March 13, 2013; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Soto during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Goodyear Ballpark. (Photo: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

Raising Reds 4/18/13: Four Games, Four Wins

A perfect day of baseball from the farm. The four affiliates in season all won yesterday with two of those games providing extra innings and of those two, one was a thrilling win. The other, if you didn’t know it was an extra inning affair, would look like a slight butt-kicking.

There was probably some concern over the Blaze, but it appears they are starting to right the ship under Ken Griffey. That’s the silver lining. The only team that currently owns a record over .500 is Louisville.

Louisville Bats

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Indianapolis (10-5) 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 9 1
Louisville (8-6) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 0

W: Christiani (1-2, 3.52) ; L: Colon, R (0-1, 27.00)

Jason Donald: 2-5, HR (1), RBI (5), 2 R
Neftali Soto (pictured): 3-4, RBI (4), R
Felix Perez: 2-5, HR (3), RBI (4)

Free baseball down in Louisville. Only one extra inning and the result was well worth hanging around to see. For the second time this season, Perez ends a game with a walk-off home run.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Jacksonville (9-5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 2
Pensacola (6-8) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 X 10 13 3

W: Hayes (1-0, 4.50) ; L: Caminero (1-1, 12.27)

Donald Lutz: 3-5, RBI (10), R, SB (2)
Travis Mattair: 2-5, RBI (5), R
Bryson Smith: 3-4, 3 R
Tucker Barnhart: 2-2, 3 RBI (5), %
Chad Rogers: 6.2 IP, 2 H, R, 3 BB, 5 SO

A close affair between the Blue Wahoos and the Suns…until Pensacola sent 13 men to the plate in the bottom of the 8th, scoring 8 times.

Bakersfield Blaze

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Bakersfield (4-11) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 3
Lancaster (9-5) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

W: Johnson, J (1-0, 4.38) ; L: Devenski (2-1, 3.18) ; SV: McMyne (1)

Juan Perez: 3-5, RBI (6)
Kyle Waldrop: 2-4
Yorman Rodriguez: 2-4, R
Yovan Gonzalez: 2-4, RBI (4)
Carlos Gonzalez: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 SO

A four-run second inning was all the Blaze needed to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. Bakersfield has also won three of its last four games.

Dayton Dragons

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Dayton (4-9) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 10 1
Lake County (4-8) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 4

W: Chacin (1-0, 0.00) ; L: Sterling (0-1, 10.13)

Zach Vincej: 3-5, RBI (2), 2 R, CS (1)
Jeff Gelalich: 3-4, RBI (2), SB (4), CS (2)
Drew Cisco: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 12 SO

Cisco didn’t get the decision as the Dragons had to go extra innings for the win. But what an 11th by the Draaons as they cross the plate five times and send 10 to the plate. In his three starts in 2013, Cisco has pitched at least 6 innings. He also has 22 strikeouts and only one walk.

Tags: Bakersfield Blaze Cincinnati Reds Dayton Dragons Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos

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