Junior Arias was 2-4 with 2 doubles.
Nice start by Fabian Williamson, 7 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 5 K. Jimmy Moran took the loss, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits in 1 inning of work.
Seth Mejias-Breen was the only Dragon with a multiple hit game, going 2-4.
Drew Cisco started, but was relieved after one scoreless inning, as he suffered back spasms. The only other Dragons pitcher who pitched really well was Joel Bender, who finished the game with 2 scoreless innings, allowing only 1 hit.
Note: 2013 #1 draft pick Phil Ervin was placed on the DL with a sprained wrist. He suffered the sprained wrist last Sunday (August 11th).
Carlos Sanchez was 3-5 with a double and homer (4). Jon Matthews was 3-4. Adam Matthews was 2-4 with a homer (grand slam, 1). Daniel Paula went 2-5 with a double. Nick Benedetto went 2-4 with a homer (1).
Junior Morillo started and went 5 innings, allowing a run on 5 hits. He didn’t walk anyone, struck out 4. He got good relief work from Layne Somsen, who finished up with 4 innings of 1 run relief, allowing a run on 5 hits and 4 strikeouts.
Logan Uxa went 2-3 with a double and 2 walks, Alberti Chavez went 2-4, Kevin Garcia and Aristides Acquino went 2-5 with a double each. Acquino also made 3 errors (throw, throw, field) and doing that in one game is an accomplishment when you’re a right fielder.
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.