The Reds started out the week sending Devin Mesoraco and Jason Bourgeois down to Louisville on rehab assignments.  Then Brandon Phillips (groin) and Billy Hamilton (hand) promptly suffered nagging day to day injuries.  If that wasn’t enough, Zack Cozart appears to have suffered a knee injury that will most likely require a stay on the […]

Final R H E  Cincinnati Reds (8-8-2) 6 6 1  San Francisco Giants (5-13-1) 5 8 2  W: Lorenzen (1-0)  L: Strickland (1-1)  SV: Adleman | Box Score | AP Recap | Pitching: Anthony DeSclafani got his fourth start of the Spring and his first since being named to the 2015 starting rotation. He wasn’t terribly sharp […]

Games Played on 5/23/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: There were a lot of hits (mostly singles) and a couple of good starter pitcher performances last night, but I’m going to go with the frequently unsung bullpen heroes for today’s MLPotD. Pat Doyle pitched 3 shutout innings over the 8th, 9th, and 10th innings […]

Games Played on 05/20/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 2B Ryan Wright: He went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B. AAA Louisville 8 – Gwinnett 5 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings) Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a SB. Billy Hamilton went 2 for […]

Minor League Player of the Day: 2011’s 30th round pick, Dayton’s Joe Terry, went 4-5 with 2 doubles while driving in 3 runs. Terry was recently sent back to Dayton from Bakersfield, where he was struggling. He played most of 2012 in Dayton, where he hit .255/.310/.383. AAA Louisville 6 – Gwinett 5 The Bats […]

Games Played on 05/13/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 3B Neftali Soto: He went 4 for 5 with a SB. AAA Buffalo 5 – Louisville 4 Neftali Soto went 4 for 5 with a SB. Billy Hamilton went 3 for 5 with 2 SB. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a BB. […]

Games Played on 05/07/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. AAA Louisville 6 – Lehigh Valley 4 Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with a BB. Ryan Hanigan went 1 for 2 with a […]

For Games played on May 4, 2013: Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola’s SS, Devin Lohman, went 3-3 and hit his 2nd and 3rd homers of the season. He also walked twice. Lohman is 24 and was the Reds 2010 3rd round pick out of Cal State – Long Beach. He’s in his first […]

Minor League Player of the Day: David Vidal (Pensacola Blue-Wahoos) reached base all 4 times yesterday with 2 singles and 2 walks.  Whatever curse has been placed on the Reds offense the last 2 games and trickled down to the farm as well.  The 4 Reds farm teams scored a combined 5 runs in yesterday’s […]

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 […]

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.


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.


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.

Continue reading

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 09/01/12

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


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.


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.

Continue reading