Games Played on 08/12/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 4 with a 3B, a BB, and 3 SB.

AAA

Gwinnett 5 – Louisville 2

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 3 with a BB. Felix Perez went 2 for 4. Corky Miller doubled.

Todd Redmond, 3.54 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 5 R on 7 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira and Nick Massett each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 7 – Chattanooga 3

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a 3B, a BB, and 3 SB (139). Brodie Greene went 2 for 2 with 2 BB. Bryson Smith went 2 for 4.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.22 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 5 K. Justin Freeman picked up his 13th save with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

High A

High Desert 13 – Bakersfield 6

Stephen Hunt went 2 for 3 with a BB. Steve Selsky went 2 for 3 with a 3B. Theo Bowe went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Travis Mattair homered. Devin Lohman doubled.

Daniel Renken, 5.41 ERA, got the loss as he went 2.2 IP and allowed 8 R, 6 ER, on 9 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Chris Joyce added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

Low A

Dayton 5 – Fort Wayne 4

Juan Perez went 2 for 4 with 2 HR. Yovan Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with a SB. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Sean Buckley went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Joe Terry doubled.

Robert Stephenson, 3.00 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 4 R on 3 H and 3 BB with 4 K. Wes Mugarian got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief. El’Hajj Muhammad and Michael Dennhardt each added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Carlos Contreras picked up his 16th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

Rookie

Billings – No game scheduled.

AZL Reds – No game scheduled.

11 Responses

  1. BloodyHo

    Travis Mattair homered. He was 1/4 with 1 HR, 2 RBI & 1 rune scored. By itself not particularly exceptional, but… In April, Mattair’s hitting line was .136/.209/.390 in 59 AB. Since then he has had hitting lines of:

    MAY .277/.371/.455
    JUN .304/.355/.490
    JUL .255/.328/.455
    AUG .364/.408/.636

    That’s getting it done in any league, even the hitter friendly CAL League, and moving in the right direction after a mild July regression. The 23 year old Mattair is adding another option for 3B to 24 year old David Vidal at AA & 26 year old Henry Rodriguez at AAA. That’s even more encouraging with Super Todd’s superior performance at the major league level this year, both offensively and defensively.

  2. BloodyHo

    Nice to see another big game by Billy Hamilton. He’s after an historic record and I will certainly not begrudge him that pursuit, but once he has the recored in hand, I hope he will concentrate on a higher efficiency in stolen bases rather than higher quantity. Prior to his promotion to AA, he had maintained a success rate well over 82% every year. Since his promotion, he has less than a 78% success rate, still good but any loss of a base runner severely diminishes the effectiveness of a stolen base.

  3. Greg Dafler

    @BloodyHo: It may have been a typ-o, but I wanted to point out that Henry Rodriguez is (listed) as 22 years old, not 26, on baseball-reference.com. A few others have cited a higher age for him here, so maybe there is contradicting information on the interwebs player pages somewhere?

  4. rightsaidred

    @BloodyHo: Yes, I noticed that to. He has been caught once in each of his last 5 or 6 games. I am sure that has never happened before but teams now he will be running every single time and probably very early in the count.

  5. TC

    I wonder how it makes Zack Cozart feel to have the Reds top prospect 2 levels away in his position. For that matter, I wonder how Drew Stubbs will feel when Hamilton is converted to a CF. Further, what would that do to the moral of players such as Theo Bowe if the top prospect suddenly is now blocking you. Oh dear.

  6. eric nyc

    So any timetable on Masset coming back? Seems like he’s been on this rehab stint forever.

  7. BloodyHo

    @eric nyc: I believe the Reds want to see him respond to back to back outings before making a decision. That hasn’t happened yet. He’s pitching every 2-3 days right now, but has moved up to AAA for the last couple of outings.

  8. TC

    @BloodyHo: Michael Bourn has a career SO percentage of 77%. Ricky Henderson had a 76% career success rate. Now imagine if Hamilton’s technique matched his speed and audacity.