Raising Reds – 4/21/13

(Photo: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports)

Yesterday and last night, four games. Yesterday and last night, no wins from the farm. Could have been three wins as the Bats, Blaze and Dragons were either ahead in games or in games where they were close. At least two wins were possible as the Blaze and Dragons lost late leads.

Here’s your Monday morning look at the Reds affiliates and how they fared on Sunday.

Louisville Bats

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Louisville (9-8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1
Indianapolis (12-6) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 2 6 1

W: Brown, B (1-0, 2.57) ; L: Pino (0-1, 0.00) ; SV: Black (4)

Billy Hamilton: 1-3, 2 SB (13)
Emmanuel Burriss: 0-2, 2 BB, 3 SB (4)
Denis Phipps: 1-3, HR (2), RBI (5), SB (3)
Yohan Pino: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

A fielding error by 3B Henry Rodriguez in the bottom of the 6th led to unearned runs and the eventual 2-1 losing margin. Phipps pulled the Bats close with his solo shot in the 7th, but Rodriguez was stranded on second after one out in the 9th in an attempt to tie the game.

The Bats were limited to 1 hit in four innings by Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole. Cole did issue 5 walks while striking out a pair.

Next Game: 4/22 @ Indianapolis, 7:05 PM ET

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

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

W: Shankin (1-0, 3.00) ; L: Renken (1-1, 3.57) ; SV: Kohlscheen (1)

Theo Bowe: 2-4, R, SB (1)
Donald Lutz: 2-4, HR (5), 2 RBI (12), R

Lutz took over the Southern League lead in home runs, but 4-run first inning proved to be the difference in a Generals 7-3 win over the Blue Wahoos. Starter Daniel Renken allowed the first four batters of the game to reach base and score in that first inning.

Next Game: 4.22 @ Jackson, 8:05 PM ET

Bakersfield Blaze

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

W: Ballew (1-0, 1.35) ; L: McMyne (0-1, 6.00)

Michael Gilmartin: 2-4, 2 2B, R
Dominic D’Anna: 1-4, HR (3), 3 RBI (9)
Chris Berset: 2-5, HR (1), RBI (2), R

Heading into the top of the 7th, the Blaze were trailing until D’Anna cranked his home run and put them up by a 5-4 score. The Blaze ‘pen was unable to hold that lead for long as Brian Pearl permitted the tying run in the 7th and Kyle McMyne allowed a run in the 9th.

Next Game: 4/23 @ High Desert, 4:05 PM ET

Dayton Dragons

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Bowling Green (12-4) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 7 7 1
Dayton (5-11) 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 1

W: Jensen (2-0, 5.59) ; L: Chacin (1-1, 1.74)

Jesse Winker: 1-2, HR (1), 2 RBI (5), 2 R
Junior Arias: 2-4, R
Wagner Gomez: 2-4, 2 RBI (3)
Wandy Peralta: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO

All looked well after the 7th, but they play nine innings and the 8th and 9th were not kind to the Dragons as the Hot Rods scored 6 runs in the game’s final two innings. Winker did knock his first home run of the season. The first three innings of Joel Bender‘s relief outing were good. He retired all nine hitters. The 8th bit him and the Dragons as Bowling Green tied the game, then plated a pair in the 9th off Alejandro Chacin which proved to be the winning margin.

Next Game: 4/22 @ Lansing, 7:05 PM ET

Transactions
Louisville: Activated Nevin Ashley from 7-day DL

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

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