REDS FARM REPORT 8/25/10
To view probable pitchers, standings and series information, click on the PDF file below.
INDIANAPOLIS (PIRATES) 1, LOUISVILLE 5: RF Wladimir Balentien is hotter than a billy goat in a pepper patch…he blasted 2 more home runs and finished the night 3-for-4 with 4 RBI…1b Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a triple and 2 runs scored…LHP Jeremy Horst started for the Bats and fired 4.0 scoreless innings (2h, 0bb, 4k)…LHP Lee Tabor (1-1) picked up the win in relief (2ip, 1h, 1k)…LHP Daniel Ray Herrera pitched 2.0 shutout innings to notch his 5th save (1h).
BIRMINGHAM (WSOX) 5, CAROLINA 4: Birmingham scored 4 runs in the 8th to win…LHP Travis Webb started for Carolina and scattered 7 hits over 6.0 innings, allowing 1 run and 1 walk while fanning 2…RHP Abe Woody (4-3) suffered the loss in relief (1.1ip, 4h, 4r, 3k)…the Mudcats plated 4 runs on 10 hits…3b Mike Costanzo went 2-for-4 with a double, run and 2 RBI…1b Carlos Mendez added a pair of hits and a run scored.
LYNCHBURG VS WINSTON-SALEM (WSOX): The Lynchburg/Winston-Salem game was postponed due to soggy grounds…they’ll make it up tonight as part of a doubleheader (two 7-inning games).
LAKE COUNTY (INDIANS) 5, DAYTON 11: Don’t look now but the Dragons have won 4 straight…Dayton erupted in the 3rd inning with an 8-run frame…SS Didi Gregorius and RF Josh Garton (2r, 2rbi) had 3 hits apiece…CF Alex Oliveras (3rbi) belted his 4th home run…1b Dominic D’Anna went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI…RHP Tim Crabbe (3-6) started for Dayton and allowed 5 runs (3er) on 7 hits in 5.0 innings (1bb, 5k)…the Dragons bullpen pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of relief.
OGDEN (DODGERS) 13, BILLINGS 3: RHP Jesus Adames started for the Mustangs and allowed 3 runs in 3.0 innings…LHP Luca Panerati (0-1) suffered the loss in relief (2.1ip, 3h, 2r, 2bb, 2k)…the Mustangs pushed across 3 runs on 5 hits…2b Billy Hamilton went 1-for-5 with a run scored.
AZL REDS: The Reds were off yesterday celebrating Italian composer Alessandro Marcello’s 341st birthday.
MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
BALENTIEN RED HOT, pt. 2
Louisville outfielder Wladimir Balentien last night vs Indianapolis went 3-for-4 with 2 home runs to extend his hitting streak to 8 games…in 20 games this month he’s batting .468 (37-for-79) with a .522 on-base percentage and a .785 slugging percentage…in 108 games overall this season for the Bats, Balentien is batting .289 with 24 HR, 75 RBI and a .551 slugging pct…he’s hitting lefties at a .368 clip (39-for-106, 8hr, 22rbi).
The Dragons last night completed a 4-game series sweep over Lake County…it’s the first time since 7/6-7/9 that the Dragons have won 4 in-a-row and the first time they’ve done it at home since winning 6 straight from 4/30-5/12…the series sweep marked Dayton’s first series victory since 7/7-7/9 at Bowling Green…over the last 7 games, Dayton pitchers have posted a 2.66 ERA.
“This is a fun game to play. And we have guys who know how to play it.” – Dayton outfielder Alex Oliveras (Dayton Daily News)
“The players want to hold onto this feeling.” – Dayton manager Todd Benzinger
(Dayton Daily News)