Farmers Only: A look at the bullpen help, and offenses go crazy

  • Louisville routed Charlotte 19-6.  7 of the 8 Bats starters had at least 2 hits, including a 4-for-6 night by Yonder Alonso, and 3 hits each by Zack Cozart, Wladimir Balentien, and Todd Frazier.  Wlad also hit a grand slam (his 19th HR of the year) and drove in 5 runs.  Daniel Dorn, Chris Valaika, and Chris Dickerson all homered too.  After Ben Jukich started the game, we saw 5 options that will likely be in the bullpen mix later on this year, leading me to believe there was probably a scout in attendance for this one.  Jason Isringhausen started the 6th, and gave up a run on one hit and 2 walks in his 2/3 inning, before Russ Springer struck out the only batter he faced to get out of the jam.  Aroldis Chapman, Danny Ray Herrera, and Jared Burton all pitched a scoreless inning after that.  With almost all of these guys pitching like they could be viable options down the stretch, could the Reds actually have a bullpen surplus? (Also, let's not forget that Jose Arredondo gets thrown in here next season. Lots of pitchers.)  Up next: Sam LeCure will hope that this start doesn't get rained out or Cueto'd at 7:05.
  • Carolina was off.  They'll take on Jacksonville at 7:15 with the starter TBA.
  • Lynchburg beat Salem 9-3 with a strong outing from Chase Ware.  Ware went 5 innings of 2-run ball, and Kyle Day led the offense going 3-for-5.  6 different Hillcats drove in at least one run.  Up next: Lance Janke takes on Frederick at 7.
  • Dayton was off.  Justin Walker takes the hill against Bowling Green at 7.
  • Billings won a rain-shortened game 9-0 in 5 inningsTanner Robles got the start and was decent, pitching all 5 innings and giving up 3 hits and a walk.  He's brought his ERA down to 4.78, but he still has some work to do.  Billy Hamilton and Jefry Sierra had 2 hits each to lead the offense, and Yorman Rodriguez drove in 2 runs.  Up next: The Mustangs get a day off.
  • The AZL Reds completed the organization-wide sweep with a 14-0 win over the AZL BrewersJonathan Correa pitched 6 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts, and Doug Salinas and El'Hajj Muhammad closed it out.  Danny Hernandez was the big story in this one, going 5-for-5 with a homer, and David Vidal, Stephen Hunt, and Samuel Diaz had 3 hits each as well.  Up next: The A-Reds take on the AZL Giants at 10.

To recap, that's a 4-0 record, and outscoring your opponents 51-9 on one day (5-0 record, 63-13 score if you count the big league club).  That's as dominating a performance by the Reds as I've seen.


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