Some notes and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds have made a recent rash of minor league player signings.  They’ve inked RHP Carlos Marmol, RHP Jair Jurrjens, LHP Matt Maloney, RHP Adam Russell, C Lou Marson, and 1B Shelley Duncan.  Recent departures are LHP Jeff Francis, C Max Ramirez, and […]

The Reds are out of the gate this year with a 6-9 start that has them sitting in 4th place in the NL Central.  This week let’s take a look across the minors to see how each of the Red’s full season minor league teams have fared to start the season. AAA Louisville Bats   […]

Games Played on 06/03/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Jeff Francis: He got the win as he went 9 IP and allowed 0 R on 7 H and 1 BB with 4 K. AAA Louisville 7 – Durham 0 Joey Gathright went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a SB. Cody […]

Games Played on 05/24/2012 Minor League Player of the Day: Donnie Joseph showed that getting the save while throwing more than 1 inning is still possible. Joseph gave up just 1 hit and struck out 3 in the 1.2 inning save. In his last 8 appearances, Joseph has thrown 11 shutout innings, surrendering just 2 […]

Games Played on 05/18/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SP Tony Cingrani: He got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 12 K. AAA Rochester 5 – Louisville 3 Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a HR and a SB. Cody […]

Games Played on 05/12/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SP Tony Cingrani: He got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 1 BB with 8 K. AAA Lehigh Valley 5 – Louisville 3 (10 Innings) Chris Valaika and Willie Harris each went 2 for 4 […]

Games Played on 05/07/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SS, Brodie Greene, went 4-5. Greene is hitting .274/.328/.368 through 30 games. AAA Norfolk 4 – Louisville 2 Bill Rhinehart was 3-3 and Denis Phipps hit his 4th homer. Phipps, who many believe is “the next big thing”, is off to a slow start, […]

Games Played on 05/2/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield Starter, Tony Cingrani, who threw 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing only 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 9. He lowered his ERA to .32 and his WHIP to .643. His W/K ratio is 6.17. He’s now thrown about 1/2 the innings he […]

Games Played on 04/27/12 Minor League Players of the Day: Bakersfield SS Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 4 with 2 BB and 3 SB. AAA Louisville 2 -Norfolk 1 Mike Costanzo, hitting .295/.403/.590 AAA/AA, knocked in both Bat’s runs as he went 2 for 3 with a two run HR. Neftali Soto went 1 […]

Games Played on 04/21/12 Minor League Players of the Day: Bakersfield SP Kyle Lotzkar: Lotzkar, 1.69 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R, on 2 H and 3 BB with 5 K. AAA Indianapolis 9 – Louisville 1 Paul Janish, who is off to a hot start .351/.422/.579, went […]

Games Played on 04/16/12 Minor League Players of the Day: Bakersfield starter Daniel Renken threw 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, walking 1 and striking out 8. AAA Louisville 7 – Columbus 4 Donier Navarro went 3-4 and Felix Perez went 2-4. Todd Frazier continues to “pick it up” some, going 2-3 with […]

Games Played on 04/09/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SS Billy Hamilton went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBIs and stole 2 bases. AAA Toledo 3- Louisville 1 The Bats spent the night doing their Cincinnati Reds impression, getting 1 run on 4 hits (2 by Chris Valaika). About the only Bats […]