Games Played on 07/14/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville C Dioner Navarro: He went 2 for 4 with a grand slam HR and a BB.


Louisville 10 – Gwinnett 8

Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 with a grand slam HR and a BB. Xavier Paul went 2 for 4 with a HR. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 1 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.

Chad Reineke, 4.75 ERA, got no decision as he went 3.1 IP and allowed 7 R, 6 ER, on 9 H and 0 BB with 1 K. Kanekoa Texeira (1.2 IP) and Carlos Fisher (1.1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Donnie Joseph got the win allowing 1 R over 2 IP of scoreless relief.


Jacksonville 6 – Pensacola 1

Billy Hamilton went 1 for 2 with a 2B, 2 BB, and a SB. Bryson Smith and Miguel Rojas each went 2 for 4. Bill Rhinehart doubled.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 5 R, 4 ER, on 2 H and 4 BB with 6 K. Chris Manno, Justin Freeman, and Wirfin Obispo each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

High A

Bakersfield 5 – Rancho Cucamonga 3

Travis Mattair went 1 for 2 with a 2B and 2 BB. Donald Lutz hit his 17th homer.

Josh Smith, 3.73 ERA, got no decision as he went 6.1 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 6 H and 2 BB with 6 K. Blaine Howell added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Pat Doyle got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

Low A

Dayton 7 – Burlington 6

Ryan Wright went 2 for 5 with a 3B. Yovan Gonzalez went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Yorman Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a 2B and a BB. Juan Silva and Kyle Waldrop each went 2 for 5. Juan Perez walked three times and stole two bases.

James Allen, 4.04 ERA, got no decision as he went 4.1 IP and allowed 5 R on 8 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Carlos Gonzalez got the win with 2.2 IP of scoreless relief. Carlos Contreras picked up his 10th save while allowing 1 R over 2 IP of relief.


Grand Junction 7 – Billings 4

Seth Mejias-Brean and Fray Sosa each doubled.

Jonathan Moscot, 0.00 ERA, got no decision as he went 2 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 0 K. Joel Bender took the loss allowing 5 R over 4.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AZL Indians 5 – AZL Reds 4 (11 Innings)

Brent Peterson went 2 for 4 with a BB. Argenis Aldazoro went 2 for 4. Ty Washington went 2 for 5. Wilfrel Estevez and Jhimmy Lopez each doubled.

Mike Saunders, 3.18 ERA, got no decision as he went 2.1 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 4 BB with 3 K. Austin Muehring (1 IP), Michael Salter (2.2 IP), Vaughn Covington (2 IP), Joseph Housey (1 IP), and Jackson Stephens (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

7 Responses

  1. BloodyHo

    That was a great Bats’ game last night, especially after the great Reds’ win yesterday. Neither Hamilton at AA nor Gregorius at AAA seem overmatched after their promotions. Both have a SLG over .460 which is a good sign. Hamilton now has an OBP of .375 and is still stealing at will with a success rate over 82%. Hamilton is still struggling with his defense at SS. I find the most encouraging development is Rodriguez performance after he was promoted at the same time he returned from his injury. He is still just smacking the ball with a line of .348/.385/.439 at AA before the injury & promotion and a line of .333/.353/.455 after the injury & promotion. It’s still very early for all three players, but the promotions certainly weren’t too soon in their development. I wish all three had been promoted at the end of May, but it is what it is now.

  2. stormbringer

    I tried to go to the Wahoo’s game last night and they were sold out! Whereas I would have loved to see the game, I love the fact they are selling out their new stadium on a relatively routine basis – maybe it’s more common than I know, but I’ve never been to a full minor league stadium – hope it keeps up.

  3. BloodyHo

    @stormbringer: Build it and they will come. Win and they will fill it! I think the Reds have a tremendously strong minor league system, both in players and management. Here’s hoping a successful playoff run by the Reds will continue to fill GABP too, so WJ will have the budget to extend and procure the players needed for a long, successful run.

  4. BloodyHo

    I’m sitting here contemplating the Reds’ roster for 2013, after they celebrate a victory in game 7 of the 2012 world series against Texas with Cueto pitching a complete game shutout and Bruce hitting a 2 out HR in the top of the 9th. Gone are Rolen, Cairo, Valdez and Harris. After Stubbs copped a major attitude and pouted for 2 weeks upon his demotion to AAA shortly after the all star break in 2012, he took a lesson from Super Todd and humbled himself enough to focus and work on his approach and attitude and EARNED the starting CF job in spring training. New to the lineup LH: Didi Gregorius as their middle infield support and SH Henry Rodriguez backing up 3B (ergo the inclusion in the DOTF post). After a stellar 2nd half of 2012, there is talk around the league of a 3rd gold glove in the making for the Reds’ infield by Zack Cozart as SS. Aroldis Chapman is the 5th starter, but he is on a strict pitch count and his start will be bypassed when possible in order to keep him available for the 2nd consecutive post season run. Todd Frazier’s defense at 3B improved dramatically over the course of the past year, even though his throws across the diamond occasionally require Votto to demonstrate why he is the consensus gold glove 1B in the NL. Frazier’s offense tailed off some in the 2nd half of 2012, but he still finished 3rd in the 2012 ROY vote, despite having the best performance of all ROY candidates. NO, NO, NO … don’t wake me up!!!

  5. Greg Dafler

    @BloodyHo: I’ll buy everything you’re selling there EXCEPT, Bruce’s Game 7 homerun would be in the bottom of the 9th at GABP ’cause the Reds have home field advantage in the World Series.


  6. stormbringer

    Love the vision BloodyHo. It’s much improved over mine which has Chapman as our closer in 2013.

    The guy I’m really intrigued by is Cingrani. With his performance across two levels this season, I don’t think the Reds would be rushing anything by bringing him up for a cup of coffee either when injury strikes or when rosters expand.

  7. BloodyHo

    @Greg Dafler: Greg, My original draft had Bruce hitting a walkoff home run with 2 outs in the BOTTOM of the 9th, but while trying to juggle fixing brunch for 6 ‘STARVING’ kids and writing coherently, I somehow confused home field (won during the all star game) with the top of the inning. DOH!!!