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.


Rochester 7 – Louisville 3

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.

High A

Modesto 3 – Bakersfield 1

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.

Low A

W. Michigan 3 – Dayton 2

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).


Billings 10 – Ogden 2

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.

AZL Cubs 9 – AZL Reds 7

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.

7 Responses

  1. ToddAlmighty

    Any word on why Winker only got 1 AB before getting pulled? Hopefully he’s not hurt.

    • Shchi Cossack


      Hopefully he’s not hurt.

      Winker not only left early in yesterday’s game, he’s not in the starting lineup today. With Ervin already on the DL (sprained wrist I believe), the Dragons are short in the OF (both quantity and quality).

    • Shchi Cossack

      @ToddAlmighty: Reported by Tom Nichols of the Dragons:

      Left fielder Jesse Winker made an outstanding leaping catch to save two runs in the top of the second, but suffered a sprained foot on the play and left the game. Winker landed awkwardly with the front half of his foot compressed against the left field fence and the back of his foot coming down on the warning track. He will have an x-ray but the Dragons are hoping the injury is not serious.

  2. Shchi Cossack

    Today is the 3rd consecutive game that Mejias-Brean has played 3B. I’m glad to see him getting more face time at the hot corner.

  3. redlegs4life

    Just a question, but why is Jose Arredondo still in AAA? And then we still have Ondrusek stinking it up with the Reds?

    • ToddAlmighty

      @redlegs4life: Probably because in 48 innings in AAA, Arredondo has a 6.00 ERA and a 7.1 BB/9. His WHIP is 1.583…. in AAA.