REDS FARM REPORT 8/24/10

To view probable pitchers, series information and standings, click on the PDF file below.

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LOUISVILLE 6, INDIANAPOLIS (PIRATES) 3: The Bats rallied for 3 runs in the 8th and 3 more in the 9th to win…1b Yonder Alonso went 3-for-5 with a double and a 2-run homer (#11)…C Corky Miller had 2 hits including home run #6 (2r, 3rbi)…RHP Chad Reineke started for Louisville and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in 6.0 innings (1bb, 5k, 2hr)…LHP Philippe Valiquette (1-1) earned the win in relief (1ip, 1h, 1k)…LHP Aroldis Chapman retired all 3 batters he faced for his 8th save (2k).

BIRMINGHAM (WSOX) 9, CAROLINA 5: RHP Jordan Hotchkiss made his Double-A debut and was reached for 5 runs (3er) on 6 hits in 5.0 innings (1bb, 5k, 1hr)…RHP Brad Boxberger (1-4) suffered the loss in relief (1ip, 3h, 4r, 1bb, 1k, 1hr)…the Mudcats plated 5 runs on 11 hits…LF Sean Henry (2rbi, 1r) paced the offense with 3 hits…DH Luis Terrero (2rbi) blasted his 4th home run…SS Kris Negron went 0-for-5 to snap his 19-game hitting streak.

WINSTON-SALEM (WSOX) 0, LYNCHBURG 5: This game was called in the top of the 8th with 2 outs (rain)…RHP Josh Ravin (2-0) started for Lynchburg and fired 5.2 scoreless innings, scattering 4 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts…RHP Blair Carson preserved the shutout and collected his 1st save (2ip, 0h, 1bb, 1k)…the Hillcats scored 5 runs on 8 hits…CF Josh Fellhauer (1r) and C Kevin Coddington led the way with 2 hits apiece.

LAKE COUNTY (INDIANS) 1, DAYTON 3: The Dragons have won 3 straight…RHP Clayton Shunick (2-1) started for Dayton and gave up 1 run on 5 hits in 6.0 innings (0bb, 2k)…RHP Doug Salinas notched his 7th save (1ip, 1h)…the Dragons plated 3 runs on 4 hits, including 2b Kevyn Feiner’s 3rd home run of the season (2-for-3, 2rbi).  

BILLINGS MUSTANGS: The Mustangs were off yesterday celebrating actress Shelley Long’s 61st birthday…Cheers!

AZL INDIANS 7, AZL REDS 17: The Reds dented the dish 17 times on 19 hits…RHP Wes “the Barbarian” Mugarian started for the Reds and gave up 6 runs (3er) on 7 hits in 4.2 innings (2bb, 8k)…RHP Po-Cheng Chi (1-0) earned the win in relief (0.1ip, 2h, 1r, 2bb)…1b Robert Maddox went 4-for-5 with a triple, 3 RBI and a run scored…3b David Vidal (3-for-4, 3r, 2rbi, 2bb) and SS Junior Arias (2-for-5, 2r, 4rbi) both homered…2b Ronald Torreyes went 3-for-6 with 2 runs and 2 RBI.

MINOR LEAGUE NEWS

BALENTIEN RED HOT
Louisville outfielder Wladimir Balentien last night at Indianapolis extended his hitting streak to 7 games…in 19 games this month he’s batting .453 (34-for-75) with a .512 on-base percentage and a .707 slugging percentage…in 107 games overall this season for the Bats, Balentien is batting .284 with 22 HR, 71 RBI and a .532 slugging pct…he’s hitting lefties at a .362 clip (38-for-105, 7hr, 21rbi).   

HE’S SO RAVIN
Since joining Lynchburg on 8/12, RHP Josh Ravin has allowed just 2 unearned runs over 3 starts (16ip, 8h, 7bb, 18k, .140oba)…Ravin, 22, was selected by the Reds in the fifth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Chatsworth High School (Chatsworth, CA).

AROLDIS FEVER
LHP Aroldis Chapman (Louisville) last night at Indianapolis retired all 3 batters he faced to notch his 8th save…over his last 21 appearances, Chapman is 3-0-8 with a 1.21 ERA (22.1ip, 11h, 5r/3er, 10bb, 35k, 1hr, .141oba)…in 25g since moving to the bullpen on 6/23, he’s held opponents to a .160 batting average and stranded all 8 of his inherited runners (29ip, 11r/8er, 2.48era, 12bb, 46k).

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