Minor League Game Review – 6/13/14 Doug Gray June 14, 2014 17 Comments Louisville lost 5-1. Box Score Thomas Neal went 1-4 with a solo HR (2). Shelley Duncan went 0-2 with 2 walks. Argenis Diaz went 1-3. Jair Jurrjens allowed 3 earned (5 total) in 6 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Tim Crabbe threw 2 hitless innings with 3 walks. Curtis Partch threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Game Notes The Bats defense had some miscues and some timely Gwinnett hitting put Louisville down 5-0 after three innings. The Braves were done scoring after three innings, but it was enough as the lone Bats run came on a solo home run by Thomas Neal in the sixth inning. Pensacola won 14-13. Box Score Brodie Greene went 3-6 with 3 runs. Rey Navarro went 2-5 with 2 runs. Steve Selsky went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Ross Perez went 3-5 with a triple, 2 runs and 6 RBI. Travis Mattair went 2-5 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Juan Duran went 1-4 with with a walk, HR (9) and 3 RBI. Ray Chang went 1-3 with a walk, RBI and a run. Josh Fellhauer went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Game Notes The Blue Wahoos showed up for a baseball game in Mobile but they won by scoring two touchdowns and converting both extra points while Mobile missed one of their extra points on their two touchdowns. Ok, maybe that didn’t happen but the score sure reflects it. Carlos Contreras was the only pitcher to not give up at least one run in the game for Pensacola and he only pitched a third of an inning. The offense came through in a big way though as they pounded out 14 hits and five walks as they scored 14 runs in the game. Ross Perez led the way with three hits and six RBI. Juan Duran drove in three and homered for the ninth time of the year. Bakersfield lost 8-5. Box Score Ryan Wright went 2-5 with a solo HR (8). Jesse Winker went 1-4 with a walk and a solo HR (13). Kyle Waldrop went 1-5 with a HR (6) an 2 RBI. Juan Perez went 1-4 with a run and a steal. Brent Peterson went 2-2 with 2 walks. Wandy Peralta allowed 2 earned (3 total) in 6 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Tim Adleman threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Both teams scored in the first inning, but Modesto left the inning with a 3-2 lead. Bakersfield tied the game up in the fourth inning and took a 5-3 lead in the fifth with a Kyle Waldrop 2-run homer. Wandy Peralta left the game after six innings with a 5-3 lead, but the bullpen struggled on night as they allowed five runs over the seventh and eighth innings. The Blaze were not able to come back. Dayton lost 5-0. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 1-3 with a walk. Sebastian Elizalde went 2-4. Tanner Rahier went 1-3. Dan Langfield allowed a run in 3 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Tony Amezcua threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strkeout. Nolan Becker threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Game Notes The Dragons offense never got going and the pitching combined to allow five runs. It was a bad combination on the day. The offense managed just five hits and a walk. 6/14 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 34-35 N/A 6:05pm Wang Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 N/A 7:05pm O’Brien Here Here Here Bakersfield 44-25 N/A 10:45pm Wright Here Here N/A Dayton 35-31 N/A 7:00pm Romano Here Here Here 17 Responses charliefunny June 14, 2014 Who’s going to the Dragons game Sat night? I’m taking my new friend & big Reds fan Natalie & could only get lawn tickets. To warm up, we’re watching the olde baseball games at nearby Sharon Woods Sat pm. I think there’s 10, 1130 & 1 pm starts. MK June 14, 2014 You know Charlie if you go to the box office about 30 minutes before the game the unused players and scouts tickets are returned and go on sale. They are usually right behind the backstop. charliefunny June 14, 2014 Thanks alot MK!. Hope to sit juuust a lil closer to Natalie on her Reds fleece blanket in the RF lawn section. Hmmmm. LOL. Doug Gray June 14, 2014 I was planning on going tonight but I am sick as can be, so I will be staying home. Mauired June 14, 2014 Anyone know where Dave Sappelt is playing. Saw he was released by Phillies this spring when he didn’t make team and can’t see if he’s playing anywhere else. Randy in Chatt June 14, 2014 Looked it up, he is playing for Southern Maryland in independant ball. IndyRedsFan June 14, 2014 Doug, What is your take on Stephenson’s year thus far? Certainly hasn’t shown the consistancy that he had in the past. Working on secondary pitches? Bad luck? Adjusting to tougher competition? All of the above? nycdave June 14, 2014 Not Doug, but it seems to me he’s been battling command and control problems all year. MK June 14, 2014 Not Doug but I would say your #3 is probably the biggest factor. The High A to AA jump is probably the toughest he will face. This is the level where pitchers need to pitch rather than just overpower with good stuff. Doug Gray June 14, 2014 I didn’t see the start last night, so I can’t comment on it. But when he has struggled, it’s been because of control/command. When he can locate, he is nearly unhittable. But when he can’t, guys can sit on the fastball and even in Double-A they can hit 98 when they know its all they are having to worry about. Mongo June 14, 2014 Mongo listen to Bakersfield game. I like Winker and Waldrop hitting more bombs. Mongo rename them Double Dragon, because of the ass they are kicking. RobL June 14, 2014 I have seen two of Sparks’ at bats today against the Longhorns. 4 pitches, 4 swings. Two weren’t close two being strikes. One was borderline low and and outside. The other was a slow curve down the middle which he hit for a double down the line. The borderline pitch was grounded to short. He got a hit his first at bat that I missed. The guy swings at everything. ron b June 14, 2014 Well he ended up going 3-4 with a triple , double , single. Only out was a ground out to short. His triple was an NCAA leading ninth of the year. Coaches were raving about him before the game and the broadcasters, including Arron Boone were raving about him during the game. Big, very athletic kid that can run like a deer. After watching him last weekend and today, I like him. Tons of potential, including power . RobL June 14, 2014 He does have loads of potential but why throw a strike to him if he’ll swing at a ball. He won’t get away with it in pro ball. He has to learn to wait on his pitch, and not every pitch is his pitch. MK June 14, 2014 Billings roster out. Couple of pitchers with familiar names. Wagner Gomez last seen as a catcher in Dayton and Jefry Sierra last seen as a Dragons outfielder. Darryl Sanchez June 14, 2014 Does anyone know why the Mariners released Jamodrick McGruder? Doug Gray June 14, 2014 He really, really struggled last year with them once he left rookie ball.