Games Played on 08/31/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton OF Juan Silva: He went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B.

AAA

Columbus 13 – Louisville 2

Neftali Soto went 1 for 3 with a 2B. Felix Perez, Mike Costanzo, and Cody Puckett each went 2 for 4.

Tim Gustafson, 5.72 ERA, got the loss as he went 2.2 IP and allowed 7 R on 8 H and 3 BB with 1 K. Corky Miller added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 5 – Pensacola 0

Beau Mills tripled and Yordanys Perez singled for the only two Blue Wahoos hits in the game.

Daniel Corcino, 3.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Curtis Partch added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Jeff Gelalich: He went 3 for 4 with 2 2B.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 2

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.

AA

Pensacola at Mississippi – Postponed by rain.

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Games Played on 08/05/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Jose Williams: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Charlotte 2

Mike Costanzo went 3 for 4 with a HR. Denis Phipps went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Cody Puckett homered.

Chad Reineke, 4.35 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 8 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Nick Masset was due to start the game as part of a rehab assignment, but did not due to a rain delay to start the game. J. J. Hoover picked up his 10th save with a scoreless 9th inning.

AA

Huntsville 7 – Pensacola 4

Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with a 3B and a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 1 for 3 with 2 BB. David Vidal went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 5 with 3 SB (125). Andrew Means went 2 for 4. Beau Mills doubled.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.31 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 3 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 1 K. Josh Ravin took the loss allowing 2 R, 1 ER, over 0.2 IP of relief.

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Games Played on 07/30/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Cody Puckett was 2-5 with a double and homer. His numbers in AAA are .248/.313/.404. His OBP and SLG are down substantially from what he was putting up at AA.

AAA

Toledo 10 – Louisville 9

Cody Puckett was 2-5 with a double/homer, Felix Perez was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 walks, Corky Miller was 2-3, Henry Rodriguez was 2-4 with a homer, Mike Costanzo was 2-6 with a triple, and Denis Phipps was 2-6.

Travis Webb threw a scoreless inning, the rest of the pitching staff was pretty awful.

AA

Tennessee 6 – Pensacola 3 (7 innings DH)

No one for the Blue Wahoos had more than one hit, Bryson Smith had a triple.

Chris Manno threw 2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee 3 – Pensacola 2 (7 innings DH)

David Vidal went 2-3 with a double, Mark Fleury went 2-3 with a homer.

Tony Cingrani struggled some in his start, going 4.1, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 3. He gave up 3 runs, but only 1 was earned. Josh Ravin threw 1.2 scoreless innings, but did give up 3 hits and a walk.

Billy Hamilton had his 4th error since being promoted. That gives him 29 errors in 94 games in the field. If the Reds are going to move him to the OF, I don’t understand what they’re waiting for.

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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 07/29/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Chad Reineke: He got the win as he went 7.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 9 K.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Toledo 1

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a HR. Cody Puckett homered. Dioner Navarro doubled.

Chad Reineke, 4.46 ERA, got the win as he went 7.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 9 K. J. J. Hoover got his 8th save despite allowing 1 R over 1.2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola – No game scheduled.

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Games Played on 07/28/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 2B Niko Vasquez: He went 4 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 8 – Toledo 4

Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with 2 BB. Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a BB. Cody Puckett went 2 for 5 with a HR. Neftali Soto went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 3B.

Sean Gallagher, 4.86 ERA, got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 4 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 6 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Huntsville 4

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with 2 SB. Ryan LaMarre drew 4 BB. Donald Lutz went 1 for 3 with a 3B and a BB. Bryson Smith tripled. David Vidal doubled.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.63 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Drew Hayes and Mark Serrano each added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Wilkin De La Rosa picked up his 1st save with 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 7/26/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: James Allen threw 7 shutout innings. From Tom Nichols on Allen’s great game:

Allen retired the first 14 batters he faced and did not allow a hit until the sixth inning. He did not allow a runner past first base and faced only one batter over the minimum, retiring 20 of the 22 hitters over seven scoreless innings.

AAA
Buffalo 10 – Louisville 7

Cody Puckett was 1-for-3 with a walk and a 3-run homerun. Neftali Soto went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and 2 RBI. Henry Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Didi Gregorius extended his modest hit streak to six games with a double.

Todd Redmond (5.1ip, 5r, 9h, 1bb, 8k) was 2-for-2 at the plate, but not as consistently good on the mound.

AA
Huntsville 3 – Pensacola 2

Daniel Corcino (6ip, 2r, 5h, 1bb, 5k) gave up just 2 runs over 6 inning, notching his 6th quality start in his last 8 games.

