Games played on Monday, May 4

Triple – A

Rochester 4 – Louisville 2

The Bats got out hit 14-6, committed 4 errors on defense, and allowed 2 unearned runs that ultimately cost them the game.  Norris Hopper went 2-5 and collected 2 hits for the 3rd time this month.  Hopper is now batting .294 on the season.  Danny Dorn had only 1 hit, but it was his 2nd homerun of the season. Drew Stubbs had 2 stolen bases and Hopper added 1 steal, giving each 6 total stolen bases on the season.

Double – A

Chattanooga 12 – Carolina 4

The Lookouts scored early and often against the Mudcats.  They led 5-0 after 1 1/2 innings and then tacked on a 5-spot in the 7th to seal the deal.  Michael Griffin was a perfect 3-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored.  Chris Heisey added 2 hits in 4 at-bats and drew a walk.  Heisey raised his average to .345 on the season.

The pitching for the Mudcats was just awful.

Class A Advanced

Fort Myers 8 – Sarasota 6

Devin Mesoraco watched his average rise to .162 after a 2-4 game.  Mesoraco went 2-4 with a 2-run homer.  The homerun was Devin’s 2nd of the season.  Carson Kainer, Yonder Alonso, and Alex Buchholz had 2 hits apiece in the loss.  Each scored a run while Kainer had a triple and Alonso doubled.   

Jerry Gil fell to 0-5 after allowing 5 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings.

Single – A

Fort Wayne 8 – Dayton 7

Jordan Wideman went 1-3 with 3 rbis in the Dragons loss.  Wideman has struggled this season, batting just .125 this season.  Kyle Day went 1-3 as well with a double, run scored, and 2 runs batted in.    

Curtis Partch was handed a 5-0 lead after the Dragons scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning, however, Partch could not hold the lead.  Partch gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and 5 walks in 5 innings pitched.  Partch’s ERA rose to 6.55 with the outing.

2 Responses

  1. Chad Dotson

    I don’t know if Stubbs will ever hit enough to play anything other than CF in the majors. The good news, however, is that his defense is already good enough to play in the bigs.

    If he can get on-base, I’ll be fine with Stubbs in CF for the Reds for the next few seasons.

  2. Chad Dotson

    The Heisey/Stubbs situation, btw, might be the most interesting storyline in the Reds minor leagues.