REDS FARM REPORT: 4/30
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REDS MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
The Dayton Dragons last night won their fifth consecutive game and their eighth straight home game…last night’s victory was their 11th in 12 games…Dayton pitchers have allowed 2 runs or less in 8 of their last 11 games and 3 runs or less in 10 of 11 games…Dragons starters have given up just 7 earned runs over their last 10 games…Dayton is currently in third place, a game and a half out of first place…they began the season 2-8.
COSTANZO HEATING UP
1b Mike Costanzo (Carolina) has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games (15-for-44, .341, 10r) to lift his batting average up over .300 (.301)…Costanzo is currently working on a 13-game on-base streak and ranks 3rd in the Southern League with 12 extra-base hits and 5th in slugging pct. (.630)
3B Eric Campbell (Bakersfield) ranks among California League leaders in most offensive categories and leads the league in on-base pct. (.545), extra-base hits (16) slugging pct. (.744) runs (30), total bases (58) and doubles (12).
DURHAM (RAYS) 3, LOUISVILLE 2: RHP Chad Reineke started for Louisville and allowed 2 runs on 9 hits in 5.0 innings (3bb, 2k, 1hr)…RHP Kyle McCulloch (0-1) suffered the loss in relief (1.1ip, 3h, 1r)…the Bats scored 2 runs on 5 hits (0-for-7 w/RISP)…DH Fred Lewis (rehabbing strained right oblique) went 1-for-4 with a triple…3b Todd Frazier had 2 singles.
CAROLINA 6, TENNESSEE (CUBS) 10: RHP Daryl Thompson started for Carolina and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits in 5.0 innings (2bb, 2k, 1hr)…RHP Justin Freeman (0-1) gave up 4 runs in relief to take the loss…the Mudcats rang the bell 6 times on 9 hits…1b Mike Costanzo went 2-for-5 with a 2-run homer and 2 runs scored.
BAKERSFIELD 3, STOCKTON (A’S) 8: RHP Pedro Villareal (4-1) started and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 4.0 innings (2bb, 4k, 1hr)…he issued his first walk in nearly 22 innings….the Blaze scored 3 times on 6 hits…3b Eric Campbell blasted his 3rd home run.
FORT WAYNE (PADRES) 0, DAYTON 4: The Dragons won their fifth consecutive game and their eighth straight at home…yesterday’s victory was their 11th in 12 games…RHP Josh Smith (2-1) started and was brilliant in his 6.0 scoreless innings, scattering 4 hits with 2 walks and 12 strikeouts…Dayton crossed the plate 4 times on 6 hits…LF Juan Duran (2r, 2bb) belted his 3rd home run of the season…SS Billy Hamilton singled and swiped 2 bags (18sb)…RF Jaren Matthews went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
“I didn’t see this coming. He had good stuff out of the bullpen last year, but I didn’t think he’d get acclimated to starting so quickly.” Dragons manager Delino DeShields on Dayton starter (and former reliever) Josh Smith (Dayton Daily News)