Sorry about missing yesterday, I have been busy with my family at the 1st Annual SSG Matt Maupin Scholarship Tournament. Redleg Nation is a proud sponsor of this event.
23 year-old Joey Votto went 0-1 with a SF, HBP, and an RBI. Well we know he can hit a sacrifice fly, so Marty Brennaman won’t hate him, time to bring him up. He is hitting .317/.424/.491
23 year-old, first baseman, Tonys Gutierrez went 4 for 5. Gutierrez, from Cagua Venezuela is hitting .264/.383./.311
23 year-old Tyler Pelland pitched 2 more scoreless innings (running his streak to 12). Pelland who appears to be in the bullpen fulltime struck out 4. He has a 3.40 ERA with 43 Ks, 18 BB, and 41 H in 42.1 IP.
I would like to see Pelland, Guevara, and Medlock in the Reds bullpen with Salmon and Coutlangus. Cheap and effective. Then spend all your bullpen money on a closer…see, this is easy.
24 year-old Adam Rosales continues his hot May going 2 for 4 with a 2B. He is hitting .305/.413/.517. He struggled last year with a .213/.329/.361 at Sarasota, but this is about the time of year last year when he was promoted from Dayton.
22 year-old Logan Ondrusek pitched a gem going 6 innings giving up 5 H, 2 BB, and an ER with 2 Ks. He has a 2.39 ERA with 29 Ks, 10 BB, and 44 H in 49 IP. Last year in the bullpen in Dayton he had a 3.42 ERA with 47 Ks, 48 H, and 19 BB in 52.2 IP.
21 year-old Chris Valaika (Reds #3 – 2006) went 2 for 4 with a solo-HR. He is hitting .322/.372/.528 VERY similar to what he did last year at Billings .324/.387/.520.
21 year-old Sean Watson (Reds #2 – 2006) pitched 5 more brilliant innings giving up a H, 3 BB and 5 Ks. He has 1.86 ERA with 69 Ks, 10 BB, and 44 H in 53.1 IP. YUMMY.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.