Louisville lost 4-1, 5-1 in a double header.

Game 1: 4-1 loss. Box Score

  • Ruben Gotay went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
  • Tucker Barnhart went 2-3.
  • Brett Marshall allowed 3 earned runs (4 total) in 6.2 innings with 3 walks and a strikeout.
  • Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.

Game Notes

Offense was at a bit of a premium in this game as the two teams combined for 10 hits in the full nine inning game. The Bats scored in the first inning, grabbing a 1-0 lead as a ground out scored Ruben Gotay who walked earlier in the inning. That would be the last time that Louisville would score though. Toledo took the lead in the bottom of the third inning as they scored twice. They would tack on single runs in the fifth and seventh to put the game away.

Game 2: 5-1 loss. Box Score

  • Jason Bourgeois went 2-5.
  • Thomas Neal went 2-4.
  • Rey Navarro went 1-2 with 2 walks.
  • Juan Silverio went 1-4 with a solo HR (10).
  • Pedro Villarreal threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.

Game Notes

Toledo again scored two runs in the third inning to give them a lead, though this time the Bats hadn’t scored yet. They would add single runs in the fifth and sixth inning to build a 4-0 lead. Louisville got on the board with a Juan Silverio solo home run in the seventh, but that was all of the scoring they had in them. The Mud Hens added another run in the eighth for a final tally of 5-1.

Pensacola lost 6-2. Box Score

  • Brodie Greene went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • Ryan Wright went 2-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Juan Duran went 1-4 with a double and a run.
  • Ross Perez went 1-4 with a run.
  • Tim Adleman allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.

Game Notes

Both starters were cruising along with shutouts until the top of the fifth inning when Juan Duran started things off with a double and came around to score on an error. Brodie Greene singled to bring in another run and give Pensacola a 2-0 lead. Tim Adleman took a shutout into the seventh inning, but that’s when things started coming apart for the Blue Wahoos. In the seventh and eighth innings Jacksonville would score three runs to take and pad their lead to 6-2 and put the game out of reach.

Bakersfield won 10-7. Box Score

  • Sammy Diaz went 3-5 with a double, RBI and 2 runs.
  • Zach Vincej went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
  • Jeff Gelalich went 2-4 with a grand slam (6), steal and 3 runs.
  • Sean Buckley went 2-3 with an RBI, steal and a run.
  • Marquez Smith went 2-5 with an RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 1-4 with a double.
  • Yovan Gonzalez walked 4 times and scored 3 runs.

Game Notes

The Blaze made a big comeback on Saturday night. Rancho Cucamonga scored the first four runs of the game, holding a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third. The first three batters of the bottom of the fourth inning reached for Bakersfield before Jeff Gelalich smacked a grand slam to tie the game up. Marquez Smith singled in Sean Buckley to make it a 5-4 lead for the Blaze. Sean Buckley would hit a sac fly in the fourth to extend the lead to 6-4. They would add three runs in the sixth with a rally that saw Sammy Diaz double in a run, a ground out bring in Diaz and Juan Perez single that scored Jeff Gelalich. The Quakes would score a run in both the seventh and eighth innings to make it a 9-6 game. The Blaze scored a 10th run in the eighth inning as Jeff Gelalich scored on a ground out. Rancho Cucamonga scored another run in the bottom of the 9th and stranded the bases loaded to end the game.

Dayton won 9-3. Box Score

  • Jamodrick McGruder went 3-5 with an RBI and 2 runs.
  • Robert Ramirez went 1-3 with 2 walks, a HR (1), 2 RBI and 3 runs.
  • Phillip Ervin went 2-4 with a triple, walk, RBI and 2 runs.
  • Joe Hudson went 3-4 with a walk, triple and 2 RBI.
  • Carlton Daal went 1-4 with a triple and a run.
  • Nick Travieso allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 6 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.
  • Radhames Quezada threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Game Notes

Dayton grabbed an early leard as Robert Ramirez hit a 2-run homer that scored Jamodrick McGruder in the first inning. Wisconsin got a run in the bottom of the first thanks to a Dragons error, but they held their 2-1 lead until the fourth inning. Phillip Ervin led off the fourth with a triple and scored on a Gabriel Rosa sac fly to make it 3-1 for Dayton. The Timber Rattlers got a run back in the fifth inning on a solo homer to make it a one run game. The Dragons then put the pedal to the metal, so to speak, and scored six runs over the next two innings to put the game out of reach. An Avain Rachal sac fly and Joe Hudson triple brought in two runs in the sixth inning. Jamodrick Mcgruder singled in Carlton Daal, who tripled earlier for the first run of the seventh. A bases loaded walk to Phillip Ervin brought in another run and for the second time in two innings Avain Rachal hit a sac fly. The final run came on a Joe Hudson single that scored Robert Ramirez. Robert Ramirez continued his torrid start to the year, hitting .500 through four games with Dayton, going 8-16 with 2 doubles,  3 walks and a home run. Dayton has now won four games in a row and is back to the .500 mark in the second half, at 14-14.

