Louisville won 2-1. Box Score

  • Henry Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double.
  • Konrad Schmidt went 1-3 with a run.
  • Tony Cingrani threw 2 hitless innings without a walk and 5 strikeouts.
  • Chad Reineke threw 4 innings and allowed a run with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jose Arredondo struck out 4 and walked 1 in 2 innings.
  • Kevin Whelan threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Game Notes

Tony Cingrani was on a 45 pitch count today in the scenario that Johnny Cueto headed to the DL, which is appears that he has. Cingrani allowed a runner to reach on his own fielding error on a weak chopper up the first base line. The Bats offensive struggles continued, but the pitching was good enough on Sunday to bring in the win.

Pensacola lost 5-2. Box Score

  • Bryson Smith went 1-3 with a triple and a run.
  • Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • David Vidal went 1-3 with a solo HR (1).
  • Ryan Dennick went 1-2 at the plate. On the mound he allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 6 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.

Game Notes

The bullpen struggled over the final innings as Kyle Lotzkar and Drew Hayes combined for 6 hits allowed and 3 runs in 1.1 innings.  The offense struggled to get going with just 7 hits in the game.

Bakersfield lost 9-2. Box Score

  • Juan Perez went 2-4.
  • Juan Duran went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
  • Juan Silverio went 3-3 with a double, triple, walk and 2 RBI.
  • Carlos Gonzalez allowed a run in 2 innings with a strikeout.
  • Kyle McMyne allowed a run with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
  • Sammy Diaz, the position player, fired a scoreless inning of work with a walk.

Game Notes

Tanner Robles struggled, allowed 6 earned (7 total) in 2.2 innings with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Newcomer to the system Juan Silverio had a big day, reaching base four times with two extra-base hits. It wasn’t enough though as the Blaze fell to 1-10 on the season. The defense committed four errors, including two by Silverio.

Dayton lost 13-4. Box Score

  • Beau Amaral went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI.
  • Jesse Winker went 1-4 with a walk.
  • Jeff Gelalich went 2-4 with 2 runs.
  • Carlos Sanchez went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
  • Humberto Valor went 1-4 with a double.
  • Jesus Adames allowed a run in 3 innings with 3 strikeouts.
  • Joel Bender threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout.

Game Notes

Robert Stephenson had a day to forget. He never made it out of the 3rd inning, allowed 8 runs (6 earned) with a walk and 5 strikeouts. His 3rd innings was just hit after hit before he was removed. Wes Mugarian followed and didn’t do well either, allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 2.1 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

4/15 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 6-5 N/A 6:35pm Galarraga Here Here Here
Pensacola 4-6 N/A 8:00pm Renken Here Here Here
Bakersfield 1-10 N/A 10:15pm Contreras Here Here N/A
Dayton 3-7 N/A OFF OFF Here Here N/A

7 Responses

  1. jim t

    From a entire organizational standpoint one of the ugliest weekends in a longtime.

  2. Foxred

    Never worried about it in ST, but you have to wonder if this team has lost its way mentally after how 2012 ended. I have always felt a .500 April was fine based on the schedule early on, but we got past the harder series OK. This pen is awful right now. Bruce is bad and what is worse, other teams know it and are walking Votto like crazy. Bruce has to make them pay and cut down on K’s. Hanigan has shown nothing with the bat.

    What is worse is I don’t see the minor league clubs getting better. If I have any hope, it is that Dayton will get better. They do have TALENT at that level that should develop as the season goes.

    This is the earliest in any season I spent a weekend wanting to do chores instead of catching a ballgame.

    • Doug Gray

      Bruce is hitting .310 over his last 9 games. He needs to walk though. He doesn’t have a single walk that wasn’t intentional this season. That is bad.

      Bakersfields and Dayton both have the talent to be better than they have played so far. Bakersfield certainly isn’t going to finish with 12 wins on the season, which is what they are on pace for.

      • MK

        The Bakersfield team is 80% the awful Dragons team from 2012. I wouldn’t expect too much.

        It was the only Dragons team in their history where you could see no improvement from beginning to end of the season.

  3. WallyP

    Wow Doug this across the board in from the big team to Dayton not a good scene but as I said last week , SH__ _ happens. I have to say that our pitching across the board with the exception of a few(Cingrani and others ) ahve been bad. The pensacola bullpen and Louisville and the big clubs bullpen has bee horrible. But saying that please friends do not worry. These guys are high quality pros and this happens. lets just say that I am happy it is at the beginning of the season.

  4. Scott from upstate NY

    Did someone in the organization step on the foul line or something? The whole system is cursed. The baseball gods need a sacrifice. Maybe burn some bats over each affiliates’ (& GABP) home plate. I would not advocate a good old fashion bench clearing brawl to fire up the team(s), but maybe the managers can do their best Lou Pinella impersonation and toss a base into the outfield. What happen to the days when batters would (noticeably) choke up on the bat?