Photo: Ricky BassmanMinor League Game Review – 8/22/14 Doug Gray August 23, 2014 10 Comments Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score Steve Selsky went 1-2 with a double, walk and a run. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a run. Felix Perez went 1-3 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a walk. Ross Perez went 1-3. Dylan Axelrod allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Game Notes Columbus scored single runs in the first and the third inning to grab a 2-0 lead. The Bats got on the board in the fourth when Steve Selsky doubled and scored on a Felix Perez sac fly. The score stayed 2-1 until the top of the eighth when Columbus added two more runs to extend their lead to 4-1. Both teams would score a run in the ninth, but a single run was all that Louisville could get and they fell 5-2. Dylan Axelrod put together another strong start, allowing just two runs over seven innings with eight strikeouts. Pensacola lost 5-3. Box Score Yorman Rodriguez went 1-3 with a double, walk and an RBI. Devin Lohman went 1-2 with a walk and a run. Kyle Waldrop went 1-2 with a walk, steal and an RBI. Chris Berset went 2-3 with a walk. Tim Adleman allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 6 innings with 6 strikeouts. Carlos Gonzalez allowed a run in 2 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Ben Klimseh threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Montgomery took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but Pensacola got both runs right back. Ryan Wright and Brodie Greene both walked to start the inning and Yorman Rodriguez followed with a double to score Wright. A sac fly by Kyle Waldrop brought in Greene to tie the game up at 2-2. The tie didn’t last long as the Biscuits took the lead with a single run in the fourth. More walks helped out the Blue Wahoos in the fifth as the first two batters reached on walks and a ground out brought Devin Lohman in to tie things back up. Like before though, Montgomery scored in the very next inning to grab the lead back. They would tack on another run in the eighth and go on to win 5-3. Yorman Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to eight games with a double. Bakersfield won 3-2. Box Score Beau Amaral went 1-3 with a walk. Junior Arias went 1-4 with an RBI and a steal. Jeff Gelalich went 2-3 with 2 doubles, a walk, a steal and a run. Sean Buckley went 1-4 with an RBI and a run. Daniel Wright allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with 8 strikeouts. Jimmy Moran threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Jacob Johnson threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Lake Elsinore took a 1-0 lead in the third but it didn’t last long as Junior Arias singled in Joe Hudson to tie the game up in the bottom of the inning. In the sixth the Storm would again grab the lead with a single run in the inning and just like before it didn’t last long. Jeff Gelalich doubled to lead off the inning and Sean Buckley singled him in to tie the game. A ground out and two wild pitches later and Buckley scored the go-ahead run. Daniel Wright left after six strong innings with eight strikeouts and handed the game off to the bullpen. Jimmy Moran tossed two shutout innings with four strikeouts and left the ninth inning to Jacob Johnson who shut things down to seal the victory. Dayton lost 3-2. Box Score Jonathan Reynoso went 2-4 with a run and a steal. Tanner Rahier went 1-4 with an RBI. Robert Ramirez went 1-3. Nick Benedetto went 1-3 with a run. Nick Howard allowed 1 earned (2 total) with 5 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Evan Mitchell threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. Game Notes West Michigan grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning and extended it in the fourth thanks to some help from the Dragons defense when an unearned run came across on a sac fly to make it 2-0. After being dominated all game the Dayton offense got going in the sixth as Nick Benedetto and Jonathan Reynoso both singled to start the inning and Ronald Bueno was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Tanner Rahier singled in a run to make it 2-1 and an fly out and an error brought in the tying run. Two relievers pitched the bottom of the seventh for the Dragons and saw the go-ahead run come across for the Whitecaps. It was a lead they wouldn’t give up as they held on to win 3-2. The Dragons struck out 16 times in the game with just one walk. Nick Howard made the best start of his short career. Billings won 5-0, lost 3-1 in a double header. Game 1: 5-0 win. Box Score Ty Washington went 3-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Argenis Aldazoro went 1-3 with an RBI. KJ Franklin went 1-3 with an RBI. Taylor Sparks went 1-3 with a solo HR (8). Cory Thompson went 1-3 with a run. Shedric Long went 