For games played on July 7th. Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2012 14th round draft pick, Luke Moran, thew 6 innings of 5 hit, 1 run baseball, striking out 5 for a “no decision”. This was Moran’s 4th start of the season, he’s 2-0 with an ERA of 2.66 and a WHIP of […]

For Games played on June 30, 2013. Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old, Billings right hander, Ben Lively had his second straight outstanding start. He threw 3 innings of 2 hit, shutout baseball, walking 1 and striking out 7. He’s thrown 13 innings, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, and […]

Games Played on 06/25/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton LF Jesse Winker: He went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a SB. AAA Charlotte 3 – Louisville 0 Mike Hessman and Kris Negron each doubled to provide two of the Bat’s three hits on the night. Armando Galarraga got the loss as […]

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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 07/31/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds Catcher, Jose Ortiz went 4-4 with 2 doubles. He’s only played 4 games for the Baby Reds, but his slash line is impressive thus far. .462/.533/.846

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Toledo 7 – Louisville 3

Chris Valaika was 2-4 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 2-4 with a double, Bill Rhinehart was 2-4, as was Denis Phipps.

On a bullpen day, Kanekoa Texeira got the start and threw 2 innings, giving up one run on a hit. Travis Webb was ineffective in his 2 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits. Carlos Fisher threw two hitless innings, but did allow 2 walks.

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Pensacola at Tennessee was suspended in the 4th inning with Tennessee leading 2-1.

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Games Played on 7/25/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Didi Gregorius was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, including the walk-off homerun in the Louisville Bats win over Buffalo.

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Louisville 5 – Buffalo 4

Down 4-0 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Didi Gregorius got the 4-run rally started with a 1-out single, later scoring the first Bats run of the game. In the bottom of the 9th inning, again with 1 out, Gregorius hit the game-winning, walk-off homerun. It was his 2nd homerun in as many days, and his 4th with Louisville in just 56 at-bats. Mike Costanzo was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.

Brett Tomko (3 runs, 4 hits, 3 bb, 2k) made his first start since May 30, only going 3 innings. Travis Webb struck out 5 batters in his 2.2 shutout innings. J.J. Hoover was credited with the win in his scoreless 9th inning of work.

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Huntsville 6 – Pensacola 2

Bryson Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Billy Hamilton walked once in four plate appearances, stole second base and scored a run. Hamilton has reached base in all 13 games he’s played with Pensacola.

Kyle Lotzkar (4ip, 4r, 3er, 6h, 3bb, 5k, 3 HR allowed) continues to have a rough time since his callup to the AA level. Josh Ravin, Justin Freeman, and Chris Manno each pitched an inning to finish the game, combining to strike out 7 of the 10 batters they faced.
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Games Played on 07/20/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds OF Adam Matthews: He went 3 for 3 with 2 BB.

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Pawtucket 9 – Louisville 1

Denis Phipps went 2 for 4 with 2 2B and a BB. Mike Costanzo went 1 for 3 with a BB.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.09 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 6 R, 5 ER, on 9 H and 2 BB with 1 K. Carlos Fisher (1.2 IP), Josh Judy (2 IP), and Donnie Joseph (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

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Mobile 6 – Pensacola 2

Billy Hamilton walked three times, stole a base, was caught stealing, and committed a fielding error. Beau Mills went 2 for 4. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HBP. Mark Fleury doubled.

Daniel Corcino, 3.25 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 6 R, 4 ER, on 6 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (2 IP) and Brian Pearl (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

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Games Played on 07/14/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville C Dioner Navarro: He went 2 for 4 with a grand slam HR and a BB.

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Louisville 10 – Gwinnett 8

Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 with a grand slam HR and a BB. Xavier Paul went 2 for 4 with a HR. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 1 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.

Chad Reineke, 4.75 ERA, got no decision as he went 3.1 IP and allowed 7 R, 6 ER, on 9 H and 0 BB with 1 K. Kanekoa Texeira (1.2 IP) and Carlos Fisher (1.1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Donnie Joseph got the win allowing 1 R over 2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Jacksonville 6 – Pensacola 1

Billy Hamilton went 1 for 2 with a 2B, 2 BB, and a SB. Bryson Smith and Miguel Rojas each went 2 for 4. Bill Rhinehart doubled.

Kyle Lotzkar, 5.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 4 IP and allowed 5 R, 4 ER, on 2 H and 4 BB with 6 K. Chris Manno, Justin Freeman, and Wirfin Obispo each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 06/30/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Pedro Diaz: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 0 BB with 6 K.

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Buffalo 10 – Louisville 3

Mike Costanzo went 3 for 4 with a HR. Dioner Navarro went 3 for 4 with 2 2B. Felix Perez went 2 for 3 with a BB.

Chad Reineke, 4.30 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 4 R on 6 H and 1 BB with 8 K.

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Pensacola 4 – Jackson 2

Stephen Hunt went 2 for 4 with a 2B. David Vidal went 2 for 4. Beau Mills went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

J. C. Sulbaran, 4.20 ERA, got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 6 K. Drew Hayes added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Curtis Partch got his 4th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 06/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Ryan Feierabend: He got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 4 BB with 5 K.

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Louisville 2 – Pawtucket 0

Joey Gathright went 4 for 5 with a 2B. Cody Puckett went 1 for 2 with 2 BB. Dan Dorn walked twice. Kris Negron doubled.

Ryan Feierabend, 4.64 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 1 H and 4 BB with 5 K. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Donnie Joseph picked up his 2nd save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Pensacola 8 – Chattanooga 7

Beau Mills went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Brodie Greene went 3 for 4 with 2 2B and a BB. P. J. Phillips went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Brian Peacock went 2 for 4 with a BB. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5.

Daniel Corcino, 3.41 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 2 H and 6 BB with 2 K. Mark Serrano (1 IP) and Wirfin Obispo (1.2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Chris Manno got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up his 4th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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