Louisville lost 3-2 in 11 innings. Box Score

  • Jason Bourgeois (rehab) went 1-4 with a double.
  • Devin Mesoraco (rehab) went 0-2 with 2 strikeouts.
  • Josh Satin went 2-4 with a walk and a solo home run (2).
  • Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5.
  • Ryan LaMarre went 2-4 with a double and a solo home run (3).
  • Layne Somsen allowed a run in 5 innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts.
  • Jumbo Diaz threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
  • Jimmy Moran threw 2 shutout innings with a walk.

Game Notes

Columbus struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning, but their lead wouldn’t last long as Josh Satin smacked a solo home run to tie the game up in the top of the 4th inning. A solid start by Layne Somsen where he allowed just a run over five innings saw him leave in a tie game and hand it over to the bullpen. The Bats would take the lead in the top of the 7th on a solo home run by Ryan LaMarre, but the Clippers tied things up in the bottom of the inning. The game would stay tied at 2-2 until the bottom of the 11th when Sam LeCure ran into trouble. Columbus got a lead off double and a sac bunt moved the runner to third. An intentional walk followed to set up a double play, but the next batter lined out. A walk loaded the bases, but LeCure hit the final batter of the game to bring in the winning run.

Pensacola won 7-6. Box Score

  • Ryan Wright went 1-3 with a run and 2 walks.
  • Jesse Winker went 2-4 with a walk, run and an RBI.
  • Ray Chang went 4-5 with 2 doubles, a triple, run and 3 RBI.
  • Juan Perez went 1-3 with a run and a walk.
  • Lou Marson went 1-4 with a run.
  • Beau Amaral went 1-4 with 2 RBI.
  • Marquez Smith went 1-1 with a run.
  • Carlos Gonzalez threw a shutout inning with a walk.
  • Kevin Shackelford was charged with an unearned run in 1.2 innings with a strikeout.

Game Notes

Pensacola exploded for six runs in the 2nd inning. Beau Amaral got things started with a 2-run single. Jesse Winker singled in another run and Ray Chang followed up with a 2-run triple. Chang would then score on a wild pitch to cap off the inning. Jacksonville would chip away, scoring two runs in the 4th, 6th and 8th innings to tie the game up. The Blue Wahoos wouldn’t go quietly though as Marquez Smith singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning. He moved up on a passed ball. The Suns would intentionally walk Jesse Winker to face Ray Chang, who was 3-4 on the night. He would make them pay by smacking a walk-off double, capping off a four hit night.

Daytona was postponed. Double header on Thursday.

Dayton won 4-3 in 10 innings. Box Score

  • Ronald Bueno went 1-4 with a walk, steal (10) and a run.
  • Gavin LaValley went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
  • Brian O’Grady went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • Jimmy Pickens went 1-3 with a steal and an RBI.
  • Wyatt Strahan allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
  • Brennan Bernardino threw 3 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jake Ehret threw a shutout inning with 3 strikeouts.

Game Notes

Wisconsin scored three times in the 1st inning, but Dayton got one run back in the 2nd inning on a Jimmy Pickens sac fly that brought Avain Rachal in to score. The Dragons would tie the game up in the 3rd inning. Gavin LaValley doubled in the first run of the inning and Brian O’Grady would tie things up with an RBI single. Neither team would score again until the 10th inning. Luis Gonzalez singled with one out in the bottom of the 10th to bring Gavin LaValley back to the plate. LaValley would bring the win home as he doubled in Luis Gonzalez for the 31st win of the year.

6/11/15 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 31-29 N/A 7:05pm Hand Here Here Here
Pensacola 23-35 N/A 8:05pm Peralta Here Here Here
Daytona 33-25 N/A 5:05pm Garrett/Romano Here Here N/A
Dayton 31-28 N/A 7:00pm Morillo Here Here Here

Top 25 Daily Rundown (Top 25 based on rankings prior to the start of the season)

Player LVL Performance
1 Robert Stephenson AA DNP
2 Jesse Winker AA 2-4, BB, run, RBI.
3 Michael Lorenzen MLB DNP
4 Nick Travieso A+ DNP
5 Yorman Rodriguez AAA 2-5, K.
6 Sal Romano A+ DNP
7 Amir Garrett A+ DNP
8 Anthony DeSclafani MLB DNP
9 Nick Howard A+ DNP
10 Raisel Iglesias MLB DNP
11 Phillip Ervin A+ DNP
12 Aristides Aquino A DNP – Injured
13 Kyle Waldrop AA 0-4, 2K.
14 Alex Blandino A+ DNP
15 Jon Moscot MLB DNP
16 Jonathon Crawford INJ DNP
17 Tucker Barnhart MLB 0-4, K.
18 Seth Mejias-Brean AA DNP – Injured
19 Junior Arias A+ DNP
20 Carlton Daal A+ DNP
21 Jose Ortiz A 0-4, K.
22 Taylor Sparks A+ DNP
23 Chad Wallach A+ DNP
24 Gavin LaValley A 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K.
25 Daniel Wright AA 5.2IP, 7H, 4ER, 4BB, 7K.

