Richmond 6, Louisville 4

23 year-old Joey Votto went 2 for 4 with a BB, 2B, and 3 RBI. He is hitting .314/.418/.482.

24 year-old Bill Bray went down to Louisville to teach the young guys in the bullpen how to pitch like a Cincinnati Red. He recorded two outs, gave up 4 H and 3 ER.

Last year in AAA Bray had a 3.98 ERA with 45 Ks, 9 BB, and 26 H in 31.2 IP.

Chattanooga 6, Huntsville 3

24 year-old Adam Rosales went 1 for 3 with a 2B. Since being promoted to Chattanooga he is hitting .278/.276/.393 in 28 PAs. Let’s hope he doesn’t lose his patience which has made him a DOTF favorite for a couple of years now.

Palm Beach 8, Sarasota 1

21 year-old Sean Watson was knocked around a bit in his Sarasota debut. Watson pitched 4.1 innings giving up 5 H, 3 BB, and 4 ER while striking out 3. In 71.2 IP at Dayton he recorded 85 Ks, 13 BB and 58 hits with a 1.88 ERA.

Dayton 2, South Bend 1 Suspended after 2

Billings 8, Great Falls 3

21 year-old Brandon Waring (Reds #7 – 2007) went 4 for 5 with a HR and 5 RBI. He is hitting .276/.417/.414 in 35 PAs.

21 year-old shortstop Angel Cabrera (Reds #40 – 2005) went 2 for 4 with a 2B and 2 R. He is hitting .462/.533/.615 in 15 PAs.

GCL Orioles 16, GCL Reds 7

18 year-old shortstop Neftali Soto (Reds #3 – 2007) went 3 for 4 with a BB and an RBI. He is hitting .538/.536/.731 in 27 PAs.

20 year-old third baseman Brett Barties (Reds #30 – 2007) went 2 for 4 with a BB. He is hitting .462/.533/.462 after 14 PAs.

19 year-old outfielder Tony Brown (Reds #23 – 2006) went 2 for 5 with HR and 2 RBI. He is hitting .261/.333/.391 after 26 PAs.

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6 Responses

  1. Bill

    This is Watson’s second start…he wasn’t much better in the first one, @Ft. Myers, 4 1/3 IP 4 ER.

    Soto’s .538/.536/.731 in unbelievable, even for just a week.

  2. GregD

    Nice to see Livingston with a couple of nice outings back-to-back. 1 run, 6 innings 3 hits and a walk yesterday.

    I hope Bill Bray comes back and does well, but I don’t see why he has been so highly touted. He has all of 130 professional innings pitched. 5 of the 26 hits Matt noted in AAA last year were homeruns. I don’t know that he can’t be good, but I don’t know where the proof is that he can be either.

    Anyone know why Carlos Fisher was pulled after 3 innings last night?

    Has someone been pulling for the promotion of Griffin or has that been a tongue-in-cheek joke?

  3. Deacon B

    Rain Delay.
    that is why Carlos was pulled.

  4. doug

    Griffin is having a very good year in a notorious pitchers league, so I would imagine there is some seriousness to those saying he should be promoted.

  5. GregD

    Re: Griffin, I don’t have an opinion one way or the other. Statistically speaking, he’s only been good the past month. Whether it’s “clicked” for him now at this level and he’s ready for the next level, or if he’s just having a good month and we would see some regression next month, I really don’t know.

    April: 103 ABs, 4bb 5K, 7 XBH, 291/321/379 (avg/obp/slg)
    May 125 ABs, 7bb, 18K, 8 XBH, 272/306/392
    June 105 ABs, 6bb, 14K, 13 XBH, 371/398/543

    If the Reds aren’t promoting him, the scouts probably don’t see anything different and think he’s just having a good month (or are waiting to see if he can sustain it for more than a month.)