WHIP AROUND 7/26

Here is a look at last night’s highlight performances from former and potential future Wahoos:

Cincinnati Reds: Lost 6-5 to the Rangers

  • Billy Hamilton: 1-5 last night… he’s hit in eight of his last nine
  • Tony Renda: 1-1 with a run… he’s batting .231, primarily as a pinch hitter

Daytona (A+): 5-4 win over Lakeland

  • Blake Trahan: 4-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI… the 2015 third rounder is batting .381 over the last 10 games
  • Juan Duran: 2-4, 2B, R… Duran is batting .350 with nine RBI over 16 games for Daytona

Dayton (A):7-2 loss to Lansing

  • Luis Gonzalez: 2-3, R
  • Brantley Bell: 1-3, SO … Bell has hit a whopping .433 in his last 10 games with Dayton
  • Zack Shields: 1-4…Shields, the 10th rounder in 2015, rides a seven game hit streak

Billings (ROK): 15-5 victory over Missoula

  • Taylor Trammell: 3-5, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI… Trammell has crushed the rookie league this season since being drafted in June.  Taken in the CBA round, Trammell has hit .304 for Billings with 30 RBI
  • John Sansone: 2-4, R, BB, 4 RBI… The former Florida State Seminole has also impressed in his first season of pro ball, batting .295 with 5 HR and 23 RBI

 

 

LaMarre and Lively Enjoying Success with New Major League Organizations

Lamarre - Lively

Two former Pensacola Blue Wahoos who the Cincinnati Reds traded away — outfielder Ryan LaMarre and starting pitcher Ben Lively — are doing just fine with their new organizations.

The 27-year-old LaMarre is now in the Red Sox organization and playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate in the International League. In Wednesday’s game, the center fielder hit a pair of two-run home runs, going 3-5 to lift his average to .305 on the season. He has nine homers and 36 RBIs and has stolen 15 bases for Pawtucket. He played five games for Boston earlier this year. For the Reds, he played 21 games last season.

LaMarre overcame a broken left leg and hernia in 2014, which limited him to just 17 games for the Triple-A Louisville Bats. With the Blue Wahoos in 2012, the second round pick was chosen to the Southern League All-Star team. He played part of the 2013 season with Double-A Pensacola, too, before being called up to Louisville.

Ben Lively, a Gulf Breeze High School product, now pitches for the Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the International League. He spent half of his 2014 season with the Blue Wahoos before being traded by the Reds.

In his last start Tuesday, the 24-year-old righty threw his second one-hit game this season, pitching six scoreless innings and striking out one. He had no walks and improved to 9-5 with Lehigh. He also pitched a one-hitter in seven innings for the IronPigs on June 11.

Between the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils and Lehigh, Lively is 16-5 with a 2.82 ERA and has 122 Ks in 159.2 innings.

Good luck, guys.

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 8/25/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Blue Wahoos are doing now:

Cincinnati Reds: L vs Texas Rangers, 6-5

  • Billy Hamilton was 1-5. He’s batting .292 and has stolen 26 bases in his last 30 games.
  • Tim Adleman threw five innings, allowing five runs, four earned on five hits and one strikeout. He gave up three home runs. He has started six games for the Reds this year and is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA.
  • Michael Lorenzen pitched one scoreless inning in his 21st relief appearance for the Reds this season.

Louisville Bats (Triple-A): L vs Toledo Mudhens, 1-0

  • Juan Perez went 2-4 in the leadoff spot for Louisville.
  • Jesse Winker was 1-3 with a walk and is hitting .295.
  • Kyle Waldrop was 1-3.
  • Chris Berset hit 1-3.
  • Drew Hayes pitched one inning of scoreless relief, allowing two hits and striking out two.
  • Wandy Peralta threw one inning of scoreless relief and lowered his ERA to 2.43.
  • Kevin Shackelford closed out the game with one scoreless frame and has a 2.49 ERA.

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): W vs Lakeland Flying Tigers, 7-1

  • Blake Trahan was 2-4 with a double and a triple, his ninth of the season, scored twice and drove in a run. He has hit in nine of his last 10 games.
  • Chad Tromp hit 2-3 with a double, scored twice and knocked in two runs.
  • Jonathan Reynoso went 2-3 with a run scored and drove in his 34th RBI of the season.
  • Reydel Medina hit 2-4 and scored twice.
  • Seth Varner allowed one run in seven innings on a solo home run. He gave up six hits in all, no walks and struck out five.

