International League (AAA

Manager: David Bell LASt GAME (MONdAy): Norfolk 4 Louisville 2


LHP Jeff Francis (2-4) started for Louisville and allowed 4 runs on 9 hits in 7.0 innings (1bb, 6k, 1hr)...the Bats crossed the plate 2 times on 7 hits...RF Bill Rhinehart went 3-for-3...CF Denis Phipps provided the Bats’ runs with a 2-run homer (#4).

NExt GAME (tOdAy): vs Norfolk (Orioles) Game 2 of a 4-game series (0-1) RHP Sean Gallagher (1-2, 6.52, 6gs)
Louisville’s Probable Pitcher:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Southern League (AA) PENSAcOLA BLUE WAhOOS
Manager: Jim Riggleman LASt GAME (MONdAy): Pensacola 2 Mississippi 3 (12 innings) For the second consecutive game, the Blue Wahoos went 12 innings with the Mississippi Braves...this time the Braves won, scoring the winning run off LHP Chris Manno (0-1)...RHP Mark “The Serrantula” Serrano started for Pensacola and was sharp in his 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while fanning 3... the Wahoos scored 2 runs on 10 hits (0-for-9 w/RISP, 11 LOB)...2b Brodie Greene went 4-for-5...1b Joel Guzman (2-for-6) belted his 4th home run.

NExt GAME (tOdAy): at Mississippi (Braves) Game 3 of a 5-game series (1-1)
Pensacola’s Probable Pitchers:

SULBARAN WINS WEEKLY AWARD RHP J.C. Sulbaran (Pensacola) has been named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for 4/30-5/ Saturday’s 4-0 win vs Jackson, Sulbaran pitched 7.0 shutout innings, scattering 5 hits with no walks and 9 strikeouts. OH HENRY! Yesterday at Mississippi 3b Henry Rodriguez (Pensacola) went 1-for-6 with a double to extend his hitting streak to 15 games (25-for-60, .417)...Rodriguez leads the Southern League with 45 hits and ranks second with a .349 batting average...his 19 runs rank 2011, the 22 year-old Venezuelan batted .320 with 36 doubles at High-A and Double-A. @BRAUNERHULK OF/1B Donald Lutz (Bakersfield) yesterday at Lancaster went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI...over his last 21 games dating back to 4/15, last week’s California League Player of the Week has gone 30-for-84 (.357) with 8 homers and 22 RBI to raise his batting average from .212 to .316...he ranks among league leaders in RBI (26, T1st), home runs (9, 2nd), slugging (.650, 2nd), extra basehits (20, T2nd), total bases (76, 3rd) and batting average (.316, 10th).

RHP Kyle Lotzkar (NR)

California League (A)
Manager: Ken Griffey LASt GAME (MONdAy): Bakersfield 9 Lancaster 6


NExt GAME (tOdAy): at Lancaster (Astros) Game 2 of a 3-game series (1-0)
Bakersfield’s Probable Pitcher:

LHP Tony Cingrani (4-1) started for Bakersfield and allowed 5 runs - 1 earned run on 7 hits in 6.0 innings (3bb, 8k, 1hr)...RHP Curtis Partch notched his first save (3ip, 3h, 1r, 0bb, 3k)...the Blaze scored 9 runs on 12 hits...1b Donald Lutz went 3-for-5 with a double, run and RBI...2b Devin Lohman (2-for-4, 3r) and 3b David Vidal (3rbi) both homered.

RHP Justice French (NR)

Midwest League (A)
Manager: Delino DeShields LASt GAME (MONdAy): RAINED OUT
vs Ft. Wayne


The Dragons were rained out Monday vs. Fort Wayne... they’ll make up the game Tuesday as part of a doubleheader.

2 GAMES tOdAy: vs Fort Wayne (Padres) Games 3 & 4 of a 4-game series (0-2) RHP Dan Jensen (1-2, 1.69, 10g/0gs)
Dayton’s Probable Pitcher:

Pioneer League (R) BILLINGS MUStANGS
Manager: Pat Kelly SEASON BEGINS 6/18: vs. Missoula (D’Backs) The Mustangs kick off their 39th season as a Reds affiliate on June 18...Pat Kelly returns as the manager and will be joined in 2012 by pitching coach Tony Fossas and hitting coach Ray Martinez.

NExt GAME (6/18): vs Missoula (D’Backs) Game 1 of a 3-game series (0-0)
Probable Pitcher:

Steve French

teaM Louisville Pensacola Bakersfield dayton Billings AZL Reds tOtALS 1st Half 2nd Half Overall W-l Place W-l Place W-l WIn% GB 10-22 4th 10-22 .313 -10.0 15-17 3rd 15-17 .469 -4.0 17-13 2nd 17-13 .567 -2.0 12-18 t7th 12-18 .400 -9.0 54-70 .435

Arizona League (R)
Manager: Jose Miguel Nieves SEASON BEGINS 6/21: vs. AZL Mariners


The Arizona League Reds begin their season on June 21... Manager Juan Miguel Nieves will be joined by pitching coach Derrin Ebert and hitting coach Jorge Orta.

NExt GAME (6/21): vs. Mariners Game 1 Oscar Goldman
Probable Pitcher:

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