Pensacola defeated the Mississippi Braves 6-5 in the first game of a best of five Southern League Division playoff series. They unfortunately then lost three straight games to the Braves (5-0, 9-2, and 4-2) and are now eliminated from the Southern League playoffs.
Billings swept the Great Falls Voyagers two games to none (7-3 and 5-1) to win the best of three Pioneer League North Divisional Series playoffs. They were defeated 3-0 by the Orem Owls last night in the first game of the best of three Pioneer League Championship Series.
September Call Ups
The Reds have added two additional pitchers to provide some depth to the pitching staff. RH RP Matt Magill (5.10 ERA at AAA and 6.52 ERA at AA) and RH RP Abel De Los Santos (3.54 ERA at AAA, 3.86 ERA at AA EL, and 1.93 ERA at AA SL) have both received September call ups. The Reds cleared a roster spot for Matt Magill by placing Alfredo Simon on the 60 Day DL. Magill was acquired in the Chris Heisey trade and will be making his major league debut with the Reds. De Los Santos was acquired off waivers earlier this season and has appeared in two games with Washington in 2015.
Arizona Fall League
The Reds had previously announced that they would be sending RHP Barrett Astin, RHP Evan Mitchell, RHP Daniel Wright, 2B Brandon Dixon, SS Zach Vincej, and C Chad Wallach to play for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. The Reds had one additional spot to fill after that announcement and added another one with Daniel Wright being claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels. The Reds have now filled these two roster spots with LHP Nick Routt and OF Brian O’Grady.
LH RP Nick Routt put up a 0.89 ERA in 50.1 IP allowing 29 H and 12 BB with 46 SO at AA and then put up a 5.00 ERA in 18 IP allowing 22 H and 13 BB with 12 SO at AAA.
OF Brian O’Grady hit .235/.363/.394/.758 in 424 PA at A+.
Baseball America Classification All Stars
The Reds had four players named by Baseball America to their 2016 Minor League Classification All Star Teams. OF Scott Schebler (.311/.370/.564/.934) was named to the AAA team. RP Alejandro Chacin (1.78 ERA) made the AA team. OF Aristides Aquino (.273/.327/.519/.846) and RP Jimmy Herget (1.78 ERA) were both named to the High Class A squad.