Dayton Dragons (Class A): W vs Lansing Lugnuts, 2-1

  • Nick Senzel  was 1-3 with a double and a walk. He’s hitting .316.
  • Brantley Bell hit 2-4 and stole his 21st base of the year.
  • Jose Duarte went 1-3  and drove in his 8th RBI of the season.
  • Reydel Medina hit 2-4 and scored twice.
  • Jesus Reyes worked six innings in his eighth start of the season and 28th appearance this year, giving up one run on three hits, walking two and striking out six.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): L vs Missoula Osprey, 3-2

  • T.J. Friedl went 2-4, hitting his eighth double and scoring a run. Of his 25 hits in 17 games, 11 have gone for extra bases.
  • Michael Beltre was 1-4 with a double and knocked in an RBI.
  • Hector Vargas hit 1-4, hitting his 15th double of the year.
  • Zac Correll, who is 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA, was making his second start in 16 appearances and threw four scoreless innings, giving up two hits, three walks and striking out three.

 

by Duwayne Escobedo

WHIP AROUND 8/24

Louisville (AAA): Lost 8-1 

Cody Reed: Pitched a great outing last night going  6.0 innings with two strikeouts and three walks.  Reed has bounced between Louisville and Cincinnati this season, making 10 starts for the Reds.  He’s been much better for Louisville (6-4, 3.18).

Kyle Waldrop: went 1-3

Ray Chang: went 1-3 with a double.

Daytona (A+): Won 3-2, 2-1 in a double header

Blake Trahan: Went a combined 3-8 with two RBIs and a steal (20)… Trahan came into the season ranked by Baseball America as the Reds #19 prospect.  He is batting .251 in just his second season of pro ball

Jonathan Reynoso: Went 2-4 with three steals and a run in game one… he now has 26 stolen bases this season for Daytona

Jimmy Herget: Threw one shutout inning with a strikeout.  The former sixth round pick in 2015 has dazzled in his second season of pro ball, posting a 1.76 ERA with 76 strikeouts in just 56.1 IP.

Daytona (A): Won 5-3

Zack Shields: Went 2-3 with a walk, triple, 2 steals (17) a run and an RBI… Shields is trending up, batting .273 over the last 10 games

Brantley Bell: Went 203 with a walk, steal (20), 2 RBI and a run… Bell rides a four game hit streak.  He’s tallied two hits in all four games.

Mitch Piatnik: A name we’ve seen a lot in these reports this season… Piatnik had another solid night going 2-4 with two runs

Billings (ROK): Won 7-3

John Sansone: Went 3-4 with a double, RBI and two runs

Taylor Trammell: Went 1-4 with a walk, triple, steal (22) and a run… Trammell has hit .303 in 50 games for Billings this season.  He rides a five game hit streak.

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 8/23/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Blue Wahoos are doing now:

Cincinnati Reds: L vs Los Angeles Dodgers, 18-9

  • Billy Hamilton was 1-5 with a walk, and two runs scored. He’s batting .333 in his last 15 games.
  • Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 and drove in his 35th RBI of the season.
  • Joey Votto smashed a double and a triple, scored twice and knocked in four runs, going 3-6.
  • Tony Renda struck out in his only at bat.

Louisville Bats (Triple-A): L vs Toledo Mudhens, 5-4

  • Beau Amaral went 1-3 with a run scored. He has scored 15 times in 21 games.
  • Seth Mejias-Brean was 2-4 with one run scored.
  • Kyle Waldrop was 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Ray Chang hit 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Rookie Davis pitched five innings, giving up five runs, four earned on eight hits, one walk and struck out two. Davis, who gave up two home runs, earned the loss and is 0-1 with Louisville.

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): Did not play

 Dayton Dragons (Class A): W vs Lan Lugnuts, 11-10

  • Nick Senzel was 2-3 with a double, two runs scored and four RBIs for 30 on the year.
  • Daniel Sweet hit 2-5 with a triple, his eighth this season, scored twice and knocked in a run.
  • James Vasquez went 2-5 with two RBIs and leads the team with 61 runs-batted in.
  • Lucas Benenati worked five scoreless innings of relief, giving up one hit and striking out two to lower his ERA to 1.19.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): L vs Missoula Osprey, 7-5

  • J. Friedl went 3-5 with a double, scored once and knocked in two runs. He has seven doubles in 15 games and nine RBIs.
  • Gabriel Ovalle had a mulit-hit game, going 2-5.
  • Brian Hunter pitched two scoreless innings in relief and allowed two hits, while striking out one.  

