Games Played on 8/23/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: The AA Pensacola pitching staff (Daniel Corcino, Josh Ravin, and Chris Manno) combined for a 4-hit shutout. They collectively walked 4 batters and struck out 10.

Indianapolis 6 – Louisville 1

Willie Harris was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, and a run scored. Chris Valaika was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

There was another interesting defensive alignment on Thursday as Henry Rodriguez was getting another start at shortstop. Didi Gregorius was playing 2nd base. Valaika was at third base…each player at their secondary positions.

Todd Redmond made a nice start: 6ip, 2r, 1er, 5h, 0bb, 6K. Bill Bray had a rough outing, giving up 1 hit, 3 walks, and 3 runs in one inning. Logan Ondrusek was also less-than-sharp, giving up 2 hits, a walk, and a run in one inning.

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Devin Mesoraco was optioned to AAA Louisville yesterday for relief pitcher J.J. Hoover. Unless he’s replacing an injured player, Mesoraco will have to stay in the minors for 10 days, which has fans questioning his availability on the Reds playoff roster. Under Major League Rule 40 (a), the pool of players eligible for the postseason […]

Games Played on 8/16/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Sammy Diaz and Junior Arias brought the Dayton Dragons’ offense to life with nearly identical batting lines. Each batter went 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun, a stolen base, 3 runs scored, and two RBI. Sammy Diaz also walked once.

Charlotte 8 – Louisville 6

Dioner Navarro was 2-for-4 with a walk and a grand slam. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Didi Gregorius was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Felix Perez had two hits in 5 at-bats, including a double.

Tim Gustafson allowed all 8 runs, 5 runs in the 1st, over 4.1 innings. He gave up 9 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 4. Travis Webb, Nick Christiani and Bill Bray pitched 3.2 shutout relief innings. For Bray, it was the second appearance of his rehab assignment. He’s thrown a shutout inning in each outing.

Pensacola was rained out. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader today.

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Games Played on 08/14/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola LF, Donald Lutz, went 4-5 with 2 home runs. This is his 4th and 5th homers since coming to Pensacola and gives him 22 for the season. AAA Charlotte 6 – Louisville 2 Henry Rodriguez was 2-4 as the only Bat with a multiple […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL San Diego 11 Cincinnati 5 W: E. Volquez (7-7) L: M. Leake (4-7) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –NL Co-Player of the Week Drew Stubbs homered in the first inning. Stubbs’ hot hitting continues, as he went 2-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. –Jay Bruce went 2-3 with two […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…  FINAL Cincinnati Reds 9 Colorado Rockies 7 WP: Cueto (13-5, 2.45 ERA) LP: Friedrich (5-8, 6.17 ERA) S: Chapman (21, 1.45 ERA) Boxscore POSITIVES • The Reds won their ninth game in a row, their longest winning streak since 1999. They are now tied with the New York Yankees and Washington Harpers for […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Arizona 5 Cincinnati 3 W: W. Miley (10-5) L: B. Arroyo (4-6) S: J. Putz (17) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Brandon Phillips had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Drew Stubbs moved into the leadoff spot and reached base three times, plus he drove in two runs. Chris […]

After looking at the standings all day, I took a moment to admire the extremely good pitching stats from this 2012 Reds ballclub. The Reds are on pace to allow 595 runs, which would be the lowest total runs allowed in a non-strike shortened, since the 1975 team that allowed 586 runs. Starter Age G […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Minnesota 5 Cincinnati 4 W: N. Blackburn (4-4) L: H. Bailey (5-5) S: G. Perkins (2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Scott Rolen was 3-4 with a two-run homer. Rolen’s batting average is almost over .200! –Chris Heisey had two hits, including a two-run homer and a double. –Sam LeCure pitched […]

So, I’m standing at the checkout of the 9/11 Memorial gift shop at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, when I see my brother talking to a stranger wearing red.  I saunter up and discover this “stranger” is Nick Masset’s uncle.  It’s May 17th, mere hours after a numbing loss to the Mets, a game where […]

Games Played on 06/20/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Felix Perez: He went 3 for 3 with 2 2B. AAA Louisville 5 – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Felix Perez went 3 for 3 with 2 2B. Corky Miller and Cody Puckett each went 1 for 2 with 2 BB. Mike Costanzo went 1 for […]

Games Played on 06/19/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville Outfielder, Bill Rhinehart, in a day where the pickins were pretty slim, went 3-4 with a double. AAA Louisville 9 – Scranton/WB 2 Interesting to see 2 ex-Reds in the Scranton lineup (Chris Dickerson and Russell Branyon). Bill Rhinehart went 3-4 with a double, […]