Spring roundup: Green, Venters post scoreless appearances

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Sean Green; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Stats and highlights from Friday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green was credited with a hold after pitching two scoreless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was 0-2 with one strikeout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • After being assigned to the Diamondbacks from minor league camp for Friday’s game, Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-1 as a late-inning replacement.
  • After being assigned to the Nationals from minor league camp for Friday’s game, former UofL outfielder Boomer Whiting was 0-1 as a late-inning replacement.
  • Lexington native Austin Kearns was 0-3 with one RBI for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 0-1 for the Minnesota Twins.
  • In that same game Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 0-3 with one run scored and two strikeouts.
  • Offseason Louisville resident Matt Maloney was credited with a hold despite surrendering three runs on five hits in two innings for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Jonny Venters, who was born in Pikeville, surrendered one hit and one walk in a scoreless inning versus the Mets.

Spring roundup: Miller, Rauch, Lueke post scoreless outings

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Trever Miller; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Stats and highlights from Thursday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Louisville native Trever Miller struck out two batters in a perfect inning for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Louisville native and former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch struck out one batter in a perfect inning for the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke surrendered three hits but did not give up a run in one and one-third innings for the Seattle Mariners.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 1-5 with one triple and one RBI for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Lexington native and former UK outfielder John Shelby made an appearance as a pinch runner and defensive replacement for the Chicago White Sox in a split-squad game.
  • Lexington native Austin Kearns was 0-3 with two strikeouts for the Cleveland Indians.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was 0-1 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-4 with one double, one RBI and one run scored.

Strieby, Jones, Kipnis cut from respective MLB camps; Hageman gives WKU offensive boost; Cook injured again

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Ryan Strieby; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • The Detroit Tigers have optioned former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby to AAA Toledo.
  • The Chicago White Sox have optioned Covington native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Nathan Jones to AA Birmingham.
  • Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA breaks down 25 teams outside of the PGSU top 25, noting the University of Louisville‘s poor offensive performance is the only thing keeping it out of the rankings. (Subscription required)
  • Nick Baumgardner of the Bowling Green Daily News reports Western Kentucky University received an unlikely offensive spark on Sunday from freshman Justin Hageman, who received his first at-bats of 2011 after spending the first three weeks of the season solely on the mound.
  • Jordan Bastain of MLB.com reports one-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was re-assigned to minor league camp by the Cleveland Indians.
  • The bad injury news continues for Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcher Aaron Cook, who was born in Fort Campbell, as Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports Cook will miss a few weeks after breaking his ring finger on his throwing hand when he accidentally slammed a door on it on Friday.
  • MLB.com columnist Mike Bauman writes Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb‘s return from injury has become a question of “when” not “if” following his strong throwing session over the weekend.

Spring roundup: Revere triples, Strieby, Kearns score runs

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Ryan Strieby; Photo via Flickr by mwlguide

Stats and highlights from Monday Kentucky Spring Training performances:

  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 1-5 with a triple and two RBI for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Lexington native Austin Kearns was 0-2 but scored two runs for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-2 with one walk and one RBI for the Detroit Tigers.
  • In that same game Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard, who was born in Pikeville, struck out two batters in one scoreless inning.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was hitless in two at-bats for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 1-3 with one RBI.

Spring roundup: Lueke, Miller post scoreless appearances; Cowgill, Kipnis, Kearns and Reynolds tally hits

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Trever Miller; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Stats and highlights from Sunday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke struck out one batter in a perfect inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • Louisville native Trever Miller retired both batters he faced for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill singled and scored a run in his only at-bat for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • One-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was 1-4 with one run scored for the Cleveland Indians.
  • In that same game Lexington native Austin Kearns was 1-3 for the Indians.
  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green was credited with a hold despite surrendering one run in one inning of work for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Former Kentucky Wesleyan right-handed pitcher Corey Wade surrendered one run in one inning of work for the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was hitless in three at-bats for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was hitless in four at-bats for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 2-3 with one strikeout versus the Tigers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was hitless in three at-bats versus the Astros.

