Minor League Player of the Day: Phillip Ervin (Dayton) – 2-4, HR, 2B, 1 Run, 3 RBI
Henry Rodriguez went 3-5 with a double while Nevin Ashley went 2-3with a double, walk, and scored the lone Bats run.
Greg Reynolds picked up only his 3rd loss of the season and saw his record drop to 11-3 overall on the year. Reynolds went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7.
Mike Cosanzo led the Blue Wahoos in the victory by going 3-4 with a triple, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Tucker Barnhart had a single and a double in 4 at-bats. He scored a run and added an RBI.
Tim Crabbe had a good day on the mound and at the plate. Crabbe picked up the win by pitching 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5. At the plate, he went 1-2 with a double and 2 RBI. Loek Van Mil picked up his 8th save by pitching a scoreless 9th inning. He struck out 2.
Games Played on 08/06/13
Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SP Jake Johnson: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 5 K.
Ryan Ludwick went 1 for 4 with a HR. Mike Hessman went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Henry Rodriguez doubled.
Yohan Pino got no decision as he went 6.1 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 9 K. Nick Christiani got the win with 0.2 IP of scoreless relief. Kevin Whelan picked up his 6th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Donald Lutz went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Yorman Rodriguez went 3 for 6 with a 2B. Ray Chang went 3 for 4 with a BB. Corey Wimberly went 2 for 4. Chris Berset doubled and walked.
Carlos Contreras got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 3 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Chris Manno (1.1 IP) and Parker Frazier (2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing a solo HR in the 10th without retiring a batter.
Games Played on 08/05/13
Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton SP Amir Garrett: He got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 4 K.
Ryan Ludwick went 0 for 4 and now has a .045 BA in his rehab assignment. Jason Donald went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Nevin Ashley went 1 for 3 with a HR, a BB, and a SB. Mike Hessman went 1 for 3 with a 2B and 2 BB. Henry Rodriguez went 1 for 2 with 3 BB and a SB. Neftali Soto doubled.
Daniel Corcino got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Jose Diaz picked up his 9th save with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.
Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Travis Mattair went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.
Josh Smith got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Lee Hyde and Loek Van Mil each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Minor League Player of the Day AAA Louisville 7 – Columbus 6; final 10 Henry Rodriguez was a perfect 5 for 5 at the plate, tallying 5 singles and scoring 3 runs. Neftali Soto and Matt Kennelly each went 3-5 in the contest. Soto hit his 12th homerun of the season, scored a run, and […]
Games Played on 8/1/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Carlos Contreras allowed just one hit and two walks over 6 shutout innings.
Ryan Dennick allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk over 4 innings while striking out two. Zach Duke continues to pitch well, tossing two innings of scoreless relief, striking out three. Jose Arredondo and Pedro Villarreal each added a scoreless inning.
All eight of Louisville’s hits were singles. Billy Hamilton, Henry Rodriguez and Nevin Ashley each had a pair of hits.
Leadoff hitter Devin Lohman went 3-for-5 with a double and scored once. Travis Mattair hit his 13th homerun of the season.
Carlos Contreras (1-1, 2.87 ERA) was sneaky good in his six inning start against the Bears. Contreras allowed just 3 baserunners on a single and two walks over 6 innings, and one of those was erased by Tucker Barnhart on a stolen base attempt. There is a nice write-up on Contreras today on the front page of milb.com with comments from the Blue Wahoos’ pitching coach, Tom Brown.
“[Tonight] he was really sneaky, his breaking ball was extremely good, he was focused,” Brown said. “The biggest thing is he has a really live fastball. It’s got cutter-like action, he attacks the zone and doesn’t nibble around.
“He’s just so good, so easy to work with. Understands the game, makes adjustments, he’s a really perceptive person,” said Brown. “And his fastball, boy, his fastball runs 91-95 mph, touches 96, but it’s got a 6- to 10-inch cut. It’s really live, a special fastball.”
