Games Played on 7/21/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton’s 19 year old outfielder, Jesse Winker, went 2-5 with and double and a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. The homer was his 13th of the season. One of the Reds 2012 supplemental first round picks (49th pick of 1st round), Winker […]

Games Played on 7/10/2013

Minor League Players of the Day:
— For Dayton, Seth Mejias-Brean was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI.
— For Pensacola, Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-3 with a sac fly, a run scoring double, and a 9th-inning homerum.

AAA
Louisville 12 – Toledo 0

Making his first start since June 25th, Armando Galarraga threw six shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. Kanekoa Texeira pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out two. Pedro Villarreal pitched a perfect 9th inning.

According to the Bats Media Relations department, Billy Hamilton’s leadoff walk in the first inning was the Bats first walk in the past 4 games (38 innings.) The team would go on to walk 8 times in the game. In addition to all the free passes, the Louisville offense cranked out 12 runs on 12 hits. Felix Perez (2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR) and Nevin Ashley (2-for-4, BB, HR) each hit 3-run homeruns. Denis Phipps had three hits, including a double, scored three times and knocked in two runs.

Defensively, Louisville hasn’t committed an error in their last 8 games, a stretch of 70 innings.

AA
Pensacola 5 – Montgomery 3

Ryan LaMarre’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning plated Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, giving the Blue Wahoos an early 1-0 lead. Down 3-1 in the 4th inning, Barnhart hit a 1-out bomb to right field, cutting the deficit to 1 run. Later that same inning, Travis Mattair came around to score on a LaMarre double to tie the game.

Fast forward to the 9th inning, game still knotted at three runs each. With Travis Mattair aboard again, Ryan LaMarre hit a game deciding home run. Pensacola reliever Trevor Bell struck out two in the bottom of the 9th for the save. Since joining Pensacola on June 9th, Bell hasn’t allowed a run in 13.1 innings. His line includes 6 hits, 4 walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Shaun Ellis started and allowed 3 runs over 3 innings. Chris Manno hit a batter but didn’t allow a hit or a walk over three shutout relief innings. Lee Hyde was credited with the win after retiring all 4 batters that he faced.

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Games Played on 07/08/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 2B Ryan Wright: He went 3 for 4 with a HR. AAA Toledo 4 – Louisville 3 (10 Innings) Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with 2 HR (21). Corky Miller went 2 for 4. Jason Donald doubled. Yohan Pino got no decision as […]

Games Played on 7/4/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Shaun Ellis allowed just one unearned run, one hit and one walk over 7 innings while striking out five.

AAA
Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 0

Chad Rogers’ AAA debut qualified as a quality start. He allowed 3 runs over 6 innings on 8 hits and 2 walks, while striking out just 1 batter.

Denis Phipps (2-for-3, BB, 2B) had two of the Bats 5 hits and their only extra base hit.

AA
Pensacola 2 – Jacksonville 1

Shaun Ellis (3-1, 3.21 ERA) allowed just 1 unearned run, 1 hit and 1 walk over 7 innings. Ellis struck out 5 batters. Josh Ravin and Trevor Bell each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Yorman Rodriguez had a double in four trips to the plate, driving in the first Pensacola run and later scoring the second run.

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Games Played on 07/02/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 2B Avian Rachal: He went 3 for 6 with a HR, a 3B, a BB, and a SB.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 1

Denis Phipps went 1 for 3 with his 5th HR. Emmanuel Burriss singled and stole second to account for the Bat’s only other hit in the game.

Chad Reineke got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 2 R on 6 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Trevor Bell added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Jacksonville 6 – Pensacola 5

Donald Lutz, Marquez Smith, and Danny Vicioso each went 1 for 3 with a BB. Devin Lohman hit his 6th HR. Travis Mattair tripled.

Daniel Renken got no decision as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing 2 R over 1.1 IP of relief.

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For Games played on June 30, 2013. Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old, Billings right hander, Ben Lively had his second straight outstanding start. He threw 3 innings of 2 hit, shutout baseball, walking 1 and striking out 7. He’s thrown 13 innings, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, and […]

Games Played on 06/25/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton LF Jesse Winker: He went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a SB. AAA Charlotte 3 – Louisville 0 Mike Hessman and Kris Negron each doubled to provide two of the Bat’s three hits on the night. Armando Galarraga got the loss as […]

For games played on June 16, 2013 (My apologies for not getting this up yesterday.) Minor League Player of the Day: 22 year old Dominican 2B, Juan Silverio, had a big day for the Blaze in their 12-3 win. He went 3-5, hitting 2 homers (his 6th and 7th) and drove in half of the […]

Games Played on 06/11/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton SS Zach Vincej: He went 2 for 5 with a 3B and a 2B. AAA Louisville 8 – Durham 5 Kris Negron went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Mike Hessman went 2 for 4. Neftali Soto blasted a grand slam […]

Games Played on 06/10/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville CF Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 5 with a 2B and a 2 SB (37). AAA Durham 5 – Louisville 2 Billy Hamilton went 3 for 5 with a 2B and a 2 SB (37). Neftali Soto and Kristopher Negron each doubled. Pedro […]

For games played on June 9, 2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 27 year old, Bat RHP, Greg Reynolds, ran his record to 7-0 with an outstanding 8 inning performance. He gave up 1 run on 6 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 3. Reynolds came over from the Texas organization, where he […]