Farmers only reboot

Matt Maloney
Maloney

The farm is quite a bit less exciting without Jay Bruce, but there are still some important possible future parts down there, including a host of power infielders, three starting pitchers, a couple on-base specialists and quite a few relievers having excellent strikeout years. After this latest flurry of moves, what/who are you most excited about in the farm system?

Triple-A: The Bats finished a 10-game road trip with a 6-3 win over Columbus as Matt Maloney earned the win. Maloney allowed 2 runs in 7 innings, and Danny Herrera cleaned up after Todd Coffey and finished the game off in the ninth for his third save of the year. Herrera has been lights-out since he came to Louisville. The Bats have our three best starting pitching prospects and one of our best relievers, but there's pretty much nothing exciting offensively left in Louisville. UP NEXT: The Bats return home tonight at 7.

Tonys Gutierrez
Gutierrez

Double-A: Tonys Gutierrez went 2 for 3 with a double and a homer to lead Chattanooga to the 4-2 win. Chris Valaika's only hit was a 2-run single that put the Lookouts ahead in the sixth. Pedro Viola faced 7 batters and struck out 5 for the save. Gutierrez is still in the top 4 in the Southern League in OBP (.456) and BA (.337) and top 10 in OPS (.920). UP NEXT: Game 5 vs. Montgomery, 7:15 tonight.

High A: Enerio Del Rosario got smacked around in his debut for Sarasota as the Reds lost 5-1. Del Rosario gave up 9 hits in his 4 innings. His Low A ERA (1.59) is better than his High A ERA (11.25). The hitters managed just 5 singles, and Ramon Geronimo struck out the side in the ninth. Nice third of a season for Geronimo: 23IP, 29K(!), 5BB(!), 2R(!). UP NEXT: Clearwater at Sarasota, 7 tonight.

Low A: Devin Mesoraco was 3 for 4 and Brandon Waring had 2 doubles but Dayton managed little else in an 8-3 loss. Mesoraco's up to a .283 batting average. UP NEXT: Game 3 at Ft. Wayne, 7 tonight.

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