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.

Sunday roundup: Rauch, Roe, Green have scoreless outings

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Sean Green; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Stats and highlights from Sunday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Louisville native and former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch struck out one batter in a scoreless inning for the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Lexington native Chaz Roe struck out two batters in a scoreless inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green surrendered two hits in a scoreless inning for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Louisville native Todd Wellemeyer took a loss after surrendering one run in two innings for the Chicago Cubs.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis walked in his only plate appearance and threw out a runner attempting to steal a base for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Former UofL right-handed pitcher Trystan Magnuson was credited with a blown save after surrendering two runs on three hits in two innings.
  • Former Kentucky Wesleyan right-handed pitcher Cory Wade was credited with a blown save after surrendering a solo home run in one inning of work for the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-1 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 0-1 for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 0-1 for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-3 with one strikeout.
  • In that same game Braves left-handed pitcher Jonny Venters, who was born in Pikeville, struck out one batter in a scoreless inning.

No structural damage to Cook’s shoulder; Ross among Rangers’ top prospects; Strieby hopes to make MLB roster

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Aaron Cook; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Troy Renck of The Denver Post reports Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcher Aaron Cook, who was born in Fort Campbell, received some good news on Friday when team physician, Dr. Thomas Noonan, examined him and found no structural damage in is ailing shoulder.
  • Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com ranks Lexington native Robbie Ross the No. 7 prospect in the Texas Rangers’ farm system.
  • Jason Beck of MLB.com profiles former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby and his push to make the Detroit Tigers’ roster this spring. Strieby currently leads the team in plate appearances and hits but is blocked at first base by all-star Miguel Cabrera.
  • Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb will throw his fourth bullpen session of the spring on Sunday.
  • Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports Webb paid a visit to his former teammates in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ clubhouse on Saturday.

Spring roundup: Ryan Strieby slugs first home run; Scott Downs gets win for Angels; Cowgill, Revere both 1-1

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Ryan Strieby; Photo via Flickr by mwlguide

Highlights and stats from Friday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby slugged his first home run of the spring for the Detroit Tigers and is batting .267 on the young Grapefruit League season.
  • Former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs earned the win after pitching one perfect inning for the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 1-1 with one RBI and one stolen base for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 1-1 with two RBI for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke struck out one batter in a perfect inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • Former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton surrendered two runs on four hits in three and two-thirds innings in a start for the Philadelphia Phillies. Blanton struck out two batters and walked one.
  • Louisville native Zack Cox was 0-2 with one strikeout for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • One-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was 0-1 for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 2-4 with two RBI, one double and one run scored.
  • Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard, who was born in Lexington, pitched a scoreless inning despite walking two batters.

Spring roundup: Todd Wellemeyer, Josh Lueke get wins

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Todd Wellemeyer; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Highlights and stats from Tuesday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Louisville native and former Bellarmine right-handed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer was credited with the win after throwing two scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs. Wellemeyer struck out two batters and surrendered just one hit.
  • Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke was credited with the win after surrendering one hit in one scoreless inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • On the same day that news broke of his February DUI arrest, Lexington native Austin Kearns was 2-3 with one run scored for the Cleveland Indians.
  • In that same game PLD alum A. J. Ellis struck out in his only at-bat for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Washington Nationals right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard, who was born in Lexington, struck out two batters in one scoreless inning.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-4 with one run scored while starting as the designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Louisville native Zack Cox walked in his only plate appearance for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere walked in his only plate appearance for the Minnesota Twins.
  • One-time Madisonville resident Matt Klinker surrendered three runs in two innings of relief for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-1 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 0-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 0-2 with one strikeout.
  • In that same game Braves left-handed pitcher Jonny Venters, who was born in Pikeville, walked one batter in a scoreless inning.