28 Responses

  1. The Duke

    LaValley sure had turned it on in the last few weeks. When I saw him about a month ago he looked lost and unimpressive. I’m intrigued with what I might see when I get to another game here soon.

    • MK

      Probably just a coincidence but I sat with his parents and family a couple of weeks ago as they were in Dayton for a visit from Oklahoma. Hot streak began then. Never underestimate the “Power of Mom”.

  2. Andy Jennings

    With Cozart to the DL and Suarez likely up what will he provide to the Reds?

    • MK

      He was not in Louisville line-up last night. Probably on way to Chi-town.

  3. jim t

    Suarez will be a drop off defensively. He may even be a bit below Cosart’s offensive production this year.

    • AWA85

      I am not sure Suarez will be a real drop off from Cozart in the long run with the bat. Suarez has some pop so the home runs and power will be there and his on base skills seem to be at a far better level than Cozart.

      • Doug Gray

        I agree. In the long run I think Suarez will outperform Cozart, but with where Cozart was offensively this year (even if I didn’t expect it to last), it’s going to be tough to match THIS season.

      • Tom Gray

        Cozart had good years in 2012 and 2013 but off year in 2014. Now off to another good year in 2015.

        I don’t see why people conclude that 2014 is his norm rather than the other years.

      • Doug Gray

        Well, offensively, he was terrible in both 2012 and 2013. He’s an elite defender, but his bat has always been atrocious. Until this year. I don’t think anyone concludes that 2014 was his norm, but his norm even outside of 2014 was really crappy hitter with an elite glove.

      • Ryan

        Cozart has the 3rd(according to espn) highest war among shortstops in the majors. His injury is a huge blow to the Reds, not only this year, but because of the likely severity, next year as well. The only thing Saurez has on him is getting on base. Cozart’s defense is game changing(arguably the best in the league, at arguably the most important defensive position) and he was enjoying quite a resurgence at the plate(.200 iso slugging is almost unheard of for a shortstop). I’m rooting for Suarez, but the Reds are a better team, now and in the future with Cozart.

        PS. I couldn’t reply to your comment below Doug, the reply box was missing.

      • Doug Gray

        Sub .300 OBP = terrible. His OPS+ was was 82 in both years (league average is 100 – so he was 18% worse than average). Those aren’t decent numbers, they’re really, really bad.

      • Ryan

        Ops+ of 100 is the average of a non pitcher, so if you adjust it to his position, he probably grades out as merely below average not terrible, and maybe even average. I think your underestimating the value of the power.

      • Doug Gray

        Still not average and still a poor hitter. The defense is great though and so good that he’s a quality player, but shortstop or not, his bat has been very, very bad.

  4. RedsKoolAidDrinker

    Any word on when Aquino might be back?

  5. AWA85

    3 players who I was down about a month ago have really turned it around. Yorman, Winker and LaValley, great to seem them heat up after rough starts.

    • Ryan

      I second that. LaValley had me big time worried and I got pretty impatient with Winker. In reality, Winker has until mid-May next year to get to where he needs to be without hurting his timeline.

  6. The Duke

    Are you going to do a draft recap post Doug? General impressions, likes, dislikes, and whatnot?

    • Doug Gray

      Yes, but it won’t be until tomorrow. Would have done it today, but with Cozart’s injury, I’ve got a Suarez article coming up instead.

  7. Reds fan in CNY

    I bet most Reds fans do not know that the Reds are the highest scoring team in NL Central based on Runs per game
    Reds 4.138
    Pirates 4.136
    Cubs 4.105
    Cardinals 4.000
    Brewers 3.633

    With all the discussion about how the Reds should build a team. I thought this was pretty funny the “Reds may not know how to build a team but they sure can build a disable list.”

    • tct

      It seems like this offense should be better. Here is where the Reds rank out of all 30 teams in some important categories.

      BB rate- 4th
      K rate- 8th lowest
      HR- 5th
      SB- 1st
      Base running value- 3rd

      So, a team that is top five in walks, homers, stolen bases, and base running, and has the 8th lowest k rate should be a top 10 offense, at least, right? But they aren’t primarily due to the fact that they are 27th in BABIP.

      • Guy Evans

        In particular, their BABIP with runners in scoring position is .275, as opposed to .313 in general. So we’re getting very unlucky at the worst times.

  8. MK

    Yorman Rodriguez is hitting .444 over last 10 games.

  9. terry m

    Never got the exact type of injury that Cozart got. Anybody know ? Will his injury keep him out next year also ? I knew he got hurt but didn’t get the details…

    • Guy Evans

      John Fay said it was around a 9 month rehab.

  10. The Duke

    The Reds signed Tanner Rainey for half his slot amount. Good savings for the Reds, and a good amount of money for a college Sr. Slot was $865,900 and he signed for $432,950.

    • kell

      Thanks for the info. Anyone have any thoughts on how much Cincinnati could save. Looks like at least a couple hundred on the backend of their first ten picks. Wonder how many high schoolers this can buy?