Wasn’t exactly a kind Saturday and Sunday to Reds farm teams. Of the eight total games, only two wins. The four affiliates that are currently in action all have a sub-.500 record.
The Bats split their games over the weekend. On Saturday, the Bison bested the Bats by a 10-7 score. In that game, Billy Hamilton went 2-5 and stole a base. Henry Rodriguez was 3-5 and rove in a run. The real story of this game might have been the two starters and woeful their performances were. Buffalo’s Rocky Romero went 3.2 innings, allowed 10 hits and 6 runs and walked 5. The Bats Chad Reineke pitched 4.2 innings, gave up 7 hits and 8 runs (7 earned) and delivered 3 home runs.
Yesterday’s game was a lot better from the Bats perspective. They were the team putting up a double-digit run count as the Bats won 12-2. For the second consecutive game, Rodriguez went 3-5 at the plate, but in Sunday’s game, HRod had 5 RBI. Armando Galarraga hurled 7 innings of shutout ball for the win. He allowed only 5 hits and struck out 6 Bison batters.
International League West Division
|Toledo Mud Hens||DET||10||28||.263||17|
Next Game: 5/13 v. Buffalo, 6:35 PM ET. Greg Reynolds (3-0, 2.98 ERA) will look to improve upon his stellar 2013.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos were unable to coax a win this past weekend. On Saturday’s series finale in Jacksonville, they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Suns. Yesterday, in the series opener against Chattanooga, the Lookouts posted a 10-4 loss on Pensacola. The losing streak is now at 4.
Southern League South Division
|Mobile Bay Bears||ARI||17||19||.472||6|
|Pensacola Blue Wahoos||CIN||12||22||.353||10|
Next Game: 5/13 v. Chattanooga, 8:00 PM ET. Ryan Dennick (1-2, 3.44 ERA) will start for Pensacola.
The Blaze won the only farm game on Saturday in walk-off fashion. IN extra innings, no less. With the scored knotted at 5-all, Kyle Waldop stepped up the the plate in the bottom of the 10th and clubbed his second home run of the game.
Not quite the same fortune yesterday as the Nuts blanked the Blaze by a final of 5-0.
California League North Division
|San Jose Giants||SFG||25||12||.676||–|
Next Game: 5/13 v. Modesto, 10:30 PM ET. James Allen (1-4, 5.50 ERA) is the probable starter for the Blaze.
Dayton dropped both games over the weekend to the visiting Fort Wayne TinCaps. Saturday’s game ended with Dayton losing by a score of 5-3 and yesterday’s game saw the Dragons drop a 13-7 decision. The bright spot for the weekend might be Beau Amaral‘s 4-9 performance. Amaral had been slumping and this could signal that he’s coming out of it.
Midwest League Eastern Division
|South Bend Silver Hawks||ARI||21||11||.656||–|
|Bowling Green Hot Rods||TBD||22||12||.647||–|
|Fort Wayne TinCaps||SDP||21||13||.618||1|
|West Michigan Whitecaps||DET||15||18||.455||6.5|
|Great Lakes Loons||LAD||13||22||.371||9.5|
|Lake County Captains||CLE||12||21||.364||9.5|
Next Game: 5/13 v. Fort Wayne, 7:00 PM ET. Robert Stephenson will look to build upon his last outing when he pitched three-hit ball over 6 innings.