Minor League Game Review – 6/9/14 Doug Gray June 10, 2014 13 Comments Louisville won 3-1. Box Score Jason Boureois went 0-1 with 2 walks and a steal. Joey Votto (rehab) went 1-3 with a run. Ruben Gotay went 1-3 with a HR (12) and 2 RBI. Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a double and a run. Tucker Barnhart went 1-2 with a double and an RBI. Mat Latos threw 5.2 innings with just one run allowed while walking 3 and striking out 4. Game Notes Mat Latos gets credit for a complete game as the rain came on and ended the game in the sixth inning. Latos only threw 82 pitches in the game with 43 strikes. Joey Votto had a single and a run. Ruben Gotay smacked his 12th home run of the season to drive in two runs. Tucker Barnhart doubled and drove in the other run for the Bats. Pensacola won 6-2, 9-2 in a double header. Game 1: 6-2 win. Box Score Yorman Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Rey Navarro went 2-3 with a walk, solo HR (8) and 2 runs. Ross Perez went 2-4 with a run. Travis Mattair went 1-3 with an RBI and a run. Juan Duran went 2-3 with a double, HR (8) and 3 RBI. Mikey O’Brien allowed 2 runs in 5 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Lee Hyde threw a shutout inning with a walk. Carlos Contreras threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes In the first game of a double header Mikey O’Brien put together another strong start and the offense came up big in the middle innings, scoring three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Yorman Rodriguez, Rey Navarro, Ross Perez and Juan Duran all had two hits, with Duran and Navarro having hit their eighth home runs in the game. Game 2: 9-2 win. Box Score Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a double, HR (1), 2 runs and 2 RBI. Ray Chang went 2-2 with a double, 2 walks and 3 runs. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-3 with 2 runs and an RBI. Juan Silverio went 2-2 with a walk, run and 2 RBI. Devin Lohman went 2-2 with a double, walk and 3 RBI. Michael Lorenzen threw 5 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Drew Hayes threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Much like the first game, the Blue Wahoos got a strong start, this one by Michael Lorenzen who only needed 64 pitches to get through five innings without allowing a run. He handed the game over to Drew Hayes at that point who kept the shutout going with two strikeouts in a perfect inning. Just like the first game, Pensacola did their damage in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring three and five runs in the frames to extend their lead to 9-0. The 4-8 hitters all had two hits and combined for eight RBI. Steve Selsky homered for the first time of the year, scored twice and drove in two runs. Ray Chang reached base four times and scored three runs. Yorman Rodriguez had another two hits in the game and added his second assist of the day by throwing out a runner at third. Lorenzen lowered his ERA to 2.41 on the season. Bakersfield won 3-1. Box Score Juan Silva went 1-4 with a triple, walk, steal (29) and a run. Zach Vincej went 2-5 with an RBI. Kyle Waldrop went 4-4 with 2 doubles, a steal and 2 runs. Marquez Smith went 1-4 with an RBI. Yovan Gonzalez went 1-4 with a double. Daniel Wright threw 7 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Carlos Gonzalez allowed a run in 2 innings with 3 strikeouts. Game Notes Following the trend for the night, Daniel Wright put together the best start of anyone in the system as he allowed just one hit over seven innings with four strikeouts. Kyle Waldrop had another big night at the plate, going 4-4 with two doubles and scoring twice. After going the entire first half without allowing a run, Carlos Gonzalez has given up a run in each of his last two outings as his ERA has ballooned up to 0.59. Dayton lost 5-2. Box Score Tanner Rahier went 1-4 with a double and a run. Avain Rachal went 1-4 with a run. Joe Hudson went 1-3 with an RBI. Dan Langfield threw 3 shutout innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Game Notes The Dragons fell behind 3-0 in the third inning. They put a run on the board in the fifth to cut into the Lake County lead, but the Captains padded that lead with two more runs in the sixth inning and it was too much for Dayton to overcome on a night where they just managed five hits. Dan Langfield was strong out of the bullpen, throwing three shutout innings with six strikeouts. 6/10 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 32-33 N/A 12:05pm Marshall Here Here Here Pensacola 29-36 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Bakersfield 42-24 N/A OFF OFF Here Here N/A Dayton 32-30 N/A 7:00pm Garrett Here Here Here 13 Responses bt June 10, 2014 where has Philip Ervin been? bt June 10, 2014 joined the peace corp? abducted by aliens? selling insurance? Randy in Chatt June 10, 2014 He played on the 7th, just a couple nights ago. Doubt if he has been adducted by alieans. Kevin June 10, 2014 Perhaps the low gravity environment of an alien spaceship is exactly what Ervin needs to improve his meager slugging percentage. MK June 10, 2014 Understand he got jammed on some pitches and bruised his hand. Just a few days off to allow soreness to go away. bt June 10, 2014 thanks MK. at least he didn’t get probed. Norwood Nate June 10, 2014 So, Steve Selsky. Two years ago was the organizational “hitter of the year” right? Then struggled with a promotion to AA, but put together a solid 2nd half once moved back down to Bakersfield. Now, back at Pensacola, is hitting 300 with a 409 OBP. No power to speak of, but showing off good hitting skills again. What’s his deal? Will his lack of power (at primarily power positions…1B, corner OF) keep him off the prospect radar? Shchi June 10, 2014 I think Selsky is an excellent utility OF candidate as a prospect and could find a starting OF role in the right situation, even with the Reds. Doug Gray June 10, 2014 It will keep him down the prospect radar. Non-center fielders without home run pop simply aren’t big prospects. He will need to start showing some ability to put the ball over the wall again. Shchi June 10, 2014 Marmol comes in to pitch trhe bottom of the 10th for the Bats this afternoon. After a SO, Marmol issues: Single, WO, IBB, WP BB, SF…game over. Same old Marmol. Shchi June 10, 2014 I hope Lutz gets a lot of regular playing time now for the Bats. What a waste of 3 weeks for the big guy. Doug Gray June 10, 2014 Agreed. The team had openings at first base and left field for the entire time he was up and he got what, 10 at bats? DaveCT June 10, 2014 Wright with 0 bb’s in 16 innings at Hi A. Love it guys can execute the plan of “throw strikes.” Also like the concept of ‘throw hard,’ such as Langfield with 25 k’s in his 16 innings at Lo- A.