Toledo 5 – Louisville 3

Danny Dorn showed up for the Bats offense, however, no one else did.  Dorn had all 3 Bats hits in this contest including a homerun and 2 doubles.  Dorn’s homerun was his 2nd of the season.  A year ago, Dorn hit .275/.337/.457 with 14 homeruns for the Bats.  The rest of the Louisville lineup struck out 13 times collectively.

Justin Lehr dropped to 0-1 with the loss.  Lehr allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out just 1 in 5 innings of work.  Federico Baez came in to relieve Lehr, but dug a deeper hole for the Bats by allowing 2 runs on a hit and 2 walks in just 0.2 innings.  Lee Tabor and Jesus Delgado held the Mudhens in check after that.  The two combined to pitch 2.1 scoreless, hitless innings.


Birmingham 7 – Carolina 3

Things looked promising early on as the Mudcats led 3-0 after 4 innings but then the pitching fell apart.  Alexander Smit gave up a run in the 5th and another in the 6th to end his night.  Smit went 5.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 5.  Joseph Krebs picked up the loss when he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in just 1.1 innings of relief.  Krebs was solid last year, pitching in 45 games at 3 different levels, posting a 1.79 ERA in 80.1 innings pitched.

Denis Phipps drove in 2 runs and went 1-4 with a double while Kris Negron went 0-2 but scored 2 runs and drew 2 bases on balls.

High A

The Lynchburg Hillcats had a scheduled off-day on Monday.


Dayton 7 – Bowling Green 4

For the second straight day, Henry Rodriguez gets mentioned in the DOTF report.  In this game, Rodriguez went 2-4 with 2 homeruns and 5 rbis.  Those 2 homeruns surpass the 1 homerun Henry hit all of last season in the Gulf Coast League in 42 games played.  Shane Carlson (The Reds 32nd round draft pick last season) went 1-4 with a double, rbi, and run scored.

Chase Ware pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his first win of the season.  Ware scattered 2 hits and walked a batter while striking out 2.   Ware signed with the Reds last season as a non-drafted free agent.  Doug Salinas pitched a scoreless 9th to record his first save of the young season.