Minor League Updates: Wednesday 4/17/2013
Louisville playing a day matinee game. Greg Reynolds, coming off a stellar performance, will toe the rubber. Game starting shortly. Jason Donald with a single in the first. He is now hitting .294 on the season. I wonder what has to happen for him to get called up? IMO, he would provide more value than Izturis. Hitting-wise anyway. I really have no idea what type of defending skills he might possess.
No score after one. Each team has a single safety.
Hessman and Rodriguez start things off with back-to-back shaky singles. Hessman's of the infield variety in which the shortstop airmailed the throw. Rodriguez rolled one that the third baseman got the glove down too late on. Perez clears the bases with his second long ball of the season. 3-zip. Josh Fellhauer is struggling to adjust to AAA. He is now hitting .048. Reynolds with a 1-2-3 second.
Billy Hamilton with a single to start the third. He steals second on the first pitch. Steal number 8; he has been caught stealing once. He was actually picked off. For some odd reason they count that as a pick off and a caught stealing. Jason Donald with another double, plating Hamilton. 4-0. Donald now up to .314. A ground out and a sac fly make it 5-0. Henry Rodriguez with his second hit. This one hit off the wall in right-center. Perez singles home Rodriguez but is thrown out trying to take second on the throw home. 6-0.
They have a Harlem Globetrotter in the booth. The Globetrotters will be in Columbus on the 20th if interested. There is a Globetrotter on the roster by the name of "Tiny" who is 7'8''. Globetrotters haven't lost since 1971. Harlem Globetrotters started on the South Side of Chicago in 1927. The Globetrotters did not play their first game in Harlem until 1968.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Last edited by texasdave; 04-17-2013 at 01:24 PM.