 

by Duwayne Escobedo

WHIP AROUND 8/22

A look around the organization at lat night’s highlights from former and potential future Wahoos:

Cincinnati (MLB): 4-0 loss to LAD

Tony Cingrani: Tossed another scoreless inning of relief in a losing effort against the Dodgers last night.  He lowered his ERA to 3.61

Louisville (AAA): Won 5-4 over Indianpolis

Beau Amaral: Went 1-4 with a run and an RBI… rides a four game hit streak

Kyle Waldrop: went 2-4 with a run… batting .294 over his last 10 games

Amir Garrett: allowed three earned runs in 6.1 IP with five walks and six strikeouts

Kevin Shackelford: Tossed two shutout innings with a strikeout

Daytona (A+): Lost 15-0 to Clearwater

Shed Long: Went 1-3 with a walk… Long was a 12th round pick in 2013

Dayton (A): Lost 8-7 to Western Michigan 

Jose Duarte: went 2-5 with an RBI.

Brantley Bell: went 2-5 with a double, run and an RBI.

Daniel Sweet: went 2-5 with a double, triple, 2 runs and an RBI.

Billings (ROK): Lost 12-8 to Missoula

T.J. Friedl: went 1-3 with a walk… Friedl was a non-drafted free agent that the Reds signed about two weeks ago for 735,000 dollars, making it the most lucrative signing  bonus for an American-born non-drafted player in the history of the MLB.  The former University of Nevada outfielder  hit two homers in his first game last week.

Taylor Trammell: went 2-4 with a triple, walk and a run.

Montrell Marshall: went 3-5 with a home run (1), 2 runs and 2 RBI.

 

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 8/21/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Blue Wahoos are doing now:

Cincinnati Reds: W vs Los Angeles Dodgers, 11-1

  • Billy Hamilton was 1-4 with a walk, a run, one RBI and stole his 53rd base of the year.
  • Adam Duvall crushed a three-run homer in Cincinnati’s four-run first inning for his 28th homer of the year. For the game, he had four RBIs and now has 80 this season. He was 2-5 with two runs scored.
  • Scott Schebler smashed a two-run homer and went 2-5 with a run scored.
  • Tony Renda, who was near the top in doubles in the Southern League with 25, got his first Major League double—his first extra base hit—and scored a run. He is now 5-24 in 13 games.
  • Jose Peraza hit 3-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs, including his second homer of the season.
  • Brandon Finnegan improved to 8-9 this season throwing seven scoreless innings and allowing only one hit, while walking two and striking out eight.
  • Josh Smith pitched one inning of relief and allowed one run on two hits and struck out one.

Louisville Bats (Triple-A): W vs Indianapolis Indians, 11-7

  • Juan Perez went 2-5 with a double and solo home run, his fifth of the year, scored twice and knocked in three runs.
  • Hernan Iribarren was 2-4 with two runs scored.
  • Chris Berset was 1-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. He has hit in seven of his last eight games.
  • Jesse Winker hit 1-4 with a walk, a run scored and knocked in a run, his 40th of the season.
  • Kyle Waldrop went 1-2 with a walk and scored twice.
  • Robert Stephenson started the game and was replaced after two innings, giving up six earned runs on four hits, four walks, two strikeouts and gave up a homer.
  • Matt Magill earned the win and improved to 4-1. He threw two innings, allowing one run on a home run, gave up two hits total, walked one and struck out three.
  • Wandy Peralta closed the game with two scoreless and hitless innings, while walking one and striking out two.

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): L vs Clearwater Thrashers, 5-1

  • Aristides Aquino drove in the team’s only run, his 74th RBI of the season, on a double. He was 1-4 in the game.
  • Blake Trahan scored Daytona’s only run, going 1-4.
  • Shed Long continued his hot hitting, going 1-3 with a walk and is hitting .351 in 25 games since being called up from Low-A Dayton.

 Dayton Dragons (Class A): L vs West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-1

  • Brantley Bell was 2-2 with a two-out solo home run, his first of the season.
  • Luis Gonzales hit 1-4.
  • Nick Senzel was 1-3 with a walk and is hitting .309 for Dayton.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): L vs Missoula Osprey, 7-6

  • T.J. Friedl went 1-5 with a double and a run scored and is hitting .309.
  • Hector Vargas hit a two-run homer, his 4th of the season, and knocked in his 35 and 36 RBIs on the year.
  • Jose Siri was 2-4 with two runs scored and is batting .348.
  • Taylor Trammell was 2-4 with a walk and drove in a run.

  

by Duwayne Escobedo

Whip Around (8/17)

Cincinnati (MLB):  Tony Renda: Made his third MLB start, going 1-4 with a run.

Louisville (AAA): lost 5-0

Daytona (A+): lost 10-1 

Dayton (A) won 3-2 

Billings (ROK) won 7-2 

  • T.J. Friedl went 1-4 with a walk.
  • Jose Siri went 2-5 with a solo home run (9) and 2 runs.
  • John Sansone went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run.
  • Hector Vargas went 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI.
  • Colby Wright went 1-4 with a run and an RBI.
  • Mitch Trees went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Zac Correll allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 5 strikeouts.
  • Alfredo Mena threw 3.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
  • Junior Arias threw 1.2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts.

