Raising Reds: Three of Four Ain’t Bad


Jun 15, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Mejias-Brean (5) and his Arizona teammates celebrate after their 4-3 win over the Florida State Seminoles during the 12th inning of game one of the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (Photo: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports)

One evening after getting blanked in the wins column, the Reds farm snapped back and grabbed three wins from four games. Got a wide array of events from last night, too.

How about extra inning heroics, a couple of ejections and a shutout in the Cal League. I repeat, a shutout in the Cal League.

The late inning heroics? The pic above is a hint.

Louisville Bats

Bats 2, Knights 4 (Box)

W: Pena (1-3, 4.44) ; L: Galarraga, A (2-2, 2.37) ; SV: Troncoso (6)

The only runs the Bats were able to plate came courtesy of a Corky Miller double in the 2nd inning. Armando Galarraga went 6 innings in the loss. He allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (all earned).

Next Game: 5/18 @ Gwinnett, 7:05 PM ET. TBD will start.

Pensacola Blue Wahooos

BayBears 2, Blue Wahoos 4 (Box)

W: Pearl (2-0, 11.25) ; L: Chafin (1-2, 3.00) ; SV: Van Mil (1)

An exciting evening in Mobile. In the 4th, Ryan LaMarre opooed out to second, but was arguing a check swing which had occurred on the previous pitch. Apparently, LaMarre was a little too emphatic with his argument and was ejected.

The following half inning with the BayBears at bat, Blue Wahoos starter Chad Rogers got the thumb as he was arguing a call which happened at third base. Didn’t deter Pensacola. Of the 10 hits they amassed, 9 were singles. The only extra-base hit was a Bryson Smith double.

Next Game: 5/18 @ Mobile, 7:30 PM ET. Lefty Ryan Dennick (2-2, 2.93) will take the ball for Delino DeShields‘ team.

Bakersfield Blaze

Blaze 1, Ports 0 (Box)

W: Moscot (1-6, 5.77) ; L: Granier (4-3, 2.28) ; SV: Muhammad (3)

Jon Moscot got his first win of 2013 and he was brilliant. In 6 innings, Moscot gave up only 1 hit. He walked 1 and struck out 9. This isn’t the first time Moscot has left a game without allowing a run though. He did the same after 5.1 innings on April 27 against Visalia. Moscot surrendered only 2 hits in that game, but the Blaze dropped that game by a score of 2-1.

The only run came in the opening frame as Juan Perez led off with a single, stole second and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error. He would score on a Yorman Rodriguez ground out.

Next Game: 5/18 @ Stockton, 10;05 PM ET. James Allen (2-4, 5.06) is scheduled to start.

Dayton Dragons

Dragons 4, Silver Hawks 3 – 10 innings (Box)

W: Lucas (1-1, 4.50) ; L: Santana (4-1, 2.20)

Jesse Winker continues to swing a hot bat as he cracked his 6th home run of the season. This came after Seth Mejias-Brean drove in Zach Vincej with a single.

South Bend scored a run in the 2nd, but in the 8th, they notched a pair of runs off eventual winner Sean Lucas.

Dayton’s winning run came from the bat of Mejias-Brean. After accounting for 8 home runs for Billings in the 2012 season he had yet to clear the fence yet in 2013. Not anymore. His first home run was the difference in the game.

Next Game: 5/18 for the “Ernie Banks Special” as the Dragons and Silver Hawks will play two. The first is scheduled for a 6:05 PM ET start. Sal Romano (3-3, 2.93) will get the call. The next will follow shortly after the completion as Wandy Peralta (0-4, 5.87) takes to the mound in the second game. It is a makeup for an April 10 postponement. Both games are scheduled for 7 innings.