Games Played on 7/14/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 28 year old Louisville utlityman, Jason Donald, went 2-4 with a double and a homer. Donald competed for a utlity spot on the big club in spring training, but has struggled at AAA, with a slash line of .221/.269/.331, after hitting .277/.365/.441 last year at AAA Columbus.
The good news, the Bats scored, in fact, they scored 3. The bad news? They gave up double digit runs for the second game in a row.
Jason Donald was 2-4 with a double and his 2nd homer. Nefi Soto was 2-4 and hit his 11th homer. Nevin Ashley hit his 5th homer. (I really don’t understand why the Reds called up Miller rather than Ashley, but…)
Recently promoted Chad Rogers got beat up, giving up 8 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks (5 strikeouts) in 4.1 innings. In 3 AAA starts, his ERA is 7.56. Kevin Whelan threw 1.2 scoreless innings, Zach Duke and Pedro Villarreal threw scoreless innings. Duke has now thrown 12.1 scoreless innings in 12 appearances, giving up 7 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 12.
Ryan Dennick picked up the win (1-2) with a 5 scoreless inning start. He only gave up 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Chris Manno threw 1.2 scoreless, Loek Van Mil and Jamie Walzak threw scoreless innings.
Corey Wimberly went 3-5, Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with a walk. Donald Lutz, Travis Mattair, and Mike Constanzo all went 2-4.
Rancho Cucamonga 4 -Bakersfield 1
David Vidal had half of the Blaze’s hits on the day, going 2-3 with 2 doubles.
Jake Johnson gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work, taking the loss. Kyle Lotzkar threw a scoreless inning, Jimmy Moran threw 2, and Pat Doyle finished with a scoreless inning.
CF Beau Amaral collected 3 of the Dragons’ 5 hits, going 3-5.
None of the Dragons pitchers escaped the day unscored upon.
Ty Washington went 2-3 with a double and a walk and Carlos Sanchez went 2-3 and walked twice.
None of the Billing’s pitchers had a scoreless inning either.
Arizona League Reds – no game scheduled