Triple – A
Matt Maloney pitched well, but did not receive any support from his offense. Ã‚Â Maloney allowed 1 run on 3 hits and a walk in 5 innings pitched. Ã‚Â He struck out 4. Ã‚Â The loss drops his record to 5-5 on the season.
There is not much to say about the offense in this one. Ã‚Â The Bats managed just 5 hits, all singles. Ã‚Â Redleg Nation minor league hitter of the month for June, Danny Dorn, managed 1 of those hits in a 1-3 evening.
Judging by the boxscore, Justin Lehr made 1 bad pitch. Ã‚Â A grand slam homerun in the 5th handed Lehr his first loss with the Bats. Ã‚Â Lehr went 4.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. Ã‚Â He is now 6-1 on the season with the Bats.
Double – A
The Mudcats were out hit 12-3. Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â He is now 1-2 on the season.
Class A Advanced
Neftali Soto was 2-4 with a double and an rbi. Ã‚Â Soto is batting .263/.295/.406 on the season with 9 homeruns and 31 runs batted in. Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â Webb also allowed 5 hits which led to 2 runs in 5 innings pitched. Ã‚Â He also struck out 5. Ã‚Â Mark Pawelek picked up the loss when he allowed 3 hits that led to 3 runs in 1 inning of relief.
Single – A
Yowza! Ã‚Â Fans showed up to watch a baseball game, but instead, witnessed a football game. Ã‚Â The score after inning 1 … 13-2 in favor of West Michigan! Ã‚Â J.C. Sulbaran failed to record an out and allowed 6 runs on just 2 hits while walking 4. Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â He too, failed to complete the first inning, only recording 2 outs in the first.
1 player for each team recorded 6 rbis. Ã‚Â Byron Wiley had a career day for the Dragons, going 3-5 with 3 homeruns, 3 runs scored, and 6 runs batted in. Ã‚Â Andrew Means went 3-4 with a double, rbi, and 2 runs scored. Ã‚Â Tony Brown and Josh Fellhauer had 2 hits each. Ã‚Â 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.
Finally, a win! Ã‚Â Henry Rodriguez went 2-3 with an rbi and a run scored. Ã‚Â
The Reds pitching overcame 3 errors from the defense and 7 walks to still post a shutout win. Ã‚Â Tyler Cline pitched 5 innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. Ã‚Â Marcos Molina pitched 3 innings of relief, allowed just 1 hit and 3 walks while striking out 2. Ã‚Â Molina picked up the win in relief to improve to 2-1. Ã‚Â Jacob Wiley picked up his 2nd save of the season, though be it a dangerous one. Ã‚Â Wiley allowed 2 hits and a walk in the 9th inning, but kept the Twins off the scoreboard to preserve the shutout.
Luca Panerati allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 2 in 5 innings pitched to pick up the win.