The 2017 MLB post-season is upon us and, alas, our beloved Cincinnati Reds did not qualify for any hot playoff action this year. Yesterday, our staff here at Redleg Nation made our playoff predictions, and you all laughed at our sub-par prognostication ability. Now that the respective Division Series’ have begun, we can all settle […]
The losing streak is over! With some heroics on the mound by Asher Wojciechowski and a furious comeback by the red-hot offense, the Reds (20-22) bested the Rockies (27-17) on Saturday to snap a seven-game losing streak. They’ll try to turn it into a winning streak today when they take on Colorado for the finale of […]
During the early part of this season, the Reds have reminded me of another Reds team from not long ago: the 2009 team. Why 2009? The Reds finished 78-84, 4th in the NL Central that season, but it was the year before the magical 2010 division championship. The Reds had a number of prospects who […]
What happens when you trade away the majority of your major league caliber talent, and are then confronted with putting almost half of your rebuilt roster on the disabled list? You have the 2013 Miami Marlins. The Marlins were the last team in the National League to reach 10 wins and have been the worst […]
Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays has to start with the brain trust of Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and the manner in which they manage payroll, expe— Chad: Uh, Richard, you’re supposed to be previewing that OTHER Florida team. [awkward silence] Me: Oh. [sigh] Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays […]
According to Reds beat writer John Fay, the Reds will disclose their September callup roster decisions on Friday. The Reds will announce the September call-ups Friday. Three of them will join the club Saturday in Houston; three will join the club Tuesday. Devin Mesoraco will be back on Sunday – the first day he’s eligible […]
Games Played on 08/24/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Jeff Gelalich: He went 3 for 4 with 2 2B.
Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a SB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Cody Puckett doubled.
Pedro Villarreal, 4.70 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 9 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Jordan Smith (2 IP) and Nick Christiani (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.
Pensacola at Mississippi – Postponed by rain.
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.
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.
Games Played on 08/19/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB.
Denis Phipps went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB. Chris Valaika went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Willie Harris and Corky Miller each walked twice.
Sean Gallagher, 4.92 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Josh Judy added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief. J. J. Hoover picked up his 13th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Billy Hamilton went 2 for 3 with a 3B and 2 BB. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3 with 2 BB. Beau Mills and David Vidal each homered. Miguel Rojas walked three times.
Wirfin Obispo, 2.19 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 4 BB with 7 K. Wilkin De La Rosa got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman and Curtis Partch each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
Games Played on 08/11/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 4 for 5 with 2 HR and a 2B.
Corky Miller went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4. Denis Phipps went 1 for 4 with a BB. Neftali Soto and Felix Perez doubled.
Tim Gustafson, 4.32 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 1 BB with 6 K.
Josh Fellhauer went 3 for 4 with a HR. Donald Lutz went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 4 with a BB and a SB (136). Daniel Corcino doubled.
Daniel Corcino, 3.25 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R, 1 ER, on 2 H and 4 BB with 4 K. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing 2 R over 1.1 IP of relief. Chris Manno and Mark Serrano each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.
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.
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.
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.
Games Played on 07/31/12
Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds Catcher, Jose Ortiz went 4-4 with 2 doubles. He’s only played 4 games for the Baby Reds, but his slash line is impressive thus far. .462/.533/.846
Chris Valaika was 2-4 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 2-4 with a double, Bill Rhinehart was 2-4, as was Denis Phipps.
On a bullpen day, Kanekoa Texeira got the start and threw 2 innings, giving up one run on a hit. Travis Webb was ineffective in his 2 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits. Carlos Fisher threw two hitless innings, but did allow 2 walks.
Pensacola at Tennessee was suspended in the 4th inning with Tennessee leading 2-1.
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