Burke has been playing well of late. If the Reds are bound and determined to have a veteran utility guy on the team, I have to think Burke is a better choice than Cairo. Not that either is a particularly good choice.
Dayton is tied 2-2 after 13. Chase Ware threw four scoreless innings of relief, and then Donnie Joseph threw two--with six strikeouts.
Fleury drives in Gregorius to put the Dragons up 3-2 going into the bottom of the 14th, with Blair Carson on the mound.
Great Lakes scores two in the bottom of the 14th to win it. Heavens to Betsy.
LHP Lee Tabor has been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury. Tabor's spot on the pitching staff has been replaced by LHP Jeremy Horst, who has been reassigned to the Mudcats from High-A Lynchburg.
Additionally, IF Mike Costanzo has been signed by the Reds as a free agent out of the Atlantic League, and will join the Mudcats tonight. Costanzo was originally a second round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005 from Coastal Carolina University, and was released this past April by the Baltimore Orioles. Costanzo had been playing with the Camden (NJ) Riversharks under the tutelage of former major leaguer Von Hayes.
These moves round out Carolina's 24-man roster. A revised roster is attached.
ADD: IF Costanzo, Mike (From Atlantic League)
ADD: LHP Horst, Jeremy (From High-A Lynchburg)
DISABLE: LHP Tabor, Lee (Left Shoulder)
Oh how I'd love to see tear it up for a couple months and either turn into epic trade value or force his way into LF.
Great to see Alonso have a huge night. I would love to see him starting hitting like he's capable of and forcing his way into Cincinnati as the starting left fielder vs RHP.
Donnie Joseph should've been promoted before the season even started imo. My best guess is that they're on the verge of cutting some guys in Lynchburg, and they want to give those guys more playing time to make sure they're making the right decision. The players I have in mind are Drew Bowman, Daryl Harang, Jeff Jeffords, Sean Watson, and Scott Gaffney.
I heard on the Lynchburg bradcast today that Gaffney was on DL. Don't know why
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