Games Played on 08/12/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 2 for 3 with 2 2B and 2 BB. AAA Louisville – No game scheduled. AA Pensacola – No game scheduled. High A Bakersfield 8 – Visalia 3 Junior Arias went 3 for 4 with a BB and 2 […]

For Games played on June 30, 2013. Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old, Billings right hander, Ben Lively had his second straight outstanding start. He threw 3 innings of 2 hit, shutout baseball, walking 1 and striking out 7. He’s thrown 13 innings, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, and […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Marquez Smith (Pensacola): 2-4, HR, 2B, 1 RUN, 3 RBI

Charlotte 8 – Louisville 3

Henry Rodriguez provided most of the offense by going 2-4 with a homerun, 3 RBI, and a run scored.  The homerun was a solo shot in the 1st inning for his 4th of the season.

Yohan Pino allowed 7 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings pitched.  Pino did not walk a batter and struck out 6 in the loss.  Yohan fell to 2-5 on the season. with a 3.81 earned run average.

Pensacola 7 – Mississippi 6

The Blue Wahoos took a 7-1 lead after 4 innings and then held on in the end for a 1-run victory.  Marquez Smith led the way with a 2-4 game including a homerun, double, 3 RBI, and 1 run scored.  The homerun was his 2nd of the season.  Devin Lohman was 2-3 with a homerun, single, and a walk.  Lohman scored 2 runs and drove in 2.  Travis Mattair only had 1 hit in 4 at-bats but it accounted for his 11th homerun of the year.  Donald Lutz scored a run and drove in a run by going 2-4 with 2 singles in the contest.

Josh Smith improved his record to 6-6 on the season with the win.  Smith allowed a run on 5 hits and a walk over 6 innings of work.  He struck out 5 and lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season.

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2013 Draft Notes: — The Reds signed their first round draft pick, Phillip Ervin, shortly after the draft ended. — Earlier this week, we shared links to stories and videos on the great story of Reds 9th round pick, Chad Jones. More recently this article states that Jones has talked with Jocketty and will report […]

For games played on June 9, 2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 27 year old, Bat RHP, Greg Reynolds, ran his record to 7-0 with an outstanding 8 inning performance. He gave up 1 run on 6 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 3. Reynolds came over from the Texas organization, where he […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Zach Vincej (Dayton Dragons) had a perfect 4-4 night at the plate.  Vincej’s 4-hits included 3 singles and a double.  He scored 3 runs, drove in 2 RBI, and also drew 2 walks making him a perfect 6 for 6 in reaching base.  The perfect night helped Vincej raise […]

Games Played on 05/28/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SP Chad Rogers: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 3 K. He also doubled. AAA Louisville 5 – Columbus 2 Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with a HR. Emmanuel […]

The Final Regular Season Game Played on 09/06/12 High A Bakersfield has a bye in the first round of the California League Playoffs, awaiting the winner of San Jose and Modesto. Postseason play begins on Saturday. Rookie Missoula 8 – Billings 5 Billings missed the 2012 playoffs by just one game. Sal Romano (5-6, 5.32 […]

Game Played on 09/05/12 The regular season is over for everyone except the Billing Mustangs. Billings has one game left today, and the winner makes the playoffs. Minor League Player of the Day: Billings starter Drew Cisco pitched 6.2 innings of 1-run, 5-hit baseball. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 9. High A […]

Games Played on 8/30/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Three Bakersfield Blaze pitchers combined for a 5-hit shutout. Jamie Walczak pitched 6 shutout innings, giving up the five hits. He walked two and struck out five. Brooks Pinckard didn’t allow a hit over 2 innings, nor did Carlos Contreras in the 9th inning.

Columbus 2 – Louisville 0

The Bats collected just 7 hits and two different players were caught stealing. Didi Gregorius (2-for-4 with a double) was the only Louisville player with more than one hit but was caught stealing once.

Chad Reineke (7.2ip, 2r, 9h, 2bb, 3k) was one batter shy of a complete game. Bill Bray pitched to the final batter and struck him out.

Tennessee 4 – Pensacola 2

Brodie Greene was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Donald Lutz was 2-for-4 with one double.

Wirfin Obispo (6ip, 3r, 3h, 5bb, 5k) allowed 3 runs in a start for the first time since July 17th. In his previous seven starts, Obispo had allowed just 7 runs over 39 innings, a 1.62 ERA.

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Games Played on 08/20/12

Minor League Player of the Day:Billings 1B Carlos Sanchez went 4-5 with 4 doubles. In the second half at Billings (16 games), his slash line is .403/.439/.742. On the season, his OPS is .937 with a .588 slugging.


Columbus 10 – Louisville 1

The Bats only collected 3 hits, luckily one averted the shutout, as Denis Phipps’ one hit was a homer. He has 4 homers in his last 3 games.

Chad Reineke got knocked around, starting and going 4, giving up 8 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. The only Bats pitcher that threw well was Carlos Fisher, with 2 hitless innings. Jordan Smith thew a scoreless inning also, but gave up 2 hits.


Montgomery @ Pensacola was washed out, so the Billy Hamilton watch goes on another day.

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Games Played on 08/18/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B.


Louisville 3 – Columbus 2 (10 Innings)

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 3 for 4. Felix Perez went 2 for 4.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.66 ERA, got no decision as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Nick Masset added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Jordan Smith got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief.


Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a SB (143). Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Beau Mills homered.

Daniel Corcino, 3.17 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 4 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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