From 2012: Negron is congratulated by left fielder Ryan Ludwick (48) and right fielder Jay Bruce (32) at the end of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Indians 12-5. (Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports)

Raising Reds - Last Day of April Edition


The month of April wasn’t all that kind to the Reds affiliates. In looking at the standings for each league, none of the four teams that are currently in action are over .500. I know the whole gig about the farm is to develop these guys into the next Reds star. Plus, the managers and coaching staffs of these teams have certain edicts from Cincy that they must adhere to or face the music.

There have been some good things in the personal development area. We will be touching upon that within the next few days.

Now, to the games…

Louisville Bats

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lehigh Valley (10-15) 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
Louisville (12-14) 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 X 9 9 0

W: Arredondo, J (1-1, 3.60) ; L: Friend (1-1, 7.07)

Felix Perez: 2-3, 3 RBI (13)
Denis Phipps: 2-4, RBI (7), SB (5)
Kristopher Negron: 2-4, HR (2), 4 RBI (7), R
Neftali Soto: 1-2, 3 R
Jose Arredondo: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 SO

Just a little time – like five innings – but once the offense got going, it got going. Call it the Perez and Negron show for last night. The Bats duo drove in 7 of their 9 runs including a grand slam from Negron in the Bats 6th inning.

Arredondo hurled three perfect innings of relief and rebounded from his effort where he went only 1.1 innings and allowed 3 runs to the Iron Pigs.

The Bats end April in 3rd place in the IL’s West Division, 7.5 games behind first place Indianapolis.

Next Game: 5/2 @ Buffalo, 7:05 PM ET

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

No game last evening. The Blue Wahoos will begin May in last place (tied with the Mobile BayBears) in the Southern League’s South Division, but only 4 games back of the Mississippi Braves.

Next Game: 5/1 v. Montgomery, 8:00 PM ET

Bakersfield Blaze

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Bakersfield (7-18) 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 1 8 12 0
San Jose (18-7) 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 2

W: Johnson, J (2-1, 8.02) ; L: Soptic (2-1, 8.04) ; SV: Pearl (2)

Juan Perez: 2-3, 2 BB
Dominic D’Anna: 2-5, 3 RBI (12), R
Chris Berset: 2-4, 3 RBI (6)

The Blaze went into San Jose, who leads the Cal League North Division, got in an early hole, and pecked away at that deficit and eventually got the win. D’Anna returned from the disabled list to make an impact with a bases clearing double in the Blaze 7th. That would be the difference in the game.

Next Game: 5/1 @ San Jose, 10:00 PM ET

Dayton Dragons

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Burlington (9-12) 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 2
Dayton (8-17) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

W: Boyd, J (1-2, 3.68) ; L: Peralta (0-3, 5.29)

Alejandro Chacin: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 SO

Dragons starter Sal Romano was hit with a hard-hit grounder which led to his removal after only 1 inning of work. The Dragons offense only produced a pair of hits as Dayton ended April on a sour note.

They sit in 6th place (of 8 teams) in the Midwest League’s Eastern Division, 10.5 games behind 1st place Bowling Green.

Next Game: 5/1 @ Clinton, 7:30 PM ET

Transactions

Louisville – Assigned Ray Chang from Pensacola
Pensacola – Assigned Mike Gilmartin from Bakersfield
Bakersfield – Activated Dominic D’Anna from 7-day DL

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