Games Played on 7/13/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 20 year old Billings CFer, Jonathan Reynoso, went 4-5 and hit his first homer of the season. Reynoso’s slash line on the season is .256/.275/.321. Last year in the Arizona League it was .311/.328/.411. Reynoso is a free agent signing from the Dominican Republic. AAA […]

Games Played on 7/11/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Jesse Winker has had only one hit on each of the past two days, but they have both been big hits. On Wednesday, Winker was the 4th player to bat in the 1st inning and hit a grand slam. Yesterday, Winker batted 3rd and hit a 3-run homerun in the 1st inning.

Winker finished Thursday 1-for-3 with the homerun, two walks, two runs scored and a sac fly.

AAA
Louisville 3 – Indianapolis 2

The Bats and the Pirates AAA farm team were scoreless until the top of the 7th inning. Daniel Corcino allowed the only two Indians runs on a 2-run homerun to Andrew Lambo. It was a nice bounceback start for Corcino, who allowed just the 2 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks over 7 innings.

Neftali Soto (2-for-4, 2B) hit a 2-run double in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game at 2-2. Denis Phipps (2-for-3, BB) led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a single, and later scored the winning run on Kristopher Negron’s pinch-hit walk off single.

Zach Duke pitched a scoreless 8th inning. Duke is yet to allow a run in his 11.1 innings with the Bats. He has walked two and struck out 12. Kevin Wheelan walked one batter and struck out three in his scoreless 9th inning of work.

AA
Pensacola 7 – Montgomery 2

Ryan LaMarre hit a 3-run homerun in the 4th inning to give the Blue Wahoos all the runs they would need. Travis Mattair (3-for-4, BB, R) had 3 hits for the second day in a row. Donald Lutz doubled twice and scored twice. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart had two hits and two RBI. Corey Wimberly (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI) added a solo homerun in the 9th inning.

Tim Crabbe (4-7, 3.41 ERA) pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing just 6 hits, walking no one and striking out 4. Josh Ravin and Loek Van Mil each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

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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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Games Played on 07/08/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 2B Ryan Wright: He went 3 for 4 with a HR. AAA Toledo 4 – Louisville 3 (10 Innings) Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with 2 HR (21). Corky Miller went 2 for 4. Jason Donald doubled. Yohan Pino got no decision as […]

Games Played on 07/02/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 2B Avian Rachal: He went 3 for 6 with a HR, a 3B, a BB, and a SB.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 1

Denis Phipps went 1 for 3 with his 5th HR. Emmanuel Burriss singled and stole second to account for the Bat’s only other hit in the game.

Chad Reineke got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 2 R on 6 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Trevor Bell added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Jacksonville 6 – Pensacola 5

Donald Lutz, Marquez Smith, and Danny Vicioso each went 1 for 3 with a BB. Devin Lohman hit his 6th HR. Travis Mattair tripled.

Daniel Renken got no decision as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing 2 R over 1.1 IP of relief.

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Games Played on 07/01/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SS Emmanuel Burriss: He went 3 for 4 with a 2B. AAA Louisville 5 – Indianapolis 2 Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with a HR and a BB. Emmanuel Burriss went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 5. […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Marquez Smith (Pensacola): 2-4, HR, 2B, 1 RUN, 3 RBI

AAA
Charlotte 8 – Louisville 3

Henry Rodriguez provided most of the offense by going 2-4 with a homerun, 3 RBI, and a run scored.  The homerun was a solo shot in the 1st inning for his 4th of the season.

Yohan Pino allowed 7 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings pitched.  Pino did not walk a batter and struck out 6 in the loss.  Yohan fell to 2-5 on the season. with a 3.81 earned run average.

AA
Pensacola 7 – Mississippi 6

The Blue Wahoos took a 7-1 lead after 4 innings and then held on in the end for a 1-run victory.  Marquez Smith led the way with a 2-4 game including a homerun, double, 3 RBI, and 1 run scored.  The homerun was his 2nd of the season.  Devin Lohman was 2-3 with a homerun, single, and a walk.  Lohman scored 2 runs and drove in 2.  Travis Mattair only had 1 hit in 4 at-bats but it accounted for his 11th homerun of the year.  Donald Lutz scored a run and drove in a run by going 2-4 with 2 singles in the contest.

Josh Smith improved his record to 6-6 on the season with the win.  Smith allowed a run on 5 hits and a walk over 6 innings of work.  He struck out 5 and lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season.

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Games Played on 6/26/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a walk, hitting his 5th homerun of the season and stealing his 49th base. Hamilton scored twice and had two RBI, including the go-ahead RBI in the bottom of the 8th inning.

AAA
Louisville 7 – Charlotte 6

Louisville batted through the order and scored four times in the 1st, and then once more in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings, to take an early 6-2 lead off former Reds prospect Zach Stewart. Billy Hamilton led off the Bats 1st inning with a walk, a stolen base, and later scored on a single from Felix Perez. Billy Hamilton then led off the 2nd inning with his 5th homerun of the season. Those 5 homeruns in 308 at-bats this year ties his total homerun output from the previous two seasons’ 1062 at-bats.

The Knights climbed back to tie the game with 3 runs in the 5th inning of starter Greg Reynolds (7ip, 7h, 5r, 0bb, 6K) and their 6th and final run off the bullpen in the top of the 8th inning. Nevin Ashley (3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI) led off the bottom of the 8th inning with a double and later scored on a Billy Hamilton RBI single for the deciding run.

Jose Arredondo allowed a walk and struck out a batter in the final frame for the save.

AA
Mississippi 8 – Pensacola 3

Ryan Dennick allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and a walk while striking out one batter over 5.1 innings. Chris Manno and Loek Van Mil each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

No Pensacola player had more than one hit. Travis Mattair hit a solo homerun in the 4th inning. Ryan LaMarre had an RBI triple and later scored a run to contribute to the 2-run 7th inning.

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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 […]

Games Played on 06/17/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville 3B Henry Rodriguez: He went went 2 for 4 with a 2B. AAA Durham 16 – Louisville 3 Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Kris Negron went 2 for 3. Chris Heisey went 2 for 4. Corky Miller walked twice. Pedro […]

For games played on June 15, 2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old, Travis Mattair, went 3-4 with 2 doubles and drove in a run. Mattair was the 2nd round pick of the Phillies in 2007. He came to the Reds organization before the 2012 season and played last season in Bakersfield […]

Games Played on 06/11/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton SS Zach Vincej: He went 2 for 5 with a 3B and a 2B. AAA Louisville 8 – Durham 5 Kris Negron went 1 for 2 with a HR and 2 BB. Mike Hessman went 2 for 4. Neftali Soto blasted a grand slam […]