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 […]

Games Played on 8/25/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2012 #1 draft pick, Nick Travieso threw 6 innings of 6 hit, 2 run (none earned) baseball. He gave up 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. The 19 year old Travieso has struggled at Dayton this season, with a 4.81 ERA […]

Games Played on 08/20/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Greg Reynolds: He got the win as he went 9 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 0 BB with 4 K. AAA Louisville 5 – Rochester 1 Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with 2 2B and a BB. Billy […]

Games Played on 8/14/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Kyle Waldrop had a hit every time to the plate. Waldrop was 4-for-4, with a double, a homerun and scored twice. His 21st homerun of the season was also his 4th homerun over his last 7 games.

AAA
Pawtucket 6 – Louisville 5

In his Louisville Bats debut, Derrick Robinson went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. He also had an outfield assist from left field, doubling a runner off first base (Robinson-to-Negron-to-Soto for the 7-6-3 double play.)

Billy Hamilton, Neftali Soto and Felix Perez each had a pair of hits. The first 4 hitters in the Bats lineup (those three, along with Robinson) finished the game 9-for-18.

Chad Rogers surrendered all six runs in his 5.1 inning start. The damage was done by a 3-run homerun in the 3rd inning and a 3-run homerun in the 6th inning. Rogers only gave up 4 hits, but walked 3, hit a batter and struck out just one.

AA
Mississippi 3 – Pensacola 2 in 14 innings

Tim Crabbe started and pitched 6 innings, allowing just 1 run, 7 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 9.

That was the only run of the game until Pensacola briefly took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning. Josh Fellhauer (1-for-6) had the only Blue Wahoos extra base hit with a 2-RBI double in that 8th inning. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (2-for-5, BB) reached base three times and was the only Pensacola player with more than one hit.

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Games Played on 07/30/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 1B Steve Selsky: He went 2 for 3 with a HR, a BB, and a SB. AAA Syracuse at Louisville – Postponed due to rain. AA Mobile 3 – Pensacola 2 Corey Wimberly went 2 for 2. Travis Mattair clubbed his 12th HR. Mike […]

Games Played on 7/25/2013

Minor League Pitcher of the Day: Yohan Pino needed just 105 pitches to throw a complete game 2-hit shutout. Pino didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven.

Minor League Hitter of the Day: 2013 first round pick, Phil Ervin (.322/.412/.568) went 4-for-4 plus a walk and two homeruns. Ervin hit the ball over the fence twice this game, giving him four homeruns over his last five games.

AAA
Louisville 1 – Syracuse 0

Yohan Pino pitched a 2-hitter with an economical 105 pitches. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 7.

All seven Louisville hits were singles. Kristopher Negron was 2-for-4 and scored the lone run. Henry ROdriguez was also 2-for-4 and drove Negron in.

AA
Mississippi 1 – Pensacola 0 in 10 innings

Tim Crabbe needed just 98 pitches to master his way through 9 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits, one walk and struck out 3.

Devin Lohman was 2-for-5 and had the only extra-base hit of the game (a double) for either side. Travis Mattair (2-for-4) also had a pair of hits.

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Games Played on 7/20/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 22 year old DH/OF Jon Matthews went 3-4 and hit his 2nd homer of the season. Matthews, the 8th round pick in 2011, is in his second year at Billings, last year going .179/.262/.259. Thus far this year, he’s hitting .235/.381/.382 with 12 stolen […]

Games Played on 07/15/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 3 for 5 with a 3B and a SB. AAA Louisville – No game scheduled. AA Pensacola – No game scheduled. High A Rancho Cucamonga 7 – Bakersfield 5 Juan Duran went 2 for 4 with a HR. Shane […]

Games Played on 7/10/2013

Minor League Players of the Day:
— For Dayton, Seth Mejias-Brean was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI.
— For Pensacola, Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-3 with a sac fly, a run scoring double, and a 9th-inning homerum.

AAA
Louisville 12 – Toledo 0

Making his first start since June 25th, Armando Galarraga threw six shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. Kanekoa Texeira pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out two. Pedro Villarreal pitched a perfect 9th inning.

According to the Bats Media Relations department, Billy Hamilton’s leadoff walk in the first inning was the Bats first walk in the past 4 games (38 innings.) The team would go on to walk 8 times in the game. In addition to all the free passes, the Louisville offense cranked out 12 runs on 12 hits. Felix Perez (2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR) and Nevin Ashley (2-for-4, BB, HR) each hit 3-run homeruns. Denis Phipps had three hits, including a double, scored three times and knocked in two runs.

Defensively, Louisville hasn’t committed an error in their last 8 games, a stretch of 70 innings.

AA
Pensacola 5 – Montgomery 3

Ryan LaMarre’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning plated Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, giving the Blue Wahoos an early 1-0 lead. Down 3-1 in the 4th inning, Barnhart hit a 1-out bomb to right field, cutting the deficit to 1 run. Later that same inning, Travis Mattair came around to score on a LaMarre double to tie the game.

Fast forward to the 9th inning, game still knotted at three runs each. With Travis Mattair aboard again, Ryan LaMarre hit a game deciding home run. Pensacola reliever Trevor Bell struck out two in the bottom of the 9th for the save. Since joining Pensacola on June 9th, Bell hasn’t allowed a run in 13.1 innings. His line includes 6 hits, 4 walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Shaun Ellis started and allowed 3 runs over 3 innings. Chris Manno hit a batter but didn’t allow a hit or a walk over three shutout relief innings. Lee Hyde was credited with the win after retiring all 4 batters that he faced.

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Minor League Player of the Day AAA Columbus 7 – Louisville 3 Daniel Corcino allowed 7 runs, all in the 2nd inning, to drop to 4-11 on the season.  Corcino was able to battle through after that 2nd inning and last 7.2 innings for the game.  He gave up 8 hits and 3 walks while […]

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 […]