March 5, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Rodriguez (36) makes the off balance throw to first base for the out in the third inning during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

Raising Reds: 4/9/13


The Pensacola Blue Wahoos had yesterday off which means only three of the Reds affiliates were in action yesterday. And two were shutout for the second consecutive game.

Louisville Bats (4-2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Columbus (3-3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Louisville (4-2) 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 X 4 6 2

WP – Tony Cingrani (1-0) LP – Joe Martinez (0-1)

Henry Rodriguez: 3-for-4, 2 RBI
Tony Cingrani: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 7 SO

Second consecutive outing in which Cingrani has dealt. HRod gets in on the offense in driving in half of the Bats runs.

Next game: 4/10 v. Columbus, 6:35 PM ET

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (3-2)
No game scheduled

Next game: 4/10 @ Mobile, 8:05 PM ET

Bakersfield Blaze (0-6)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Bakersfield (0-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Visalia (3-3) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 6 0

WP – Andrew Chafin (1-1) LP – Tanner Robles (0-2) SV – Kaleb Fleck (1)

Juan Duran: 2-for-3

Hard to believe an offensive player can be mentioned considering the Blaze were shutout for the second consecutive game. In fact, hard to believe a team can be shutout for two straight games considering the Cal League has the reputation for be a hitters league. As a team, the Blaze is batting .189. What’s odd is that Visalia is behind the Blaze with a team batting average of .183.

Next game: 4/10 @ Visalia, 10:00 PM ET

Dayton Dragons (2-4)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dayton (2-4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
South Bend (4-2) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 5 0

WP – Jesse Darrah (1-0) LP – Robert Stephenson (0-1) SV – RJ Hively

Robert Stephenson: 5 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 9 SO

In his two starts, Stephenson has 15 strikeouts in 10 IP (13.5 SO/9) and has issued only two walks, but he has allowed 11 hits for a BAA of .289.

Next game: 4/10 @ South Bend, 7:05 PM ET

Prospect of the Day

Considering both the Blaze and Dragons were shutout, it has to go to a Bats player. Now it depends on your flavor: pitching or hitting.

Sure, Cingrani had a second straight excellent outing, but since we’ve already given Cingrani the nod once (and I’m sure Cingrani will make his fair share of appearances here), Henry Rodriguez will claim today’s PotD from Raising Reds.

In one game, HRod doubled his hit total, accounted for the only runs Cingrani would need for a win.

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