The Final Regular Season Game Played on 09/06/12 High A Bakersfield has a bye in the first round of the California League Playoffs, awaiting the winner of San Jose and Modesto. Postseason play begins on Saturday. Rookie Missoula 8 – Billings 5 Billings missed the 2012 playoffs by just one game. Sal Romano (5-6, 5.32 […]

Games Played on 09/04/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings RF Jeff Gelalich went 2-4 with a double and triple. The 21 year old was a 1st round pick in this year’s draft, but has struggled in his first professional season going .236/.329/.370/.699 at Billings.

AAA

The Bats season is over…thank goodness. Horrible year for the Reds AAA team, as they finished last in the Western Division, 38 games out of first, with a 51-93 record, losing 9 of their last 10 and 7 in a row.

AA

Pensacola finished their inaugural season with a 34-35 second half record, finishing 3rd in the South Division, 4 games out of first place. They had the exact same record in the first half, finishing 3rd, but were 5.5 games out.

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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 09/03/12

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 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 08/19/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 9 – Columbus 8

Denis Phipps went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB. Chris Valaika went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Willie Harris and Corky Miller each walked twice.

Sean Gallagher, 4.92 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 5 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Josh Judy added 1.2 IP of scoreless relief. J. J. Hoover picked up his 13th save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 9 – Montgomery 2

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 3 with a 3B and 2 BB. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3 with 2 BB. Beau Mills and David Vidal each homered. Miguel Rojas walked three times.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.19 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 4 BB with 7 K. Wilkin De La Rosa got the win with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman and Curtis Partch each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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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 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 07/28/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 2B Niko Vasquez: He went 4 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 8 – Toledo 4

Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with 2 BB. Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a BB. Cody Puckett went 2 for 5 with a HR. Neftali Soto went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 3B.

Sean Gallagher, 4.86 ERA, got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 4 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 6 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Huntsville 4

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with 2 SB. Ryan LaMarre drew 4 BB. Donald Lutz went 1 for 3 with a 3B and a BB. Bryson Smith tripled. David Vidal doubled.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.63 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Drew Hayes and Mark Serrano each added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Wilkin De La Rosa picked up his 1st save with 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

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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.

AAA
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.

AA
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 07/13/12

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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Games Played on 07/08/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds C Daniel Paula: He went 4 for 5 with 2 2B.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Toledo 2

Mike Costanzo went 2 for 3 with a BB. Cody Puckett went 2 for 3.

Sean Gallagher, 5.06 ERA, got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 4 BB with 2 K. J. J. Hoover got the win allowing 1 R over 1.1 IP of relief. Jordan Smith picked up his 11th save with a scoreless 9th.

AA

Mobile 20 – Pensacola 3

David Vidal went 1 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Brodie Greene Went 1 for 3 with a BB. Andrew Means and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart each doubled.

Mark Serrano, 2.95 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Brian Pearl got the loss allowing 5 R over 0.2 IP of relief. Outfielder Stephen Hunt allowed 4 R in the final inning.

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Games Played on 07/06/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton 2B Ryan Wright: He went 2 for 3 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB.

AAA

Toledo 8 – Louisville 0

Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Corky Miller and Joey Gathright each doubled. Denis Phipps walked twice.

Tim Gustafson, 6.03 ERA, got the loss as he went 5.1 IP and allowed 6 R on 6 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Travis Webb (2 IP) and Kanekoa Texeira (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

AA

Pensacola 5 – Birmingham 3

Beau Mills went 1 for 3 with a BB. Didi Gregorius tripled.

Tim Crabbe, 4.76 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 3 R on 5 H and 5 BB with 5 K. Brian Pearl added 2 IP of scoreless relief. Curtis Partch got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up his 7th save with scoreless 9th inning.

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