Brown added that Contreras reminded him favorably of another former star pupil from the Cincinnati system, Johnny Cueto.
“I’ve had some guys along in the past [like Cueto], and Carlos has the makeup of Cueto. He’s really calm, understands the game and has that quality fastball. Cueto threw [in the 90s] and hit 97 mph, and Carlos is gonna have a good changeup. He has two plus-pitches already,” he noted.
Games Played on 7/27/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old right hander, Jon Moscot, threw 8 shutout innings for the Blaze. Moscot allowed only 3 hits and didn’t walk a batter, striking out 6. Moscot’s record went to 2-14, but don’t be fooled, the 2012 4th round draft pick has only allowed […]
Games Played on 7/25/2013
Minor League Pitcher of the Day: Yohan Pino needed just 105 pitches to throw a complete game 2-hit shutout. Pino didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven.
Minor League Hitter of the Day: 2013 first round pick, Phil Ervin (.322/.412/.568) went 4-for-4 plus a walk and two homeruns. Ervin hit the ball over the fence twice this game, giving him four homeruns over his last five games.
Yohan Pino pitched a 2-hitter with an economical 105 pitches. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 7.
All seven Louisville hits were singles. Kristopher Negron was 2-for-4 and scored the lone run. Henry ROdriguez was also 2-for-4 and drove Negron in.
Mississippi 1 – Pensacola 0 in 10 innings
Tim Crabbe needed just 98 pitches to master his way through 9 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits, one walk and struck out 3.
Devin Lohman was 2-for-5 and had the only extra-base hit of the game (a double) for either side. Travis Mattair (2-for-4) also had a pair of hits.
Minor League Player of the Day: Marquez Smith (Pensacola): 2-4, HR, 2B, 1 RUN, 3 RBI
Henry Rodriguez provided most of the offense by going 2-4 with a homerun, 3 RBI, and a run scored. The homerun was a solo shot in the 1st inning for his 4th of the season.
Yohan Pino allowed 7 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings pitched. Pino did not walk a batter and struck out 6 in the loss. Yohan fell to 2-5 on the season. with a 3.81 earned run average.
The Blue Wahoos took a 7-1 lead after 4 innings and then held on in the end for a 1-run victory. Marquez Smith led the way with a 2-4 game including a homerun, double, 3 RBI, and 1 run scored. The homerun was his 2nd of the season. Devin Lohman was 2-3 with a homerun, single, and a walk. Lohman scored 2 runs and drove in 2. Travis Mattair only had 1 hit in 4 at-bats but it accounted for his 11th homerun of the year. Donald Lutz scored a run and drove in a run by going 2-4 with 2 singles in the contest.
Josh Smith improved his record to 6-6 on the season with the win. Smith allowed a run on 5 hits and a walk over 6 innings of work. He struck out 5 and lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season.
Games Played on 06/17/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 3B Henry Rodriguez: He went went 2 for 4 with a 2B. AAA Durham 16 – Louisville 3 Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Kris Negron went 2 for 3. Chris Heisey went 2 for 4. Corky Miller walked twice. Pedro […]
Games Played on 06/04/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SP James Allen: He got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 3 K. AAA Louisville 8 – Norfolk 2 Henry Rodriguez went 4 for 5. Billy Hamilton went 2 for 5 with […]
Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old, Pensacola backup catcher Danny Vicioso, went 3-5 and hit his first homer of the season. He drove in 3 runs. Vicioso started with the Reds organization as a 19 year old in the Dominican Summer League. Last year was his first time being promoted during the […]
Minor League Player of the Day: Marquez Smith (Bakersfield Blaze) was a perfect 4-4 at the dish with 2 singles, a double, a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 5 runs batted in. The homerun was his 6th of the season, a 2-run shot in the 1st inning. AAA Toledo 3 – Louisville 2 Henry Rodriguez […]