Minor League Game Review – 6/28/13 Doug Gray June 29, 2013 8 Comments Louisville lost 8-3. Box Score Henry Rodriguez went 2-4 with a HR (4) and 3 RBI. Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk. Mike Hessman went 1-4 with a double. Kristopher Negron went 1-3 with 2 runs. Kevin Whelan allowed a run in 2 innings with 3 strikeouts. Zach Duke threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Jose Diaz threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Yohan Pino had a rough start as he allowed 7 runs in 5 innings. The offense had some struggles with just 6 hits on the game and a single walk. Pensacola won 7-6. Box Score Devin Lohman went 2-3 with a walk, HR (5), 2 runs and 2 RBI. Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Marquez Smith went 2-4 with a double, HR (10) and 3 RBI. Travis Mattair went 1-4 with a solo HR (11). Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with a run. Josh Smith allowed a run in 6 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Trevor Bell threw 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout. Game Notes Josh Smith had a strong start as he lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season. The bullpen struggled as they allowed 5 runs in 3 innings to barely hold the lead. The offense had a good night, taking advantage of the home run as they scored 7 runs on just 8 hits. Bakersfield won 2-. Box Score Juan Silva went 2-5. Juan Silverio went 2-5 with a double and a run. Kyle Waldrop went 1-2 with an RBI, 2 walks and a run. Juan Duran went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Chris Berset went 2-2 with 2 walks. Mike Dennhardt threw 5 shutout innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Brooks Pinckard threw 2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Kyle Lotzkar threw 1.1 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Game Notes The pitching was hit and miss on the night as they allowed just 2 hits and struck out 10 in a shutout, but they also walked 8 batters. The Blaze offense did just enough to pull out the win thanks Kyle Waldrop and Juan Duran who each drove in a run. Dayton won 5-3. Box Score Beau Amaral went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Sammy Diaz went 2-5 with an RBI. Jeff Gelalich went 2-5 with an RBI. Daniel Pigott went 1-4 with a walk, HR (1) and 2 RBI. Brandon Dailey went 2-4. Brent Peterson went 2-3 with a walk and a run. Ismael Guillon allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Jesus Adames threw a shutout inning. Ben Klimesh threw 1.1 perfect innings with a strikeout. Game Notes The Dragons had 12 hits and 4 walks in the game as the offense had success throughout the game, but did struggle to push runs across the plate. Ismael Guillon had a nice rebound game after a poor start last time out. He lowered his ERA to 5.94, which is the lowest it has been in months. Ben Klimesh lowered his ERA to 2.60. Billings lost 3-0. Box Score Gabriel Rosa went 1-3 and was HBP. Phil Ervin went 2-3 with a triple and a walk. Julio Morillo went 1-3. Layne Somsen threw 3 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Robert Lewis-Walker threw a perfect inning. Game Notes Amir Garrett had a solid start but allowed 3 runs in 5 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. He was pushed back a few days from his normal rotation spot due to a slight tweak in his leg that occurred during his last start. Layne Somsen and Robert Lewis-Walker both kept their ERA’s perfect on the season. Phil Ervin continued his hot start and is hitting .414. AZL Reds lost 10-4. Box Score Jose Fernandez went 1-4 with a run. KJ Franklin went 1-2 with a double, run and 2 RBI. Yonatan Suero went 1-2. Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run. Jose Duarte went 2-4. Ibrahin Redan threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Soid Marquez threw 1.1 perfect innings of relief. Game Notes The bullpen struggled as Wagner Gomez and Jesus Parra combined to allowed 8 earned in 2.1 innings. Second round pick KJ Franklin was replaced after being thrown out on a groundball. 6/29 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 40-42 N/A 7:05pm Corcino Here Here Here Pensacola 25-44 6-4 7:05pm Rogers Here Here Here Bakersfield 29-41 2-5 9:00pm Contreras Here Here N/A Dayton 28-41 5-4 7:05pm Cisco Here Here N/A Billings 4-4 N/A 9:00pm Guzman Here Here N/A AZL Reds 2-6 N/A OFF OFF Here N/A N/A 8 Responses Tony Cloninger June 29, 2013 Any word on when Sharky is back? My apologies if I missed the latest news on him. Doug Gray June 29, 2013 Started 5 days ago, starting again tonight. Mbushskbum June 29, 2013 I was at the Mustangs games the last two nights. Last night I was 5 rows up behind the Umps L shoulder. It was a great spot to watch Garrett from. Again I wish Dehler Park had a radar gun for the fans to see. Garrett can bring it. He looked to be throwing easiy and he threw first pitch strikes 13 – 8 out of his 21 batters faced. He started having trouble in the 5th inning when his first pitch strikes went down to only one out of the five batters faced. He clearly seemed to wear down in the 5th. Of the hits he gave up that turned into 3 runs, there were two “excuse me swings” that just popped the ball over the IF and one fly ball to right center that should have been caught. He also showed his athleticism on the mound making three great plays on comebackers. He seemed to throw almost all fast balls. A few breaking pitches were thrown and I didn’t recognize a single changup. Having said that, the arm he showed from a lefthander was quite impressive. I would guess he was easily sitting in the mid 90s, but again didn’t have access to the radar gun reports. He clearly has MLB potential with a very high upside if he can develop a bigger arsenal. Layne Somsen is a small RHP who is old for the league at 24 and a 4 year college player. He has a great hard breaking pitch that made players look a bit poor. His fast ball was OK too, but given his age it is hard to see him as a prospect unless he moves quickly. Robert Lewis-Walker didn’t bring nearly as impressive stuff but he did pound the strike zone. On the offensive side the only player who showed much in the two nights was Phillip Ervin. He clearly is a player. Ty Washington is very athletic and showed a good arm at SS last night after playing 2B the night before. Rosa made a fantastic throw from RF to nail a runner at the plate two nights ago, throws don’t get much better than that. However at the plate he really didn’t show too much, didn’t hit a single ball hard. Reynoso took a very poor route to a ball into CF last night and it went for a D off his glove but looked like it should have been caught. He didn’t show anything at the plate. Sanchez playing 1B hit lots of balls hard last year in Billings but I didn’t see a single hard hit ball in these two games. lollipopcurve June 29, 2013 Nice report, MBush. Much appreciated. MK June 29, 2013 Absolutely agree. Jack June 29, 2013 The weakness of the upper levels of the farm system may cost the Reds this year. Big league club is stumbling big time but there’s no help in sight this year and maybe not next. I really like Juan Silva, makes contact, gets on base and I see a little extra base power. I don’t hear much about him. Is he a seious prospect in your mind? RobL June 29, 2013 I view him as a prospect. He is one of a small few who actually walks a lot. He has cut his K rate as well. However, I don’t know if the Reds feel the same way. But now that Yorman has been promoted, Silva is finally getting to play everyday and he is making the most of it. Doug Gray June 30, 2013 Serious prospect? No. Solid prospect? Absolutely. He isn’t a top 15 guy, but he has enough going for him that he could be a Major Leaguer one day.