Down on the Farm / Minors

Down On The Farm

Games Played on 04/09/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville Bats SP Tony Cingrani: He got the win as he went 6.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 7 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Columbus 0

Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 4. Mike Hessman clubbed his 5th HR. Corky Miller doubled.

Tony Cingrani got the win as he went 6.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Clay Hensley (1 IP) and Justin Freeman (1.2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings to preserve the shutout.

AA

Pensacola – No game scheduled.

High A

Visalia 3 – Bakersfield 0

Juan Duran went 2 for 3 with a BB and a 2B.

Tanner Robles took the loss as he went 5.1 IP and allowed 3 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 7 K. Pat Doyle (1.2 IP) and Jimmy Moran (1 IP) each provided scoreless relief outings.

Low A

South Bend 1 – Dayton 0

Zachary Vincej doubled and Seth Mejias-Brean singled for the Dragon’s only two hits in the game.

Robert Stephenson got the tough loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 9 K. Jesus Adames (2 IP) and Sean Lucas (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

8 thoughts on “Down On The Farm

  1. Cingrani is looking VERY good. I’m half hoping someone in the pitching staff gets a minor injury (say, a blister or something like that) and has to go on the 15-day DL just so we can see Cingrani get some starts.

    He’s looking more and more like the guy that’s going to take Arroyo’s spot next year.

    • @CI3J:

      Why wait until next year?? Trade Leake and ???to the LA Angels for LF Mark Trumbo and bring Cingrani up. Next year, then Chapman takes over Arroyo’s spot in the rotation.

      • @WVRedlegs:

        And if either Cingrani or Chapman prove incapable of handling the starting duties, then…..?

        No, I’m not in favor of trading away any pitching. We should count ourselves lucky Cingrani MAY be able to take over Arroyo’s spot. Yeah, it’d be nice if Chapman can move to the rotation, but after this year’s circus, I’ve more or less given up on that notion.

        Side note for Dusty conspirists: Do you suppose that Hoover was discussed internally as a candidate to close, so now Dusty is trying his best to run Hoover into the ground so he can point and say “See? He can’t do it!”

  2. Cingrani isn’t hesitating to make it clear he’s the Red’s #6.. and a couple bad Mike Leake starts from people wanting him as #5. 2 starts, 12.1 innings, 0.00 ERA, 3 H, 2 BB, 21 K…. that’s a pretty monstrous start to continue his success from last season.

    It’s odd, everything I read says his mainly uses a fastball, and it’s not really all that super fast of a fastball… yet the guy in 41 Rookie-AAA games, is posting a 1.63 ERA. There clearly has to be something that’s giving him this success. 1.75 ERA in 2011, 1.73 ERA in 2012. Man, this guy combined with Cueto/Latos sure makes me feel good about Reds pitching for at least three seasons or so.

  3. How about 2 lefty’s in our rotation next year with Chapman and Cingrani?

    Chapman is just fine wherever he pitches. His sliders that struck out Josh Hamilton are lethal.

    did I read this correctly: “Mike Hessman clubbed his 5th HR” ???

    • @reaganspad: I’m almost willing to put down money that Chapman won’t be on the 2014 Opening Day roster. Only way I saw them keeping him past this season was if he started in 2012 or 2013. Otherwise he’s just one of their three $5m+/yr closers and he’ll be worth a lot more traded away with a couple years left of club control at a (relatively) cheap price.

  4. From all that I have read on Cingrani, the way he holds the ball in his hand during his delivery makes it difficult for batters to pick up the ball out of his hand. Similar to Cueto and his turning, albeit a different method, but a similar result. Batters have a hard time picking up the ball. Cingrani’s fastball usually is in the 91-93mph range. Whatever he is doing, it is very successful for him. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of that this year.

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