The signing of Jonathan Broxton to, presumably, close out games for the Reds has massive implications. Most notably, it puts Aroldis Chapman in the rotation and Mike Leake on the bubble. Seemingly, this leaves the Reds with a surplus of starting pitching. Of course, last year, the Reds had borderline-historic health in the rotation last year (at least [...]
According to Mark Sheldon, the Reds have signed starting pitcher Todd Redmond to a major league contract worth at least $490,000 (the league minimum).
RHP Todd Redmond, who was the lone Reds pitcher to make a start that wasn’t in the regular starting five in 2012, re-signed with the club. It’s a Major League [...]
Games Played on 09/02/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield DH Dominic D’Anna: He went 3 for 4 with a HR.
Indianapolis 11 – Louisville 6
Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 2 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB.
Todd Redmond, 3.63 ERA, got the loss as he went 2 IP and allowed 6 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Tennessee 7 – Pensacola 3 (15 Innings)
Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 3B. Beau Mills went 2 for 7 with 2 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 5 with 2 BB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 6 with a BB. Mark Fleury walked 3 times.
Chad Rogers, 1.99 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (1 IP), Justin Freeman (2 IP), and Curtis Partch (2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Michael Griffin took the loss allowing 4 R over 2 IP of relief.
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According to Reds beat writer John Fay, the Reds will disclose their September callup roster decisions on Friday.
The Reds will announce the September call-ups Friday. Three of them will join the club Saturday in Houston; three will join the club Tuesday.
Devin Mesoraco will be back on Sunday – the first day [...]
Games Played on 08/28/12
Minor League Player of the Day:: Billings LF Jesse Winker went 3-4 and hit 2 homers. His slash line is .335/.448/.482/.930 with 4 homers. He has 38 walks and 44 strikeouts. Winker has been pretty darn consistent, with OPS over .900 each month of the Billings’ season.
Columbus 2 – Louisville 0
Not a good sign when you have as many errors as you have hits (3).
Nice start by Todd Redmond (5 IP 0 R 5 H 2 BB 2 K). Scoreless inning by Bill Bray.
Logan Ondrusek took the loss, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 1.1 innings. He also gave up a homer.
Isaac rained the Blue Wahoos out at Mississippi.
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Games Played on 8/23/2012
Minor League Players of the Day: The AA Pensacola pitching staff (Daniel Corcino, Josh Ravin, and Chris Manno) combined for a 4-hit shutout. They collectively walked 4 batters and struck out 10.
Indianapolis 6 – Louisville 1
Willie Harris was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, and a run scored. Chris Valaika was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
There was another interesting defensive alignment on Thursday as Henry Rodriguez was getting another start at shortstop. Didi Gregorius was playing 2nd base. Valaika was at third base…each player at their secondary positions.
Todd Redmond made a nice start: 6ip, 2r, 1er, 5h, 0bb, 6K. Bill Bray had a rough outing, giving up 1 hit, 3 walks, and 3 runs in one inning. Logan Ondrusek was also less-than-sharp, giving up 2 hits, a walk, and a run in one inning.
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Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…
Cincinnati Reds 7 Stupid Chicago Cubs 9 WP: Raley (1-2, 7.63 ERA) LP: Redmond (0-1, 10.80 ERA) S: Marmol
• The Reds (73-48) mounted a strong comeback from a six-run deficit. The split of the doubleheader leaves them 6.5 games ahead of the Irates and 7.5 ahead of [...]