Games Played on 08/26/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings SP Luke Moran: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 7 K.


Louisville 2 – Columbus 1

Neftali Soto and Felix Perez hit back to back solo HRs in the bottom of the 7th to account for all of the Bat’s runs. Mike Hessman doubled.

Kanekoa Texeira got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 0 BB with 5 K. Zach Duke got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief. Daniel Corcino added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Jose Diaz notched his 11th save with a scoreless 9th inning.


Pensacola 6 – Birmingham 2

Yorman Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Devin Lohman went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Mike Costanzo went 2 for 4 with a HR. Travis Mattair went 2 for 4 with a 2B.

Josh Smith got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 5 BB with 5 K. Jamie Walczak and Lee Hyde each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

High A

San Jose 5 – Bakersfield 2

Juan Silverio went 3 for 4 with a HR (17). David Vidal went 2 for 4 with a 2B.

Shaun Ellis got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 7 H and 0 BB with 3 K. Ben Klimesh added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

Low A

Lansing 18 – Dayton 6

Seth Mejias-Brean went 2 for 2 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Beau Amaral went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Brent Peterson went 2 for 2. Zach Vincej doubled.

Amir Garrett got the loss as he went 3.1 IP and allowed 8 R on 10 H and 3 BB with 3 K.


Billings 4 – Ogden 2

Robert Ramirez went 2 for 3 with a 3B. Adam Matthews, Ty Washington, and Nick Benedetto each doubled.

Luke Moran got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 7 K. Austin Muehring picked up his 5th save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AZL Reds – Cancelled due to rain.

15 Responses

  1. Bill Lack

    Zach Duke has done everything that could possibly have been asked of him at Louisville…and he might be another LHP in the bullpen down the stretch. What do you think? Duke over Ondrusek?

    • TC

      @Bill Lack: Absolutely. They’d need to make room for him on the 40-man which gets trickier when Marshall comes off the 60-day but I still think there can be a deal made somewhere before the waiver deadline to trim the 40-man to make room for both Marshall and Duke without having to risk taking Reynolds off the 40-man.

      • Bill Lack

        @TC: I guarantee you I could find some room on the 40. Kyle Lotzkar…that one is easy. He’s been in the organization what..about 30 years and never got above AA?

      • WVRedlegs

        @Bill Lack:
        The 40-man roster could use some overhaul this winter. Duke has earned a spot on the 25-man roster. Duke would bring in a fresh arm and mind for the bullpen. It needs it. The bullpen can’t keep going through 7th and 8th inning letdowns.
        And I thought signing Duke was a waste of time when it happened. Glad to be wrong again. They need him now. Bring him up.

      • Bill Lack


        Always does, but it depends on who HAS to go on the 40 man to avoid Rule 5, etc. And those rules always confuse me. Maybe Doug Gray could give us some insight on who might need to go onto the 40 after the season? (Could also give you a clue as to who might get called up in September.)

      • WVRedlegs

        @Bill Lack:

        A player has to be on the 40-man roster, excluding & 60-day DL, to be eligible for a September call-up, correct??
        I don’t see BHam on the 40-man roster. I think the only ones the Reds will call-up will be the ones that have already been up this year. DRob, Soto, Lutz, HRod, Partch, Reynolds and Christiani. I know MLB was talking about re-working the rules for September call-ups. That isn’t in effect yet is it?

      • WVRedlegs


        PS. I am still hopeful that BHam is an Aug. 31 call-up, therefore eligible for any post-season. But that might contradict Baker’s earlier comment on DRob.

      • TC

        @WVRedlegs: If a player signs at 18 and younger he gets 4 years in the minors without having to go on the 40-man for protection. If he is 19 and above he gets three years. After that time, either the player needs to be on the 40-man or he is vulnerable to the Rule-5 draft.

        A minor league player not on the 40-man after 6 years is a minor league free agent. Greg Reynolds’ situation is different since he was signed as a minor league free agent. He can be on the 25-man roster even under a minor league contract, meaning according to his contract he can walk at any time and the Reds can terminate his contract at any time. Greg Reynolds would need to have a major league contract to be bound to the Reds for 3+3 years. (3 years pre-arb, 3 years arb).

  2. ToddAlmighty

    For now, I am done calling them Bakersfield Blaze. They HAVE to be called the Bakersfield Juans. Having 4 Juans in one lineup is downright impressive. Like the Bengals used to be with the name Johnson.

  3. TC

    Last year the prospect that interested me most was Ryan Wright. He has stalled in Bakersfield this year.

    The prospect I find myself looking for in these reports now is Seth Mejias-Brean. The guy is getting it done both on offense and defense.

  4. Bill Lack

    Just read the list of guys going to the AFL from the Reds….D Hayes, M Lorenzen, C. Rogers, J. Walczak, T Barnhart, T. Mattair, R. LaMarre & Y. Rodriguez

    Very excited for Redleg Nation “Spotlight Player” Tucker Barnhart!!!