May 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; (Photo: - USA TODAY Sports)

Raising Reds: Weekend Woes


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.

Louisville Bats

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

Teamm Aff W L W-L% GB
Indianapolis Indians PIT 27 11 .711
Columbus Clippers CLE 20 17 .541 6.5
Louisville Bats CIN 18 19 .486 8.5
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

Team Aff W L W-L% GB
Mississippi Braves ATL 23 13 .639
Jacksonville Suns FLA 20 13 .606 1.5
Montgomery Biscuits TBD 18 18 .500 5
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.

Bakersfield Blaze

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

Team Aff W L W-L% GB
San Jose Giants SFG 25 12 .676
Visalia Rawhide ARI 23 14 .622 2
Stockton Ports OAK 18 19 .486 7
Modesto Nuts COL 16 21 .432 9
Bakersfield Blaze CIN 10 27 .270 15

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 Dragons

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

Team Aff W L W-L% GB
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
Dayton Dragons CIN 12 23 .343 10.5
Lansing Lugnuts TOR 11 22 .333 10.5

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.

Transactions

Corky Miller- outrighted to Louisville from Cincinnati
Brian Pearl – assigned to Pensacola from Bakerfield

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