08/22/2012

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 08/21/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton Dragons 1b and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 walks.

Honorable Mention: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton for breaking the Minor League Single Season Stolen Base Record with a 1-2 (2 walk) night and stealing 4 bases.

AAA

Columbus 10 – Louisville 7

Second day in a row the Bats pitching staff gave up 10 runs, yikes. Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit. But rehabbing Nick Masset was unable to record an out, giving up 3 runs on 4 straight hits and then 2 walks, taking the loss. J.J. Hoover threw a scoreless 9th, giving up 1 hit, striking out the side.

Felix Perez was 3-5 with a double. Didi Gregorius was 2-5 with a double.

AA

Montgomery 4 – Pensacola 1 Game 1 8 innings

Billy Hamilton was 1-2 with 2 walks and stole 4 bases, eclipsing Vince Coleman’s minor league stolen base record. Beau Mills was 2-4.

Tony Cingrani threw 7 innings of 2 run baseball, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 7. Justin Freeman took the loss, with a rough 8th inning, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and giving up a homer.

Montgomery 3 – Pensacola 1 Game 2

Donald Lutz was 2-3 with a double.

Chad Rogers started and threw 4 innings, allowing 1 run, 2 hits, striking out 2, giving up the run on a homer.

High A

Bakersfield 5 – Inland Empire 2

Ryan Wright was 2-3 with a homer, Theo Bowe was 2-4.

Josh Smith won his 6th game, throwing 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Blaine Howell threw 2 innings of 1 hit/shutout ball. Carlos Contreras picked up his 3rd save since his promotion, with a perfect inning, striking out the side.

Low A

Dayton 6 – Fort Wayne 3

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Sean Buckley was 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 walks, driving in 3 runs. Juan Perez was 2-5 with a double, and Sammy Diaz was 2-4 with a walk.

Radhames Quezada started and threw 4 innings, allowing 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts.

Rookie

Idaho Falls 5 – Billings 3

Carlos Sanchez went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Zachary Vincej went 2-4, Robert Ramirez went 2-3 with a double and a walk.

Jonathon Moscot started and threw 3 innings of shutout baseball, giving up 3 hits. Jordan Remer threw a hitless inning. Alejandro Chacin threw 2 innings of shutout ball, giving up 2 hits and striking out 2. Somehow he got a blown save out of this…?

AZL Reds 1 – AZL Brewers 0

Daniel Paula was 2-2, Jonathan Reynoso was 2-3, Humberto Valor was also 2-3.

Reds 2012 #1 draft pick Nicholas Travieso started and threw 4 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, a walk, and striking out 4. Wandy Peralta got the win, throwing 2 shutout innings, on 2 hits.

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! 16 Comments

  1. Congratulations Billy Hamilton!! A truly remarkable feat.

  2. Guy steals 4 bases,breaks all time minor league stolen base record and he is not minor league player of the day ?! Bill what are you thinking?

  3. I was thinking that he didn’t have the best performance of the DAY….which, IMO, he didn’t.

  4. Bill,,,, a little to cute there on the player of the day, I know every one is entitled to there opinion but geeeeezzz.

  5. Pop quiz, hotshot.

    You’re playing shortstop. There’s a runner with average speed on first base. There are no outs and it’s the bottom of the ninth inning. The game is tied. Billy Hamilton is at the plate. He hits a grounder to you, but it’s not hit nearly hard enough to get a double play.

    Do you

    a) throw to second to get the lead runner out, leaving Billy Hamilton on first base with a chance to steal

    b) throw to first to get Billy Hamilton, leaving the lead runner on second base

    If Billy Hamilton is on first with one out, he could steal second, at which point, there’s no way you throw him out at the plate on a single. If he then steals third, he can be easily sacrificed in.

    Meanwhile, if you leave the lead runner at second, you could feasibly throw him out at home on single if you play your outfielders in. He’s probably not a threat to steal third base either.

    What do you do?

  6. IMO, I would say that 4 SB is more impressive than 2 doubles. 😀

  7. I also believe breaking a record that stood for 29 years would qualify you as the Player of the Day!! 😀

    • I also believe breaking a record that stood for 29 years would qualify you as the Player of the Day!!

      Billy baby we all love you, but the Nation has spoken. Hamilton IS the Minor League Player of the DAY!!!!

  8. Except, you’re not the ones that decide…and while I’d probably pick him as my Reds Minor League Player of Year, he isn’t the Player of the Day.

  9. With the Reds owning a 75-49 record, I can safely say that Billy Hamilton not winning Player of the Day is the worst thing to happen to the Reds this year.

    • With the Reds owning a 75-49 record, I can safely say that Billy Hamilton not winning Player of the Day is the worst thing to happen to the Reds this year.

      Like, OMG! I like totally chipped a nail.

  10. No need to get the jimmies rustled.

  11. I understand Bill’s reasoning, and I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. POTD typically highlights the best line of the day. Hamilton’s record did get a mention for the best season-long effort in one statistical category. Hamilton played in both games of a double-header…he was 0-for-2 in that game with a walk. He was also picked off based once in each game. So Hamilton’s line for the day was 1-for-4, 3 walks, 4 SB, 2 PO, no runs, no RBI.

  12. For the Billy Hamilton crew…here ya go.

    Thanks Greg, I don’t think it’s that big a deal, just some friendly jawin’…

  13. Just what is it gonna take for Josh Smith to get some love from this organization? Never mentioned, but all he does is produce. Not a bonus baby, I guess. The numbers speak for themselves!

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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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