Triple – A

Louisville 5 – Charlotte 0

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-5 with a homerun, 2 rbis, and a scored twice.  Rehab or no rehab, I am ready for him to return to the big league team.  Kevin Barker also went 2-5 in the game with a homerun.  Barker scored a run and drove in 1.  Danny Dorn and Michael Griffin each went 2-4 in the win.  

Justin Lehr improved to 10-2 on the season with the win (5-0 with Louisville).  Lehr pitched 8 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out 4.  Lehr now has a 1.98 in 7 outings (6 starts) with Louisville.

Double – A

Jacksonville 10 – Carolina 5

Logan Ondrusek entered this game with a perfect 0.00 ERA in 21.2 innings at the Double – A level.  However, he left the game with an ERA of 2.05 thanks to 5 runs allowed in just .1 inning of work.  Logan had pitched over 40 innings this season at 2 levels and had only given up 5 runs total before doubling that amount in this 1 game. Tis the life of a reliever!

Zack Cozart, Sean Henry, and Jose Castro each had 2 hits for the Mudcats in the loss.  Henry hit his 8th homerun of the season and scored twice while Cozart added 2 doubles.  Todd Frazier homered as well, his 6th of the season.

Class – A Advanced

Sarasota 4 – Palm Beach 3

Denis Phipps went 2-3 with a run scored and an rbi while Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a triple and 2 rbis.  

Scott Carroll picked up his first win of the season in 3 starts by allowing just 2 runs (1 earned) on 8 hits and 1 walk in 6 innings pitched.  Carroll was the Reds 3rd round pick back in 2007.  Enerio Del Rosario pitched a scoreless 9th inning and picked up his 3rd save of the season.  

Single – A

The Dragons are still at the All-Star break.

Rookie League

GCL Red Sox 6 – GCL Reds 5

Catcher Danny Vicioso went 2-4 and hit a 3 run homerun that gave the Reds a 5-1 lead in the 7th inning. The Reds 2nd round pick, Billy Hamilton, went 2-4 with a run scored and 3 stolen bases. Hamilton, who had signed to play football at Mississippi State, is off to a quick start in his pro career, with four hits in his first 8 at-bats.

Tyler Cline, the Reds 4th round pick in the 2008 draft, pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out 5, but did not factor into the decision.  Raul Rodriguez, the Reds 25th round pick last year, picked up the loss when he allowed a run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

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Great Falls 5, Billings 3

Not much to say offensively for the ‘Stangs in this one. Catcher Chris McMurray (drafted in 2008; 18th round; UCSB) was the only player with more than one hit for Billings, going 3-3 with a double and a run scored. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tyler Stovall knocked in a run, and 3B Frank Pfister, a 22-year old from Emory University, knocked in two. Shane Carlson, a 2B who also played his college ball for UC Santa Barbara, was 1-4 with a double and a run scored.

On the pitching ledger, Shea Snowden picked up his first loss of the season. Snowden, a 16th-round draft choice (2007), gave up five runs in four innings, though only two of the runs were earned. The bullpen pitched better, with Ezequiel Infante (3.1 innings, 5 strikeouts) and Bryan Gardner (1.2 innings, 3 strikeouts) tossing scoreless relief for the rest of the contest.