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 […]

Game Played on 09/11/12 High A Modesto 3 – Bakersfield 2 The Blaze blew a 2-0 lead, giving up the winning run in the bottom of the 8th. Dominic D’Anna went 2-3 with a walk and drove in both Blaze runs. Chris Berset went 2-4 and Theo Bowe went 2-5. Bakersfield got a strong start […]

Game Played on 09/09/12 High A Bakersfield leads the five game series 2 – 0. Bakersfield 8 – Modesto 5 Dominic D’Anna went 3 for 4. Theo Bowe went 2 for 4 with a BB. Ryan Wright and Danny Vicioso each went 2 for 4 with a HR. Travis Mattair went 2 for 5 with […]

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 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 09/01/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 1B Carlos Sanchez: He went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB.

AAA

Columbus 5 – Louisville 1

Joey Votto 1 for 3 with HR.

Travis Webb, 4.81 ERA, got the loss as he went 3.1 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Carlos Fisher added 2.2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 3 – Tennessee 2

Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 4 with a SB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Billy Hamilton had 2 BB and a SB.

Drew Hayes, 3.41 ERA, got no decision as he went 2 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Wilkin De La Rosa added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless 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.

AAA
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 08/28/12

Minor League Player of the Day:: Billings LF Jesse Winker went 3-4 and hit 2 homers. His slash line is .335/.448/.482/.930 with 4 homers. He has 38 walks and 44 strikeouts. Winker has been pretty darn consistent, with OPS over .900 each month of the Billings’ season.

AAA

Columbus 2 – Louisville 0

Not a good sign when you have as many errors as you have hits (3).

Nice start by Todd Redmond (5 IP 0 R 5 H 2 BB 2 K). Scoreless inning by Bill Bray.

Logan Ondrusek took the loss, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 1.1 innings. He also gave up a homer.

AA

Isaac rained the Blue Wahoos out at Mississippi.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Games Played on 08/26/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds DH Wilfrel Estevez: He went 3 for 5 with a HR and a 2B.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Toledo 3

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR. Didi Gregorius homered.

Tim Gustafson, 5.13 ERA, got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Jordan Smith picked up his 13th save despite allowing 1 R in 1 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 5 – Mississippi 2 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings)

Billy Hamilton went 1 for 3 with a BB and a SB (150). Ryan LaMarre went 1 for 2 with 2 BB and a SB. Josh Fellhauer and Miguel Rojas each went 1 for 3 with a BB. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart walked twice.

Tony Cingrani, 2.00 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 5 BB with 6 K. Michael Griffin got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up 16th save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Mississippi 1 – Pensacola 0 (DH Game 2, 7 Innings)

Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3.

Chad Rogers, 1.73 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 6 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Chris Manno added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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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 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.

AAA
Indianapolis 6 – Louisville 1

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.

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