Game Played on 09/10/12 High A Bakersfield leads the five game series 2 – 1. Modesto 12 – Bakersfield 1 Going on the road didn’t sit well with the Blaze, as they got whipped up on at Modesto…. Travis Mattair went 2-4 and accounted for the only Bakersfield run, with a homer. The Blaze were […]

Games Played on 09/02/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield DH Dominic D’Anna: He went 3 for 4 with a HR.

AAA

Indianapolis 11 – Louisville 6

Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 2 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

Todd Redmond, 3.63 ERA, got the loss as he went 2 IP and allowed 6 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 7 – Pensacola 3 (15 Innings)

Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 3B. Beau Mills went 2 for 7 with 2 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 5 with 2 BB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 6 with a BB. Mark Fleury walked 3 times.

Chad Rogers, 1.99 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (1 IP), Justin Freeman (2 IP), and Curtis Partch (2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Michael Griffin took the loss allowing 4 R over 2 IP of relief.

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Games Played on 8/23/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: The AA Pensacola pitching staff (Daniel Corcino, Josh Ravin, and Chris Manno) combined for a 4-hit shutout. They collectively walked 4 batters and struck out 10.

AAA
Indianapolis 6 – Louisville 1

Willie Harris was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, and a run scored. Chris Valaika was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

There was another interesting defensive alignment on Thursday as Henry Rodriguez was getting another start at shortstop. Didi Gregorius was playing 2nd base. Valaika was at third base…each player at their secondary positions.

Todd Redmond made a nice start: 6ip, 2r, 1er, 5h, 0bb, 6K. Bill Bray had a rough outing, giving up 1 hit, 3 walks, and 3 runs in one inning. Logan Ondrusek was also less-than-sharp, giving up 2 hits, a walk, and a run in one inning.

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Games Played on 08/18/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Columbus 2 (10 Innings)

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 3 for 4. Felix Perez went 2 for 4.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.66 ERA, got no decision as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Nick Masset added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Jordan Smith got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a SB (143). Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Beau Mills homered.

Daniel Corcino, 3.17 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 4 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/13/12 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings LHP Ismael Guillon threw 6 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 10. It was Guillon’s 10th start, he’s thrown 51 innings, allowing only 39 hits, 24 walks, while striking out 63. He lowered his ERA to 2.29. AAA Gwinnett […]

Games Played on 8/8/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Penscacola starter Chad Rogers threw 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits, a walk, striking out 6 and not giving up any runs. It’s his second start for the Blue Wahoos, running his ERA in AA to .82 in 11 innings of work.

AAA
Toldeo 8 – Louisville 4

Brian Peacock was 2-3 with a homer, Felix Perez was 2-3 with a homer and a walk, and Nefi Soto was 2-4.

Pedro Villarreal started and ran his record to 3-9 with the loss, he threw 4.1, allowing 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts. The only relief to escape without a run was Travis Webb, who threw a hitless 9th.

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Games Played on 08/03/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Michael Salter: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Charlotte 3 – Louisville 1

Chris Valaika went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Denis Phipps, Felix Perez, and Neftali Soto each doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 3 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira, Travis Webb, and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Huntsville 5

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a BB and 3 SB (122). David Vidal went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 4 with a BB. Bryson Smith went 2 for 2.

Chad Rogers, 1.80 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 7 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno retired the final two batters to record his 1st save.

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Games Played on 07/29/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Chad Reineke: He got the win as he went 7.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 9 K.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Toledo 1

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a HR. Cody Puckett homered. Dioner Navarro doubled.

Chad Reineke, 4.46 ERA, got the win as he went 7.1 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 9 K. J. J. Hoover got his 8th save despite allowing 1 R over 1.2 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola – No game scheduled.

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Games Played on 07/23/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton Starting Pitcher Stalin Gerson threw 6 innings of 6 hit, 0 walk, 6 strikeout, 1 run baseball to notch his 5th win and lower his ERA to 4.27. His Post All Star game ERA is 3.44.

AAA

Pawtucket 8 – Louisville 1

Didi Gregorius was 2-4.

Carlos Fisher threw 2 scoreless innings, but gave up 2 hits and 2 walks. Travis Webb threw a scoreless inning, giving up 2 hits and a walk.

AA

Day off for the Southern League and the Blue Wahoos.

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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.

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Onto Games Played on 7/18/2012

Minor League Player of the Day: Bats catcher, Corky Miller was 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun and 2 RBI.

AAA
Louisville 4 – Columbus 2

Corky Miller was 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun and 2 RBI. Denis Phipps and Mike Costanzo each had two hits.

Sean Gallagher (8-6, 4.69 ERA) got the win by allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks over 7 innings. He struck out 4. J.J. Hoover pitched the final two shutout innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and striking out 3.

AA
Pensacola had the day off.
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Games Played on 7/12/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Bakerfield teammates
–Steve Selsky was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, solo homerun, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
–Jamie Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11 as he allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings.

AAA
Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 5
In their first game back from the all-star break, every Bat starter had at least one hit including the starting pitcher Gustafson. However, the pitching couldn’t stop the Braves from scoring in 6 different innings.

Didi Gregorius made his AAA debut at shortstop (with Paul Janish sliding over to 2B.) Gregorius was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Henry Rodriguez also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with an RBI. Xavier Paul made his Bats debut (1-for-4 with a double and a run scored) after being picked up by the Reds. His line with AAA Syracuse was .315/.376/.512 in 213 at-bats.

Starter Tim Gustafson gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work. Of the 5 Louisville pitchers to pitch Thursday, only Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless inning.

Former Reds prospect Buddy Carlyle got the win for the Gwinnett Braves.

AA
Pensacola was rained out.

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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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