Games Played on 06/24/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B David Vidal: He went 2 for 3 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. AAA Louisville 4 – Rochester 2 Nevin Ashley went 2 for 3 with 2 2B. Jason Donald went 2 for 3 with a 3B and a SB. Neftali […]

Games Played on 6/21/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville Bats RHP Greg Reynolds won his 9th game without a loss. He threw a complete game shutout, giving up only 2 hits, without a walk and striking out 8. Reynolds is having his best minor league season since ’07 in AA. AAA Louisville 3 […]

Games Played on 08/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Jeff Gelalich: He went 3 for 4 with 2 2B.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 2

Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a SB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Cody Puckett doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.70 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 9 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Jordan Smith (2 IP) and Nick Christiani (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

AA

Pensacola at Mississippi – Postponed by rain.

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Games Played on 08/11/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 4 for 5 with 2 HR and a 2B.

AAA

Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 2

Corky Miller went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4. Denis Phipps went 1 for 4 with a BB. Neftali Soto and Felix Perez doubled.

Tim Gustafson, 4.32 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 1 BB with 6 K.

AA

Chattanooga 6 – Pensacola 4

Josh Fellhauer went 3 for 4 with a HR. Donald Lutz went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 4 with a BB and a SB (136). Daniel Corcino doubled.

Daniel Corcino, 3.25 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R, 1 ER, on 2 H and 4 BB with 4 K. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing 2 R over 1.1 IP of relief. Chris Manno and Mark Serrano each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/21/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Todd Redmond: He got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Pawtucket 0

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a HR. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4. Mike Costanzo went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Todd Redmond, 3.36 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Jordan Smith added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 4 – Mobile 2

Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4. J. C. Sulbaran tripled. Donald Lutz and Bryson Smith each doubled.

J. C. Sulbaran, 4.08 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Drew Hayes got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Josh Ravin added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up the save with 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/17/12

Minor League Player of the Day: 8th round draft pick, Billings 3B, Seth Mejian-Brean had a pretty good doubleheader, going 4-7 with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving 3 in. Thus far in the Billings season, he’s hitting at a .333/.436/636 clip in 10 games.

AAA

Columbus 5 – Louisville 4 10 innings

Xavier Paul (LH hitting OF) continued his hot streak since coming to the Bats. His OPS at Syracuse was .888, and he’s moved that up to 1.180 at Louisville. He was 4-5 last night. Corky Miller was 2-3 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 1-4 with a homer.

Tim Gustafson had a good start for the Bats, going 5.1 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. But the bullpen faltered…Nick Christiani .2 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 1 HR (and to show how stupid the hold stat was, he was credited with his 7th hold), Travis Webb and Jordan Smith both threw scoreless innings, but Donnie Joseph got a blown save with an inning where he gave up 2 hits and a walk, while giving up a run. Kanekoa Texeira took the loss, going .2, giving up the winning run on 2 hits and a walk.

AA

Jacksonville 5 – Pensacola 4 10 innings

Ryan LaMarre was 2-3 with a double, Miguel Rojas was 2-5, and Donald Lutz, in his first game as a Blue Wahoo, went 1-5 with a homer.

Wirfin Obispo started and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning, Curtis Partch threw 1.2 scoreless innings, and Justin Freeman threw a scoreless frame.

The loss went to Mark Serrano, who gave up an unearned run in the 10th.

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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.