Games Played on 08/05/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Jose Williams: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Charlotte 2

Mike Costanzo went 3 for 4 with a HR. Denis Phipps went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Cody Puckett homered.

Chad Reineke, 4.35 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 8 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Nick Masset was due to start the game as part of a rehab assignment, but did not due to a rain delay to start the game. J. J. Hoover picked up his 10th save with a scoreless 9th inning.

AA

Huntsville 7 – Pensacola 4

Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with a 3B and a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 1 for 3 with 2 BB. David Vidal went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 5 with 3 SB (125). Andrew Means went 2 for 4. Beau Mills doubled.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.31 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 3 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 1 K. Josh Ravin took the loss allowing 2 R, 1 ER, over 0.2 IP of relief.

High A

Modesto 6 – Bakersfield 5 (10 Innings)

Juan Duran went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Travis Mattair went 2 for 4 with a 3B, a 2B, and a BB. Theo Bowe went 2 for 4 with a BB. Niko Vasquez went 2 for 5.

Josh Smith, 3.85 ERA, got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 0 BB with 4 K. Andrew Brackman added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Pat Doyle got the loss allowing 3 R, 2 ER over 1.2 IP of relief.

Low A

Dayton 11 – Great Lakes 5

Juan Perez went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Nick O’Shea went 3 for 4 with a HR. Jefry Sierra and Joe Terry each went 2 for 4. Juan Silva went 1 for 3 with 2 BB. Kyle Waldrop and Junior Arias each went 2 for 5.

James Allen, 3.71 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R on 6 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Dan Jensen got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Michael Dennhardt added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Rookie

Billings 8 – Great Falls 4

Jesse Winker went 3 for 5 with 2 2B. Brandon Dailey went 2 for 5 with a SB. Carlos Sanchez homered. Jon Matthews tripled. Daniel Pigott doubled.

Jonathan Moscot, 2.70 ERA, got no decision as he went 2 IP and allowed 1 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 1 K. Erik Miller picked up the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Alejandro Chacin added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AZL Reds 4 – AZL Rangers 3

Humberto Valor went 2 for 4. Adam Matthews went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Josh Kennelly and Jhimmy Lopez each doubled.

Jose Williams, 6.11 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 5 K. Abel De Los Santos picked up his 2nd save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

2 Responses

  1. stormbringer

    Billy Hamilton now has 21 SB’s in 24 games in AA. He is tied for 8th place in the Southern League. Of the guys tied or ahead of him, the fewest games in Evan Frey of Mobile who has 23 SB’s in 69 games. He’s successful 81% of the time, which I’d like to see a bit higher, even if the SB’s drop a bit — but only 3 of the guys ahead of him are more successful.

    More importantly of course is the OBP of 0.390, which I’ll take from anyone let alone someone with his speed……..

  2. hermanbates

    Jesse Winker is hitting like a stud. Keith Law and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo both had him ranked lower than Tanner Rahier, yet Rahier is hitting a paltry .215 in the AZL, while Winker is flat dominating the Pioneer League. Now, I can see how the talent in the Pioneer League isn’t exponentially better than what is in the Arizona League. But the difference in production is staggering. Winker should find himself in Dayton for a few games before it’s all said and done this season.

    This is significant. Winker was high on some draft boards(obviously, the Reds took him in the supplemental first round) across the internet to begin last season, had a very average year at the plate for his High School team, and fell. The Reds scooped him up in the forties, and now he’s tearing up in Montana. If Winker continues to hit, like some people(Mayo, namely) believe he will, we could have a superstar outfielder on our hands. But that is a few years away.

    Tanner Rahier is another story. He was the highest rated Reds draftee on Keith Law’s board, yet he fell to the middle of the second round. This could be because he didn’t play high school ball, only playing with his summer club instead. He was a shortstop as a prep player, but many believed he would move to third, and he has for the Reds so far. He’s still a young kid and getting his first professional taste of baseball, so there’s no reason to panic, but he has started slowly. That can change any day, but while Winker appears to perhaps be on the fast track to the bigs, Rahier is on the long, winding road that should end up in the middle of an everyday lineup in the majors. But, perhaps they’ll both be superstars. Or maybe they’ll both flop.

    This is what makes baseball stand head and shoulders over all the other sports. No one can get excited from a guy a few years away for an NFL team or an NBA team. It’s all about the now. These guys are for the then. And it’s going to be a fantastic ride, my friends. Simply fantastic.