Games Played on 7/19/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Henry Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with a homerun, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.

AAA
Columbus 13 – Louisville 12

Henry Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with a homerun, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with a double, a grand slam, and 5 total RBI. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-5 with a homerun and 3 RBI.

Columbus scored 6 runs, 4 earned, off Bats starter Chad Reineke in 4.1 innings.

AA
Pensacola 8 – Mobile 6

Josh Fellhauer was 3-for-5 with a 3-run homerun and 4 total RBI. Brodie Greene went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. Billy Hamilton had 2 singles and a walk in 5 plate appearances, scoring 1 run and knocking in another. Hamilton has reached base in his first 8 games with Pensacola, leading to a .276/.382/.483 batting line.

Kyle Lotzkar allowed 4 runs on 2 hits and 6 walks in 4.1 innings while also striking out 6. Josh Ravin was credited with the win in his first appearance for Pensacola. Ravin went 1.2 sutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 3. Curtis Partch and Justin Freeman each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.

High A
High Desert 5 – Bakersfield 2

Devin Lohman was 1-for-3 with a solo homerun and was also hit by a pitch.

Josh Smith (7-6, 3.91 ERA) allowed 4 runs in 4.2 innings on 8 hits and 3 walks. Smith struck out two. Since the beginning of May, Smith has put up a line of 3.18 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 8.3 K/9 in Bakersfield.

Low A
Clinton 10 – Dayton 6

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Jacob Johnson allowed 7 runs, 6 earned, over 5 innings. Six of those runs scored in the first inning.

Rookie
Orem 9 – Billings 8 in 11 innings

18-year-old outfielder, Jesse Winkler went 2-for-6 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored. The 2012 first round pick (49th overall) is hitting .352/.487/.455 in his first 26 professional games. Seth Mejias-Brean (.342/.422/.605) was 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Taylor Wrenn also had two hits plus a walk in four plate appearances with 2 RBI and a run scored.

Andrew Cisco gave up 6 runs, 4 earned, in 3 innings. Cisco allowed 5 hits, issued 1 walk, and struck out 1.

AZL Dodgers 5 – AZL Reds 4

The AZL Reds took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning on Jonathan Reynoso’s second solo homerun of the day, also the second homerun of his professional career. But a fielding error, a triple, and three walks allowed the Dodgers to score two unearned runs in the ninth for the comeback win.

Daniel Paula was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Pedro Diaz went the first 3.1 innings and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Luke Moran followed with 3 innings of 2-hit, 1-run baseball. Moran didn’t walk a batter and struck out 6.

7 Responses

  1. eric nyc

    BH was on base 3 times and didn’t have a stolen base? What’s going on down there?

  2. BloodyHo

    Henry Rodriguez is simply making a serious bid for an invitation to the show. In the last 3 years he has moved from A- to A+ to AA to AAA and he has simply hit at every level. To top it off, this kid is only 22 years old, a switch hitter and managed a superior performance this year around a broken thumb. He doesn’t have superior power, but will hit a dozen or so HR each year and hits more doubles than anyone on the current ML roster except Votto.

  3. BloodyHo

    Bryson Smith is a couple years older than Rodriguez but the Reds picked him up two years ago from college. In the past two years he has moved from ROK to A+ to AA and like Rodriguez, he simply hits, every year at every level, albeit with less power and more speed.

  4. RedForever

    Just saw this – very interesting…

    Denard Span is not in Friday’s lineup against the Royals.
    No word on the reason for his absence. Ben Revere will start in his place in center field and bat leadoff while Darin Mastroanni plays right.

  5. BloodyHo

    @RedForever: I love the last two weeks before the trade deadline. If anyone breathes funny, people get excited about the possibilities. THis is especially fun this year with the Reds in a position of relative strength.