Game Played on 09/10/12 High A Bakersfield leads the five game series 2 – 1. Modesto 12 – Bakersfield 1 Going on the road didn’t sit well with the Blaze, as they got whipped up on at Modesto…. Travis Mattair went 2-4 and accounted for the only Bakersfield run, with a homer. The Blaze were […]

Games Played on 09/03/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B, Travis Mattair went 3-3 with a homer, driving in a run and scoring 2. The 23 year old RH Mattair finished the regular season with a slash line of .274/.344/.465 with 19 homers and 82 RBI at High A. In the second half of the season, his OPS was .893.

AAA

Indianapolis 3 – Louisville 0

The Bats season ended as it has pretty much of the season, with a loss. The Bats only collected 3 hits on the day, with no one having more than one.

Rehabbing Joey Votto had a bad day, going 0-3 (striking out twice) and having a throwing error.

Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings of relief, allowing only 1 hit. Bill Bray pitched to 3 batters in the 8th and didn’t retire anyone. Bray is likely done for the year.

AA

Tennessee 8 – Pensacola 1

Brodie Greene went 3-4 with a double, Billy Hamilton went 2-4 with a double, as did Josh Fellhauer.

Chris Manno threw a scoreless inning for Pensacola, but gave up a hit and a walk. Mark Serrano got lit up in 3 innings of relief, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.

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I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

Games Played on 08/31/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton OF Juan Silva: He went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B.

AAA

Columbus 13 – Louisville 2

Neftali Soto went 1 for 3 with a 2B. Felix Perez, Mike Costanzo, and Cody Puckett each went 2 for 4.

Tim Gustafson, 5.72 ERA, got the loss as he went 2.2 IP and allowed 7 R on 8 H and 3 BB with 1 K. Corky Miller added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 5 – Pensacola 0

Beau Mills tripled and Yordanys Perez singled for the only two Blue Wahoos hits in the game.

Daniel Corcino, 3.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Curtis Partch added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/28/12

Minor League Player of the Day:: Billings LF Jesse Winker went 3-4 and hit 2 homers. His slash line is .335/.448/.482/.930 with 4 homers. He has 38 walks and 44 strikeouts. Winker has been pretty darn consistent, with OPS over .900 each month of the Billings’ season.

AAA

Columbus 2 – Louisville 0

Not a good sign when you have as many errors as you have hits (3).

Nice start by Todd Redmond (5 IP 0 R 5 H 2 BB 2 K). Scoreless inning by Bill Bray.

Logan Ondrusek took the loss, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 1.1 innings. He also gave up a homer.

AA

Isaac rained the Blue Wahoos out at Mississippi.

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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.

Games Played on 08/27/12

Minor League Player of the Day:: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton went 2-5 and stole 4 bases. That brings him to 154 stolen bases on the season. But even more important is that he’s been consistent from A+ to AA. In about half as many ABs at AA, his OPS is within 10 points of what it was at A+ and his OBP has gone up a little. Over the entire season, his OBP is over .400 and that, my friends, is exciting. There’s an interesting article on Billy in today’s Enquirer.

Added Note: Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, was named Midwest League Batter of the Week last week. Buckley batted .429 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in. He added five doubles and posted a slugging percentage of .929.

AAA

Louisville had the night off.

AA

Pensacola 3 – Mississippi 2 10 innings

Billy Hamilton was 2-5 and stole 4 bases, Josh Fellhauer was 2-5 with a double.

Blue Wahoos got a reasonable start from Mark Serrano (5 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 R 2 BB 5K), but outstanding bullpen work, highlighted by 1.1 hitless innings by Drew Hayes, a hitless inning by Wilkin De La Rosa, and a scoreless inning by Curtis Partch (picking up his 7th win).

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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.

Games Played on 8/9/2012 Minor League Players of the Day: The Billings pitching staff combined for a 2-hit shutout. Sal Romano started and allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings. Nick Routt’s only baserunner over 2 innings was hit by a pitch. Jordan Remer threw a perfect 8th inning, and Erik Miller […]

Games Played on 08/05/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Jose Williams: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Charlotte 2

Mike Costanzo went 3 for 4 with a HR. Denis Phipps went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Cody Puckett homered.

