REDS FARM REPORT: 7/23

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REDS MINOR LEAGUE NEWS

VOLQUEZ GOES THE DISTANCE
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.  

PARTCH, TOO
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.  

PHIPPS IS RED HOT 
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.

GAME REPORTS

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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