Donald Lutz was 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homerun. Billy Hamilton extended his AA on-base streak to all 14 games he’s played for Pensacola. Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a walk, but didn’t attempt any base thievery.
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Games Played on 07/22/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 5 for 5 with a 3B, a 2B, and a BB.

AAA

Pawtucket 9 – Louisville 3 (12 Innings)

Denis Phipps went 3 for 6 with a HR. Chris Valaika went 3 for 5 with a HR. Willie Harris went 3 for 6. Cody Puckett went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius doubled.

Tim Gustafson, 5.11 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 4 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira got the loss allowing 2 R in 2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 1 – Mobile 0

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4. Josh Fellhauer doubled.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.48 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 6 K. Brian Pearl got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Curtis Partch picked up the save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/13/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 5 for 6 with a grand slam HR and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 22 – Gwinnett 1

Denis Phipps went 5 for 6 with a grand slam HR and a BB. Cody Puckett went 3 for 5 with a HR and a BB. Xavier Paul went 3 for 5 with a BB. Didi Gregorius went 3 for 6 with a 2B. Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 7. Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and 2 BB. Dioner Navarro went 2 for 5 with a BB. Chris Valaika hit a grand slam HR.

Sean Gallagher, 4.84 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 2 K. Josh Judy, J. J. Hoover, and Travis Webb each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 2 – Chattanooga 1 (DH Game 1 – 7 Innings)

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 3 with 3B and a 2B. David Vidal went 1 for 2 with a 2B and a BB. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4. Billy Hamilton singled and stole two bases.

Tony Cingrani, 1.29 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 1 R, 0 ER, on 4 H and 2 BB with 2 K.

Pensacola 6 – Chattanooga 1 (DH Game 2 – 7 Innings)

Bill Rhinehart went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Bryson Smith went 1 for 2 with a 3B. Billy Hamilton walked and stole a base.

Mark Serrano, 2.86 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Curtis Partch added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/08/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds C Daniel Paula: He went 4 for 5 with 2 2B.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Toledo 2

Mike Costanzo went 2 for 3 with a BB. Cody Puckett went 2 for 3.

Sean Gallagher, 5.06 ERA, got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 2 K. J. J. Hoover got the win allowing 1 R over 1.1 IP of relief. Jordan Smith picked up his 11th save with a scoreless 9th.

AA

Mobile 20 – Pensacola 3

David Vidal went 1 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Brodie Greene Went 1 for 3 with a BB. Andrew Means and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart each doubled.

Mark Serrano, 2.95 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Brian Pearl got the loss allowing 5 R over 0.2 IP of relief. Outfielder Stephen Hunt allowed 4 R in the final inning.

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Games Played on 06/26/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dragons starter, Stalin Gerson, threw 6 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and a walk, while striking out 3.

AAA

Louisville 5 – Buffalo 3

Felix Perez was 4-5 with 2 doubles, Cody Puckett was 2-4 with a double and a walk, Bill Rhinehart was 2-4 with a double.

It was a bullpen night for the Bats, Tim Gustafson started, but only went 4 innings, allowing 7 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs. Carlos Fisher threw a scoreless inning, J.J. Hoover got the win with a hitless 8th, and Donnie Joseph picked up his 3rd save (and kept his ERA at 0) with a scoreless 9th.

AA

Jackson 4 – Pensacola 2

Brian Peacock was the only Wahoo with 2 hits, as they only garnered 6 on the night.

Tim Crabbe got the loss, going 5 innings, allowing 8 hits and 4 walks, striking out 5, while allowing 4 runs (3 earned). Brian Pearl threw 2 scoreless innings, as did Mark Serrano.

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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 06/25/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RF Feliz Perez (.267/.315/.360) had a double, homer on the way to a 3-4 night. He drove in a run and scored two.

AAA

Louisville 6 – Pawtucket 3

Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double and homer, Miguel Rojas was 3-4 with a double, Daryl Jones was 2-4 with a double, Cody Puckett hit his second homer.

Chad Reineke threw 6.2 innings of 5 hit, 3 run baseball with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning and Jordan Smith got the save (10) with an inning and a third of hitless relief.

AA

Chattanooga 3 – Pensacola 2

Josh Fellhauer went 4-4 with a double, Brian Peacock went 2-4 with a double, Ryan LaMarre went 2-5.

J.C. Sulburan had a hard time finding the plate, walking 8 batters (but only giving up 2 hits) while giving up 3 runs in 5 innings. He did strike out 7. He took the loss (5-5). Drew Hayes, Wirfin Obispo, and Chris Manno all threw scoreless innings of relief.

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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.