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 09/02/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield DH Dominic D’Anna: He went 3 for 4 with a HR.

AAA

Indianapolis 11 – Louisville 6

Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 2 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

Todd Redmond, 3.63 ERA, got the loss as he went 2 IP and allowed 6 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 7 – Pensacola 3 (15 Innings)

Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 3B. Beau Mills went 2 for 7 with 2 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 5 with 2 BB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 6 with a BB. Mark Fleury walked 3 times.

Chad Rogers, 1.99 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (1 IP), Justin Freeman (2 IP), and Curtis Partch (2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Michael Griffin took the loss allowing 4 R over 2 IP of relief.

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Games Played on 08/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Jeff Gelalich: He went 3 for 4 with 2 2B.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 2

Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a SB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Cody Puckett doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.70 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 9 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Jordan Smith (2 IP) and Nick Christiani (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

AA

Pensacola at Mississippi – Postponed by rain.

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Games Played on 8/16/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Sammy Diaz and Junior Arias brought the Dayton Dragons’ offense to life with nearly identical batting lines. Each batter went 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun, a stolen base, 3 runs scored, and two RBI. Sammy Diaz also walked once.

AAA
Charlotte 8 – Louisville 6

Dioner Navarro was 2-for-4 with a walk and a grand slam. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Didi Gregorius was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Felix Perez had two hits in 5 at-bats, including a double.

Tim Gustafson allowed all 8 runs, 5 runs in the 1st, over 4.1 innings. He gave up 9 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 4. Travis Webb, Nick Christiani and Bill Bray pitched 3.2 shutout relief innings. For Bray, it was the second appearance of his rehab assignment. He’s thrown a shutout inning in each outing.

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Pensacola was rained out. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader today.

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Games Played on 08/05/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Jose Williams: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Charlotte 2

Mike Costanzo went 3 for 4 with a HR. Denis Phipps went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Cody Puckett homered.

Chad Reineke, 4.35 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 8 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Nick Masset was due to start the game as part of a rehab assignment, but did not due to a rain delay to start the game. J. J. Hoover picked up his 10th save with a scoreless 9th inning.

AA

Huntsville 7 – Pensacola 4

Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with a 3B and a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 1 for 3 with 2 BB. David Vidal went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 5 with 3 SB (125). Andrew Means went 2 for 4. Beau Mills doubled.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.31 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 3 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 1 K. Josh Ravin took the loss allowing 2 R, 1 ER, over 0.2 IP of relief.

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Games Played on 07/08/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds C Daniel Paula: He went 4 for 5 with 2 2B.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Toledo 2

Mike Costanzo went 2 for 3 with a BB. Cody Puckett went 2 for 3.

Sean Gallagher, 5.06 ERA, got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 2 K. J. J. Hoover got the win allowing 1 R over 1.1 IP of relief. Jordan Smith picked up his 11th save with a scoreless 9th.

AA

Mobile 20 – Pensacola 3

David Vidal went 1 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Brodie Greene Went 1 for 3 with a BB. Andrew Means and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart each doubled.

Mark Serrano, 2.95 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Brian Pearl got the loss allowing 5 R over 0.2 IP of relief. Outfielder Stephen Hunt allowed 4 R in the final inning.

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MINOR LEAGUE NEWSBefore touching on the games, there were a couple of noteworthy articles yesterday regarding the Reds farm system. First, this piece from milb.com on Reds LH prospect Tony Cingrani discusses his collegiate and minor league background, which pitches he throws, and a self-assessment from Cingrani on how effectively he throws each of his […]

Games Played on 04/28/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield OF Bryson Smith: He went 4 for 4 with a HR. AAA Louisville 9 – Norfolk 2 Corky Miller went 2 for 3 with a HR. Mike Costanzo went 2 for 4 with a HR and a BB. Kris Negron went 2 for 4 […]

The Reds minor league affiliates swept the opposition in Games Played on 04/26/2012 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield Blaze starting pitcher, Tony Cingrani, struck out 8 batters over 6 shutout innings. He allowed just one hit and one walk. AAA Louisville (7-14, 7.5 GB in IL West) had the day off. AA Pensacola […]

Games Played on 04/20/12 Minor League Players of the Day: Bakersfield SP Tony Cingrani: Cingrani, 0.53 ERA, got no decision as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R, on 4 H and 1 BB with 9 K. AAA Toledo 2 – Louisville 1 Paul Janish, who is off to a hot start .345/.410/.564, went […]

Games Played on 09/08/11 Minor League Players of the Day: Billings Starter, Carlos Gonzalez. With the playoffs on the line, he threw 6 innings of 1 hit shutout baseball, striking out 7. AAA Louisville The Bats finished the season with a 73-71 record in 3rd place in International League West, 15 games behind the Columbus […]

Games Played on 09/05/11 Minor League Players of the Day: Louisville 1B Neftali Soto: He went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. AAA Louisville 5 – Indianapolis 2 Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Denis Phipps went 3 for 3 with a BB. Yasmani Grandal went […]