MiLB Roundup: Bats, Hot Rods win; Legends lose; Friedrich shines; Langfels, Duvall, Richmond have big nights

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Christian Friedrich; Photo by Matt McGee via Flickr

Highlights from Thursday Kentucky MiLB action:

  • Rehabbing Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey looked ready for a return to the big leagues after leading the Louisville Bats to a 6-0 win over Norfolk. Bailey surrendered just six hits in seven innings and struck out nine while walking none.
  • Right-handed pitcher Kirby Yates posted his first quality start since July 15 in the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-4 win over South Bend. Yates surrendered three runs on seven hits in six innings and struck out three batters while walking two.
  • The Lexington Legends scored three runs in the ninth inning, but the game was long out of reach by that point in an 8-3 loss to Hagerstown. Right fielder Jacob Goebbert was 2-4 with a double, one RBI and one run scored.
  • Former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich earned his third win of the season after surrendering one unearned run on three hits in six innings. Friedrich struck out three and walked one.
  • Former EKU infielder and 2010 Rockies draftee Jayson Langfels tallied three hits, slugged two home runs and drove in six runs for short-season Tri-City.
  • Former UofL infielder and 2010 Giants draftee Adam Duvall slugged his third home run on the season for short-season Salem-Keizer.
  • Former UofL outfielder and 2010 Rangers draftee Josh Richmond slugged his second home run of the season and drove in six runs for short-season Spokane.
  • Ballard High School alum Jeremy Sowers got his third start of  the season for AAA Columbus and took a no decision despite surrendering just one hit in five innings. Sowers struck out five and walked none.
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Frazier and Friedrich to get looks in Spring Training

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Christian Friedrich; Photo by Matt McGee via Flickr

Just a couple of notes to pass along this morning, both about possible Spring Training storylines to keep your eye on.

  • John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reporters 2009 Louisville Bat Todd Frazier may get a look at shortstop for the Reds in Spring Training.
  • Nathan Hutchinson of the Richmond Register reports former Eastern Kentucky University Colonel Christian Friedrich has received an invitation to Colorado Rockies big league Spring Training.

Friday Links: Friedrich Dominates

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Christian FriedrichThursday was a slower night in BluGrass baseball news after Wednesday’s flurry of trade rumors and deals, but don’t worry there are still plenty of stories to get you through a Friday morning:

  • EKU alum Christian Friedrich has picked up where he left of after returning from injury.  The former Colonel struck out 11 and walked two while giving up one run in six innings for high A Modesto Thursday.  Christian’s ERA is a minuscule 1.95 in 15 starts this season.
  • Reds prospect Travis Wood had his worse start of the season, surrendering five runs in a 5-1 Louisville loss.  Wood’s poor outing dropped him into second place for lowest ERA in the minors at 1.52 between Carolina and Louisville.  Teammate Zach Stewart has the third lowest ERA at 1.67 between the same two teams.
  • EKU sports breaks down the Josh Anderson trade.
  • Lafayette alum Chaz Roe lowered his ERA to 3.30 and picked up his fourth win for AA Tulsa.
  • According to the Diamondbacks official Web site UK alum Brandon Webb has had a setback in his rehab and will consult with Dr. Keith Meister to discuss his options.
  • Mark Maloney at the Herald-Leader previews the Legends’ upcoming series at Charleston.
  • The Legends and Hot Rods return to action tonight in Charleston and Savannah respectively.
  • You can follow BluGrass Baseball on twitter and keep track of all the Kentucky-related deadline deals today.  Will Scott Downs be traded?  Will any other Kentucky prospects go?  Find out this afternoon.