Saturday, April 14, 2012

MINOR details 4/13/12: Close finishes and a rainout

Could J.J. Hoover soon find himself in the Reds 'pen?

Louisville 4, Columbus 2
-Bats starter Chad Reineke went 4.2 innings allowing seven hits and two runs while fanning two. Travis Webb earned the win after tossing 1.1 scoreless frames of relief. Closer J.J. Hoover slammed the door shut in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. We could very well see Hoover pitch with the big club soon as the bullpen is in need of fresh arms.
-Louisville (3-6) won despite being outhit by the Clippers by a tally of 9-5. DH Daryl Jones, 2B Chris Valaika and CF Denis Phipps each recorded a double in the team's home opener.

Mobile 6, Pensacola 5
-The Blue Wahoos (5-4) rallied to tie it up with two runs in the top of the ninth, only to surrender the game-winning run in the bottom half of the inning. Justin Freeman (2-1) took the loss after allowing the walkoff, RBI single to Mobile's Alfredo Marte.
-Pensacola collected eights on the night (all singles) with two of them coming from CF Ryan LaMarre. 3B P.J. Phillips (younger brother of Brandon) went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Bakersfield 0, San Jose 0 PPD
-Thursday's affair between the two teams was cut short by rain, and wouldn't you know it, the weather wreaked havoc again on Friday. They'll play a back-to-back doubleheader on Sunday to make up for the rainout.

Dayton 6, South Bend 4
-The Dragons (3-5) picked up a much-needed win over South Bend to snap a 5-game losing skid. Dayton starter Tanner Robles limited the Silver Hawks offense to just three hits and a run over his six innings of work. He also walked three and struckout two. Kyle McMyne (1-0) notched the win pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.
-DH Ryan Wright doubled, walked twice and scored a couple of runs in the winning cause. Catcher Nick O'Shea was 2-for-3 with a free pass. 1B Sean Buckley chipped in a pair of singles and scored a run as well.

Notables:
-The Reds organization as a whole went homer-less on Friday. Time to hit the weights, fellas.
-Overall 2012 organizational record: 17-24

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