With the signing of Justin Turner, the Dodgers officially have viable options for their utility infield spots. The Dodgers may not be done adding infielders. Emilio Bonifacio is out there at 2B/3B/SS/LF/CF/RF (but for $3.5M plus something in trade), as is Brett Wallace at 1B and emergency 3B (emphasis on "emergency").Bonifacio is super fast and can hold his own at...
Here at Dodgers Digest, it seems like all we can write about lately is utility infielders (or prospects, which are way more exciting). Yet, it still remains the biggest hole on the roster and the only type of player that the front office is actively pursuing. Chad outlined quite a few options last week. The four internal options (Justin Sellers, Miguel Rojas, Dee Gordon, Brendan...
Would Michael Young have been the Dodgers' opening day second baseman?
With concerns over Alexander Guerrero adjusting to the position, names like Miguel Rojas have been mentioned as a potential starter at second base. But Rojas is a career .234 hitter in the minor leagues. That would seem to leave an opportunity open for Young, who ended last season with the Dodgers, playing...
Here's a list of players that signed Minor League deals recently:
– The Texas Rangers signed left handed pitcher Scott Olsen to a Minor League deal according to MLB.com's transaction page. Olsen last pitched in the Majors in 2010 and went 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA, 5.9 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9 and a 4.45 FIP in 81.0 innings pitched. Last season, he only pitched four innings...
The news from yesterday was that the Reds hope to acquire a closer so they can move Chapman to the rotation. I have never understood the idea that you need someone to come in to close before making Chapman a starter. Having a quality starter is a lot more valuable than having an elite closer. It is a lot easier to find a decent closer than it is to find even an average starter, much...
9/2 Game Review
Louisville lost 11-6. Box Score
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a run.
Felix Perez went 3-4 with a double and 3 runs.
Neftali Soto went 2-2 with a double, walk, 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with a walk and 2 RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 1-3.
Will Ohman allowed a run in 2 innings with 4 strikeouts.
Jordan Smith threw a hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout...
Louisville 3 Toledo 2
Bats (33-59), Last place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Sean Gallagher tossed six shutout innings. J.J. Hoover (W 3-0, 1.53) got the win, allowing one earned run in 1.1 innings. Jordan Smith got the save (11).
-3B Mike Costanzo was 2-3, with a run scored. DH Dioner Navarro recorded the only RBI.
Mobile 20 Pensacola 3
Blue Wahoos ...
6/28 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with an RBI.
Joey Gathright went 1-2 with a double, HBP and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
Willie Harris went 2-2.
Kanekoa Texeira threw 1.2 perfect innings.
Jordan Smith threw a hitless inning with a walk.
The Bats have now lost 2 in a row after winning 9 straight....
The Bats are riding a season-high, eight-game winning streak.
Louisville 6 Pawtucket 3
Bats (30-49), Last place International League West, 18.0 GB
-The Bats made it eight wins in a row. Chad Reineke (W 3-5, 4.19) tossed 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning. Jordan Smith got the save (10) with 1.1 perfect innings.
-CF Joey Gathright...
6/25 Game Review
Louisville won 6-3. Box Score
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a solo HR (9).
Paul Janish went 1-4 with a run.
Felix Perez went 3-4 with a double, HR (3) and 2 runs.
Daryl Jones went 2-4 with a double and a run.
Miguel Rojas went 3-4 with a double, 2 RBI and a run.
Chad Reineke allowed 3 runs in 6.2 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout...
6/22 Game Review
Louisville won 4-3 in 13 innings . Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 3-5 with a solo HR (6).
Miguel Rojas went 2-5 with a solo HR (1).
Pedro Villarreal allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings with 2 walks.
Donnie Joseph threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Kanekoa Texeira threw a shutout...
2012 second-round pick Tanner Rahier
hit his first pro homer in his debut.
