Today we’ll check in down on the farm and see who got off to quick starts and how some of the top prospects did the first week of the season.  Remember, these are pretty small sample sizes, so one good game or start can change these numbers pretty quick. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats started […]

The Reds’ 9th inning comeback fell short Tuesday, as they lost to the Brewers 5-3 on the road at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ. Final R H E   Cincinnati Reds (4-4-1) 3 7 0  Milwaukee Brewers (1-5) 5 9 1 W: K. Lohse (1-0) L: J. Cueto (0-1) SV: D. Goforth (1) | Box Score | MLB.com Recap | AP Recap | Pitching: Johnny Cueto gave up an earned […]

I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  Last week I covered the starting pitchers. This week we’ll look at the relievers and then the position players in subsequent weeks.  This will be more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of […]

The Reds were shutout for the 17th time in 2014 on Wednesday night.  Daniel Corinco got off to a strong start for the Reds, but was unable to get out of the 5th inning. Kyle Lohse dominated the Reds offense, pitching a complete game shutout in his final start of 2014. Final R H E […]

Alfredo Simon gave up six earned runs, and lasted just four innings. The Reds bullpen allowed eight runs of their own, and the Reds had one of their most embarrassing losses in recent memory, 14-5 to the Mets. Tonight tied a season high in runs allowed (Reds lost 14-9 to Toronto on June 20th), and […]

Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon posted a few hours ago on his blog about the Reds September call-ups, as the MLB rosters expand to 40 players today: The Reds will add 10 players to the big league roster now that rosters can expand for September. Recalled from Triple-A Louisville: RHP Carlos Contreras (#53) RHP Daniel […]

Games Played on 8/1/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Carlos Contreras allowed just one hit and two walks over 6 shutout innings.

AAA
Syracuse 5 – Louisville 0

Ryan Dennick allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk over 4 innings while striking out two. Zach Duke continues to pitch well, tossing two innings of scoreless relief, striking out three. Jose Arredondo and Pedro Villarreal each added a scoreless inning.

All eight of Louisville’s hits were singles. Billy Hamilton, Henry Rodriguez and Nevin Ashley each had a pair of hits.

AA
Pensacola 2 – Mobile 0

Leadoff hitter Devin Lohman went 3-for-5 with a double and scored once. Travis Mattair hit his 13th homerun of the season.

Carlos Contreras (1-1, 2.87 ERA) was sneaky good in his six inning start against the Bears. Contreras allowed just 3 baserunners on a single and two walks over 6 innings, and one of those was erased by Tucker Barnhart on a stolen base attempt. There is a nice write-up on Contreras today on the front page of milb.com with comments from the Blue Wahoos’ pitching coach, Tom Brown.

“[Tonight] he was really sneaky, his breaking ball was extremely good, he was focused,” Brown said. “The biggest thing is he has a really live fastball. It’s got cutter-like action, he attacks the zone and doesn’t nibble around.

“He’s just so good, so easy to work with. Understands the game, makes adjustments, he’s a really perceptive person,” said Brown. “And his fastball, boy, his fastball runs 91-95 mph, touches 96, but it’s got a 6- to 10-inch cut. It’s really live, a special fastball.”

Brown added that Contreras reminded him favorably of another former star pupil from the Cincinnati system, Johnny Cueto.

“I’ve had some guys along in the past [like Cueto], and Carlos has the makeup of Cueto. He’s really calm, understands the game and has that quality fastball. Cueto threw [in the 90s] and hit 97 mph, and Carlos is gonna have a good changeup. He has two plus-pitches already,” he noted.

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