08/09/2012

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 8/8/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Penscacola starter Chad Rogers threw 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits, a walk, striking out 6 and not giving up any runs. It’s his second start for the Blue Wahoos, running his ERA in AA to .82 in 11 innings of work.

AAA
Toldeo 8 – Louisville 4

Brian Peacock was 2-3 with a homer, Felix Perez was 2-3 with a homer and a walk, and Nefi Soto was 2-4.

Pedro Villarreal started and ran his record to 3-9 with the loss, he threw 4.1, allowing 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts. The only relief to escape without a run was Travis Webb, who threw a hitless 9th.


AA
Pensacola 5 – Chattanooga 0

Hitting star was Billy Hamilton, who went 2-4 and stole 3 bases, running his season total to 131. David Vidal was 1-2 with 2 walks and a double. Josh Fellhauer walked 3 times.

The big performance was starter Chad Rogers, who threw 6 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only 3 hits, walked 2 and struck out 6. He was also 1-2 with a triple. The bullpen was very strong, with Drew Hayes throwing 2 hitless innings and Justin Freeman throwing a scoreless 9th.

High A
Bakersfield 5 – Visalia 4

Bakersfield took a 4-0 lead, and then held on to win 5-4.

Newly promoted Ryan Wright went 3-4 with a homer, driving in 2 runs and scoring 2. Devin Lohman went 2-4.

Great start for Tim Crabbe, as he ran his record since being sent back to A ball to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 3.35, going 6.2 allowing only a run on 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 9. Kyle McMyne picked up his 6th save with a perfect 9th inning. Crabbe took a no hitter into the 7th.

Low A
Dayton 4 – Lansing 2 10 innings

The Dragons went 10 for the second straight day, this time with better results.

Kyle Waldrop went 3-5 and Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with a double. Waldrop’s 2 run single in the 10th was the difference.

Stalin Gerson had a strong start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7. Dan Jensen got the win (6-9) in relief, going 3 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits.

El’Hajj Muhammad picked up his 2nd save with a scoreless 10th.

Rookie

Billings 4 – Great Falls 2

Taylor Wrenn was 3-3 with a walk, Beau Amaral was 3-5, Jeff Gelalich was 2-4, Carlos Sanchez was 2-5.

Andrew Cisco went to 2-0 with 6 innings of 1 run baseball, allowing 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5. Bennett Klimesh went 3 innings allowing a run on 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6.

Matt Wiley picked up his 5th save, with a hitless 9th, striking out 1, keeping his ERA at 0.00 after 9 appearances (7.2 innings).

AZL Indians 8 – AZL Reds 6

Catcher Daniel Paula continued his hot hitting, going 2-4, raising his average in 14 games to .352.

Vaughn Covington closed out the game for the Baby Reds, going 1.1 shutout innings, allowing a hit, walking 1 and striking out 1.

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.

Join the conversation! 9 Comments

  1. My, my, AA and down makes my hope for a decadal title run seem practical. What say you?

  2. Don’t know anything about Chad Rogers, but that line sure looks nice. Is he a real prospect? 54 runs is not a bad day’s (two weeks) work.

    • Don’t know anything about Chad Rogers, but that line sure looks nice. Is he a real prospect? 54 runs is not a bad day’s (two weeks) work.

      Looks like he was demoted b/c he struggled with control in AA, but he’s seem to found it again in Bakersfield.

      I’m not sure how much talent there is in the lower part of the Reds system, the Billings team played well last year, but most of those same guys have struggled in Dayton this year. Only time will tell, I guess.

  3. Pedro got 54 runs of support and still got the loss? Now that’s some tough luck right there…

    Is Brackman still pitching for Bakersfield? I thought I heard we DFA’d him a couple weeks ago, did nobody pick him up? It seemed like he may have found a role as a bullpen guy since he stopped walking every batter.

    • @athensRed:

      Is Brackman still pitching for Bakersfield? I thought I heard we DFA’d him a couple weeks ago, did nobody pick him up? It seemed like he may have found a role as a bullpen guy since he stopped walking every batter.

      Brackman is still pitching for the Wahoos, all in relief at this point. His ERA as a reliever for the Wahoos is 3.80 compared to his ERA of 9.87 as a starter for the Bats and 6.75 as a starter for the Wahoos.

  4. A note that there was a typo would have been sufficient… πŸ˜€

    I thought I read where Brackman was released also, but he’s still there apparently..maybe he was released and then re-signed (to get him off the 40 man)?

  5. Brackman was designated for assignment a couple of weeks ago.

  6. Hey man I didn’t know it was a typo, I thought people were being hyperbolic last night when they said the Cards were down 15-0 πŸ™‚ . I just took a look at Brackman’s stats and he is continuing to keep his walks down and is starting to strike out more batters. Despite a lifetime of Moeller hatred bred out of my east side public school roots, I truly am rooting for him, he obviously has some degree of talent.

  7. @athensRed:
    And heart!

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About Chad Dotson

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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