A Thursday afternoon update on Reds players/prospects in the Dominican League:
Tom Cochran – Since my last update, Cochran has started two games and been lights out. In 10.1 IP Cochran hasn’t surrendered an earned run (gave up four unearned runs on 10/25) and given up just eight hits and four walks while striking out 12. Cochran is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three games so far.
Jerry Gil – has pitched in three games since last Monday. He had a pair of scoreless, hitless outings 10/19 and 10/23 but didn’t recording an out while giving one run on one hit and walking two on 10/25. Gil has six strikeouts to four walks and a 3.38 ERA in 5.1 IP so far this fall.
Jeremy Horst – had scoreless outings on 10/18 and 10/21 (one hit, 7 SO to 1 BB in 4.1 IP) but gave up two earned runs without giving up a hit and walking two in 0.2 IP 10/25. So far in four games (6.0 IP), Horst has an ERA of 4.50 given up three hits, three (earned) runs, struck out seven and walked three.
Denis Phipps – has had at least one hit in 5 of his last 6 games including a three hit game on 10/19 and a pair of two hit games 10/25-10/26. Phipps is coming into his own and has played in nine of Estrellas’ ten games. His current line: .355/.459/.484 11 hits (31 ABs), 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 10 SO.
Juan Francisco – has played in all ten games for Tigres del Licey. He has a hit in eight of those ten games and reached base nine of those ten games (that’s right, JUAN FRANCISCO has WALKED FIVE TIMES in just TEN GAMES). He currently sits at .325/.400/.450 with a pair of doubles, a home run and six RBI. As noted above, he has five walks, but has struck out ten times, including three SOs on 10/23.
Funny side note: For what it’s worth, Juan Francisco (who plays for Tigres del Licey) was 0-2 against Tom Cochran (Estrellas de Oriente) on 10/19 and struck out against Jeremy Horst (also of Estrellas) on 10/21. Francisco has yet to face his good friend Jerry Gil.