REDS FARM REPORT: 7/28

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REDS MINOR LEAGUE NEWS

GREENE GOES GRAND…AGAIN
2b Brodie Greene (Bakersfield) yesterday at Modesto went 3-for-4 (6rbi) with his second grand slam in 3 games…over his last 12 games, the reigning California League Player of the Week is batting .480 (24-for-50) with 7 home runs, 25 RBI and 15 runs scored…over that time, Greene has raised his batting average from .266 to .294, his on-base pct. from .334 to .354 and his slugging pct. from .356 to .440.

VOLQUEZ PITCHING WELL
RHP Edinson Volquez (Louisville) yesterday pitched 6.0 shutout innings vs Rochester…on Friday, Volquez fired a complete-game vsRochester (9ip, 5h, 2r).

GAME REPORTS

ROCHESTER (TWINS) 2, LOUISVILLE 0: RHP Edinson Volquez started for Louisville and pitched 6.0 shutout innings (5h, 3bb, 4k)…RHP Jordan Smith (0-2) suffered the loss in relief (2ip, 4h, 2r)…the Bats were blanked on 4 hits.

JACKSONVILLE (MARLINS) 5, CAROLINA 4: RHP Matt Klinker (6-7) started for Carolina and allowed 5 runs in 5.0 innings (7h, 1bb, 4k, 2hr)…the Mudcats crossed the plate 4 times on 9 hits…RF Josh Fellhauer went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

BAKERSFIELD 6, MODESTO (ROCKIES) 2: RHP J.C. Sulbaran was solid in his 6.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on 5 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts…the Blaze dented the dish 6 times on 11 hits…2b Brodie Greene went 3-for-4 (6rbi) with his second grand slam in 3 games…RF Stephen Hunt had 3 hits.

FT. WAYNE (PADRES) 5, DAYTON 4: RHP Josh Smith (9-5) started for Dayton and gave up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5.0 innings (1bb, 6k)…LHP Luca Panerati and RHP Daniel Wolford combined for 4.0 scoreless innings of relief…the Dragons scored 4 runs on 8 hits…SS Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with an RBI…2b Ronald Torreyes added a pair of hits, a run and a walk.

BILLINGS 11, OGDEN (DODGERS) 13:The Mustangs lost in 11 innings…RHP Kyle McMyne started for Billings and was reached for 6 runs in 2.0 innings (1bb, 1k, 1hr)…RHP Pat Quinn (1-2) suffered the loss in relief (2ip, 2r)…CF Drew Poulk went 3-for-6 with a 3-run homer and 2 runs scored…SS Cristobal Rodriguez (2-for-5, 3rbi) also went deep.

AZL REDS 1, AZL DODGERS 2: LHP Matt Fairel (1-1) allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 4.1 innings (0bb, 2k)…RHP Carlos Gonzalez pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief (1h, 0bb, 6k)…the Reds managed 1 run on 5 hits…LF Brennan “Lil” May went 2-for-4.

QUOTE BOAT
“He was not as smooth and easy as he was in his last game. His last game he was nice and easy and hardly broke a sweat.  Today he was sweating from the first inning. … He settled down and pitched better at the end.”- Louisville manager Rick Sweet following yesterday’s outing by RHP Edinson Volquez (Louisville Courier Journal)

“They have got to understand what they need to do and execute. They’re not executing.  But that’s what we’re here to do — to find out who can get this done and who can’t.”- Sweet on the Bats hitters. (Louisville Courier Journal)

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