Triple – A

Indianapolis 1 – Louisville 0; game 1

Matt Maloney pitched well, but did not receive any support from his offense.  Maloney allowed 1 run on 3 hits and a walk in 5 innings pitched.  He struck out 4.  The loss drops his record to 5-5 on the season.

There is not much to say about the offense in this one.  The Bats managed just 5 hits, all singles.  Redleg Nation minor league hitter of the month for June, Danny Dorn, managed 1 of those hits in a 1-3 evening.

Indianapolis 5 – Louisville 3; game 2

Chris Valaika and Darnell McDonald each went 1-3 with a run scored.  The Bats managed 6 hits in this contest, but again, all were singles.

Judging by the boxscore, Justin Lehr made 1 bad pitch.  A grand slam homerun in the 5th handed Lehr his first loss with the Bats.  Lehr went 4.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.  He is now 6-1 on the season with the Bats.

Double – A

Tennessee 6 – Carolina 0

The Mudcats were out hit 12-3.  Need I say more?

Tom Cochran allowed all 6 runs, though only 3 were earned, on 8 hits and 3 walks in just 4 innings pitched.  He is now 1-2 on the season.

Class A Advanced

Charlotte 5 – Sarasota 2

Neftali Soto was 2-4 with a double and an rbi.  Soto is batting .263/.295/.406 on the season with 9 homeruns and 31 runs batted in.  He is also the first Reds minor leaguer today to have at least 2 hits.

Travis Webb had some control problems in the start, walking 5.  Webb also allowed 5 hits which led to 2 runs in 5 innings pitched.  He also struck out 5.  Mark Pawelek picked up the loss when he allowed 3 hits that led to 3 runs in 1 inning of relief.

Single – A

West Michigan 20 – Dayton 13

Yowza!  Fans showed up to watch a baseball game, but instead, witnessed a football game.  The score after inning 1 … 13-2 in favor of West Michigan!   J.C. Sulbaran failed to record an out and allowed 6 runs on just 2 hits while walking 4.  Andrew Bowman only added fuel to the fire in the 1st inning when he allowed 4 hits and 3 walks which led to 7 more runs.  He too, failed to complete the first inning, only recording 2 outs in the first.

1 player for each team recorded 6 rbis.  Byron Wiley had a career day for the Dragons, going 3-5 with 3 homeruns, 3 runs scored, and 6 runs batted in.  Andrew Means went 3-4 with a double, rbi, and 2 runs scored.  Tony Brown and Josh Fellhauer had 2 hits each.  Fellhauer went 2-6 with a double, rbi, and 2 runs scored while Brown was 2-3 with an rbi, run scored, and 2 walks.

In my years of doing the DOTF update for Redleg Nation, I do not recall a game quite like this one.

Rookie Leagues

GCL Reds 3 – GCL Twins 0

Finally, a win!  Henry Rodriguez went 2-3 with an rbi and a run scored.  

The Reds pitching overcame 3 errors from the defense and 7 walks to still post a shutout win.  Tyler Cline pitched 5 innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2.  Marcos Molina pitched 3 innings of relief, allowed just 1 hit and 3 walks while striking out 2.  Molina picked up the win in relief to improve to 2-1.  Jacob Wiley picked up his 2nd save of the season, though be it a dangerous one.  Wiley allowed 2 hits and a walk in the 9th inning, but kept the Twins off the scoreboard to preserve the shutout.

Billings 8 – Missoula 7

Yen-Wen Kuo went 3-5 with 3 rbis and 2 runs scored.  Kuo is batting .395/.400/.474 with 9 rbis in 38 at-bats in Billings.  Humberto Sosa went 2-5 with an rbi.

Luca Panerati allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 2 in 5 innings pitched to pick up the win.