Games Played on 07/16/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield starter, RHP Tim Crabbe, showed he didn’t believe his recent demotion was warranted, by throwing 8 innings of 3 hit, 1 run baseball in his first start back in Bakersfield. He walked 1 and struck out 6.


Columbus 8 – Louisville 2

Denis Phipps was 2-4. Didi Gregorious hit his first AAA homer, as the Bats only collected 4 hits on the night.

Ryan Feierabend (who?) started and raised his ERA to 6.75 with 4.1 innings of 9 hit, 7 run (5 earned) work. And the Reds released Scott Carroll?

Carlos Fisher threw 2 scoreless, one hit innings of relief.


Jacksonville 2 – Pensacola 1

Beau Mills was 2-4 with a homer to account for the only Wahoo run.

J.C. Sulburan started and threw 4.1 innings of 1 run baseball, giving up 3 hits, but walking 4 while striking out 4. He took the loss, taking his record to 6-7.

Brian Pearl threw 1.2 hitless innings, Justin Freeman threw .2 (but walked 3), and Chris Manno got the final out.

High A

Bakersfield 8 – Rancho Cucamonga 1

Steve Selsky went 2-3 with a homer and a walk, Juan Duran went 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBIs, Niko Vasquez went 2-3 with a double, triple, and a walk.

Outstanding start by Tim Crabbe, throwing 8 innings, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6. Brooks Pinckard threw a scoreless 9th.

Low A

Burlington 4 – Dayton 1

Bad night for the Dragons. You know its a bad night when you have more errors (4) than you have hits (3).

Kyle Waldrop was 1-3 with a triple as the offensive highlight for the Dragons.

Radhammes Quezada had a good start, going 5 allowing 1 unearned run on 1 hit, walking 2 and striking out 4. Michael Dennhardt threw a scoreless final inning.


Grand Junction at Billings was postponed.

AZL Indians 6 – AZL Reds 3

Humberto Valor was 2-3.

Amir Garrett started and took the loss. He threw 2 innings, gave up 3 hits, 4 runs (none earned, they made 3 errors on the day) on a walk and 3 strikeouts. Jose Williams threw 4 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5. Chris Joyce threw 2 hitless innings, walking 1 and striking out 3.

5 Responses

  1. 84PARED

    What do you want? Walts emptied the cupboard in the minors.His player decisions there are no better than his ML moves.

  2. BloodyHo

    Ah, a little break from KNEEGATE and back to baseball. This Xavier Paul cat looks kinda interesting. First, he has a normal split for a LH hitter against a RH pitcher. Second, he has 183 games of ML experience with a modicum of success. Third, he has some speed and can play all three OF positions. Fourth, he has consistent success at every level of the minor leagues. Fifth, he is still young enough to have a shot as a role player in the show.

  3. BloodyHo

    Dioner Navarro also looks interesting as the Reds contemplate a roster move while Votto is on the DL. He had a good year in the ML back in 2008, but tanked in 2009, 2010 & 2011. He is a swith hitter and hits well from both sides. He also has NEVER had the offensive numbers, at any level, that he is putting up this year at Louisville. Maybe he is ready for another shot at the show.

  4. BloodyHo

    I would hate to burn an option on Henry Rodriguez unless the Reds deem him major league ready right now, but he may be major league ready. He can sure handle the bat. He is already on the 40 man so bringing him up wouldn’t require the use of the open slot on the 40 man roster and he can backup 3B & 2B.

  5. Greg Dafler

    @BloodyHo: If he’s on the 40-man already, then the a option year was already “burned”. He can move up and down from the major league roster in 2012 without using more options. He would start to accumulate major league service time, but if he is the best available option, I hope the Reds wouldn’t let that affect their decision.