Raising Reds: All Ws! And Heisey Update


April 12, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Phillips is greeted at home plate by Heisey after both scored on a BP home run. (Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports)

A bit difficult to have days when all of the affiliates grab a won, but last night was one such event. Okay, only three teams were in action, but they all won. That counts, right?

Two of the three wins were close wins with Pensacola having to play a little extra to snatch their win, but more to it that that.

Louisville Bats

Bats 8, Knights 7 (Box)

A back-and-forth affair in Charlotte. Just by looking at the line score, any time one team had a lead, the other immediately bounced back the next half inning to at least tie this game. Happened pretty much the entire game until the 9th.

In the top of the inning, Emmanuel Burris drove in Felix Perez to score the eventual game-winning run. Perez had led off the inning with a double and reached third on a wild pitch.

Nevin Ashley added a 4-4 night including hitting his second HR of the season.

Next Game: 5/15 @ Charlotte, 7:15 PM ET. Daniel Corcino looks to right his ship when he takes the mound for Louisville.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Lookouts 9, Blue Wahoos 10 – 13 innings (Box)

You can take the first nine innings of this one and divide it up into three inning blocks to see how this got to go extras. In the first three innings, it was all Blue Wahoos as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the 3rd inning including a 5-run 1st inning.

In the middle inning (4th – 6th), the Lookouts took control of the game and outscored Pensacola by 8-1 in those innings and claimed a lead of 8-7 after the 6th.

The Blue Wahoos claimed the 7th – 9th (2-1) by scoring a with a pair of run in the bottom of the 9th which forced extras. Those runs were courtesy of back-to-back homers from Ryan LaMarre and Travis Mattair. The manner on how they won…

With two outs, no less. When you’re the home team, you walk-off on a wild pitch? Last night, it happened and the first time in 2013 Pensacola experienced that walk-off feeling.

Next Game: 5/15 v. Chattanooga, 8:00 PM ET. Josh Smith looks to keep this little wiing streak (which is at 2) going.

Bakersfield Blaze

No game for the Reds Cal League team.

Next Game: 5/15 @ Stockton, 10:05 PM ET. Still no starter…

Dayton Dragons

Whitecaps 2, Dragons 6 (Box)

Johnny Cueto went a little longer in this rehab outing than in his previous one. The Whitecaps offense suffered because of that. In his five innings, Cueto allowed all of three hits and did not walk a batter. He also struck out 4 during his time in the game. Got a little help, too.

Jesse Winker, Beau Amaral, Seth Mejias-Brean, and Joe Hudson all had 2 hits each. Winker and Ramirez had home runs as one of their 2 hits.

You can catch an interview with Cueto (and some people honestly need to learn that it is spelled C-U-E-T-O! Guy’s been around for a while, ya know.) on Fox 45’s website.

Best part of the night may have been this…

Next Game: 5/15 v. West Michigan, 7:00 PM ET. Ismael Guillon looks to get on track for the Dragons.


In yesterday’s Raising Reds, I noted the departure of Chris Heisey from Monday’s game in Pensacola. At the time of that post, it had not been known why Heisey left after the game’s first half inning. On Reds.com, David Villavicencio says that Heisey left the game due to re-aggravating his right hamstring.

Heisey did not play in last night’s 13-inning game, and there could be a possibility Heisey plays this evening, but I wouldn’t push the issue. Sure, could be back a square #1, but since Heisey does rely on his speed, quickness and agility, messing with his hamstring could seriously hamper his season.


Luis Durango – assigned to Pensacola from Bakersfield (Odd that Durango scored the Blue Wahoos winning run?)
Steve Selsky – assigned to Bakersfield from Pensacola
Joe Terry – assigned to Dayton from Bakersfield

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