Games played 04/22/09

AAA

Columbus 14 – Louisville 4

Adam Rosales continues to be hot, going 4 for 5 with a 2B. Wes Bankston went 2 for 4 with a HR and a BB. Luis Bolivar went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Chris Valaika went 2 for 5. Jonny Gomes went 2 for 4 with a BB.

Daryl Thompson gets hit hard in his first start of the season, going 4 IP allowing 8 R, 7 ER, on 8 H and a BB with 1 K. Ben Jukich gives up 5 R over 2.2 IP of relief and Josh Roenicke surrenders a run over the final 1.1 innings.

AA

Carolina 7 – Huntsville 6

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Logan Parker went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Chris Heisey went 2 for 4 with a 3B, 2B, and a BB. Zach Cozart went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a BB. Todd Frazier went 2 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.

Jordan Smith goes 5 IP allowing 5 R, 4 ER, on 6 H and a BB with 1 K. Federico Baez (2 IP) and Ramon Geronimo (1 IP) were unscored on in relief. Geronimo gets the win as Carolina scores 3 in the bottom of the 9th.

High A

Charlotte 7 – Sarasota 4

Alex Buchholz went 3 for 5 with a 3B and a 2B. Yonder Alonso swatted his 3rd HR.

Zach Stewart goes 5 IP allowing 4 R, 1 ER, on 11 H and a BB with 4 K. Enerio Del Rosario takes the loss giving up a single unearned run over 1.2 IP of relief.

Low A

Great Lakes 4 – Dayton 3

Cody Puckett was 2 for 4 with a HR. Brandon Menchaca was 2 for 3. David Sappelt and Jordan Wideman each added a double.

Josh Ravin goes 5 IP allowing 2 R, on 5 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Lance Janke takes the loss allowing 2 R over the last 4 innings.

14 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    Logan’s 2 run double in the 9th ended up being the difference for the Mudcats.

    Don’t look now, but Alonso’s heating up….last 3 games, 6-12 with 2 double and 2 homers, 9 RBI, 3 run scored, and 2 walks.

  2. Glenn

    Thompson hasn’t pitched all that well in a while now. I wonder if his arm problems are starting to come back.

  3. Cary Loughman

    I was wondering where Drew Sutton was, and I see that he is on the 7 day DL. I wasn’t aware that he was injured. But one thing that immediately came to mind looking at him and his size–Ron Oester.

    Anyone know why he is on the DL?

  4. World

    What position would Rosales play if he was brought up? SS? 3B?

  5. Jason1972

    It will be interesting to see how things pan out over the next few years. We have a few guys in the organization that seem destined for 3B : Frazier, Soto, and Francisco. We have Valaika, who may or may not be SS material or 2B. And we have Alonso, whom by all accounts is purely a 1B.

    Where does that push players like Votto, Encarnacion, and Phillips? Who is the odd man out? Is Drew Stubbs going to get back in the mix for an OF position?

  6. RiverCity Redleg

    Rosales is tearing the cover off the ball. World, he can play all four infield positions. Unfortunately, his def is not as solid as his offense, but he is at least serviceable at any position.

  7. brublejr

    @ World, At very least, it would give us a dangerous bat off the bench if Rosales was brought up. How far away is Frazier, he is still killing the ball.

  8. Bill Lack

    Right now, Stubbs is the #1 outfielder in the minor league system…I personally would list Frazier as #2. Then Dorn, but you could argue for reversing those two. After that? Heisey maybe?

    3B…Francisco strikes out more than Dunn and isn’t as good a hitter and has zero range. He’s not a 3B in the majors, IMO.

    I think Valaika can play SS, but the guy to watch is Cozart, better defensively. I see Valaika as a 2B, Cozart as a SS. Rosales is a utility guy.

    As for Yonder and Votto, time will tell what they do with the two of them.

  9. World

    Thanks guys. I wasn’t sure as to his position.

    It wouldn’t make sense to bring the kid up to sit him on the bench. SS is a defensive position so perhaps that’s not the spot. Bring Rosales up and sit EE or stick him in left field. I know there is at least one member of the current major league coaching staff (guess who and win the Kewpie Doll) who believes that this is EE’s best position and that he should have been taking balls in left a year ago. It’s an easier position than 3B and his scatter arm won’t hurt the club as much out there in left.

    But the Reds are not proactive. They’ll only do something when the house is burning down.

  10. Mark in CC

    The problem with listing Fraiser as your #2 outfielder at this point is that he makes Adam Dunn look like a gold glove winner. He could not play outfield in the big leagues right now just from that point.

    Your #2 should be able to play in an emergency.

  11. Bill Lack

    Mark, how much have you seen Frazier in the OF? The Reds seem to think he’s an OF, he’s started every game he’s played (except 2) in LF this season.

  12. Chad Dotson

    Frazier was a SS, but he can’t play outfield very well defensively?

    I’ve never seen him play, so I will defer to those who have. But that would really surprise me.