Minor League Game Review – 7/18/14 Doug Gray July 19, 2014 9 Comments Louisville lost 6-0. Box Score Felix Perez went 1-3. Rey Navarro went 1-3. Game Notes It was not a good game for the Bats offense as they managed just three hits, all singles and three walks while being shut out. David Holmberg gave up a run in both the first and second inning, but was on a roll as he entered the seventh inning but before the inning was over he and a reliever combined to have allowed three runs as Toledo padded their lead to 5-0. They would add one more in the eighth to win 6-0. Louisville and Toledo will play a day-night doubleheader with game one at 12:00pm and game two at 7:00pm. Pensacola won 8-3. Box Score Ryan Wright went 3-5 with a run. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with an RBI and a run. Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 with a walk and a run. Juan Duran went 1-4 with a walk, 3-run HR (12) and 2 runs. Ross Perez went 2-5 with 2 doubles and a run. Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI. Robert Stephenson went 1-3 with a run at the plate. He allowed a run in 5.1 innings with a walk and a strikeout on the mound. Carlos Gonzalez threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Robert Stephenson was rolling along with an 8-1 lead in the sixth inning when he took a liner off of his right thigh, completed the play to record the out and then left the game. He went down after he made the play, but got up within a minute and walked off of the field on his own, seemingly fine. There is no official update as of this writing from the Blue Wahoos or Reds. He had only thrown 57 pitches at the time. The two teams each scored in the second inning and the game stayed tied at 1-1 until the top of the fifth when Pensacola rallied for seven runs, with the big blow coming on a Juan Duran 3-run homer that left the stadium in Jacksonville, it had to be at least 425 feet. Ryan Wright, Kyle Waldrop and Travis Mattair all reached base three times in the game. Bakersfield lost 8-6. Box Score Jeff Gelalich went 1-4 with a double and a run. Sean Buckley went 1-4 with a double and a run. Marquez Smith went 1-3 with a walk, HR (17) and 3 RBI. DavidVidal went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs. Sebastian Elizalde went 2-4 with a HR (10) and 3 RBI. Ryan Kemp threw 2.1 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. El’Hajj Muhammad threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Bakersfield got off to a good start, taking a 3-0 lead in the second inning on the back of a 2-run home run by Marquez Smith. That lead stayed until the fourth inning and that is when the wheels fell off a bit as Lake Elsinore scored four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take an 8-3 lead. Sebastian Elizalde cut into their lead in the bottom of the fifth with a 2-run homer and the Blaze got a run in the sixth when Jeff Gelalich doubled and scored on a ground out to make it 8-6. The ninth inning started with a walk by Marquez Smith and a single by Juan Perez to put the tying runs on base, but the Blaze couldn’t get either runner in and fell 8-6. Dayton won 6-5. Box Score Ronald Bueno went 2-5 with a steal. Carlton Daal went 1-4 with a walk and a double. Robert Ramirez went 2-4 with a walk, double and a run. Phillip Ervin went 1-3 with a double, 2 walks, 2 steals (22) and a run. Jamodrick McGruder went 1-2 with a double, RBI and a run. Joe Hudson went 1-3 with a double, run and 2 walks. Gabriel Rosa went 1-4 with a triple, run and 3 RBI. Tony Amezcua threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk. Nick Howard threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Alejandro Chacin threw a hitless inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Game Notes Beloit jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a big rally in the third inning. Dayton cut into the lead with a run in the fourth on a bases loaded sac fly by Jonathan Reynoso that scored Phillip Ervin. The game remained 4-1 until the top of the eighth inning when the Dragons put the rally caps on. Robert Ramirez led off the inning with a double and scored on a Jamodrick McGruder double. Walks to Joe Hudson and Jonathan Reynoso loaded the bases for Gabriel Rosa who tripled in all three runners to give Dayton a 5-4 lead. An error on the next play brought Rosa in to make it 6-4. That was pivotal as the Snappers got a solo home run in the eighth to make it a 6-5 game. The bottom of the ninth saw Alejandro Chacin come out for the save and he struck out the side with a walk mixed in. Nick Howard made his professional debut, getting a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout (more on his outing coming later this morning). Robert Ramirez, Phillip Ervin and Joe Hudson all reached base three times in the game while also doubling and scoring a run. Dayton goes to Wisconsin for this next series and they have the Milb.tv package if you subscribe to that service. Billings won 10-9. Box Score Alex Blandino went 2-4 with a double, walk, steal, RBI and 2 runs. Brian O’Grady went 3-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs, a triple and 2 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 3-5 with a run and 2 RBI. Taylor Sparks went 1-4 with a walk and a run. Argenis Diaz went 2-4 with 2 runs. Wyatt Strahan threw 3 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Brennan Bernardino threw 2 hitless innings with 4 strikeouts. Game Notes This was a game of rallies that came down to the final innings. The