RHP Edinson Volquez (Louisville) yesterday vs. Charlotte pitched a complete game in the Bats’ 4-2 victory…Volquez allowed 2 runs on 5 hits with no walks and 9 strikeouts (110TP/82K)…yesterday’s outing was his first appearance with Louisville since being optioned by the Reds on July 7.  

RHP Curtis Partch (Bakersfield) yesterday vs. San Jose pitched a complete game in the Blaze’s 7-1 win…Partch gave up a run on 6 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts…Partch, 24, is in his fifth season in the Reds organization after being drafted in the 26th round in 2007.  

OF Denis Phipps (Carolina), the reigning Southern League Player of the Week, added 2 more hits again yesterday vs. Tennessee and is now batting .328 in 82 games (.382obp)…he’s had 2 or more hits in each of his last 8 games (20-for-39, .513, 9r, 8rbi)…his .328 batting average ranks third in the Southern League…he’s also capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound.


CHARLOTTE (WSOX) 2, LOUISVILLE 4: RHP Edinson Volquez (2-0) was outstanding in his complete game 5-hitter, allowing just 2 runs with no walks and 9 strikeouts (110TP/82K)…the Bats scored 4 runs on 7 hits…C Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI and a run scored…3b Chris Valaika (1-for-4) drove in a pair of runs.

CAROLINA 5, TENNESSEE (CUBS) 6: RHP Brandon Hynick started for Carolina and allowed 4 runs on 9 hits in 6.1 innings (1bb, 3k, 1hr)…LHP Tim Hamulack (1-3) suffered the loss in relief (0ip, 2h, 1r)…Tennessee plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th…the Mudcats scored 5 runs on 9 hits…CF Denis Phipps went 2-for-5 with an RBI…2b Henry Rodriguez (2-for-5, 1r) drove in 3 runs…RF Felix Perez belted a home run that was eventually picked up by a grizzly bear in the Great Smoky Mountains.

SAN JOSE (GIANTS) 1, BAKERSFIELD 7: RHP Curtis Partch (6-10) pitched a complete game 6-hitter, allowing just 1 run with no walks and 4 strikeouts…the Blaze crossed the plate 7 times on 14 hits…SS Didi Gregorius went 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI and a run scored…LF Josh Fellhauer collected 3 hits (1r, 1bb).

PEORIA (CUBS) 0, DAYTON 2: SS Billy Hamilton (2-for-4) belted his second home run of the season…C Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 with an RBI…Vicky Clarke’s baby boy, LHP Mitchell Clarke (1-0) started for the Dragons and fired 5.0 shutout innings (1h, 1bb, 5k)…RHP Pat Doyle pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of relief (1h, 2bb, 2k).

BILLINGS 5, OREM (ANGELS) 4: RHP Kyle McMyne (0-1) started for Billings and was reached for 4 runs in 1.1 innings (3h, 3bb, 1k)…the Mustangs plated 4 runs on 9 hits…3b Junior Arias and DH Sean Buckley both homered.

AZL REDS 4, AZL CUBS 2: RHP Jared Burton (rehabbing right shoulder inflammation) started and pitched a scoreless inning (1h, 1k)…LHP Matt Fairel (1-0) earned the win in relief (4ip, 1h, 2r, 2bb, 4k)…the Reds scored 4 runs on 11 hits…SS Juan Perez went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

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