REDS FARM REPORT: 7/2

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PHIPPS RIPS
OF Denis Phipps (Carolina) yesterday at Tennessee belted a 3-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to secure the win for the Mudcats…Phipps, who’s hotter than a billy goat in a pepper patch, is working on an 11-game hitting streak (23-for-48, .479, 14r, 9rbi). 

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LF Juan Duran (Dayton) last night vs Bowling Green belted 2 home runs and finished the night with 5 RBI…when he rounded third base following his second homer, he knocked out a fan in the first row who looked a lot like Sugar Ray Leonard.

Longest Sell-Outs Streak in Professional Sports History.
No./Team/ League/Years 
814 Portland Trail Blazers NBA 1977-’95
813  Dayton Dragons MiLB  2000-‘11
662  Boston Celtics  NBA  1980-’95
631  Boston Reds Sox  MLB  2003-’10
610  Chicago Bulls  NBA  1987-’00 

GAME REPORTS

GWINNETT (BRAVES) 2, LOUISVILLE 4: LHP Travis Wood (1-1) started for Louisville and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 7.0 innings (1bb, 3k, 1hr)…RHP Nick Christiani notched his sixth save (1ip, 1k)…the Bats scored 4 runs on 9 hits…3b Juan Francisco went 2-for-2 and homered into the Speed Art Museum, damaging a Julian Opie painting…1b Todd Frazier (2-for-3) also homered but his merely went over the fence, damaging nothing…CF Dave Sappelt added a pair of hits and a run scored.

CAROLINA 6, TENNESSEE (CUBS) 3: RF Denis Phipps, who’s hotter than a $2 pistol on the Fourth of July, belted a 3-run homer in the top of the 10th to win it for the Mudcats…C Yasmani Grandal (2-for-4) and 1b Neftali Soto (2rbi) also went deep….RHP Kyle McCulloch started for Carolina and gave up 3 runs on 8 hits in 6.0 innings (0bb, 2k, 1hr)…LHP Tim Hamulack (1-1) earned the win in relief (2ip, 1k)…LHP Travis Webb saved it (1ip, 2k).

INLAND EMPIRE (ANGELS) 2, BAKERSFIELD 4: RHP Tim Crabbe (2-3) was outstanding in his 7.0 innings, scattering 3 hits with 1 run, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts…the only run he allowed was a fluke homer in the 5th inning…RHP Clayton Shunick earned his second save (2ip, 1r, 4k)…the Blaze crossed the plate 4 times on 9 hits…1b Stephen Hunt went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and and several high-fives…3b Alex Buchholz added a pair of knocks (2rbi).

BOWLING GREEN (RAYS) 3, DAYTON 7: LF Juan Duran belted two home runs and collected 5 RBI…one of his home runs knocked the hair piece off a gentleman in Piqua…2b Ronald Torreyes went 3-for-4 with a run scored…3b David Vidal added 2 hits and a couple of runs…RHP Josh Smith started for Dayton and was sharp in his 7.0 innings, allowing 3 runs (1er) on 5 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts…RHP Daniel Wolford pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief (2h, 1k).

HELENA (BREWERS) 3, BILLINGS 4: The city of Billings celebrated into the wee hours of the night after the Mustangs rallied for the winning run in the bottom of the 10th…SS Devin Lohman’s (2-for-4) RBI-single in the 10th won it…LF Drew Poulk paced the offense with 3 hits (2bb, 2rbi)…LHP Tony Cingrani made his season debut and pitched 2.0 scoreless innings (4k)…RHP Brooks Pinckard (1-0) earned the win in relief (1ip, 3k).

AZL INDIANS 1, AZL REDS 5: RHP Jordan Smith (Louisville’s DL w/right shoulder tendinitis) started and fired a scoreless inning (1h, 1k)…RHP Lucas O’Rear followed with 4.0 scoreless innings (3h, 0bb, 6k)…RHP Carlos Ramos (1-0) earned the win in relief (2ip, 2h, 1r)…the Redlegs kicked 5 goals on 6 hits…RF Jon Matthews went 2-for-4 with a triple and 2 runs scored.

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