Games played on Tuesday, June 2

Triple – A

Louisville 6 – Pawtucket 0

A super outing by Homer Bailey. Bailey pitched 8 terrific innings, scattering 4 hits and walking 2 while striking out 8.  He threw 118 pitches over those 8 innings, 77 of which were for strikes.  It was talked about during the telecast last night as to who will replace Volquez in his next start and considering Bailey threw 8 innings last night, it will likely not be him.  Nonetheless, a great start by Bailey last night as he improves to 5-5 on the year for the Bats.

For the offense, Drew Stubbs, Darnell McDonald, Kevin Barker, and Craig Tatum had 2 hits apiece.  Drew Sutton hit his 2nd homerun of the season in the 3rd inning and McDonald homered in the 1st inning.  It was Darnell’s 2nd homerun for the Bats. 

Double – A

Carolina 1 – Tennessee 0; final 10

Fresh from being named the Redleg Nation player of the month for the month of May, Travis Wood went out and showed why he earned that award.  Wood pitched 6 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6.  Wood’s ERA is now at 1.38 on the season.  Logan Ondrusek kept the Mudcats in it by pitching 2 scoreless innings in relief.  Ondrusek has yet to allow a run in Carolina in 9.2 innings pitched.  He allowed only 2 earned runs in 18.2 innings of work in Sarasota before being called up.

Todd Frazier  went 3-5 for the Mudcats but it was Juan Francisco‘s solo, walkoff homerun in the 10th inning that provided the win for Carolina.

Class A Advanced

Sarasota 6 – Daytona 1

Denis Phipps went 2-4 with a triple, 2 runs scored, and 2 runs batted in.  Jason Louwsma homered and drew 2 walks in 4 plate appearances.  Louwsma scored a run and drove in 2.

Jerry Gil won his 3rd consecutive start after losing 6 of his first 7 and going 0-6 in that stretch.  Gil is now 3-6 thanks to a 1 run, 4 hit, 4 walk, 1 strikeout performance over 5 innings yesterday.  Gil dropped his ERA to 6.60 on the season. 

Single – A

South Bend 3 – Dayton 1

Cody Puckett and Stephen Chapman each went 2-4 with a double.  Puckett’s and Chapman’s 2 hits accounted for all 4 Dragons hits in the game.

J.C. Sulbaran pitched well, but picked up a no decision.  Sulbaran pitched 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7.  Sulbaran has 43 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched.


So in recap, a pretty nice day for the Reds farm system.  In 4 games, the 4 teams combined to allow 4 runs and go 3-1 on the day.  We had 2 shutouts turned in at our top 2 levels, with one of those ending with a walkoff homerun in the 10th inning.

8 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    Got my first chance to watch Sulbaran last night. He struggled a little early (control and hit hard), but after about the second inning, he cruised. Very impressive, especially for a 19 year old.

    Biggest play of the game…down 2-1 in the 8th, Frank Pfister took a called 3rd strike on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and one out. Kuo then lined out to LF, who made a diving catch to end the inning.

    Saw that Logan didn’t play last night for Carolina. He’s 5 for his last 14, coming off 2 straight 2 hit games and then doesn’t play?

  2. GregD

    Free Heisey & Frazier! Someone get squeezed (and last night it was Logan) with Alonso and the roster and no DH.

    Heisey had another hit last night and two walks.

    Wood has had a lot better control, walking just 3 batters his last 20 innings. He had been commonly walking 3 or more batters per start.

  3. Bill Lack

    When we listened to the Carolina broadcast in the game that Matt threw up there, the announcer had been saying that control had been a big problem for the Mudcat starting staff.

  4. RiverCity Redleg

    It seems to be feast or famine for Homer. He either gets 10 Ks or gives up 10 Hits.

  5. pinson343

    Way to go, Jerry Gil. I’m rooting for the guy.

  6. mike

    baseball-prospectus has been mentioning minor league Reds a lot lately

    today they talk about Bailey

    As confusing as ever
    Homer Bailey, RHP, Reds (Triple-A Louisville)
    Tuesday’s stats: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K
    Five days ago, Bailey faced Pawtucket and allowed 11 hits over six innings while striking out only one. Five days later, against the same team, and you get this. It really is Bailey’s season, or maybe the last three years of his career in a nutshell, and that’s why he remains one of the more puzzling young talents around.

  7. doug

    Bailey’s 118th pitch last night was a 96 MPH fastball swinging for strike 3 to end the 8th for him. Just kind of funny how inconsistent he is, but why I remain sold on him being a stud one day.