Raising Reds: Blaze Stop Skid


Mar 14, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baseballs sit in a bucket before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles at

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Only one of the affiliates took home a win last evening. Might be a surprise to some that the Blaze snagged the farm’s only W in last night’s action.

There was another surprised that lurked in Louisville, as you will see.

Louisville Bats

W: Bush (4-2, 3.38) ; L: Corcino (1-6, 7.80) ; SV: Wagner (9)

Bright spot was Billy Hamilton going 3-for-5 and knocked not one, but two home runs. And neither were of the inside-the-park variety. Felix Perez added a 2-for-3 performance, but the story, other than Hamilton’s pair of blasts, was Daniel Corcino. Once again, Corcino fared poorly (1-6, 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO) in taking the loss for the Bats.

The gap had closed to one at 6-5 after Louisville plated three runs in their half of the 7th, but could get no closer.

Next Game: 5/11 v. Buffalo, 6:5 PM ET. Chad Reineke will start for the Bats.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

W: Cargill (1-1, 1.84) ; L: Ravin (0-2, 4.30)

Josh Smith hurled three-hit ball over six innings and David Vidal was 2-for-4 at the plate, but the Blue Wahoos were unable to dent the plate. And just like the scoreboard says, walks will haunt. Ask Josh Ravin. He walked the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 9th. And the Suns win on a walk-off.

Beginning on Monday, Chris Heisey will head to Pensacola for the start of his rehab assignment. On that day, the Blue Wahoos will play host to Chattanooga for five-game series.

Next Game: 5/11 @ Jacksonville, 7:05 PM ET. Tim Crabbe, coming off an outstanding effort in his last outing, will take to the hill for the visitors.

Bakersfield Blaze

W: Johnson, J (3-1, 6.03) ; L: Gagnon, T (1-3, 6.69) ; SV: Muhammad (1)

Juan Perez had three hits and scored twice as the Blaze snapped an eight-game losing streak. Yorman Rodriguez cracked his 5th home run of the campaign and drove in a pair and Ryan Wright added three RBI all in support of Jake Johnson. Johnson went seven innings allowing only two runs and five hits over that span. He also struck out six Nuts.

Next Game: 5/11 v. Modesto, 10:30 PM ET. No starter currently listed.

Dayton Dragons

W: Gonzalez, Al (2-2, 6.19) ; L: Diaz, P (0-3, 5.30) ; SV: Sikula (1)

Just as the Dragons had pulled even in the bottom of the fifth due to a fielding error, Dragons starter Pedro Diaz did little to help his own cause. A throwing error on a pickoff attempt and a wild pitch led the Lugnuts next run and the flood gates were open on a four-run 6th for the visitors. Dayton’s 5th inning should have yielded more than one run. After one successful bunt, another bunt attempt from Jeff Gelalich failed and led to a double play and the inning was basically squashed.

Johnny Cueto will be making another rehab start for the Dragons. The announced day is Tuesday, May 14th when Dayton host the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Next Game: 5/11 v. Fort Wayne, 7:00 PM ET. Drew Cisco will look to get the Firebreathers back in the winning column.


Ryan Hanigan – activated from 15-day DL
Corky Miller– designated fr assignment
Joel Bender – assigned to extended spring training from Dayton

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