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 8/16/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Blue Wahoos are doing now:

Cincinnati Reds: L vs Miami Marlins, 6-3

  • Tucker Barnhart was 2-4 with a double and scored a run. He is hitting .385 in his last seven games and .300 in his last 30 games.
  • Scott Schebler smashed a solo homer, walked and drove in two runs, going 1-3.
  • Tony Renda started his second game at second base and went 0-4.
  • Kyle Waldrop pinch hit and went 0-1.
  • Michael Lorenzen relied heavily on Tony Renda in his one scoreless inning of relief work in the seventh. Renda got four straight ground balls and committed a throwing error on one play. Lorenzen now has a 2.30 ERA in 18 relief appearances and 27.1 innings, while striking out 30. Opposing hitters are batting .196 against him.

Louisville Bats (Triple-A): L vs Indianapolis Indians, 5-2

  • Beau Amaral went 1-5 and scored a run in the lead off position. He is hitting .302.
  • Jessie Winker was 1-3 with a walk.
  • Chris Berset was 1-4 with an RBI, his 17th of the season. He has a five game hitting streak.
  • Amir Garrett pitched a season-high 7 scoreless innings, allowing six hits, two walks and striking out five.

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): W vs Brevard County Manatees, 4-3

  • Juan Duran hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning after starting a Daytona three-run rally on an infield single to help send the game into extra innings. Duran ended up 3-6 with one run scored and one RBI.
  • Brian O’Grady hit 3-5 with a double and triple, his sixth on the season, and scored the tying run in the ninth inning.
  • Aristides Aquino hit a two-out, two-run homer for his 20th of the season in the ninth inning. He was 1-5.
  • Gavin LaValley smacked a single to drive in O’Grady with the tying run in the ninth inning.
  • Alex Powers pitched a scoreless 12th inning to improve to 8-0 on the year in 42 relief appearances with Daytona.

 Dayton Dragons (Class A): W vs Fort Wayne TinCaps, 6-0

  • Daniel Sweet went 1-5 with two RBIs and is hitting .301.
  • Chris Okey was 2-3 with a double, walk and knocked in two runs and has two hits in three of his last four games.
  • James Vasquez hit 1-4 and drove in RBI 59 on the year.
  • Austin Orewiler threw five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits one walk and striking out a career-high nine batters. He got the victory and is now 3-11 with a 3.88 ERA.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): W vs Idaho Falls Chukars, 12-5

  • T.J. Friedl crushed his first triple of his professional career, going 1-4 with a walk and run scored.
  • Cassidy Brown was 4-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while raising his batting average to .371.
  • Hector Vargas hit a double and was 3-5 with one run scored and knocked in his 30th RBI.
  • John Sansone went 3-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
  • Taylor Trammell hit 3-5 with two runs scored and drove in two runs for 24 on the season.

 

 by Duwayne Escobedo

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 8/12/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Blue Wahoos are doing now:

Cincinnati Reds: Did not play

 Louisville Bats (Triple-A): W vs Charlotte Knights, 7-3

  • Beau Amaral smacked a two-out, two-run home run in the fifth inning, which was his first Triple-A homer. Amaral, who went 1-5 in the leadoff position in the batting order, is hitting .273.
  • Jessie Winker got on base four times, going 3-3 with a walk and scored a run lifting his average to .303. He has 25 multi-hit games for Louisville.
  • Chris Berset was 2-4 with two runs scored and knocked in his 15th RBI of the season.
  • Tim Adleman worked 7 innings, allowing 2 unearned runs on six hits and two walks and striking out one. He did allow a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth inning.
  • Kevin Shackelford threw one scoreless inning, striking out one. He now has a 0.43 ERA in 15 appearances, allowing one run in 21 innings pitched.

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): W vs Tampa Yankees, 4-3

  • Juan Duran went 2-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
  • Chad Tromp hit 2-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. In addition to knocking the game-winning hit, he also stole his first base.
  • Ty Washington was 1-2 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Ismael Guillon threw six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk with nine strikeouts. In his last three starts, the southpaw has allowed one run in 16 innings and struck out 29 batters.

 Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): L vs Tampa Yankees, 7-0

  • Shed Long was 1-4 and is hitting .396 in 15 games with Daytona.
  • Gavin LaValley hit 2-3 with a double.
  • Blake Trahan went 1-3 with a triple and walk and is now hitting .249 on the season.

Dragons (Class A): L vs South Bend Cubs, 7-4

  • James Vasquez went 1-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs.
  • Chris Okey was 1-3 with a double, a walk, one run scored and knocked in another. He also stole his third base of the season.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): Did not play

 

by Duwayne Escobedo

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