Games Played on 09/10/10

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville LF Todd Frazier: He went 1 for 4 with a seventh inning two run HR that provided the winning margin for the Bats.


Louisville 2 – Durham 1 (The Bats lead the 5 G series 2-1)

Todd Frazier went 1 for 4 with a seventh inning two run HR that provided the winning margin for the Bats. Wladimir Balentien went 1 for 3 with a BB. Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 2 with a BB.

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker got no decision as he went 5.1 IP and allowed 1 R on 6 H and 3 BB with 2 K. Phil Valiquette gets the win with 0.2 IP of scoreless relief. Micah Owings (0.2 IP) and Danny Herrera (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Jared Burton picks up the save allowing 0 R and striking out 3 over 1.1 IP.

Louisville Bats – Season Completed

– 79-64 1st Place in the International League West 0.5 G ahead of the Columbus Clippers
– Lead the Durham Bulls 2 – 1 in the first round 5 G series of the International League Playoffs


Carolina Mudcats – Season Completed

– 58-79 5th (last) Place in the Southern League North 27 G behind the Tennessee Smokies
– 30-39 5th (last) Place in the 1st Half Southern League North 12 G behind the Tennessee Smokies

High A

Lynchburg Hillcats – Season Completed

– 61-77 4th (last) Place in the Carolina League Northern 10 G behind the Frederick Keys
– 29-41 4th (last) Place in the 1st Half Carolina League Northern 12 G behind the Frederick Keys

Low A

Dayton Dragons – Season Completed

– 53-85 8th (last) Place in the Midwest League Eastern 36.5 G behind the Great Lakes Loons
– 30-39 7th Place in the 1st Half Midwest League Eastern 14 G behind the Lake County Captains

Rookie Ball

Billings Mustangs – Season Completed

– 38-37 3rd Place in the Pioneer League North 9 G behind the Great Falls Voyagers
– 21-17 2nd Place in the 1st Pioneer League North 2 G behind the Great Falls Voyagers

AZL Reds – Season Completed

– 31-24 2nd Place in the AZL Central 2.5 G behind the AZL Brewers
– AZL Wild Card Winners over the AZL Royals by 0.5 games
– Beat the AZL Giants in the one game AZL Playoff Semi-finals
– Lost to the AZL Brewers in the one game AZL Playoff Finals

5 Responses

  1. Truman48

    So Balentein is apparently healthy again. He can be called up anytime now Walt. I sure if he does call him he won’t bother to actually consult his manager.

  2. OhioJim

    @Truman48: What?!!? You weren’t impressed by the reinforcements brought in Friday. An outfielder that can’t swing the bat and a pitcher who can’t pitch???? If we have a catcher in the system that can’t squat, he will probably be next man up…..

  3. OhioJim

    @Truman48: I hit that reply button a little too quickly……

    This is a rationaliztion and not an excuse; but I’ve got to believe the Reds have some sort of agreement or issue with the owners of the Louisville Bats regarding the Reds bringing up guys not on their 40 man roster when the Bats are involved in their own playoff run.

    I lived in and near Indy back when the they were the Reds AAA affiliate; and from what would be in the media, apparently things can get tense and dicey over player moves. As I recall, when the Reds and Indy finally parted ways, this was actually onme of the central issues.

    I don’t really buy that it is a 40 man roster spot issue holding back call ups at this point. Either or both of the guys activated yesterday by the Reds could just easily been moved to the 60 day DL to create spot(s). For that matter given his lack of progress and the severity of his injury, what are the realistic prospects that Laynce Nix plays again, even in October if the Reds hold on? So there are 3 easy 40 man spots right there (I will concede that they’d probably want to keep the most likely to be ready between Edmonds and Nix eligible to play later, so actually 3 easy ways to clear 2 spots).

  4. pinson343

    @OhioJim: WJ mentioned the Bats playoff run when asked about bringing up some of their OFers. I was incredulous, and he was mocked on the blog.

    You point out that the situation is more complicated than we know. However, in the end your bottom line is the only one that makes sense: if a player can help the Reds make the playoffs, he’s got to be brought up. Hopefully Balentien is brought up soon.