UofL, UK pitching performances impress; Paxton sent to minor league camp; Kipnis among top Indians prospects

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Todd Wellemeyer; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA breaks down the University of Louisville‘s Friday win versus Pepperdine, noting he was impressed by sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Koch, freshman first baseman Ryan Seiz and senior catcher J. J. Ethel. (Subscription required)
  • Rogers also highlights University of Kentucky junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer and UofL redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Justin Amlung in his 27 takes from Saturday college baseball action.
  • Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports Elizabethtown native Nathan Adcock may be the favorite for the Royals’ long-reliever spot in the bullpen since he has pitched well this spring and would have to be offered back to the Pirates as a Rule 5 pick if he doesn’t make the MLB roster.
  • Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald in Chicago profiles Louisville native and former Bellarmine right-handed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer, who says he has been working on a new mental approach to pitching during the offseason.
  • Larry Stone of The Seattle Times reports the Mariners have re-assigned former UK left-handed pitcher James Paxton to minor league camp.
  • Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com ranks one-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis the No. 3 prospect in the Cleveland Indians’ organization.
  • Tyler Kepner of The New York Times profiles the Texas Rangers’ plan B: Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb.

Spring roundup: Jon Rauch, Chaz Roe, Sean Green and Scott Downs post scoreless appearances

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Sean Green; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Stats and highlights from Friday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 1-2 with one run scored and a stolen base for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby tallied two walks and one RBI for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Louisville native and former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch pitched a scoreless inning for the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Lexington native Austin Kearns was 2-4 with one RBI for the Cleveland Indians.
  • In that same game Lexington native Chaz Roe pitched a scoreless inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green was credited with a hold after striking out one batter in a perfect inning for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning for the Los Angeles Angels.
  • In that same game Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-2 with one strikeout for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was 0-2 with one strikeout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds was 0-2 with one walk and two strikeouts versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

Spring roundup: Nathan Jones gets win for White Sox; Nathan Adcock, Trever Miller post scoreless apperances

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Nathan Adcock; Photo by mwlguide via Flickr

Stats and highlights from Thursday Kentucky Spring Training action:

 

  • Covington native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Nathan Jones earned a win after surrendering one unearned run on two hits in two innings for the Chicago White Sox.
  • Elizabethtown native Nathan Adcock pitched another scoreless inning for the Kansas City Royals and has not surrendered an earned run this spring.
  • Louisville native Trever Miller struck out both batters he faced in a relief appearance for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • In that same game Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-3 with one RBI.
  • Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke was credited with a blown save after surrendering two runs on one hit in one inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-4 with one run scored for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 1-3 with a double for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill struck out in his only at-bat for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • One-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was 0-1 for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard, who was born in Lexington, surrendered four runs, three of which were earned, on three hits in one inning while striking out two batters and walking none.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 0-4 with two strikeouts versus the Pirates.

Mixed reviews on Webb’s bullpen session; Downs impresses Scioscia early in camp; Paxton may throw on Friday

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Brandon Webb; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb said of his first bullpen session: “It wasn’t the best I’ve ever thrown; it wasn’t the worst.”
  • Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal profiles one-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis and his rise through the Cleveland Indians farm system. Ocker notes that while Kipnis was at UK his athletic scholarship only covered the cost of his books.
  • Lyle Spencer of MLB.com reports Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has been impressed with the early spring performance of Louisville native and former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs.
  • Larry Stone of The Seattle Times catches up with former UK left-handed pitcher James Paxton, who describes his first week in Mariners’ camp as “awesome.” Paxton said the tentative plan is for him to throw a bullpen session on Friday or Saturday.
  • Kelly Thesier of MLB.com reports the Minnesota Twins are giving Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere a day or two off after he scraped his arm making a diving catch Tuesday.

Spring roundup: Scott Downs, Sean Green and Matt Maloney post scoreless outings; Ben Revere leads off for Twins

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Scott Downs; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Stats and recaps from Tuesday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Louisville native and former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning for the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green pitched a scoreless inning for the Milwaukee Brewers and not surrendered a run in four innings this spring.
  • Offseason Louisville resident Matt Maloney was credited with save after striking out one batter in two perfect innings for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Batting leadoff, Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 1-3 with one run scored for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Lexington native Austin Kearns was 0-4 with one strikeout for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby struck out in a pinch-hit appearance for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-2 with one walk and one run scored versus the Yankees.