Games played Sunday, May 3

Triple – A

Buffalo 4 – Louisville 1

Drew Stubbs went 3-4 with a double and an rbi.  Norris Hopper went 2-4 with a double.  These two had 5 of the Bats’ 7 hits. 

Daryl Thompson fell to 1-2 with the loss. Thompson allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk in 6 innings pitched.

Double – A

Chattanooga 6 – Carolina 1

Todd Frazier went 2-4 and was the only Mudcat with 2 or more basehits in the game.  Chris Heisey went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks. 

Bubba Watson was roughed up and picked up the loss.   He allowed 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 1.2 innings pitched.

Class A Advanced

Sarasota 4 – St. Lucie 3

Yonder Alonso went 1-4 with a 3-run homerun.  The homer was Yonder’s 5th of the season.  Neftali Soto hit his 2nd homerun of the season in a 2-4 game. 

Jeremy Horst allowed 2 runs on 8 hits in 5.1 innings of work.  The win was Horst’s first of the season.

Single – A

Fort Wayne 4 – Dayton 3

Carlos Mendez and Miguel Rojas each hit their first homeruns of the season in the Dragons loss.  Mendez added a single on a day in which the Dragons mustered just 5 hits. 

Lance Janke picked up the loss in relief by allowing 1 run on 1 hit and a walk in an inning of work.

On the day, the Reds minor league teams combined to score just 9 runs and went 1-3.

6 Responses

  1. Behind In The Count

    Alonso’s blast boosts Reds
    May 3, 2009
    Top prospect Yonder Alonso hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat Sunday to help carry Sarasota to a 4-3 victory over the St. Lucie Mets. Reds starter Jeremy Horst picked up his first win, allowing two runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

  2. jrs1972

    I wonder how fast they plan on moving Alonso up through the farm system? Could we see him as a September call up as early as this year?

  3. mike

    and more from the Reds minor leagues
    baseball-prospectus mentioned Bailey this morning and I thought it was interesting they talk about his delivery. I didn’t see him pitch this spring so I can’t say but his velocity was supposedly up this spring.

    from BP
    Homer Bailey, RHP, Reds (Triple-A Louisville)
    After striking out a career-high 15 in his last start, Bailey was more efficient on Saturday night, delivering a seven-inning five-hit shutout against Buffalo. Much of his success can be attributed to mechanical changes, or, more accurately, his reverting to his former delivery, which puts more downward bite on both his fastball and breaking ball. There’s no immediate, obvious opening in the Reds’ rotation right now, but when one does arise, Bailey could finally be ready to step in and live up to his once mighty promise.

  4. Bill Lack

    Let’s not be in a big hurry to get Alonso to the big leagues…he’s not exactly burning up High A at this point. His OBP is only .306, I’d think it needs to be much higher than that before they’d think about promoting him. Let’s allow the kid to have some success before we start pushing him up the ladder.

  5. Tom Diesman

    I was at the Dragons game on Sunday and the homer by Carlos Mendez was an absolute bomb to LF. I was bummed that Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tyler Stovall didn’t get into the lineup that day.