Chad Reineke, 4.35 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 8 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Nick Masset was due to start the game as part of a rehab assignment, but did not due to a rain delay to start the game. J. J. Hoover picked up his 10th save with a scoreless 9th inning.

AA

Huntsville 7 – Pensacola 4

Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with a 3B and a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 1 for 3 with 2 BB. David Vidal went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 5 with 3 SB (125). Andrew Means went 2 for 4. Beau Mills doubled.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.31 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 3 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 1 K. Josh Ravin took the loss allowing 2 R, 1 ER, over 0.2 IP of relief.

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Games Played on 08/03/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Michael Salter: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Charlotte 3 – Louisville 1

Chris Valaika went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Denis Phipps, Felix Perez, and Neftali Soto each doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 3 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira, Travis Webb, and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Huntsville 5

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a BB and 3 SB (122). David Vidal went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 4 with a BB. Bryson Smith went 2 for 2.

Chad Rogers, 1.80 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 7 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno retired the final two batters to record his 1st save.

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Games Played on 7/25/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Didi Gregorius was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, including the walk-off homerun in the Louisville Bats win over Buffalo.

AAA
Louisville 5 – Buffalo 4

Down 4-0 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Didi Gregorius got the 4-run rally started with a 1-out single, later scoring the first Bats run of the game. In the bottom of the 9th inning, again with 1 out, Gregorius hit the game-winning, walk-off homerun. It was his 2nd homerun in as many days, and his 4th with Louisville in just 56 at-bats. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.

Brett Tomko (3 runs, 4 hits, 3 bb, 2k) made his first start since May 30, only going 3 innings. Travis Webb struck out 5 batters in his 2.2 shutout innings. J.J. Hoover was credited with the win in his scoreless 9th inning of work.

AA
Huntsville 6 – Pensacola 2

Bryson Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Billy Hamilton walked once in four plate appearances, stole second base and scored a run. Hamilton has reached base in all 13 games he’s played with Pensacola.

Kyle Lotzkar (4ip, 4r, 3er, 6h, 3bb, 5k, 3 HR allowed) continues to have a rough time since his callup to the AA level. Josh Ravin, Justin Freeman, and Chris Manno each pitched an inning to finish the game, combining to strike out 7 of the 10 batters they faced.
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Games Played on 07/22/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 5 for 5 with a 3B, a 2B, and a BB.

AAA

Pawtucket 9 – Louisville 3 (12 Innings)

Denis Phipps went 3 for 6 with a HR. Chris Valaika went 3 for 5 with a HR. Willie Harris went 3 for 6. Cody Puckett went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius doubled.

Tim Gustafson, 5.11 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 4 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira got the loss allowing 2 R in 2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 1 – Mobile 0

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4. Josh Fellhauer doubled.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.48 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 6 K. Brian Pearl got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Curtis Partch picked up the save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/20/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds OF Adam Matthews: He went 3 for 3 with 2 BB.

AAA

Pawtucket 9 – Louisville 1

Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with 2 2B and a BB. Mike Costanzo went 1 for 3 with a BB.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.09 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 6 R, 5 ER, on 9 H and 2 BB with 1 K. Carlos Fisher (1.2 IP), Josh Judy (2 IP), and Donnie Joseph (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

AA

Mobile 6 – Pensacola 2

Billy Hamilton walked three times, stole a base, was caught stealing, and committed a fielding error. Beau Mills went 2 for 4. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HBP. Mark Fleury doubled.

Daniel Corcino, 3.25 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 6 R, 4 ER, on 6 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (2 IP) and Brian Pearl (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

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The Reds won the lottery! As noted yesterday, the Reds won an additional first round draft pick in the 2013 draft in MLB’s first “Competitive Balance Lottery.” These lottery picks are also unique in that they can be used for in-season trades for other players; they cannot be traded for cash.

Onto Games Played on 7/18/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Bats catcher, Corky Miller was 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun and 2 RBI.

AAA
Louisville 4 – Columbus 2

Corky Miller was 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun and 2 RBI. Denis Phipps and Mike Costanzo each had two hits.

Sean Gallagher (8-6, 4.69 ERA) got the win by allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks over 7 innings. He struck out 4. J.J. Hoover pitched the final two shutout innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and striking out 3.

AA
Pensacola had the day off.
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