Daniel Wright (IL Pitcher of the Week last week.), Josh Smith, A.J. Morris, and Dayan Diaz get their turn to pitch for the big league club this week.  Why not, nobody else can get the job done.  Let’s see what is going on down on the farm so we’ll at least know the names of […]

This week it is Drew Hayes and Layne Somsen shipped out to Louisville and Jumbo Diaz and Keyvius Sampson brought back to Cincinnati for a second try at helping out the struggling bullpen.  Good luck with that.  The bullpen is not likely to get any help until we get back our injured pitchers (Bailey, DeSclafani, […]

We are now nearly a quarter of the way into the minor league full season schedule.  Time to check in on the Reds prospects around the minors to see they are faring. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats have a 19-13 record and are in 2nd place in the International League West. The International League hitters […]

The pitching reinforcements are just about ready to arrive.  It may be just in time as recent rotation addition Jon Moscot (4.02 ERA) reported soreness in his non-pitching shoulder in last night’s start.  With Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani, and John Lamb all nearing the end of their rehab assignments there could be some upcoming roster […]

Robert Stephenson got the call up to the big leagues again for another spot start and turned in a very nice performance.  Stephenson was immediately sent back down to AAA Louisville to stop his service time and arbitration clocks from ticking any further.  RH RP Drew Hayes got the call up to take Stephenson’s 25 […]

The Reds are off to a 2-0 start and some recent farm hands are working hard to prove themselves at the major league level.  Rookie LF Scott Schebler was the hero for the Reds in the game last night with a game winning double in the bottom of the ninth.  Today, rookie SP Robert Stephenson […]

The minor league season is quickly drawing to a close.  This week we’ll take a look at how each team is faring in their division races and how some of the players are doing for each of the teams this season. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats currently stand at 63-75 on the season and in […]

With the two big trades last week we have some new top prospects to keep tabs of down on the farm.  We also have some players moving around between minor league teams.  Let’s take a look at what is going on down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats SP Robert Stephenson, who in 6 GS […]

Games Played on 08/20/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Greg Reynolds: He got the win as he went 9 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 4 K. AAA Louisville 5 – Rochester 1 Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with 2 2B and a BB. Billy […]

Games Played on 08/05/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton SP Amir Garrett: He got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 4 K.

AAA

Louisville 6 – Indianapolis 4

Ryan Ludwick went 0 for 4 and now has a .045 BA in his rehab assignment. Jason Donald went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Nevin Ashley went 1 for 3 with a HR, a BB, and a SB. Mike Hessman went 1 for 3 with a 2B and 2 BB. Henry Rodriguez went 1 for 2 with 3 BB and a SB. Neftali Soto doubled.

Daniel Corcino got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Jose Diaz picked up his 9th save with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Birmingham 2

Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Travis Mattair went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Josh Smith got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Lee Hyde and Loek Van Mil each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 7/31/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Jose Ortiz was 3-for-5 with a walk and a two-run homerun.

AAA
Game 1: Syracuse 3 – Louisville 1

Jonathan Broxton started and pitched one inning in his first rehab appearance. It went a little something like this: single, single, single. Then, bases loaded popout, strikeout, strikeout.

Kevin Whelan allowed 2 runs to score in the 2nd inning. Daniel Corcino, the game’s scheduled starter, pitched the final five innings. (Minor league double headers are 7 innings each game.) Corcino surrendered a homerun to the first batter he faced, then retired 15 of the remaining 17. Corcino (5ip, 3 hits, 1 run) didn’t walk a batter and struck out 4.

Corcino also collected one of the team’s three hits. Billy Hamilton had the other two hits, including his 6th homerun of the season. His 6th homerun this year comes in 390 at-bats. Prior to 2013, Hamilton hit 7 homeruns in 1511 at-bats.

Game 2: Louisville 3 – Syracuse 0

Yohan Pino (5.2ip, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 K) held the opponent scoreless for his 2nd consecutive start. Pino hasn’t allowed more than 2 earned runs in a game since June 28th. Jose Diaz picked up his 8th save of the season by striking out two over the last 1.1 innings of the game.

Billy Hamilton had another hit and stole his 64th base of the year. Kristopher Negron hit a solo homerun in the 5th inning. Felix Perez had an RBI double in the 6th inning and later scored.

AA
Mobile 4 – Pensacola 3

Josh Smith allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8 over 5.2 innings.

Corey Wimberly, Yorman Rodriguez, and Donald Lutz had two hits each. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart reached base twice, walking once and hitting a two-run RBI single in the 6th to tie the game at 3-3.

Barnhart also erased two runners from the basepaths in the game. In the 7th inning, he picked Ender Inciarte off of first base. In the 9th inning, he threw Inciarte out again, this time trying to swipe 2nd base. Inciarte did have one successful steal in the game, and now has 35 SB in 41 attempts.

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