REDS FARM REPORT: 4/17
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REDS MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
BLAZE/66ers SET CAL LEAGUE RECORD
Last night in Bakersfield, the Blaze and the Inland Empire 66ers played the longest game in California League history at 4 hours and 55 minutes…Inland Empire beat Bakersfield, 24-19…the 66’ers 31 hits fell 1 shy of the league record (set last year)…the two teams combined to go 22-for-46 with runners in scoring position (49 overall hits)…the league’s previous record for longest game was 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Louisville’s Dave Sappelt has hit safely in 9 of his 10 games for a .350 batting average (14-for-40, 2 HR, 3 doubles, 4 RBI, 1sb, .575 SLG, .409 OBP)…Last season Sappelt, the Southern League MVP, won the league’s batting crown with a .361 batting average.
INDIANAPOLIS (PIRATES) 7, LOUISVILLE 1: The Bats had their 8-game winning streak snapped…RHP Johnny Cueto (rehabbing irritation in his right biceps/triceps) started for Louisville and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in 3.1 innings (2bb, 4k, 55TP/32k)…LHP Jeremy Horst fanned 6 over 3.2 scoreless innings of relief (2h, 0bb)…the Bats managed 1 run on 5 hits…2b Chris Valaika went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI…C Devin Mesoraco doubled.
CAROLINA 6, HUNTSVILLE (BREWERS) 8
CAROLINA 2, HUNTSVILLE 3: Carolina dropped both games of a doubleheader at Huntsville…GM1: RF Fred Lewis (rehabbing strained right oblique) played 6 innings and made a few routine plays…he went 1-for-4 with a double (2k)…2b Cody Puckett blasted 2 home runs (5 RBI, 1bb)…RHP Dallas Buck started and was reached for 5 runs on 8 hits in 3.0 innings…RHP Jose Arredondo (rehabbing right elbow) gave up a run in 1.2 innings (2h, 1bb, 2k, 48TP)…GM2: RHP Jordan Hotchkiss (1-1) started and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits in 4.1 innings (3bb, 3k)…3b Jake Kahaulelio went 2-for-3.
INLAND EMPIRE (ANGELS) 24, BAKERSFIELD 19: Lots of stuff going on in this game (see above)…Bakersfield squandered a 16-7 lead…the Blaze used 6 pitchers (22er, 31h, 3hr)…CF Andrew Means went 5-for-7 with a double, home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI…3b Eric Campbell (4-for-4, 3r) also homered and drove in 6…Inland Empire intercepted a pass with 11 seconds left in 4th quarter and ran it 99 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
DAYTON AT LANSING (BLUE JAYS): The Dragons were rained out last night at Lansing…they’ll make it up today as part of a doubleheader.
“I thought he threw well. He looked free and easy. Usually you don’t look at the end result. You look at how the ball is coming out of his hand. Obviously it’s a very cold and blustery afternoon. His velocity was good. He mixed his pitches well.” – Bats manager Rick Sweet on Johnny Cueto (Louisville Courier-Journal)
“(Cueto) wanted to stay in for one more guy, so that tells me he felt pretty good,” Sweet said. “He said, ‘One more hitter. One more hitter.’ I said, ‘Nah, you’re done.’ ” – Sweet (Louisville Courier-Journal)