Games played Sunday, April 26
Triple – A
I know it has already been mentioned,Ã‚Â but it is worth mentioning again:Ã‚Â Homer Bailey was outstanding yesterday.Ã‚Â Bailey struck out 15 Mud HensÃ‚Â in 6.1 innings to improve his record to 2-2 on the season.Ã‚Â Bailey allowed 1 run on 4 hits while walking 2 batters.Ã‚Â He threw 118 pitches, 79 of which were strikes.Ã‚Â
Kevin Barker had a nice day at the plate, going 3-4 with 2 homeruns, 3 runs scored, and 3 runs batted in.Ã‚Â Norris Hopper went 2-6 in the game with a double, triple, andÃ‚Â 4 rbis.Ã‚Â The triple was Hopper’s 3rd of the season.
Double – A
Can anyone be more unlucky right now in the Reds farm system than Travis Wood?Ã‚Â Wood’s ERA on the season is 0.83 in 21.2 innings pitched.Ã‚Â His WHIP is slightly over 1.000 and opponents are batting .149 against him this season.Ã‚Â Yet, he is 0-3 on the year!Ã‚Â Yesterday, Wood allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 3 in 6 innings.Ã‚Â Only 1 of those runs were earned thanks to 3 Carolina errors.Ã‚Â Of course I can’t take all the blame away from Wood, he does have 13 walks to 12 strikeouts this season.
The Mudcats genereated very little offense, tallying just 4 hits in the game. Juan Francisco went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and an rbi.
Class A Advanced
Reliever Enerio Del Rosario picked up his first win of the season by going 2.2 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and no walks while striking out 2.Ã‚Â The run allowed was Enerio’s first run allowed this season in 9.1 innings of relief work this season.
Single – A
Dave Sappelt, Carlos Mendez, and Humberto SosaÃ‚Â had 3 hits apiece and combined to go 9-14 in the game.Ã‚Â Sappelt had a double and an rbi, Mendez had 3 singles, and Sosa had 2 doubles while scoring a run and driving in a run.Ã‚Â Cody Pucket went 2-5 with a homerun and 2 knocked in and Tyler Stovall also went 2-5 with a homerun and 4 rbis.
Matt Fairel received plenty of run support, but needed very little.Ã‚Â Fairel went 7 innings and allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 8.Ã‚Â The win was Matt’s first of the season.