7.21.12 Pawtucket @ Louisville - Rigging Up the Lights
The Louisville Bats win, 4-0. Tony Pena pitched six innings, gave up the quartet of runs and took home the loss.
Todd Redmond started for the Bats. It was a great one: Redmond pitched seven shutout innings, gave up five hits and walked a guy. Redmond also got eight strikeouts.
The Bats scored all their runs in the sixth inning, which is why Tony Pena shouldn't be pitching more than four or five innings. No, that doesn't make any sense. A pitcher like that is pretty much useless as a starter, right? Anyway, shortstop Didi Gregorius, who says crap like "Its funny when ppl lie nd u already know the truth but u still ask them just to c if they r going to be honest by telling u the truth... ", hit a three run homer and then Mike Costanzo hit an RBI double.
Pawtucket put a couple of runners on in the ninth, but Alex Hassan was unable to deliver us from evil, striking out to end the game. Louisville reliever Jordan Smith got that big whiff, so hats off to Jordan Smith.
Mark Prior got a couple of innings of work, jumping in after Pena. If I think about that too long, it makes me feel bad. I mean, it's Mark Prior. He's pitching in relief for the likes of Tony Pena in the minors.
1. "Now that Redmond (69-56 with a 3.57 ERA in his pro career) is back in Triple-A he easily becomes the Bats’ best starting pitcher. Last year, he furnished a 2.92 ERA, and two years ago as a member of the Gwinnett Braves he pitched the only no-hitter in Louisville Slugger Field history." - Michael Grant
2. Lars Anderson went 3-4. Mauro Gomez was strangely hitless. Lavarnway struck out three times.
3. Todd Redmond is new to the team, coming atcha from the Braves org. I'd say he's worth a Paul Janish.
4. Chorye Spoone was released.
5. "Valaika and Costanzo aren’t going to be getting a lot of playing time because there are actual prospects on the team now. No future Joey Vottos or anything, but still. Soto, Phipps, Gregorius, Puckett, and Hank-Rod still have more upside than Daryl Jones or Willie Harris." - commenter "All Things Bubba" on Red Reporter.
This afternoon it's more Sox/Bats in Lucky Kentucky. Or Sucky Kentucky, maybe, if you've had a bad experience there. And, very exciting, Chris Hernandez is making his triple-A debut. He'll be opposed by the much less exciting Tim Gustafson. Should be cool.
God, I'm tired.