Mustangs scored first, taking a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Idaho Falls though set up the first rally of the game, scoring four runs in the fourth to jump ahead 4-1. Billings would get a run in the fifth, but the Chukars countered with a run in the sixth. The Mustangs got their first rally going in the seventh as they pushed six runs across the plate. Argenis Diaz led off with a single and was followed by a Cory Thompson RBI double, an Alex Blandino RBI double, a Brian O’Grady RBI triple, an Aristides Aquino RBI single and a Taylor Sparks walk all before the first out of the inning. A throwing error on a steal led to the fifth run of the inning coming across the plate. Ty Washington capped the inning off with an RBI single that scored Jimmy Pickens as Billings took an 8-5 lead. The lead was short-lived however, as Idaho Falls rallied once again for four runs and took a 9-8 lead. Neither team scored in the eighth inning and that set up a final rally for the Mustangs. Brian O’Grady walked to lead off the inning and Taylor Sparks singled with one out to put runners on the corners for Jimmy Pickens. Pickens came through with a double to the right field wall that scored both runners and gave Billings a 10-9 lead. Brennan Bernardino returned to the mound for the ninth and made rather quick work of Idaho Falls around a throwing error the put the tying run at second base with an otherwise perfect inning with two strikeouts. Brian O’Grady reached base all five times he went to the plate, scored twice and drove in two more runs. Aristides Aquino and Alex Blandino each reached base three times. Brennan Bernardino kept his ERA at 0.00 on the season, picked up his first career win and now has 18 strikeouts and just three walks in 12.1 innings pitched. AZL Reds lost 9-1, won 11-7 in a double header. Completion of the 7/8 game: 9-1 loss. Box Score Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a walk. Chadwick Tromp went 1-4 with a run. Jarrett Freeland went 2-3 with an RBI. Jacob Constante allowed 1 earned (4 total) in 3 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Game Notes This game was suspended by lightning on July 8th after three innings. Jacob Constante started that game, but didn’t pitch last night. When the game resumed it was 4-0 Rangers and they played add on when the game resumed 10 days later, outscoring the Reds 5-1 over the final six innings as they collected a total of 16 hits on the game. Game 2: 11-7 win. Box Score Hector Vargas went 3-5 with a double and an RBI. Oviel Florentino went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Narciso Crook went 2-5 with a double and a run. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a double, run and 2 RBI. Paul Kronenfeld went 2-3 with a walk, triple, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Jose Siri went 3-4 with an RBI and 2 runs. Reydel Medina went 2-4 with a double, triple, 2 runs and 3 RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 2-4. Bernardo Moreta threw 3 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Brian Pearl (rehab) threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Game Notes This game was full of big innings. The Reds scored five runs in the first inning. Gavin LaValley doubled in a run to start the scoring. Paul Kronenfeld tripled, followed by a Jose Siri RBI single and the inning was capped off with a Reydel Medina RBI double. The Rangers put together their big inning in the second, scoring four times to make it a one-run game. Neither team would score again until the seventh inning. The Reds put together a big inning, scoring six times let by a Reydel Medina 2-run triple and capped off by a Hector Vargas RBI double. The bottom of the seventh and final inning didn’t go smoothly as the Rangers scored three times, but the Reds finished things out with an 11-7 win. 7/19 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 50-49 N/A 12:00 & 7:00pm TBA/TBA Here Here Here Pensacola 31-39 10-18 7:05pm Adleman Here Here Here Bakersfield 45-25 12-16 10:45pm Wright Here Here N/A Dayton 36-32 13-14 7:35pm Travieso Here Here Here Billings 12-18 N/A 9:00pm Mahle Here Here N/A AZL Reds 11-12 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 9 Responses MK July 19, 2014 Ell’Hajj Muhammad seems to have picked right up where he left off before his surgery last year. Might be time to consider a promotion. Nick Howard had a fairly easy time. First pro pitch resulted in ground out to third. No scoreboard radar in the pit they call a field in Beloit but radio folks said high 90’s, 98 I think. I fixed that for you MK lol terry m July 19, 2014 Who is Nick Johnson.?…………….MK Howard MK July 19, 2014 Yeap heyclammy July 19, 2014 Do you think Sebastian Elizalde cracks your top 40? Great numbers all the way around except SB. Listed as an OF, is he strictly a LF or can he cover RF and perhaps CF? Doug Gray July 19, 2014 Without question he makes it in the top 40 unless he retires or gets traded. When he signed the team talked about him being able to play center, but I think he’s a corner guy. MK July 19, 2014 Don’t get Hannahan’s rehab. All he has done is DH. He was able to hit in Spring Training, just couldn’t throw. He is about 1/3 through it and still has not played defense. Randy in Chatt July 19, 2014 Tells us all he won’t be ready any time soon. MK July 19, 2014 But he only gets 30 days. Why start it? Randy in Chatt July 19, 2014 If he can’t play in the field yet, I’m wondering if he will see Cincy this year at all. Looking doubtful.