Louisville 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3
Bats (25-49), Last place International League West, 19.0 GB
-Chad Reineke struck out five and gave up three earned runs in 5.1 innings. Wirfin Obispo followed him with a scoreless inning. Bill Bray (W 1-0, 7.20) got the win with a hitless inning. Jordan Smith...
6/20 Game Review
Louisville won 5-3. Box Score
Mike Costanzo went 1-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Cody Puckett went 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Felix Perez went 3-3 with 2 doubles, an RBI and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 0-2 with 2 walks and an RBI.
Wirfin Obispo threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Bill Bray (rehab) threw...
6/16 Game Review
Louisville won 11-5. Box Score
Joey Gathright went 2-3.
Felix Perez went 3-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI.
Scott Rolen went 1-3 with a HR and 3 RBI.
Danny Dorn went 1-2.
Mike Costanzo went 2-5 with a HR (5) and 2 RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 2-3 with a walk and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with a walk, HR (3), 4 RBI and 2 runs.
Miguel Rojas went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs...
6/12 Game Review
Louisville lost 9-7. Box Score
Miguel Rojas went 1-4 with a run.
Willie Harris went 2-3 with 2 runs and an RBI.
Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with a HR (4) and 3 RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with a run.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with a solo HR (2).
Dioner Navarro went 1-1.
The Bats offense went to waste as the pitching staff couldn’t keep the Yankees off the...
6/7 Game Review
Louisville won 8-2. Box Score
Joey Gathright went 2-5 with 2 RBI and a run.
Miguel Rojas went 1-4 with a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-1 with a solo HR (5).
Willie Harris went 2-4 with 2 runs.
Neftali Soto went 2-5.
Mike Costanzo went 2-3 with 2 walks, an RBI and a run.
Cody Puckett went 1-2 with 2 walks, a run and 3 RBI.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with a walk and a run...
6/6 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-1, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 2-1 loss. Box Score
Willie Harris went 1-3 with a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-3.
Cody Puckett went 1-3.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 1-1 with a walk.
Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3.
6/1 Game Review
Louisville lost 3-1. Box Score
Joey Gathright went 1-4 with a double.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a walk.
Corky Miller went 1-4 with an RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 1-3.
Nick Christiani threw 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout.
Josh Judy threw a hitless inning with a walk.
Jordan Smith threw a shutout inning of work.
Not much to say about this game. Offense...
Indianapolis 9 Louisville 4
-The Bats (16-35) wasted seven innings of one-run baseball from Chad Reineke. Carlos Fisher blew the save, allowing three earned runs in one inning. Travis Webb (2-3) took the loss allowing four earned runs without getting an out.
-1B Neftali Soto was 2-3 with a solo home run (6), an RBI, and two runs scored. LF Cody Puckett recorded a...
Lohman did his best datdude impression, hitting two homers.
Lehigh Valley 2 Louisville 0
-After a 13-inning marathon last night, the Bats (15-32) woke up for a 10:35am start, and got shut out. It was another good start for the crafty veteran, Brett Tomko (0-5), though he took the loss allowing just one earned run over seven innings. Wirfin Obispo gave up an unearned run in...
5/22 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Miguel Rojas went 1-4 with a double.
Danny Dorn went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 2-3 with a double.
Brett Tomko allowed 1 run in 7 innings with 6 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Wirfin Obispo allowed an unearned run in an inning of work.
Brett Tomko lowered his ERA to 3.18 on the season. Cody Puckett raised his line...
Pensacola and Dayton were able to grab wins on Friday.
Rochester 5 Louisville 3
-Jeff Francis (2-5) gave up four earned runs on eight hits over five innings for the Bats (13-30). Scott Carroll threw 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball.
-2B Willie Harris had a hit and an RBI. CF Felix Perez was 3-4 with a solo home run (1) and two runs scored. SS Miguel...
5/17 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2 in 11 innings. Box Score
Cody Puckett went 3-5 with a run.
Miguel Rojas went 2-5 with an RBI.
Corky Miller went 2-4 with a double and a run.
Brett Tomko allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Travis Webb threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout...