Sad note, minor matters
Third base coach Mark Berry's father, Harvey, died Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mark nd family.
From Jamie Ramsey:
All 4 of the active Reds farm clubs are over .500
Louisville and Dayton were rained out yesterday…The Bats are playing a doubleheader today…Chattanooga falls to Carolina…the Lookouts were victimized by a 9th inning walkoff homer…Ramon Ramirez with another quality start (6ip, 8h, 3r, 0bb, 7k, 2hr)…Robert Manuel keeps putting up zeroes out of the Chattanooga bullpen…Cody Strait and Tonys Gutierrez are swinging hot bats…The SaraReds had Mother’s Day off...The Dragons tonight are in Lansing (capital of Michigan) to play their first road game of the month.
IF Andy Phillips: current 13-game hitting streak (20-55, .364, 3hr, 14rbi, 9r, 2 2B) to lift batting average 39 points (.316).
OF Jay Bruce: 12 hits in last 22ab to lift batting average to .328 (3rd in International League)...his 43 hits rank T1st in the IL.
SS Paul Janish: 8 hits in last 16ab.
LHP Danny Herrera: has not allowed a run since his promotion to Louisville on 4/24 (7g, 11.1ip, 7h, 10k).
RHP Gary Majewski: 1-0-2, 0.75era over last 9g (9h, 1r, 1bb, 7k).
1b Tonys Gutierrez: has reached base safely in 19 straight (26-63, .413)...leads the Southern League with a .467obp...ranks 5th with a .336ba.
OF Cody Strait: current 9-game hitting streak (11-25, .440).
RHP Robert Manuel: 0 earned runs in 15 games split between Chattanooga and Sarasota (23.2ip, 31K).
LHP Ben Jukich: 2-1, 1.69era over last 4 starts (26.2ip, 5r, 18k, .206oba).
RHP Jordan Smith: 24.2ip, 3r, 1.09era over last 3 starts...1.45era ranks 4th in Florida State League.
3b Juan Francisco: current 6-game hitting streak (10-25, .400).
OF Denis Phipps: current 12-game hitting streak (21-47, .447), including a current 7-game multi-hit streak (15-29, .517)... .325 batting average ranks 6th in the Midwest League.
OF Keltavious Jones: current 7-game hitting streak (10-29, .345)....344 batting average ranks 4th in the Midwest League.