Toledo 4 – Louisville 1

Chris Valaika and Corky Miller went 2-3 each and combined for 4 of the Bats’ 5 hits in the loss.  Valaika had a triple and a run scored while Miller singled twice.

Travis Wood fell to 0-3 with the loss.  Wood went 7.1 innings, allowing all 4 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6.  Wood’s ERA climbed to 3.50 with the 4 earned runs allowed.


Tennessee 6 – Carolina 5

Jake Kahaulelio, Eric Eymann, and Michael Griffin each went 2-4 in the loss.  Kahaulelio doubled and scored a run, Eymann had 2 singles, while Griffin doubled and drove in 2 rbis.  Sean Henry hit his 2nd homerun of the season.

Daryl Harang lowered his ERA to 0.93 in 9.2 innings pitched by throwing 2 scoreless, hitless innings in relief.  Jerry Gil also threw 2 scoreless innings and amazingly only walked 1 batter.

High A

The game between Lynchburg and Salem was postponed due to rain.


Dayton 3 – West Michigan 0

A superb start tossed in this contest by Brian Pearl.  Pearl went 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4.  The win was Pearl’s first of the season and he lowered his ERA to 1.72 ERA in 3 starts this season.

Efrain Contreras led all Reds minor leaguers with 3 hits on the evening, going 3-4 with a double, run scored, and an rbi.  Frank Pfister had a double and a triple in 4 at-bats and drove in a run.

5 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    I attended the Dragons game last night, couple followup points…Contreras also made 2 very nice running catches in CF in addition to this 3 hits. Donnie Joseph walked the leadoff hitter in the 9th, then came back to strike out the side to pick up his 3rd save. He’s thrown 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 hit, walking 2, and striking out 14. I would think he’ll be in Lynchburg before long.

    This is the second game I’ve seen Pearl throw (other being 4/10) and he’s been impressive both times.

  2. Bill Lack

    On the negative side, the Dragons infield was unable to turn either 2 or 3 double plays that should have turned and Benzinger got 2 runners nailed at the plate.

  3. RiverCity Redleg

    The Bats’ bats have been even worse than the Reds.

  4. Bill Lack

    One other thing from the Dragons game last night…Kevin Coddington was hit with a bat last night during the game and was, I believe, knocked unconscious. He had to be removed from the game, but I’ve been told by Kevin today that he’s fine. That’s good news.

  5. TC

    Balentien has had a a grant total of one walk in 13 plate appearances.

    That’s all. No hits.