AAA

Norfolk 7 – Louisville 4

27 year old Tyrell Godwin went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI. His numbers for the year are .250/.278/.365. 26 year old Mike Gosling pitched 6 innings, giving up 4 runs (all earned) on 6 hits, 2 walks and struck out 3. He gave up 2 home runs. These were the first runs that Gosling had given up, and this was his third start. His ERA is now 2.25 and his WHIP is 1.19. 26 year old Brad Salmon (1999-21) also gave up his first runs of the season, giving up 3 hits and 2 runs (all earned) in 2/3 of an inning, raising his ERA to 3.00. Salmon has struck out 7 in 6 innings and has yet to issue a walk.

AA

Montgomery 5- Chattanooga 0

26 year old OF Jay Garthwaite went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 walk. On the season he’s hitting .244/.326/.366. 23 year old Ty Pelland threw 4 innings, giving up 4 hits, 5 runs (earned) with 3 walks and 6 K’s. His record is 0-2 and his ERA is 4.00. 25 year old RH reliever, Carlos Guevara (2003-7) threw 2 innings of scoreless relief, giving up 1 hit, while striking out 5. He’s struck out 15 in 11 2/3 innings. I don’t understand why he and Calvin Medlock (2002-39) are repeating the year at Chattanooga.

High A

Clearwater 1 – Sarasota 0

The Reds had their 6 game winning streak snapped, but 24 year old RH starter Carlos Fisher (2005-11) threw another gem for the Reds, 6 IP 3 H 0 R 2BB 11K, lowering his ERA to .36 and his WHIP is .8 through 4 starts. He’s allowed 1 earned run in 25 innings. 24 year old C Craig Tatum (2004-3) was 2-3, raising his season numbers to .261/.261/.435. I believe that Tatum is the best catcher in the Reds farm system. He’s a year behind where he probably should be after missing most of the ’05 season with an injury. 24 year old BJ Szymanski (2004-2) was 2-3, raising his numbers to .213/.315/.340.

Low A

Burlington 14- Dayton 7

21 year old Denis Phipps went 3-5 and drove in two runs. On the season, the RF is hitting .314/.352/.373. 21 year old SS Chris Valaika (2006- 3rd round) extended his hitting streak to 11 games going 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. He’s hitting .458/.491/.646, leading the MWL in OBP, average (by 80 points) and is 4th in SLG. If there is any concern about Valaika right now, it’s his 3BB in 48 AB. 22 year old Drew Stubbs (2006-1) had his 11 game hitting streak broken. On the season he’s hitting .346/.404/.442.

21 year old RHP Jordan Smith (2006-6) gave up 6 earned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 2 2/3 innings, raising his ERA to 5.68 after three starts. 22 year old Misheal DeJesus threw 4 scoreless innings of relief striking out 4, lowering his ERA to 4.22 after 5 appearances. He’s struck out 11 batters in 10 2/3 innings.