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Valbuena’s 10th inning walk-off homer beats Bats, 6-5


Luis Valbuena (file photo)

COLUMBUS — Luis Valbuena hit a walk-off homer on a 3-1 pitch to leadoff the bottom of the 10th inning, to give the Columbus Clippers a 6-5 win over their IL West rivals, the Louisville Bats.

A crowd of 10,480 fans on a beautiful Saturday night at Huntington Park saw the Clippers advantage in the division move to 11.5 games.

Louisville got on the board first in the opening inning. with one out, Yonder Alonso hit long home run to the right field balcony, his 10th of the season and the Bats were up 1-0.

In the bottom of the first, the Clippers came back to take the lead. Ezequiel Carrera led off with a hit, Jason Kipnis single to right moving Carrera to third. Chad Huffman hit a tapper to the right of the mound and Bats pitcher Daryl Thompson threw to catcher Devin Mesoraco and it deflected off his glove allowing Carrera to score and Kipnis going all the way to third. Kipnis then scored on Valbuena’s sacrifice fly and it was 2-1 Columbus.

The lead grew to 4-1  in the second inning for the Clippers as Tim Fedroff led off with a hit and the next hitter, Matt McBride, cracked his first homer with the Clippers.

Columbus knocked out Thompson in the fifth inning when Kipnis came into score on a two out RBI single by Luis Valbuena, making 5-1 in favor of Columbus.

Just like their parent club, the Cincinnati Reds, the Louisville Bats can swing the bats, and in the sixth inning, they tied the game. Dave Sappelt and Yonder Alonso walked to begin the inning. Devin Mesoraco hit an RBI double to left field that drove in Sappelt to make the score 5-2. Jeremy Hermida belted a three-run homer off the scoreboard in right-center field to tie the game at 5-5.

The Clippers received solid bullpen work from Zach Putnam and Chen-Chang Lee.


47 298 Mike Sarbaugh Clippers manager on win #56

47 303 Luis Valbuena Clippers ss




Reds recall Volquez, option Thompson to Louisville, transfers Chapman to Carolina


Edinson Volquez is back from Triple-A (file photo)

Daryl Thompson’s promotion from Louisville last just one day.

He heads back down Interstate 71 South as the Cincinnati Reds recalled right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez to start Tuesday’s night game against the Chicago Cubs.

Volquez pitched like his old self as he shut down the Cubs in an 8-2 win.

Volquez, who is 27, was the Reds’ opening day starter. But he fell to 3-2 with a 6.35 ERA in 10 starts after getting shellacked 12-4 on May 22 at Cleveland. The next day, Cincinnati sent him to Louisville, and he went 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA in two starts.

On the Aroldis Chapman watch, the Reds have transferred his rehab assignment of the left-hander to Double-A Carolina. He’s been on the disabled list since May 16 with inflammation in his left shoulder.


Info courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds

Once-promising Thompson making comeback with Reds

Daryl Thompson, one of the Cincinnati Reds promising young right-hander’s a few years ago until injuries slowed his career, is on the team’s 40-man roster and in camp.

Daryl Thompson (Reds media guide photo)

The 25-year-old is a former Reds minor league pitcher of the year who made it to the major leagues in 2008. He faced and beat the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in his big league debut, throwing five shutout innings.

There is a slim chance that Thompson could make the opening day pitching staff.

He spent three stints on the disabled list in 2009, with elbow problems and a bad shoulder. He had shoulder surgery on August 25.

2010 was no better for Thompson as he spent two long stints on the diasbled list from May 17 to June 30 and July 26 through the end of the season.

By pitching well in the Arizona Fall League, 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA, the Reds decided to give a chance on the 40-man roster.

Info compiled from staff, TV, radio & MLB news