Reds Minor League Affiliates In Action – May 14th
Nearly a clean sweep as three of the four affiliates won their games.
The Cincinnati Reds affiliates were in action on Thursday, with Triple-A Louisville Bats, Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Class A-Advanced Daytona Tortugas, and Class-A Full Season Dayton Dragons all on the schedule.
So far in 2015, the Bats are 14-20, in third place and trail by first by 5.5 games. The Blue Wahoos are 14-20, in last place and trail by six games, but have won three straight and seven of their last 10 games. The Tortugas are 21-13, in first place, have a three game winning streak and lead by two games. The Dragons are 18-16, in fourth place, and two games out of first.
Below are the scores from Wednesday’s match-ups:
LOUISVILLE BATS 5, CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS 4 – 10 INNINGS
On Thursday, the Bats took on the Knights, looking to salvage the fourth game of their four game series. In the previous three games, Chralotte won 7-2, 4-0 and 5-4, but it took a late rally for Louisville to hold off the first place Knights and earn the needed victory, 5-4.
After the scoreless top of the first, Charlotte struck in the bottom of the frame when Ryan LaMarre scored on a single by Matt Davidson. The Bats tied the game in the top of the third on an RBI double by Chris Dominguez, plating Ivan De Jesus to make the score 1-1.
The Knights added a run in the bottom of the fourth on Matt Tuiasosopo‘s first home run of the season and two in the sixth on Kevan Smith‘s two-run shot scoring Tuiasosopo to take a 4-3 lead.
The Bats battled back with three in the top of the ninth to tied the game at 4-4. The first run scored on an RBI double by Dominguez scoring Jose Constanza. Then a wild pitch by Knights pitcher Jairo Asencio, scored Hernan Iribarren from third to bring the Bats within a run at 4-3. The tying run scored on an RBI single by LaMarre scoring Dominguez.
The Knights failed to score in their half of the ninth inning sending the game into extra innings. In the top of the tenth, the Bats scored the decisive run on an RBI double by Irving Falu plating Constanza to put Louisville up for good 5-4.
Irving Falu – 3 for 6, Double, RBI
Ivan De Jesus – 2 for 5, R
Chris Dominguez – 2 for 5, R, 2 Double, 2 RBI
Jose Constanza – 2 for 4, 2 R
Leury Garcia – 3 for 5, R
Matt Tuiasosopo – 3 for 4, 2 R, Double, HR, RBI
Kevan Smith – 1 for 5, HR, 2 RBI
PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS 5, JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2
The Wahoos and the Suns played the fourth game of their five game series on Thursday as Pensacola took strong hold in the series with a 5-2 victory.
Jacksonville scored two runs in the bottom of the first on an RBI singles by David Adams and Ryan Rieger to put the Suns up 2-0. But that was the only bright spot for the Suns as they were shut out the rest of the game. As for the Wahoo’s, they got a run back in the top of second on Kyle Waldrop‘s fifth home run of the season to bring the club within a run at 2-1.
The Wahoo’s added four more runs, one in the fifth on an RBI single by Beau Amaral, one in the sixth after an RBI single by Seth Mejias-Brean and two in the seventh on an RBI single by Daniel Wright, who also scored on a fielding error to make the score 5-2. Kyle McMyne pitched the last two innings to earn his first save of the season.
Beau Amaral – 2 for 4, RBI
Kyle Waldrop – 1 for 4, HR, RBI
Daniel Wright – 2 for 2, R, RBI
Kyle McMyne (S, 1) – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K
Kenny Wilson – 2 for 4, R, Double
Zack Cox – 2 for 3, R, Double
David Adams – 2 for 4, RBI
Ryan Reiger – 2 for 4
Carlos Lopez – 2 for 4, Double
DAYTONA TORTUGAS 5, PALM BEACH CARDINALS 4 – 12 INNINGS
The Tortugas hosted the Cardinals for the fourth game of their four game series on Thursday with Daytona scoring two runs late to take the series with a 5-4 victory.
Palm Beach scored a run in the top of the first on an RBI single by Luke Voit scoring Mason Katz. In the bottom of the third, the Tortugas tied the game at 1-1, on an RBI single by Alex Blandino plating Phillip Ervin.
In the top of the fourth the Cardinals gained a 2-1 edge when Bruce Caldwell scored on a Carson Kelly RBI single. The seesaw game continued as Daytona took the lead in the bottom of the sixth with two runs of their own on an RBI double by Sebastian Elizalde and an RBI single by Chad Wallach to put the Tortugas up 3-2.
The Cardinals made the game even more interesting when Carson Kelly scored in the top of the ninth on a fielding error to tie the game at 3-3. The Tortugas were kept scoreless in the bottom of the ninth sending the game into extra innings. Palm Beach regained the advantage when they scored a run in the top of the 12th to take a 4-3 lead when Brett Wiley scored on a Mason Katz double.
But Daytona would not be undone, as they scored two runs in the bottom of the 12th inning on an RBI single by Ervin to tie the game at 4-4, and a single by Junior Felix Arias, plating Ervin with the fifth and winning run.
Phillip Ervin – 2 for 5, 2 R, RBI
Junior Felix Arias – 2 for 6, Double, RBI
Sebastian Elizalde – 1 for 4, R, Double, RBI
Sal Romano – 8 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Mason Katz – 3 for 6, R, Double, RBI
Bruce Caldwell – 2 for 5, R, Double
Luke Volt – 2 for 5, RBI
Brett Wiley – 2 for 4, R
Chris Perry – 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
GREAT LAKES LOONS 5, DAYTON DRAGONS 4
The Dragons looked to win the series against the Loons on Thursday with their third victory of the four game set. Dayton won the first two games by a score of 3-1 and 8-3, but lost the third game 2-1. But the Loons provided just enough offense to hold off the Dragons late surge and win the last game 5-4.
Dayton scored two runs in the top of the first to take an early advantage on an RBI single by Gavin LaValley and run scoring ground out by Jimmy Pickens, plating Brian O’Grady to make the score 2-0.
The Loons put themselves within a run at 2-1, when they scored in the bottom of the second on single by Spencer Navin, scoring Jacob Scavuzzo.
The Loons added three runs in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single by Mike Ahmed. With runners on first and third, Ahmed stole second and on the play catcher Garrett Boulware threw the ball to third trying to pick off the runner but threw it away allowing Kelvin Ramos scores from third and Ahmed from second to put the Loons up 5-2.
The Dragons scored two in the top of the second to come within a run at 5-4, on a two-run single by O’Grady plating Jonathan Reynoso and Ty Washington. But relief pitcher Karch Kowalczyk struck out Dayton’s LaValley to end the game and earn his third save on the season.
Ty Washington – 2 for 5, 2 R
Brian O’Grady – 1 for 4, R, 2 RBI
Avain Rachal – 2 for 4
Mike Ahmed – 2 for 4, R
Spencer Navin – 2 for 3, R, 2 RBI
Brock Stewart (W, 2-2) – 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
J.D. Underwood – 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
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