Louisville beat the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 5-2. Greg Reynolds successfully became the first pitcher in Bats franchise history to start a season 10-0, throwing 6.1 innings of 10-hit, 2-run (1 earned) ball, striking out 8 and walking none. In a career that has been plagued by disappointment, it's pretty awesome that he's found success with the Reds organization. Mike Hessman came to Indianapolis to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and they were fresh out of bubblegum at Victory Field last night. He went 2-4 with a solo Hessman and a walk. Up Next: The Indians head to Louisville to square off against Chad Reineke (7-4, 3.12 ERA) for $1 hot dog night.
Pensacola beat the Jacksonville Suns 4-3 in a rain shortened, 5-inning game. The Wahoos only managed 3 hits, and scored an unearned run in what was ultimately a pretty boring game. I guess Moose Mattair's 1-1 night, with an RBI, a run scored and a walk is worth reporting. Ryan Dennick threw all 5 innings (5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K) for Pensacola, and got the win. Up Next: Danny Renken (2-6, 3.97 ERA) continues this seemingly never-ending series in Jacksonville at 7:05 PM ET.
Bakersfield banged out 13 hits, but managed to plate only 5 runs, and lost 8-5. The Blaze had every opportunity to win this one, leading 5-3 as late as the 7th inning stretch. Jon Moscot was serviceable over 5 innings, giving up 3 runs, walking 3 and striking out 5, but the bullpen coughed it up. Ryan Wright and Juan Silva both went yard and Juan Duran had a 2-4 night with a double. Up Next: James Allen (5-5, 4.10 ERA) takes the hill against the Jet Hawks at 10 PM ET.
Dayton lost a tough one to South Bend, falling 5-4 in 12 innings. Nick Travieso was less than spectacular over 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, 3 BB, and striking out 6. Beau Amaral went 2-5 with a double, and the only other Dragon with a multi-hit game was Junior Arias, who also went 2-5. Up Next: Jackson Stephens (0-2, 6.00 ERA) faces the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 8:05 PM ET.
Billings bested the Voyagers 3-1 in Great Falls. Is it time to put Jose Ortiz on the prospect radar? After a solid 2012 in the Arizona League, where he OPS'd 1.008 in 13 games, the 17th round draft pick has started off the season with a bang again this year, slugging .500 in his first 22 at bats. The sample size is incredibly small, but Thundering Turtle like the pick at draft time last year, and high school catchers with power bats and above average arms don't exactly grow on trees. He went 1-4 with a double. The second best Reds pitching prospect named Pedro, Pedro Diaz, threw 6 innings, giving up 1 run, striking out 2 and walking 2. Up Next: The Mustangs head to Missoula for a double header. Luke "Get a Brain" Moran (1-0, 4.00 ERA) will get the start in game one at 8 PM ET.
The AZLiens lost to the Rangers in walkoff fashion, dropping this one 3-2. Jose Fernandez went 3-4 for the Reds only multi-hit game. Starter Manuel Aybar hurled 5 innings, giving up a run on 3 hits, but poor poor Oswaldo Mieres blew the save and got tagged with the loss. Up Next: The AZL Reds face the AZL Giants at 10 PM ET.