Louisville lost 3-2. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a triple and a run.
Corky Miller went 2-3 with a solo HR (1)
Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Mark Prior threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
Billy Hamilton hit a triple to dead center field and then scored on a hard grounder to third that was fielded on the infield grass...
The Cincinnati Reds cut 5 more players from their roster over the weekend, getting their total roster count down to 39.
Optioned to Triple-A Louisville were right-handed pitchers Pedro Villarreal and Curtis Partch, infielder Henry Rodriguez and first baseman Neftali Soto. Outfielder/first baseman Donald Lutz was optioned to Double-A Pensacola.
Lutz, Rodriguez, and Soto all impressed...
Rochester 7 Louisville 4
Bats (22-49), Last place International League West, 19.0 GB
-Pedro Villarreal (L 2-4, 3.86) gave up six earned runs in six innings to suffer the loss. Wirfin Obispo and Travis Webb combined to toss a scoreless inning.
-3B Mike Costanzo and C Dioner Navarro both doubled and drove in a run, with Costanzo also scoring one of his own. DH Corky Miller...
This guy is a lot faster than you.
Syracuse 2 Louisville 1 (Game 1)
-Pedro Villarreal tossed six innings of one-run baseball. Nick Christiani (L 0-3, 3.60) got only one out before allowing the winning, walk-off run to score.
-3B Willie Harris had a hit and a run scored. LF-CF Felix Perez smacked a double and drove in the only run.
Syracuse 1 Louisville 0 (Game...
The Blaze won their third straight Tuesday.
Rochester 5 Louisville 4
-The Bats (12-28) wasted a quality start from Pedro Villarreal who pitched 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani (0-2) got a blown save and loss, giving up two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. Jordan Smith allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning.
-DH Willie Harris was 1-3 with a double and an RBI...
Fresh off a promotion, Pedro Villarreall was a winner with the Bats.
Louisville 6 Norfolk 5
-Pedro Villarreal (1-0) made his Triple-A debut with the Bats (11-23) and gave up two earned runs in 5.2 innings, while striking out seven. Some unfortunate errors resulted in five total runs scoring during his pitching tenure. Kanekoa Texeira, Nick Christiani, Travis Webb, and Jordan...
Yesterday saw a bunch of roster moves. Andrew Brackman went to the DL with a sprained ankle. Pedro Villarreal moved up to Louisville to take his place, Kyle Lotzkar moved up to take the place of Villarreal and Justice French moved up to take the place of Lotzkar. In Dayton they had relievers Ryan Kiel and El’hajj Muhammad come up from extended spring training and Dan Jensen will...