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 8/29/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Leading off and playing centerfield, Denis Phipps was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and scored Louisville’s only two runs. For the Dragons, Yorman Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base, a sac fly RBI, and a run scored. Ismael Guillon made the start in Dayton and allowed 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 8 over 6 innings.

Arizona Fall League: The Reds announced the players participating in the Arizona Fall League yesterday via twitter. Billy Hamilton, Curtis Partch, Drew Hayes, Didi Gregorius and Donald Lutz, They will play for Peoria.

AAA
Columbus 4 – Louisville 2

Denis Phipps was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and scored both Louisville runs. Didi Gregorius had two singles, and both RBI’s.

Pedro Villarreal was credited with the loss despite only giving up 2 runs over 6 innings. He limited the Clippers to 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3.

AA
Pensacola had the day off.

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Games Played on 08/26/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds DH Wilfrel Estevez: He went 3 for 5 with a HR and a 2B.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Toledo 3

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR. Didi Gregorius homered.

Tim Gustafson, 5.13 ERA, got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Jordan Smith picked up his 13th save despite allowing 1 R in 1 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 5 – Mississippi 2 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings)

Billy Hamilton went 1 for 3 with a BB and a SB (150). Ryan LaMarre went 1 for 2 with 2 BB and a SB. Josh Fellhauer and Miguel Rojas each went 1 for 3 with a BB. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart walked twice.

Tony Cingrani, 2.00 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 5 BB with 6 K. Michael Griffin got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up 16th save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Mississippi 1 – Pensacola 0 (DH Game 2, 7 Innings)

Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3.

Chad Rogers, 1.73 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 6 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Chris Manno added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/04/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings SS Brandon Dailey: He went 4 for 5 with a 3B and a 2B.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Charlotte 3

Mike Costanzo went 2 for 4 with a HR. Denis Phipps hit his 9th home run. Didi Gregorius and Brian Peacock each doubled.

Sean Gallagher, 4.84 ERA, got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R on 8 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Nick Christiani got the win as he added 2 IP of scoreless relief. J. J. Hoover picked up his 9th save with a scoreless 9th inning.

AA

Huntsville 6 – Pensacola 5 (11 Innings)

The Blue Wahoos took the lead in a 1-1 game by putting up four runs in the top of the 11th. They then proceeded to give up five runs to Huntsville for the walk off win in the bottom of the 11th.

Brodie Greene went 3 for 4 with a BB and a SB. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 5 with 2 2B and a BB. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 4 with a BB. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 5 with a BB and a CS (26). Andrew Means homered. Beau Mills doubled.

Tony Cingrani, 1.98 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 4 H and 4 BB with 4 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (1.1 IP) and Brian Pearl (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Mark Serrano took the loss allowing 5 R while retiring only one batter in the final inning.

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Games Played on 07/30/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Cody Puckett was 2-5 with a double and homer. His numbers in AAA are .248/.313/.404. His OBP and SLG are down substantially from what he was putting up at AA.

AAA

Toledo 10 – Louisville 9

Cody Puckett was 2-5 with a double/homer, Felix Perez was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 walks, Corky Miller was 2-3, Henry Rodriguez was 2-4 with a homer, Mike Costanzo was 2-6 with a triple, and Denis Phipps was 2-6.

Travis Webb threw a scoreless inning, the rest of the pitching staff was pretty awful.

AA

Tennessee 6 – Pensacola 3 (7 innings DH)

No one for the Blue Wahoos had more than one hit, Bryson Smith had a triple.

Chris Manno threw 2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee 3 – Pensacola 2 (7 innings DH)

David Vidal went 2-3 with a double, Mark Fleury went 2-3 with a homer.

Tony Cingrani struggled some in his start, going 4.1, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 3. He gave up 3 runs, but only 1 was earned. Josh Ravin threw 1.2 scoreless innings, but did give up 3 hits and a walk.

Billy Hamilton had his 4th error since being promoted. That gives him 29 errors in 94 games in the field. If the Reds are going to move him to the OF, I don’t understand what they’re waiting for.

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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 07/07/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola 1B Beau Mills: He went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB.

AAA

Toledo 2 – Louisville 0

Joey Gathright, Paul Janish, and Bill Rhinehart each singled to provide all of the Bat’s hits in the game.

Pedro Villarreal, 3.96 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 8 K. Nick Christiani and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Mobile 2

Beau Mills went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 3B. Ryan LaMarre went 1 for 4 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB. David Vidal and Mark Fleury each went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Tony Cingrani, 1.50 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Drew Hayes added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

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