1-2 with a walk, steal and a run. Jasciel Veras went 2-3 with an RBI and a run. Tyler Mahle threw a complete game shutout in 7 innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Game Notes The Mustangs would score a run in the first inning when Ty Washington led off with a double and scored on a KJ Franklin singled him in. That would turn out to be all that was needed as Tyler Mahle pitched his second complete game shutout of the year, though unlike the first one, this came in a seven inning double header. He’s the first Mustangs pitcher since 2009 to have two complete games in a season (Luca Panerati – 7IP and 6 IP in his efforts). Billings didn’t know at the time how good Mahle would be on the evening so they tacked on two more runs in the second inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Josciel Veras and Ty Washington. Taylor Sparks hit his 8th homer of the year in the fifth to extend the lead to 4-0. In their last at bat the Mustangs added another run on three straight singles with the last being an Argenis Aldazoro RBI single to cap off the scoring and make it 5-0 which would be the final score. Game 2: 3-1 loss. Box Score Garrett Boulware went 1-2 with a walk. Cory Thompson went 1-2 with a walk and an RBI. Jeremy Kivel threw 3 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Brian Hunter threw 2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Game Notes The Mustangs didn’t get a hit until there was only one out left in the game, a single by Garrett Boulware. Cory Thompson would add another single and make it a 3-1 game. Alex Greer followed with a walk to load the bases with two outs, but a ground out ended the game as the Mustangs had to settle for a split in the double header on Friday night. AZL Reds lost 10-3. Box Score Paul Kronenfeld went 2-4 with a double and a run. Luis Gonzalez went 3-4 with a run. Dalton Carter went 2-4 with an RBI. Mitch Trees went 0-1 with 2 walks and an RBI. Jakub Izold threw a perfect inning. Game Notes The Rangers did their scoring early and late. In the second inning they took a 3-0 lead and after the Reds scored twice in the sixth the Rangers added an insurance run. The Reds got another run in the seventh to make it a 1-run game again, but the Rangers put things out of reach in the top of the ninth with a six run inning to make it 10-3. Mark Armstrong fell an out short of a quality start, allowing three runs in 5.2 innings with 3 strikeouts. 8/23 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 64-70 N/A 7:00pm Marshall Here Here Here Pensacola 31-39 24-37 7:30pm Bender Here Here Here Bakersfield 45-25 30-31 10:15pm Cisco Here Here N/A Dayton 36-32 28-32 7:00pm Garrett Here Here Here Billings 17-21 15-10 8:05pm Antone Here Here N/A AZL Reds 20-29 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 10 Responses Will Rich August 23, 2014 With how well Yorman has been playing lately and with him not needing to be added to the 40 man roster, could you see him getting called up and seeing significant time in LF to end the year? AWA85 August 23, 2014 I doubt he sees any significant time, but it would be a nice motivational move to bring him up and let him see the big league life for the final weeks. Get a couple of at bats, defensive replacement type move and get a taste of it. Doug Gray August 23, 2014 Called up, I could see. But I don’t see him getting much playing time. On Monday I will have an article up about potential call ups. lollipopcurve August 23, 2014 Yorman in LF last night. I like it (may very well have been his first start there all year). Randy in Chatt August 23, 2014 Juan Duran in CF before YRod in LF was a bit ridiculous. Jim t August 23, 2014 Bringing Y-Rod up on 1 sept. Is very possible. Reds need to have as much info as they can heading into the off season concerning left field. It is extremely important gauging accurately how far off him or Winker are from being ML ready. It is a huge factor in what happens this off season. Shchi August 23, 2014 David asked earlier this morning on the prospect move thread. Lutz was pulled in the 3rd inning for a straight defensive replacement after grounding out in the 1st inning and no defensive activity in LF. Then Yorman was pulled in the 8th inning for a straight defensive replacement after walking and being sacrificed to 2B in the 7th inning. Were any minor or precuationary injuries involved or is something else happening? Doug Gray August 23, 2014 Not sure on either. I didn’t watch either game and neither move came in a traditional manner. I guess we will find out later when their games start. If they are missing, I will see what I can find out. Shchi August 23, 2014 Yorman is starting in LF for the Blue Wahoos, but Lutz is not in the lineup for the Bats tonight. Doug Gray August 23, 2014 I will see what I can find out with Lutz. Message sent, so now I am just waiting.