Final Playoff Game Played on 09/12/12 High A Modesto 6 – Bakersfield 2 It’s not the time of year that you want to get off to a bad start. James Allen, who spent almost his entire season with Dayton, pitched to the first four batters and left without recording an out. Bakersfield was down 1-0. […]

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 09/01/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 1B Carlos Sanchez: He went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB.

AAA

Columbus 5 – Louisville 1

Joey Votto 1 for 3 with HR.

Travis Webb, 4.81 ERA, got the loss as he went 3.1 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Carlos Fisher added 2.2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 3 – Tennessee 2

Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 4 with a SB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Billy Hamilton had 2 BB and a SB.

Drew Hayes, 3.41 ERA, got no decision as he went 2 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Wilkin De La Rosa added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/31/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton OF Juan Silva: He went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B.

AAA

Columbus 13 – Louisville 2

Neftali Soto went 1 for 3 with a 2B. Felix Perez, Mike Costanzo, and Cody Puckett each went 2 for 4.

Tim Gustafson, 5.72 ERA, got the loss as he went 2.2 IP and allowed 7 R on 8 H and 3 BB with 1 K. Corky Miller added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 5 – Pensacola 0

Beau Mills tripled and Yordanys Perez singled for the only two Blue Wahoos hits in the game.

Daniel Corcino, 3.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Curtis Partch added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/20/12

Minor League Player of the Day:Billings 1B Carlos Sanchez went 4-5 with 4 doubles. In the second half at Billings (16 games), his slash line is .403/.439/.742. On the season, his OPS is .937 with a .588 slugging.

AAA

Columbus 10 – Louisville 1

The Bats only collected 3 hits, luckily one averted the shutout, as Denis Phipps’ one hit was a homer. He has 4 homers in his last 3 games.

Chad Reineke got knocked around, starting and going 4, giving up 8 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. The only Bats pitcher that threw well was Carlos Fisher, with 2 hitless innings. Jordan Smith thew a scoreless inning also, but gave up 2 hits.

AA

Montgomery @ Pensacola was washed out, so the Billy Hamilton watch goes on another day.

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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 08/17/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield OF Steve Selsky: He went 4 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

AAA

Charlotte 2 – Louisville 0

Neftali Soto went 3 for 4 with a 2B.

Kanekoa Texeira, 2.67 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 2 BB with 3 K. Will Ohman took the loss allowing 1 R over 0.2 IP of relief. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Mobile 4 – Pensacola 1 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings)

David Vidal went 2 for 3. Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Mark Fleury walked twice. Andrew Means doubled. Billy Hamilton stole his 142 base.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.21 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

Pensacola 10 – Mobile 2 (DH Game 2, 7 Innings)

David Vidal went 3 for 4 with 2 HR. Beau Mills went 3 for 4 with a HR. Donald Lutz went 3 for 4. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4 with 2B. Bryson Smith doubled.

Mark Serrano, 3.66 ERA, got the win as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 7 K.

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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.

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

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Games Played on 8/10/2012 Minor League Players of the Day: Billings LF Jesse Winker was 2-4 with a double and a homer, driving in 2 runs. In 42 games, Winker has a slash line of .358/.473/.497 with a couple of homers and 32 walks (31 strikeouts) in 151 AB’s. AAA Louisville 3 – Gwinett 2 […]

Games Played on 8/7/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart reached base three times in four plate appearances, including his first homerun for AA Pensacola. Barnhart also had a double, a walk, two RBI, and a run scored.

AAA
Louisville 5 – Toldeo 3
Mike Costanzo was 2-for-2, both doubles, a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored. Neftali Soto was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

Nick Masset made a rehab start. He worked a perfect first inning, but was pulled with two outs in the second inning after allowing two base runners (and reaching his 25-pitch limit.) Todd Redmond followed and gave up a single that allowed the two Masset runners to score. Redmond went on to pitch the next 5.1 innings with an overall line of 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks, and strikeouts. J.J. Hoover pitched a perfect 9th inning with two strikeouts for his 11th save of the year.
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Games Played on 07/15/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings SP Robert Stephenson: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 0 BB with 9 K.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Gwinnett 2

Mike Costanzo went 2 for 3 with 2B. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4. Xavier Paul and Didi Gregorius each doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 3.73 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 1 R on 8 H and 2 BB with 4 K. J. J. Hoover got his 5th save allowing 1 R over 2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Jacksonville 2

Beau Mills went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Miguel Rojas went 2 for 3 with a BB. Andrew Means went 2 for 4. Billy Hamilton hit an inside the park HR. Bill Rhinehart and Mark Fleury each doubled.

Daniel Corcino, 3.05 ERA, got the win as he went 6.1 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 6 K. Curtis Partch added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/13/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 5 for 6 with a grand slam HR and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 22 – Gwinnett 1

Denis Phipps went 5 for 6 with a grand slam HR and a BB. Cody Puckett went 3 for 5 with a HR and a BB. Xavier Paul went 3 for 5 with a BB. Didi Gregorius went 3 for 6 with a 2B. Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 7. Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and 2 BB. Dioner Navarro went 2 for 5 with a BB. Chris Valaika hit a grand slam HR.

Sean Gallagher, 4.84 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 2 K. Josh Judy, J. J. Hoover, and Travis Webb each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 2 – Chattanooga 1 (DH Game 1 – 7 Innings)

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 3 with 3B and a 2B. David Vidal went 1 for 2 with a 2B and a BB. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4. Billy Hamilton singled and stole two bases.

Tony Cingrani, 1.29 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 1 R, 0 ER, on 4 H and 2 BB with 2 K.

Pensacola 6 – Chattanooga 1 (DH Game 2 – 7 Innings)

Bill Rhinehart went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Bryson Smith went 1 for 2 with a 3B. Billy Hamilton walked and stole a base.

Mark Serrano, 2.86 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Curtis Partch added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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