Only one of the Reds affiliates took home a win last evening, but fans in Louisville got their moneys worth on one play. They witnessed the wonder, and speed, that is Billy Hamilton. More on that in a bit.
Despite garnering only one win among the four squads, there were some performances of note. One, also in Louisville, was the Bats debut of Mark Prior. Pensacola had their first look at 7′-1″ Loek Van Mil. That’s a lot to observe.
Here’s the Raising Reds report…
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
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Carlos Sanchez: 2-for-3
Raising Reds Prospect of the Day
Are you kidding me? It has to be BHam! Of course, a second consecutive games with a pair of solo bombs would usually warrant Hessman as the recipient, but Hamilton gets the nod. After starting things off for the Bats with a double, Hamilton stole third. Then, Hamilton pulled off the front end of a double steal (with Emmanuel Burriss) in which Hamilton swiped home. Yes, he stole home.
One thing that should be added here. Bats skipper Jim Riggleman pulled Hamilton in the fourth with what was termed at the time with “an apparent injury”. Riggleman stated that the injury may have been cramps, and if that is the case, Hamilton will play today.