Games Played on 04/16/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SS Juan Perez: He went 2 for 3 with 2 2B, 2 BB, and a SB. AAA Louisville at Columbus – Postponed due to rain. AA Pensacola 6 – Jacksonville 3 Bryson Smith and Ryan LaMarre each went 2 for 4 with a 2B. […]

Games Played on 4/10/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Carlos Contreras went 5.2 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits. He struck out 8 and walked zero. AAA Columbus 5 – Louisville 0 The loss was hung on Armando Galarraga (1-1, 2.53 ERA), who allowed 3 runs (2 earned) over 5.2 innings. Galarraga […]

Games Played on 04/08/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville Bats CF Billy Hamilton: He went 4 for 5 with 3 SB. AAA Columbus 7 – Louisville 2 Billy Hamilton went 4 for 5 with 3 SB. Ray Chang went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Denis Phipps walked three times. Daniel Corcino took […]

Minor League Player of the Day: With all the outstanding pitching performances of Opening Day, Mike Hessman’s 2 homerun day was overshadowed.  But you can not deny the man again after homering twice for the second consecutive game! AAA Louisville 6 – Toledo 4 Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, and a […]

Games Played on 04/4/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Can there be any doubt? 23 year old, Louisville LHP, Tony Cingrani, who in his AAA debut, threw 6 no hit / no run innings, striking out 14. Wow! AAA Louisville 4- Toledo 3 The story of the Bats season opener is LHP Tony Cingrani. […]

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 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.

AAA
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.

AA
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 08/17/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield OF Steve Selsky: He went 4 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

AAA

Charlotte 2 – Louisville 0

Neftali Soto went 3 for 4 with a 2B.

Kanekoa Texeira, 2.67 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Will Ohman took the loss allowing 1 R over 0.2 IP of relief. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Mobile 4 – Pensacola 1 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings)

David Vidal went 2 for 3. Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Mark Fleury walked twice. Andrew Means doubled. Billy Hamilton stole his 142 base.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.21 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

Pensacola 10 – Mobile 2 (DH Game 2, 7 Innings)

David Vidal went 3 for 4 with 2 HR. Beau Mills went 3 for 4 with a HR. Donald Lutz went 3 for 4. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with 2B. Bryson Smith doubled.

Mark Serrano, 3.66 ERA, got the win as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 7 K.

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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 […]

Games Played on 08/12/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 4 with a 3B, a BB, and 3 SB. AAA Gwinnett 5 – Louisville 2 Didi Gregorius went 2 for 3 with a BB. Felix Perez went 2 for 4. Corky Miller doubled. Todd Redmond, 3.54 ERA, […]

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 8/7/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart reached base three times in four plate appearances, including his first homerun for AA Pensacola. Barnhart also had a double, a walk, two RBI, and a run scored.

AAA
Louisville 5 – Toldeo 3
Mike Costanzo was 2-for-2, both doubles, a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

Nick Masset made a rehab start. He worked a perfect first inning, but was pulled with two outs in the second inning after allowing two base runners (and reaching his 25-pitch limit.) Todd Redmond followed and gave up a single that allowed the two Masset runners to score. Redmond went on to pitch the next 5.1 innings with an overall line of 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks, and strikeouts. J.J. Hoover pitched a perfect 9th inning with two strikeouts for his 11th save of the year.
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