A good night for the Reds minor league affiliates on 7/14/08:

Sarasota 1, Brevard County 0, 10 innings (A-Advanced)

–Reds win on a BC error in the 10th inning. What a game.

–23 y/o Scott Carroll pitched 7 brilliant innings, allowing no runs, striking out 8, and walking 1. Carroll, a 6’5″ righthander from Missouri State, lowered his ERA to 3.93.

Misael DeJesus may have pitched even better, twirling three scoreless and hitless innings, while striking out 7 to pick up the win. DeJesus is now 3-4 with a 4.22 ERA.

Todd Frazier, playing 3B on this night, had a couple of hits, including a double. On the season, Frazier is hitting .295/.367/.448 at Sarasota after hitting .321 with an OPS of 1000 in 30 games at Dayton earlier this year. At 22 years old, Frazier is looking like a real prospect.

Dayton 5, Beloit 4 (A)

–It was Redleg Nation Spotlight Player night in Dayton! Matt Klinker pitched another superb game, going 6 innings while giving up only one run on 6 hits to pick up the win. Klinker struck out three and walked on. On the season, Klinker is 5-4 with a 3.52 ERA. Matt is quietly putting up a very good season that bodes well for his future. Great work, Matt.

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Logan Parker had another good night, going 2-4 with a double, scoring two runs. Parker is now hitting .272/.355/.503 with 9 HR and 36 RBI. He’s really having another very solid season, and we’re very proud of Logan.

–19 y/o Neftali Soto, playing 3B, went 3-4 with 3 RBI. Soto is hitting .400/.429/.667 since arriving at Dayton, after destroying Billings pitching to the tune of .388/.423/.746 earlier this season.

Soto is, in my opinion, the most intriguing player in the Reds minor league system (right up there with Juan Francisco).

GCL Reds 9, GCL Orioles 7 (Rookie)

–19 y/o LF Alexis Oliveras was the hitting star, going 4-5 with a double, 4 RBI, and a BB, while scoring two runs. On the season, Oliveras is hitting .452/.531/.571 with good plate discipline.

Billings 16, Orem 6 (Rookie)

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tyler Stovall continued to mash the ball, going 2-6 with a triple and 3 RBI, scoring two runs. Stovall is now hitting .367/.444/.500 on the season.

–20 y/o Alex Buchholz, a former Delaware Blue Hen, kept killing the ball. Buchholz went 3-6 with a double, a homer, and 5 RBI. He also scored two runs. Buchholz is now hitting .370/.452/.589.

–19 y/o Canadian catcher Jordan Wideman had a good day at the plate, as well. Wideman went 4-5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. He’s hitting .300/.347/.429.

Congratulations, again, to our Spotlight Players: Matt Klinker, Logan Parker, and Tyler Stovall.

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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 chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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3 Responses

  1. Chad

    Yeah, he’s going great.

    Did it rain in Dayton for Klinker’s start last night?

  2. matt klinker

    No rain in Dayton last night. It was an absolutely beautiful evening. Great day for the Reds with a clean sweep.