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.

AAA
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 05/27/13 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 05/25/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton LF Jesse Winker: He went 2 for 2 with a 3B and 2 BB. AAA Pawtucket 6 – Louisville 5 Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with his 10th HR. Billy Hamilton went 3 for 5. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3. Greg Reynolds […]

Games Played on 5/23/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: There were a lot of hits (mostly singles) and a couple of good starter pitcher performances last night, but I’m going to go with the frequently unsung bullpen heroes for today’s MLPotD. Pat Doyle pitched 3 shutout innings over the 8th, 9th, and 10th innings […]

Games played on May 11, 2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Blue Wahoo’s CF, Ryan LaMarre, went 3-3 and hit his second homer of the season. The 24 year LaMarre was the Reds 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft. He’s in his second season in AA, where last year he amassed a slash […]

Games Played on 5/2/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Yohan Pino entered mid-first inning in relief of injured starter Armando Galarraga and pitched 6.1 innings of shutout baseball against the International League’s best offense. AAA Louisville 4 – Buffalo 1 Four batters into the 1st inning, Armando Galarraga took a line drive off his […]

For games played April 20,2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville Bats RHP, Chad Reineke, threw 5 scoreless innings in his first start of the season for the Bats. Reineke is 31 and in his 4th season in Louisville. Thus far this season, he’s thrown 14.2 innings, allowing only 1 run. AAA Louisville 3 […]

Games Played on 4/17/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: James Allen threw 6.2 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed just 5 hits, walked no one and struck out a batter. AAA Louisville 8 – Columbus 3 Felix Perez (3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) hit a 3-run homerun in the 2nd inning to put Louisville on […]

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 08/27/12

Minor League Player of the Day:: Pensacola SS Billy Hamilton went 2-5 and stole 4 bases. That brings him to 154 stolen bases on the season. But even more important is that he’s been consistent from A+ to AA. In about half as many ABs at AA, his OPS is within 10 points of what it was at A+ and his OBP has gone up a little. Over the entire season, his OBP is over .400 and that, my friends, is exciting. There’s an interesting article on Billy in today’s Enquirer.

Added Note: Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Sean Buckley, was named Midwest League Batter of the Week last week. Buckley batted .429 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in. He added five doubles and posted a slugging percentage of .929.

AAA

Louisville had the night off.

AA

Pensacola 3 – Mississippi 2 10 innings

Billy Hamilton was 2-5 and stole 4 bases, Josh Fellhauer was 2-5 with a double.

Blue Wahoos got a reasonable start from Mark Serrano (5 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 R 2 BB 5K), but outstanding bullpen work, highlighted by 1.1 hitless innings by Drew Hayes, a hitless inning by Wilkin De La Rosa, and a scoreless inning by Curtis Partch (picking up his 7th win).

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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 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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