Games Played on 6/23/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old RHP Jose Guzman earned his first win for the Mustangs, throwing 5 innings of 3 hit / shutout baseball. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 6. He threw in 11 games last year in the Arizona League, in 17.1 innings, […]

2013 Draft Notes: — The Reds signed their first round draft pick, Phillip Ervin, shortly after the draft ended. — Earlier this week, we shared links to stories and videos on the great story of Reds 9th round pick, Chad Jones. More recently this article states that Jones has talked with Jocketty and will report […]

Games Played on 06/11/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton SS Zach Vincej: He went 2 for 5 with a 3B and a 2B. AAA Louisville 8 – Durham 5 Kris Negron went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Mike Hessman went 2 for 4. Neftali Soto blasted a grand slam […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Zach Vincej (Dayton Dragons) had a perfect 4-4 night at the plate.  Vincej’s 4-hits included 3 singles and a double.  He scored 3 runs, drove in 2 RBI, and also drew 2 walks making him a perfect 6 for 6 in reaching base.  The perfect night helped Vincej raise […]

Games Played on 06/03/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville CF Billy Hamilton: He went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. AAA Louisville 3 – Toledo 2 Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Hamilton’s two run inside the park HR in the 8th put the […]

Minor League Player of the Day: 23 year old, Steve Selsky, was 2-4 with 2 homers. Selsky was the 33rd round pick in 2011 and started the year at Pensacola, but struggled. Since being sent back to Bakersfield (where he finished 2012), he’s hitting .246/.338/.456/.795. AAA Toledo 6 – Louisville 0 DH Konrad Smith went […]

Games Played on 5/29/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Mike Hessman hit a homerun for the third straight day. On Wednesday, Hessman was 3-for-3 with the homerun, a walk and 3 RBI.

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Louisville 10 – Columbus 7

Louisville scored at least once in each of the first 6 innings and never reliquinshed the lead. The scoring outburst included four solo homeruns off the bats of Josh Fellhuaer, Nevin Ashley, Konrad Schmidt, and Mike Hessman.

Seven of the Louisville runs, and all the homeruns, came at the expense of pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. Bauer was the prospect that went to Cleveland from Arizona in the 3-team trade that netted Cincinnati Shin-Soo Choo. It’s the third straight rough start for Bauer, who has seen his ERA mushroom from 2.55 to 5.05.

Hessman was a perfect 3-for-3 with the homerun, a walk and 3 RBI. That’s three straight games with a homerun and four in his past five games, pushing his May slash line up to .354/.452/.709. Fellhauer is also having a strong May (.333/.403/.544). In addition to his second homerun in two days, Fellhauer had a single, two walks, and two runs scored. Billy Hamilton singled and walked in five plate appearances, stole two bases, was caught once, and scored one run.

Armando Galarraga (3-3, 2.94 ERA) held the Clippers scoreless and limited to three hits until the 5th inning. A fielding error by Henry Rodriguez to the first batter of the 5th started a long inning for Galarraga. He finished the inning with a game line of 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 4 walks and 3 strikeouts over 5 innings.

Yohan Pino (1-2, 5 SV, 2.13 ERA) bounced back from a rough outing on May 27th to pitch the final two shutout innings.

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Games Played on 05/28/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SP Chad Rogers: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 3 K. He also doubled. AAA Louisville 5 – Columbus 2 Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with a HR. Emmanuel […]

Games Played on 05/27/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RF Josh Fellhauer: He went 3 for 5 with a HR, a 2B, and 2 BB. AAA Columbus 13 – Louisville 11 (12 Innings) Josh Fellhauer went 3 for 5 with a HR, a 2B, and 2 BB. Neftali Soto went 3 for 7 […]

Games Played on 05/26/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola RF Bryson Smith: He went 2 for 4 with a 2B and a BB. AAA Pawtucket 5 – Louisville 0 Denis Phipps went 2 for 3 with a BB. Kristopher Negron went 1 for 3 with a BB. Neftali Soto doubled. Pedro Villarreal got […]

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: Seth Mejias-Brean (Dayton) 3-5, 1 HR, 1 Double, 2 Runs, 2 RBI AAA Charlotte 4 – Louisville 2 Corky Miller went 2-4 with a single, double, and 2 runs batted in. The 2 hits bumped his AAA average up to .184 on the season.  Emmanuel Burriss went 3-4 with […]