Games from Sunday, April 19, 2009

Triple – A

The game between Louisville and Indianapolis was postponed.

Double – A

The Mudcats had and off-day on Sunday.

Class A Advanced

Sarasota 7 – Jupiter 6

Yonder Alonso has struggled to start the season, but came up big in this one for the Reds.  Alonso went 2-4, including the game winning single in the 9th with the bases loaded, to land the Reds the win.  Alonso also doubled and walked while driving in 3 rbis in the game.  Neftali Soto was a perfect 4-4 from the plate, hitting his first homerun of the season and adding 3 singles.   Both Alonso and Soto are struggling out of the gate, hitting just .200 and .237 respectively.

Spotlight Player Matt Klinker made his 3rd start of the season and picked up his 3rd no-decision.  Matt recorded a quality start by going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits while striking out 5.  Matt’s ERA is probably a little higher than he would hope at this stage of the season (4.50) but his K/BB ratio is nice (15/2).

Single – A

Fort Wayne 14 – Dayton 2; final 8

I am not exactly sure why this game was stopped after 8 innings.  My only guess would be the weather.  Unfortunately for the Dragons, it was not stopped sooner.  The Dragons surrendered 7 runs in the 2nd inning, 2 in the 4th, and then 5 more in the 5th to account for the 14 Fort Wayne runs.  The pitching in this one was obviously horrendous so I’ll refrain from mentioning it.

Byron Wiley went 3-3 at the plate for the Dragons while Kevin Coddington went 2-3.  Tony Brown provided the only scoring offense for the Dragons by going 2-4 with a 2-run homerun in the 8th.  The homerun was Brown’s first of the season.

4 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    The Dragons game was halted b/c of rain. Or it might have been a “mercy rule”.

    As for Matt, I make no secret of being a big Matt Klinker fan and for the 3rd time yesterday, he had a chance to post a win. The first start, he was pulled after 4 innings with a big lead and the last two starts, his bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. The wins will come….

    I would bet Matt isn’t thrilled with how he’s pitching…but his WHIP is good and, as Chris points out, his walk/K ratio is very good.

  2. Wire to Wire

    I checked out the new Fort Wayne stadium (Twin Affiliate) and it is pretty sweet. For those of you in Northwest Ohio you should swing over and catch the next Dayton vs. Fort Wayne game. The new stadium is downtown.

  3. matt klinker

    Sultan of Swaff – Considering the FSL is about the best weather you can ask for at this point of the year, I hope the weather is not an issue for the slow start. Both guys rake and I would say the low numbers are just a factor of their limited at-bats thus far. Both will be flirting with or over .300 by the All-Star break. IMO, a guy needs 100 AB’s before any vast conclusions are made.