Game played on 09/07/13 Rookie Missoula 3 – Billings 0 Gabriel Rosa, Ronald Bueno, and Jhimmy Lopez collected the only three hits for the Mustangs and none were for extra bases. Luke Moran started and got the loss, going 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts. Fabian […]

Game played on 09/05/13 Rookie Missoula 6 – Billings 4 Jose Guzman started and pitched perfect baseball for the first three innings of the game. However, Guzman started the 4th inning, faced 6 batters, and was pulled without retiring a batter. His final line was 6 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks over 3 […]

Games Played on 7/20/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 22 year old DH/OF Jon Matthews went 3-4 and hit his 2nd homer of the season. Matthews, the 8th round pick in 2011, is in his second year at Billings, last year going .179/.262/.259. Thus far this year, he’s hitting .235/.381/.382 with 12 stolen […]

Games Played on 07/09/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 1B Jhimmy Lopez: He went 3 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. AAA Louisville 5 – Toledo 3 Neftali Soto went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Felix Perez went 2 for 4. Chad Rogers got the win as he went 6.1 […]

Games Played on 8/23/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: The AA Pensacola pitching staff (Daniel Corcino, Josh Ravin, and Chris Manno) combined for a 4-hit shutout. They collectively walked 4 batters and struck out 10.

AAA
Indianapolis 6 – Louisville 1

Willie Harris was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, and a run scored. Chris Valaika was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

There was another interesting defensive alignment on Thursday as Henry Rodriguez was getting another start at shortstop. Didi Gregorius was playing 2nd base. Valaika was at third base…each player at their secondary positions.

Todd Redmond made a nice start: 6ip, 2r, 1er, 5h, 0bb, 6K. Bill Bray had a rough outing, giving up 1 hit, 3 walks, and 3 runs in one inning. Logan Ondrusek was also less-than-sharp, giving up 2 hits, a walk, and a run in one inning.

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Games Played on 08/19/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 9 – Columbus 8

Denis Phipps went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB. Chris Valaika went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Willie Harris and Corky Miller each walked twice.

Sean Gallagher, 4.92 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Josh Judy added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief. J. J. Hoover picked up his 13th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 9 – Montgomery 2

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 3 with a 3B and 2 BB. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3 with 2 BB. Beau Mills and David Vidal each homered. Miguel Rojas walked three times.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.19 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 4 BB with 7 K. Wilkin De La Rosa got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman and Curtis Partch each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/18/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Columbus 2 (10 Innings)

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 3 for 4. Felix Perez went 2 for 4.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.66 ERA, got no decision as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Nick Masset added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Jordan Smith got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a SB (143). Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Beau Mills homered.

Daniel Corcino, 3.17 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 4 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 8/15/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Tony Cingrani threw 5 shutout innings (5 hits, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts) and went 2-for-2 in the batters box with a run scored.

AAA
Charlotte 5 – Louisville 3

Making his 4th rehab appearance with the Bats, his 7th minor league rehab game overall, Nick Masset threw 2 innings of 2-hit, 1-run baseball. He walked none and struck out 4. Chad Reineke was credited with the loss for allowing 6 hits, 3 runs, no walks and 2 strikeouts over 5 innings.

Louisville mustered only 5 hits. Didi Gregorius and Neftali Soto each had a double and scored a run. Mike Costanzo was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

AA
Mobile 4 – Pensacola 2

Tony Cingrani threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits, no walks, and striking out 10 batters. The first 5 outs he recorded were strikeouts. Cingrani has allowed just 1 earned run in his three August starts, spanning 16 innings. Cingrani also helped himself at the plate with a 2-for-2 night and a run scored.

Cingrani’s pitching performance made the front page of milb.com:

Overall, Cingrani is 10-4 with a 1.51 ERA with 153 strikeouts in 23 starts between Class A Advanced Bakersfield and Pensacola. For a third-round pick who was a reliever coming out of Rice University, it’s the kind of season that puts a prospect on the map. But Cingrani knows there’s still plenty of road to travel on his journey.

“It feels good,” Cingrani said. “I’m just out doing my job and working hard. This is where it’s taken me so far, it’s pretty good. Whatever the front office chooses to do, I’m just going to go out and do what I do.”

Billy Hamilton reached once on a walk, but stole two more bases. That makes 141 minor league swipes this year, just 4 shy of Vince Coleman’s record.

Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

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Games Played on 08/11/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 4 for 5 with 2 HR and a 2B.

AAA

Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 2

Corky Miller went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4. Denis Phipps went 1 for 4 with a BB. Neftali Soto and Felix Perez doubled.

Tim Gustafson, 4.32 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 1 BB with 6 K.

AA

Chattanooga 6 – Pensacola 4

Josh Fellhauer went 3 for 4 with a HR. Donald Lutz went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 4 with a BB and a SB (136). Daniel Corcino doubled.

Daniel Corcino, 3.25 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R, 1 ER, on 2 H and 4 BB with 4 K. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing 2 R over 1.1 IP of relief. Chris Manno and Mark Serrano each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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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 07/29/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Chad Reineke: He got the win as he went 7.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 9 K.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Toledo 1

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a HR. Cody Puckett homered. Dioner Navarro doubled.

Chad Reineke, 4.46 ERA, got the win as he went 7.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 9 K. J. J. Hoover got his 8th save despite allowing 1 R over 1.2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola – No game scheduled.

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Games Played on 07/27/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield OF Steve Selsky: He went 2 for 3 with a HR, a 2B, and 2 BB. AAA Louisville 3 – Buffalo 1 Chris Valaika went 1 for 2 with a BB. Neftali Soto hit his 13th home run. Tim Gustafson, 4.64 ERA, got no […]