The Reds Top 20 Prospects Some interesting names, some relatively unknown names…. 1: Billy Hamilton 2: Tony Cingrani 3: Robert Stephenson (not sure about the criteria, but in the earlier list, Stephenson was above Cingrani in the top 100) 4: Daniel Corcino 5: Nick Travieso 6: Kyle Lotzkar (IMO, this is a BIG year for […]

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 08/05/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bats LF Willie Harris was 3-4 with a double and homer in the Bats loss to the Mud Hens.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Toledo 2

Willie Harris was 3-4 with a double and homer and Corky Miller was 2-2 with a walk.

Tim Gustafson threw 6.1 one run innings, picking up his 4th win. He gave up 5 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. The bullpen was effective (in varying degrees, 0 earned runs) the rest of the way with Jordan Smith picking up his 12th save with .2 innings of hitless relief work.

AA

Huntsville 5 – Pensacola 3

Billy Hamilton was 0-2, but walked 3 times. He stole 2 bases (thrown out once). He now has 23 stolen bases in AA, giving him 127 for the year (thrown out 27 times). That was the offensive highlight for the Blue Wahoos.

Daniel Corcino started and threw 6 innings, gave up 5 runs on 7 hits, walked 3 and struck out 2. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning of relief (2 hits), Mark Serrano threw a hitless inning.

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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.