Raising Reds: Weekend Wrap, Parra’s Progress


Not a bad weekend for the farm. In fact, it was a winning weekend and just a little more. In the seven game played this weekend, Reds affiliates won five of those. The Dayton Dragons are on quite the roll as they accounted for three of those five victories. That includes sweeping a double-header.

Here’s how the action went down for the games played on Saturday and Sunday.

Louisville Bats

Saturday: Bats 6, Braves 5 (Box)

W: Reynolds (4-0, 2.88) ; L: Flande (1-4, 5.10) ; SV: Pino (4)

HR: LOU: Rodriguez, H (2)

In Saturday’s game, Louisville had to sweat a furious comeback by Gwinnett. Greg Reynolds set the Bats in good position after he pitched 7 innings and allowed only 2 runs on 5 hits. Jose Arredondo gave up a pair of runs in only 0.2 innings of work. Yohan Pino worked the final 1.1 innings of the save, but he did allow an inherited runner to score and served up a run of his own in the Gwinnett 9th. Felix Perez and Denis Phipps each had 3 hits in the win.

Sunday: PPD, to be made up as part of doubleheader on Monday

Next Game: 5/20 @ Gwinnett, 5:30 PM ET. They’ll play two with Sunday’s postponement. Pedro Villarreal (1-2, 4.53) will work one of the games. The other has yet to be announced.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Saturday: BayBears 4, Blue Wahoos 1 (Box)

W: Bradley, A (3-0, 0.90) ; L: Dennick (2-3, 3.00) ; SV: Munson (6)

HR: MOB: Evans, N (7)

The Blue Wahoos jumped out with an early run, but that was the extent of the offense on Saturday. And it could have been more than only one run. Pensacola loaded the bases as Bryson Smith was HBP, Luis Durango singled and Ryan LaMarre reached on an error. Joe Mather got his 4th RBI since joining the team on a sac fly.

Travis Mattair struck out and Tucker Barnhart flied out to end the threat and inning.

Mather had two more opportunities to drive in runs. In the 5th with runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs, he popped out. In the 7th, again with two outs, runners were on 1st and 2nd and Mather whiffed.

Sunday: BayBears 6, Blue Wahoos 3 – 11 innings (Box)

W: Lorin (5-0, 2.04) ; L: Hyde (1-4, 6.60) ; SV: Munson (7)

HR: PNS: Smith, B (5)

Manny Parra‘s rehab continues. Parra pitched in 2 innings and didn’t allow a hit. He walked 1 and struck out 3. In the 3 games in which he has worked, Parra has pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5. Opponents are hitting .176 against him.

What followed was something similar to what we witnessed in the Reds game today. Entering the top of the 9th, Pensacola held a 2-1 lead. Didn’t hold as Mobile scored a run off Drew Hayes to knot the game at 2-2. The BayBears plated 4 runs in the top of the 11th off the duo of Lee Hyde and Josh Ravin.

Next Game: 5/20 v. Mobile, 8:00 PM ET. Josh Smith (3-3, 3.86) will aim to get above .500 for the season as he gets the start.

Bakersfield Blaze

Saturday: Blaze 5, Ports 2 – 11 innings (Box)

W: Mugarian (1-0, 4.50) ; L: Joseph (3-3, 7.11) ; SV: Muhammad (4)

HR: BAK: Silva (2) , Selsky (2) , Rodriguez, Y (6) .

The Blaze knocked 3 home runs in this game with two (one by Steve Selsky and the other by Yorman Rodriguez) coming in the 3-run 11th. James Allen hurled 6 innings and only allowed 1 run on 3 hits.

Sunday: Mavericks 1, Blaze 10

W: Dennhardt (2-3, 3.33) ; L: Pries (3-3, 5.93)

After appearing in a total of 48 games in relief in his minor league career, Mike Dennhardt started his first game and provided the Blaze with 5 strong innings. The only run he allowed (and High Dessert scored) was unearned.

Steve Selsky and Dominic D’Anna had 3 hits each. Selsky, Ryan Wright and Juan Silva each drove in 3 runs to back up Dennhardt’s effort.

Next Game: 5/20 v. High Desert, 10:30 PM ET. No probables as of yet.

Dayton Dragons

Saturday, Game 1: Dragons 6, Silver Hawks 3 (Box)

W: Romano (4-3, 3.28) ; L: Darrah (3-3, 4.28) ; SV: Klimesh (3)

HR: SB: Flores, R (1)

Joe Terry was 4-for-5 and drove in 3 runs (his first 3 of the season) while Jesse Winker knocked in 2 and stole his first base of the season as the Dragons took the first game of the twinbill. Sal Romano went 5 innings to get the win.

Saturday, Game 2: Dragons 3, Silver Hawks 1 (Box)

W: Peralta (1-4, 4.91) ; L: Coe (0-1, 3.86) ; SV: Chacin (1)

HR: DAY: Rahier (4)

All the runs Dayton would need came off the bat of Tanner Rahier. One swing, three runs on Rahier’s 4th home run of the season. Wandy Peralta worked 6.1 innings and allowed only 1 run on 4 hits to notch the victory.

Sunday: Dragons 7, Silver Hawks 5 (Box)

W: Stephenson (3-3, 4.02) ; L: Watts (6-1, 3.24) ; SV: Housey (1)

HR: SB: Aguila 2 (3)

Robert Stephenson evened his record in going 7 innings. He did serve up a pair of home runs, but allowed only 2 other hits and 3 runs total. Stephenson struck out 9 and only walked 1. Joe Terry continued his torrid hitting in going 2-for-4 and drove in a run.

Next Game: 5/20 @ South Bend, 10:35 AM ET. Yes, that’s 10:35 in the morning! Ismael Guillon (1-4, 9.10) will take the mound as the Dragons will look for the five-game sweep of the Silver Hawks.


Tony Cingrani – optioned to Louisville from Cincinnati
Nick O’Shea – assigned to Louisville from Dayton
Austin Salter – assigned to Dayton from Billings
Neftali Soto – recalled from Louisville to Cincinnati