REDS FARM REPORT 8/20/10
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SYRACUSE (NATIONALS) 2, LOUISVILLE 6: C Devin Mesoraco belted his second grand slam in as many days (and in as many career Triple-A games)…3b Juan Francisco went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer (#17), a double and 2 runs scored…RHP Sam LeCure (8-3) started for Louisville and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 7.0 innings (2bb, 6k)…the Bats have now won 14 straight home games (franchise record).
MOBILE (D’BACKS) 6, CAROLINA 1: RHP James Avery (0-3) started for Carolina and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 7.0 innings (0bb, 2k)…the Mudcats pushed across 1 run on 7 hits…SS Kris Negron (double, 1r) and RF Luis Terrero (double, 1rbi) paced the offense with 2 hits apiece.
MYRTLE BEACH (BRAVES) 8, LYNCHBURG 11: The Hillcats scored 11 runs on 17 hits…DH Neftali Soto went 4-for-5 with a double and 3 runs scored…1b Chris Richburg (3-for-5, double, 3rbi) and 2b Cody Puckett (2r, 4rbi) both homered…LHP Justin Walker (3-1) started for Lynchburg and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 5.0 innings.
DAYTON 0, GREAT LAKES (DODGERS) 1: RHP Tim Crabbe (2-6) started for Dayton and suffered the tough-luck loss, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits in 5.0 innings (2bb, 3k)…the Dragons were blanked on 4 hits – 2b Henry Rodriguez had half of ‘em.
BILLINGS 11, OGDEN (DODGERS) 2: The Mustangs went 7-for-16 with runners in scoring position, scoring 11 runs on 13 hits…C Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-3 with 2 walks, a run and 4 RBI…1b Donald Lutz belted his 6th home run…LHP Tanner Robles started for Billings and gave up 1 run on 3 hits in 4.0 innings (3bb, 5k)…RHP Drew Hayes (1-1) earned the victory in relief (2.1ip, 2h, 1r, 2bb, 3k).
AZL REDS: The AZL Reds were off yesterday celebrating John Stamos’ 47th birthday…to mark the occasion, manager Julio Garcia took the entire team to the Cincinnati Reds/Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field……..and then afterwards hosted a Full House marathon.
MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
MAGNIFICENT MESORACO Pt. 2
One night after belting a walkoff grand slam in his very first Triple-A game, C Devin Mesoraco blasted another grand slam last night vs Syracuse…in 101 games overall this season with the Bats, Carolina and Lynchburg, Mesoraco is batting .315 (111-352) with 25 HR, 70 RBI, .388obp and a .622 slugging pct.
Carolina’s Kris Negron last night extended his hitting streak to 17 games, in which he’s batting .397 (27-for-68, .455obp)…Lynchburg’s Shane Carlson also last night extended his hitting streak to 15 games (.386, 22-for-57, .397obp).
“I wasn’t thinking about it at all. I was just looking for a fastball I could put a good swing on, and he left one up. I was glad to be able to give us a good lead there to start. That makes the game a whole lot easier.” – Louisville’s Devin Mesoraco (Louisville Courier-Journal)
“That stuff just doesn’t happen. But he’s a big, strong kid, he got ahead in the count, got a couple of pitches he liked and jumped on them.” – Louisville manager Rick Sweet on Mesoraco’s consecutive grand slams (Louisville Courier-Journal)