Games Played on 9/1/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RHP, Pedro Villarreal, threw 6 innings of shutout baseball against the Indians. He allowed only 2 hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out 8. That runs his record in AAA to 4-9 on the season and his ERA stands at 4.43. His WHIP is 1.30. This is his second year at AAA, last year going 3-12 with a 4.61 ERA and a WHIP of 1.421. Villarreal pitched much better in the second half of the season with the Bats (though he did spend part of that time with the Reds), with a 2.45 ERA, but he was used mostly out of the bullpen for the Bats in the 2nd half, starting only 3 games (2 in the last week). It doesn’t look like the franchise quite knows what they want to do with the 25 year old right hander at this point.


Louisville 3 – Indianapolis 0

Pedro Villarreal threw 6 innings of 2 hit / shutout baseball, walking 0 and striking out 8. Kevin Whelan, Jose Arredondo, and Jose Diaz (S -13) each threw a hitless inning for the Bats.

Denis Phipps was 2-3 with a double and was the only hitter with multiple hits.


Pensacola 5 – Mobile 1

Josh Smith threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. Drew Hayes threw a scoreless inning.

Donald Lutz went 3-5, Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with a homer (4), and Ray Chang went 2-4.

High A

Bakersfield 8 – Visalia 2

Juan Perez went 3-4 with a triple and a walk, Junior Arias went 3-5 with a triple. Arias also had a stolen base (19), was caught stealing (10), and was picked off. Brent Peterson went 2-3. Juan Duran went 1-2 with a homer (17) and 2 walks.

Jake Johnson threw 6 innings, allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, he struck out 5. Ben Klimesh threw a hitless inning walking 2 and striking out the side and Sean Lucas threw 2 hitless innings, striking out 2.

Dayton 3 -South Bend 2

Daniel Pigott went 2-4 with a homer (4) and was picked off. Sammy Diaz went 2-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Nick Travesio started and went 5 innings, allowing a run on a hit, while walking 3 and striking out 3. Joel Bender threw a hitless inning, striking out the side.


Helena 10 – Billings 7

Adam Matthews went 2-4 with 2 doubles, Daniel Paula, Avain Rachel (also made his 14th error), and Ronald Bueno all went 2-4.

Fabian Roman threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 1. Oswaldo Mieres thew 1.1 hitless innings, with a walk and a strikeout.

AZL Reds season is over.