REDS FARM REPORT: 8/31 #hatsoffcin
REDS MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
RHP Brad Boxberger (Louisville), RHP Nick Christiani (Louisville), LHP Donnie Joseph (Carolina), LHP Travis Webb (Carolina), C Yasmani Grandal (Carolina), IF Brodie Greene (Bakersfield), IF/OF Cody Puckett (Carolina) and trainer Charles Leddon have been selected to participate for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the prestigious 2011 Arizona Fall League from 10/4-11/19…the league begins its 20th season on Tuesday, October 4…the six-team league plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) in six Cactus League stadiums in the Phoenix area.
VALAIKIN’ ME CRAZY!
IF Chris Valaika (Louisville) yesterday vs. Columbus went 2-for-4 with a run scored…Valaika has hit safely in each of his last 8 games (16-for-36, .444, 6r) to raise his batting average from .244 to .261.
HERMIDA CLAIMED BY PADRES
OF Jeremy Hermida (Louisville) today was claimed by the Padres off outright waivers…the 27 year-old outfielder played in 10 games for the Reds this season…in 105 games for Triple-A Louisville, Hermdia, batted .319 with 17 HR, 55 RBI, .400 on-base pct. and a .524 slugging pct.
COLUMBUS (INDIANS) 1, LOUISVILLE 2: LHP Matt Maloney (7-1) was outstanding in his 8.0 innings, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts…RHP Brad Boxberger notched his 5th save (1ip, 1k)…the Bats pushed across 2 runs on 8 hits…SS Chris Valaika went 2-for-4 with a run scored…DH Juan Francisco collected a pair of hits, an RBI and a walk.
CAROLINA 7, MONTGOMERY (RAYS) 3: RHP Curtis Partch started for Carolina and allowed 3 runs on 10 hits in 6.2 innings (0bb, 7k)…the Mudcats plated 4 go-ahead runs in the top of the ninth…3b Eric Campbell belted a 3-run homer (#11)…C Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored…LF Cody Puckett drove in 2 runs.
SAN JOSE (GIANTS) 6, BAKERSFIELD 11: RHP Tim Crabbe (5-5) was superb in his 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk with 8 strikeouts…the Blaze plated 11 runs on 12 hits…2b Brodie Greene (2-for-4, 2r, 1bb) and SS Devin Lohman (2-for-4, 2rbi, 2r) both homered…RF Dayne Read went 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI.
WEST MICHIGAN (TIGERS) 2, DAYTON 3: DH Donald Lutz (3-for-4) belted a home run in the eighth inning to tie it and another home run in the bottom of the 10th to win it…2b Ronald Torreyes added 3 hits…RHP Kyle Lotzkar started for Dayton and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.0 innings (3bb, 3k, 1hr)…RHP Chad Rogers pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of relief (1h, 1bb, 3k).
BILLINGS 4, HELENA (BREWERS) 6: RHP Wes Mugarian (4-5) started for Billings and gave up 5 unearned runs (6h, 0bb, 1k)…the Mustangs plated 4 runs on 6 hits…1b Robert Maddox (2rbi) and RF Kyle Waldrop (2-for-3, 2r, 1rbi, 1bb) both homered.
AZL REDS 3, AZL GIANTS 9: The Reds conclude their season with a semi-final playoff game loss to the Giants…RHP Justice French (4-4) started for the Reds and was reached for 5 runs on 9 hits in 5.1 innings (1bb, 2k)…the Redlegs crossed the plate 3 times on 9 hits…DH Josef Terry went 2-for-4 with n RBI.