Games Played on 05/13/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 3B Neftali Soto: He went 4 for 5 with a SB. AAA Buffalo 5 – Louisville 4 Neftali Soto went 4 for 5 with a SB. Billy Hamilton went 3 for 5 with 2 SB. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a BB. […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Billy Hamilton (Louisville Bats) – 3-5, 2 HR, 2 Runs scored, 2 RBI AAA Buffalo 7 – Louisville 5 Some guy named Billy Hamilton went 3-5 in the contest and hit 2 over the wall homeruns in the loss.  Last season, Hamilton hit 2 homeruns but one was an […]

Games Played on 05/07/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. AAA Louisville 6 – Lehigh Valley 4 Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with a BB. Ryan Hanigan went 1 for 2 with a […]

For Games played on May 4, 2013: Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola’s SS, Devin Lohman, went 3-3 and hit his 2nd and 3rd homers of the season. He also walked twice. Lohman is 24 and was the Reds 2010 3rd round pick out of Cal State – Long Beach. He’s in his first […]

Games Played on 04/29/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 3B Neftali Soto: He went 4 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. AAA Louisville 6 – Lehigh Valley 2 Neftali Soto went 4 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Felix Perez went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Kris Negron […]

Games Played on 04/23/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 2B Henry Rodriguez: He went 3 for 4. AAA Louisville 3 – Gwinnett 2 Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 4. Felix Perez went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Jason Donald went 2 for 4. Mike Hessman doubled. Pedro Villarreal got […]

Games Played on 04/15/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SP Carlos Contreras: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 8 K. AAA Columbus 4 – Louisville 1 Jason Donald went 2 for 4. Armando Galarraga got no decision as he […]

For games played 4/6/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 2010’s 6th round pick, Andrew Cisco, picked up his first win and continued where he left off at Billings last season. He threw 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 8. The run came on a solo homer. AAA Louisville […]

I guess we should note, for posterity, that the Reds made some roster cuts yesterday. Twelve guys were sent away from major league camp, their heads presumedly down in a dejected pose. Left-hander Tony Cingrani and right-hander Daniel Corcino were optioned to Triple-A Louisville, right-handers Kyle Lotzkar and Josh Ravin were optioned to Double-A Pensacola, […]

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 08/05/12

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.

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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 07/30/12

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.

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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.