Billings lost 11-10. Box Score

  • Alex Blandino went 1-4 with a solo HR (4) and a walk.
  • Brian O’Grady went 1-4 with a walk, HR (3), 2 runs and 3 RBI.
  • Aristides Aquino went 2-5 with 2 HR (7) and 3 RBI.
  • Taylor Sparks went 2-4 with a double, walk, solo HR (3) and 2 runs.
  • Argenis Aldazoro went 2-3 with a walk, double, RBI and a run.
  • Jefry Sierra threw 2 hitless innings with 2 walks and a strikeout.
  • Wagner Gomez threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Game Notes

The Mustangs did the early scoring and the late scoring in this game, while Ogden took control of things in the middle. In the second inning Billings was able to get things started with a KJ Franklin ground out that plated Taylor Sparks who doubled earlier in the inning. Argenis Aldazoro singled in Jimmy Picks with two outs to make it a 2-0 lead. The would pad that lead in the third inning with solo home runs by Alex Blandino and Taylor Sparks. That is when Ogden took over the scoring as they pushed across three runs in both the third and fourth innings to take a 6-4 lead. The big blow was the fifth when they rallied to score five more runs to make it an 11-4 game and seemingly put the game out of reach. For the next two innings neither team would score, but in the top of the eighth Brian O’Grady walked to lead off the inning and Aristides Aquino hit a 2-run homer to make it an 11-6 game. Back-to-back walks led off the top of the ninth for Billings, but the next two hitters made outs to seemingly put an end to the threat, but Brian O’Grady smacked a 3-run homer to make it an 11-9 game. After a new pitcher was brought in Aristides Aquino hit a follow up homer, his second of the game, to make it a one run ballgame. That was the end of the line for the comeback though as it fell just short. Aristides Aquino is now tied for the Pioneer League lead in home runs and doubles with seven and nine.

AZL Reds lost 4-1. Box Score

  • Gavin LaValley went 2-4 with a double.
  • Reydel Medina went 2-4 with a solo HR (2) and a steal.
  • Jonathan Martjin went 1-3.
  • Israel Cuevas threw 2.2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jacob Ehret threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Game Notes

The Padres scored the first four runs of the game, scoring single runs in the third and the fourth innings and adding two more in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead. The Reds got on the board in the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer by Reydel Medina, his second of the season. That was the only run they would score on the day though as they fell to 11-13 on the season.

7/20 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 50-51 N/A 6:00pm Diamond Here Here Here
Pensacola 31-39 10-19 3:05pm Lorenzen Here Here Here
Bakersfield 45-25 13-16 3:00pm Guillon Here Here N/A
Dayton 36-32 14-14 2:05pm Stephens Here Here Here
Billings 13-19 N/A 6:00pm Kivel Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 11-13 N/A OFF OFF Here N/A N/A

14 Responses

    • David

      It seems Winker is dealing with some sort of hand injury right now.

      • The Duke

        Can’t be too serious if he played in the futures game.

  1. The Duke

    Aquino was the Baseball America Hitter of the Day. They cited his power potential showing up more in game and making in game adjustments.

  2. AWA85

    Billings is becoming very entertaining to check up on with Aquino, Sparks and Blandino on top of some of the other prospects that were already there.

    Who gets promoted first?

  3. Matt M

    Any word on Juan Silva? Does he have a serious injury? Haven’t seen him play in awhile and he was performing so well.

  4. Jim t

    Does any one in the League get themselves out more then Jay Bruce. Swings at lots of bad pitches. A very bad pitching Yankee team is making the reds look terrible. The guys filling in for Joey and Brandon have not been the problem in this series.

    • Randy in Chatt

      He looks absolutely lost and helpless. Isn’t about time he goes on a tear???

      This was going to be his breakout year. I think it is about time for him to catch fire or the Reds may dig themselves into a big hole.

      • Jim t

        Realistically they were dead when Joey and Brandon went down. They had a nice run but their not winning this division with this squad as they are now constructed. The starting rotation has carried them. No way they trade for a major piece with Joey’s season in doubt and they shouldn’t. Hamilton,Frazier and Mez keep building on their seasons and next year we put Winker in LF. Still think they try to move Phillips again in off season. Unloading his contract is the key to signing two of the three pitchers due after next year.

  5. AWA85

    Can we start the official Aquino fan club here? With the grand slam today he now has 3 home runs in 3 at bats. 8 HR’s and 27 RBI’s in 31 games.