Minor League Player of the Day: Tim Crabbe – 6 innings pitched, 2 hits, 2 walks, 0 Runs, 4 strikeouts.  Win. Triple – A Toledo 2 – Louisville 1 Neftali Soto hit his 3rd double of the season and drove in the Bats lone run. Pedro Villareal pitched well in the start, but was on […]

For games played 4/7/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Dragons RH starter, Sal Romano, threw 6 shutout innings in his first start of 2013. He allowed only 3 hits, while striking out 6 and not walking a batter. Romano, a 23rd round pick in 2011, was 5-6 with a 5.32 ERA in Billings in […]

For games played 4/6/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 2010’s 6th round pick, Andrew Cisco, picked up his first win and continued where he left off at Billings last season. He threw 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 8. The run came on a solo homer. AAA Louisville […]

Games Played on 09/02/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield DH Dominic D’Anna: He went 3 for 4 with a HR.

AAA

Indianapolis 11 – Louisville 6

Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 2 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

Todd Redmond, 3.63 ERA, got the loss as he went 2 IP and allowed 6 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 7 – Pensacola 3 (15 Innings)

Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 3B. Beau Mills went 2 for 7 with 2 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 5 with 2 BB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 6 with a BB. Mark Fleury walked 3 times.

Chad Rogers, 1.99 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (1 IP), Justin Freeman (2 IP), and Curtis Partch (2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Michael Griffin took the loss allowing 4 R over 2 IP of relief.

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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 8/29/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Leading off and playing centerfield, Denis Phipps was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and scored Louisville’s only two runs. For the Dragons, Yorman Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base, a sac fly RBI, and a run scored. Ismael Guillon made the start in Dayton and allowed 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 8 over 6 innings.

Arizona Fall League: The Reds announced the players participating in the Arizona Fall League yesterday via twitter. Billy Hamilton, Curtis Partch, Drew Hayes, Didi Gregorius and Donald Lutz, They will play for Peoria.

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Columbus 4 – Louisville 2

Denis Phipps was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and scored both Louisville runs. Didi Gregorius had two singles, and both RBI’s.

Pedro Villarreal was credited with the loss despite only giving up 2 runs over 6 innings. He limited the Clippers to 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3.

AA
Pensacola had the day off.

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Games Played on 08/27/12

Minor League Player of the Day:: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton went 2-5 and stole 4 bases. That brings him to 154 stolen bases on the season. But even more important is that he’s been consistent from A+ to AA. In about half as many ABs at AA, his OPS is within 10 points of what it was at A+ and his OBP has gone up a little. Over the entire season, his OBP is over .400 and that, my friends, is exciting. There’s an interesting article on Billy in today’s Enquirer.

Added Note: Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, was named Midwest League Batter of the Week last week. Buckley batted .429 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in. He added five doubles and posted a slugging percentage of .929.

AAA

Louisville had the night off.

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Pensacola 3 – Mississippi 2 10 innings

Billy Hamilton was 2-5 and stole 4 bases, Josh Fellhauer was 2-5 with a double.

Blue Wahoos got a reasonable start from Mark Serrano (5 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 R 2 BB 5K), but outstanding bullpen work, highlighted by 1.1 hitless innings by Drew Hayes, a hitless inning by Wilkin De La Rosa, and a scoreless inning by Curtis Partch (picking up his 7th win).

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Games Played on 08/25/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Jon Matthews: He went 3 for 5 with a HR and 2 SB.

AAA

Toledo 5 – Louisville 1

Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Chad Reineke, 4.69 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 6 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Logan Ondrusek allowed 1 R over 1.2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 4 – Mississippi 3

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a SB (149). P. J. Phillips homered. David Vidal doubled.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.16 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 3 BB with 1 K. Curtis Partch got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up 15th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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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.

AAA

Louisville 9 – Columbus 8

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.

AA

Pensacola 9 – Montgomery 2

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.

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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 7/19/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Henry Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with a homerun, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.

AAA
Columbus 13 – Louisville 12

Henry Rodriguez was 4-for-5 with a homerun, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with a double, a grand slam, and 5 total RBI. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-5 with a homerun and 3 RBI.

Columbus scored 6 runs, 4 earned, off Bats starter Chad Reineke in 4.1 innings.

AA
Pensacola 8 – Mobile 6

Josh Fellhauer was 3-for-5 with a 3-run homerun and 4 total RBI. Brodie Greene went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. Billy Hamilton had 2 singles and a walk in 5 plate appearances, scoring 1 run and knocking in another. Hamilton has reached base in his first 8 games with Pensacola, leading to a .276/.382/.483 batting line.

Kyle Lotzkar allowed 4 runs on 2 hits and 6 walks in 4.1 innings while also striking out 6. Josh Ravin was credited with the win in his first appearance for Pensacola. Ravin went 1.2 sutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 3. Curtis Partch and Justin Freeman each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.
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Games Played on 07/17/12

Minor League Player of the Day: 8th round draft pick, Billings 3B, Seth Mejian-Brean had a pretty good doubleheader, going 4-7 with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving 3 in. Thus far in the Billings season, he’s hitting at a .333/.436/636 clip in 10 games.

AAA

Columbus 5 – Louisville 4 10 innings

Xavier Paul (LH hitting OF) continued his hot streak since coming to the Bats. His OPS at Syracuse was .888, and he’s moved that up to 1.180 at Louisville. He was 4-5 last night. Corky Miller was 2-3 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 1-4 with a homer.

Tim Gustafson had a good start for the Bats, going 5.1 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. But the bullpen faltered…Nick Christiani .2 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 1 HR (and to show how stupid the hold stat was, he was credited with his 7th hold), Travis Webb and Jordan Smith both threw scoreless innings, but Donnie Joseph got a blown save with an inning where he gave up 2 hits and a walk, while giving up a run. Kanekoa Texeira took the loss, going .2, giving up the winning run on 2 hits and a walk.

AA

Jacksonville 5 – Pensacola 4 10 innings

Ryan LaMarre was 2-3 with a double, Miguel Rojas was 2-5, and Donald Lutz, in his first game as a Blue Wahoo, went 1-5 with a homer.

Wirfin Obispo started and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning, Curtis Partch threw 1.2 scoreless innings, and Justin Freeman threw a scoreless frame.

The loss went to Mark Serrano, who gave up an unearned run in the 10th.

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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.