Games Played on 07/23/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola C and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart: He went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. AAA Syracuse 6 – Louisville 5 Billy Hamilton went 2 for 5 with 2 2B. Jason Donald went 2 for 3 with a BB. Felix […]

Games Played on 7/10/2013

Minor League Players of the Day:
— For Dayton, Seth Mejias-Brean was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI.
— For Pensacola, Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-3 with a sac fly, a run scoring double, and a 9th-inning homerum.

AAA
Louisville 12 – Toledo 0

Making his first start since June 25th, Armando Galarraga threw six shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. Kanekoa Texeira pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out two. Pedro Villarreal pitched a perfect 9th inning.

According to the Bats Media Relations department, Billy Hamilton’s leadoff walk in the first inning was the Bats first walk in the past 4 games (38 innings.) The team would go on to walk 8 times in the game. In addition to all the free passes, the Louisville offense cranked out 12 runs on 12 hits. Felix Perez (2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR) and Nevin Ashley (2-for-4, BB, HR) each hit 3-run homeruns. Denis Phipps had three hits, including a double, scored three times and knocked in two runs.

Defensively, Louisville hasn’t committed an error in their last 8 games, a stretch of 70 innings.

AA
Pensacola 5 – Montgomery 3

Ryan LaMarre’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning plated Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, giving the Blue Wahoos an early 1-0 lead. Down 3-1 in the 4th inning, Barnhart hit a 1-out bomb to right field, cutting the deficit to 1 run. Later that same inning, Travis Mattair came around to score on a LaMarre double to tie the game.

Fast forward to the 9th inning, game still knotted at three runs each. With Travis Mattair aboard again, Ryan LaMarre hit a game deciding home run. Pensacola reliever Trevor Bell struck out two in the bottom of the 9th for the save. Since joining Pensacola on June 9th, Bell hasn’t allowed a run in 13.1 innings. His line includes 6 hits, 4 walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Shaun Ellis started and allowed 3 runs over 3 innings. Chris Manno hit a batter but didn’t allow a hit or a walk over three shutout relief innings. Lee Hyde was credited with the win after retiring all 4 batters that he faced.

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Games Played on 06/25/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton LF Jesse Winker: He went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a SB. AAA Charlotte 3 – Louisville 0 Mike Hessman and Kris Negron each doubled to provide two of the Bat’s three hits on the night. Armando Galarraga got the loss as […]

Games Played on 6/20/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Amir Garrett kicked off the Rookie League season with a solid start for the Billing Mustangs. Garrett allowed just 1 unearned run on 3 hits and one walk in his 5-inning start while striking out 6 batters. This was Garrett’s third start in the Pioneer League, dating back to last season, and he is yet to allow an earned run at that level.

AAA
Durham 2 – Louisville 1

Armando Galarraga (5-5, 3.05 ERA) allowed both runs over 6 innings on 8 hits, 2 walks, and a hit batter while striking out 3. Logan Ondrusek pitched the final two shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 2.

Neftali Soto (2-for-4) collected two of the Bats five hits, extending his hitting streak to 6 games. Jason Donald had a double, a walk and scored a run in four plate appearances. Billy Hamilton led off the game with a single, stole second base, but then was picked off second to cut down the Louisville threat. He later drove in the lone Bats run on a groundout.

AA
Montgomery 3 – Pensacola 1

Ryan Dennick (3-8, 3.23 ERA) threw his third straight quality start. Dennick allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and one walk over 6 innings, while striking out 5.

The Blue Wahoos offense only had 3 hits and 3 walks. Theo Bowe’s solo homerun in the 3rd inning provided the only Pensacola run. Yorman Rodriguez reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

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Minor League Player of the Day: Sammy Diaz (Dayton) went 3-4 with 2 singles, a double, and a walk. He scored a run and had 1 RBI. AAA Louisville 5 – Norfolk 3; Game 1 Denis Phipps had 2 doubles in 3 at bats and drove in 2 RBI.  Corky Miller went 2-2 with a […]

For games played on June 8, 2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2011 first round pick, Robert Stephenson, lowered his ERA to 2.97 with 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 8. In his last 6 starts, he’s thrown 38.2 innings, allowing only 4 earned runs on 19 hits and […]

Games Played on 06/03/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville CF Billy Hamilton: He went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. AAA Louisville 3 – Toledo 2 Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Hamilton’s two run inside the park HR in the 8th put the […]

Games Played on 5/29/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Mike Hessman hit a homerun for the third straight day. On Wednesday, Hessman was 3-for-3 with the homerun, a walk and 3 RBI.

AAA
Louisville 10 – Columbus 7

Louisville scored at least once in each of the first 6 innings and never reliquinshed the lead. The scoring outburst included four solo homeruns off the bats of Josh Fellhuaer, Nevin Ashley, Konrad Schmidt, and Mike Hessman.

Seven of the Louisville runs, and all the homeruns, came at the expense of pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. Bauer was the prospect that went to Cleveland from Arizona in the 3-team trade that netted Cincinnati Shin-Soo Choo. It’s the third straight rough start for Bauer, who has seen his ERA mushroom from 2.55 to 5.05.

Hessman was a perfect 3-for-3 with the homerun, a walk and 3 RBI. That’s three straight games with a homerun and four in his past five games, pushing his May slash line up to .354/.452/.709. Fellhauer is also having a strong May (.333/.403/.544). In addition to his second homerun in two days, Fellhauer had a single, two walks, and two runs scored. Billy Hamilton singled and walked in five plate appearances, stole two bases, was caught once, and scored one run.

Armando Galarraga (3-3, 2.94 ERA) held the Clippers scoreless and limited to three hits until the 5th inning. A fielding error by Henry Rodriguez to the first batter of the 5th started a long inning for Galarraga. He finished the inning with a game line of 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 4 walks and 3 strikeouts over 5 innings.

Yohan Pino (1-2, 5 SV, 2.13 ERA) bounced back from a rough outing on May 27th to pitch the final two shutout innings.

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Minor League Player of the Day: Seth Mejias-Brean (Dayton) 3-5, 1 HR, 1 Double, 2 Runs, 2 RBI AAA Charlotte 4 – Louisville 2 Corky Miller went 2-4 with a single, double, and 2 runs batted in. The 2 hits bumped his AAA average up to .184 on the season.  Emmanuel Burriss went 3-4 with […]

Games Played on 05/07/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. AAA Louisville 6 – Lehigh Valley 4 Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with a BB. Ryan Hanigan went 1 for 2 with a […]

Games Played on 5/2/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Yohan Pino entered mid-first inning in relief of injured starter Armando Galarraga and pitched 6.1 innings of shutout baseball against the International League’s best offense. AAA Louisville 4 – Buffalo 1 Four batters into the 1st inning, Armando Galarraga took a line drive off his […]

Minor League Player of the Day: David Vidal (Pensacola Blue-Wahoos) reached base all 4 times yesterday with 2 singles and 2 walks.  Whatever curse has been placed on the Reds offense the last 2 games and trickled down to the farm as well.  The 4 Reds farm teams scored a combined 5 runs in yesterday’s […]