Spring Training Roundup: Cowgill, Kipnis both homer; Wade, Downs, Magnuson and Green have scoreless appearances

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Colling Cowgill; Photo: UK Athletics

Highlights and stats from Kentucky players in Monday Spring Training action:

  • Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 1-2 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • One-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was 1-2 with one home run, one RBI, one run scored and one walk for the Cleveland Indians in his spring debut.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-2 with two RBI and one run scored after coming off the bench for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Kentucky Wesleyan alum Cory Wade pitched one and one-third perfect innings in his spring debut for Tampa Bay Rays. Wade struck out one batter.
  • Former UofL right-handed pitcher Trystan Magnuson surrendered one hit and struck out one batter in a scoreless inning for the Oakland Athletics.
  • In that same game former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs surrendered one hit in a scoreless inning for the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green surrendered two hits in a scoreless inning for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-2 with one walk, one RBI and one run scored versus the Astros.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 0-3 with one strikeout in his spring debut.
  • PRP alum Zack Cox was 0-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance in his spring debut for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 0-4 in his spring debut for the Minnesota Twins.

Spring roundup: Blanton excels in debut; Maloney, Adcock post scoreless appearances; Streiby makes second start

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Joe Blanton; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Check out the daily rundown of Sunday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton pitched three hitless innings in his Spring Training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Blanton struck out one batter and walked one.
  • Offseason Louisville resident Matt Maloney struck out two batters in two perfect innings for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • In that same game Lexington native Austin Kearns was 1-2 with a strikeout for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Elizabethtown native Nathan Adcock surrendered two hits in a scoreless inning for the Kansas City Royals.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 0-3 with one strikeout in his Spring Training debut.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby earned his second consecutive start at first base for the Detroit Tigers but was 0-2 Sunday.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was 0-1 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-2 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Spring Roundup: Strieby, Cowgill tally hits in spring debuts

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Ryan Strieby; Photo via Flickr by mwlguide

During the regular season BluGrass Baseball publishes a daily roundup of Kentucky minor league action. We are going to try something similar during Spring Training to help you keep up with Kentuckians trying to make big league rosters across Florida and Arizona. Spring Training games began on Saturday, so check out the first roundup below:

  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-3 with one RBI for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Jonny Venters, who was born in Pikeville, surrendered on hit and struck out one batter in a scoreless inning.
  • In that same game Braves non-roster invitee Michael Broadway, a right-handed pitcher who was born in Paducah, was charged with a blown save after surrendering two runs on two hits in one inning.
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis was 0-2 for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a split-squad game versus the San Francisco Giants.
  • Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill tallied a single in a pinch-hit appearance for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

UofL is team on the rise; Kime, Littrell among top freshmen draft prospects; Rauch known for more than height

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Jon Rauch; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA lists the University of Louisville among his 25 teams outside of Perfect Game’s top 15 rankings to watch. (Subscription required)
  • Allan Simpson of Perfect Game ranks University of Kentucky left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell the NO. 51 freshman draft prospect in the country and UofL right-handed pitcher Dace Kime the NO. 67 freshman prospect. (subscription required)
  • Mark Zwolinski of The Toronto Star profiles Louisville native and former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch, who he writes “brings a towering presence” to the Blue Jays bullpen as the tallest player in MLB history.
  • Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcher Aaron Cook, who was born in Fort Campbell, will not pitch in the Cactus League for at least several days after experiencing shoulder soreness early in camp.
  • Steve Kornacki of MLive.com reports former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby will get the start at first base in the Detroit Tigers exhibition opener Friday.

UK leadoff man to miss 4-6 weeks with broken finger; Phillies GM: Blanton staying put; Strieby to see time early in spring

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Neiko Johnson; UK Athletics photo

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • The University of Kentucky announced before Wednesday’s game that redshirt senior outfielder and second baseman Neiko Johnson will miss four to six weeks with a broken finger. Johnson injured the finger in Tuesday’s game versus Morehead St. while sliding into second base.
  • Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports while the Cardinals may be in the market for a new staring pitcher, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. reaffirmed his previous position that former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton will be with the Phillies to begin the season and start on April 7.
  • In its latest NCAA tournament projections College Baseball Daily has the University of Louisville as a No. 1 seed and no other Kentucky teams in the field.
  • Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb felt normal after his second straight day of long-toss. Webb told Durrett “I think that’s big. I’m recovering and throwing long distances. The plan is to keep going that.”
  • Durrett notes the Rangers’ plan is for Webb to have two more days of strenuous long-toss on Thursday and Friday with a slight break on Saturday.
  • Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Dana Wakiji of Fox Sports Detroit that former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby stands to earn more playing time at first base early in Spring Training while Tigers all-star Miguel Cabrera is on leave following a DUI arrest.