Reds Whip Around 7/30

Cincinnati Reds (MLB): won 6-0 over the Padres

Billy Hamilton: went 1-4 with a walk… Hamilton is batting .300 over the last seven games

Louisville (AAA): Lost 9-1 to Durham:

Steve Selsky: Went 2-4 last night with a triple… Selsky made his MLB debut earlier in May

Tony Renda: On his first night back from the DL, Tony Renda went 1-3 with a walk

Nick Routt: Threw a scoreless inning and third last night… he’s allowed three earned runs in the last 10 appearances

Daytona (A+): Win 4-2; Win 4-3 over Bradenton

Blake Trahan: Reds third round pick in 2015 out of UL-Lafayette… went 2-2 with a walk, triple, RBI and two runs…

Shed Long: went 1-2 with a walk and a solo home run (12)… Long, who was drafted in the 12th round in 2013, leads the Tortugas in doubles (24) and is tied for first in home runs (12)

Jimmy Herget: Threw two scoreless innings over the double-header with Bradenton… He’s posting a 2.13 ERA this season

Brian O’Grady: 8th rounder in 2014, O’Grady exploded at the plate last night going a combined 4-6 with two RBI’s

Dayton (A): Lost 13-1 to the Great Lakes Loons

Jesus Reyes: Threw. 1.1 perfect innings with a strikeout… He’s posting a 2.73 ERA this season

Nick Shields: Went 1-3 with a walk… Shields has hit in his last three games

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): Won 4-3 over Great Falls

Taylor Trammell: Went 2-3, with a double and triple and two runs… rides a four game hit streak with multiple hits in back-to-back games






Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/29/16

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): Did not play

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): W vs Clearwater Threshers, 13-5

  • Aristides Aquino was 5-for-5 with a double, his 21st, and a triple, his 11th, with two runs scored and his 59th RBI of the season. He is hitting .293 and has an on-base percentage of .345. He now has an eight game hitting streak with multi-hits in four of his last five games.
  • Angelo Gumbs went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his 10th, a triple, a walk and four runs scored.
  • Garrett Boulware hit 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs.
  • Ismael Guillon threw five scoreless innings with two hits and one walk and struck out 10. He is now 5-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 1.01 WHIP.
  • Ben Klimesh failed to get an out in his third appearance with Daytona giving up four runs on one hit and four walks.

Dayton Dragons (Class A): L vs Great Lakes Loons, 7-5

  • Daniel Sweet went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI in his first game with Dayton after hitting .333 with Billings.
  • James Vasquez was 2-4 with a solo home run his 12th of the season.
  • Chris Okey hit 1-for-4 with a solo home run his 6th of the season.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): Did not play


by Duwayne Escobedo

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/27/16


Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Wahoos did in last night’s action:


Cincinnati Reds: L at San Francisco Giants, 7-9

  • Billy Hamilton continued to be a machine on the base paths, stealing two bases. He also went 2 for 4 on the night with his 15th double of the year to go along with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Adam Duvall belted a pair of homers—his 24th and 25th of the year—in his 2 for 4 night that included 3 RBI.
  • Michael Lorenzen pitched an inning of hitless relief after starter Cody Reed tossed five innings.

Louisville Bats (AAA): W vs Charlotte Knights (CWS), 4-3 [10 inns.]

  • Scott Schebler hit for the cycle, going 5 for 5 and recording his 13th home run of the year. He also scored a pair of runs while driving in two as well. Schebler is now hitting .315 on the year.
  • Tim Adleman pitched six strong innings in the start, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out three in the no-decision.
  • Matt Magill came on in relief of Adleman, tossing two one-hit shutout innings in which he recorded three strikeouts.
  • Wandy Peralta picked up his fourth win of the year, pitching the last two innings of the ballgame, allowing a run on two hits.

Daytona Tortugas (A+): L vs Clearwater Threshers (PHI), 5-4

  • Aristides Aquino went 2 for 4 with his 20th double of the year to go along with his 15th home run of the season. He also drove in a pair of runs in the ballgame, while scoring one.
  • Reydel Medina was a perfect 3 for 3 in his Tortuga debut, with an RBI and a double.
  • Jonathan Reynoso was 2 for 3 on the night, upping his average to .286 on the year.

Dayton Dragons (A): OFF

Billings Mustangs (ROK): L at Orem Owlz (LAA), 5-3

  • Jose Siri was 2 for 4 with his third home run of the year to go along with two runs scored.


Here is a look around the Reds Organization:

Cincinnati Reds (MLB): 7-5 victory over the Giants 

Billy Hamilton: went for 1-5, RBI … bating .253 on the year

Anthony DeSclafani: Improved to 6-0 on the year after going five innings with six strikeouts last night

Louisville Bats (AAA): 6-2 victory over the Charlotte Knights

Steve Selsky: 1-5, 2B, RBI… Selsky has hit .276 at AAA Louisville this season… he also made his MLB debut for the Reds on 5/20/16… batting .300 over eight games

Daytona (A+): Off

Dayton (A): Lost 2-0 to Cedar Rapids

Jesus Reyes: The Dragons didn’t have many highlight performances last night, being held to just two hits.  However, RHP, Jesus Reyes tossed another scoreless inning of relief.  He continues his dominance in the Midwest League posting a 2.04 ERA while holding opponents to a .217 average.

Billings (ROK): Lost 6-5 in 10 innings to the Orem Owls

Montrell Marshall: Another multi-hit night for Marshall, who went 2-4 with a run… Marshall has three in the last 10 games.

Ty Blankmeyer: 36th round pick out of St. Johns… Blankmeyer had a 3-5 night with an RBI… He is batting .400 in 10 games for Billings this season


Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/25/16

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

Cincinnati Reds: L vs Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-8

  • Billy Hamilton hit 2-for-5 with a run scored and stole his 32nd base of the year.
  • Josh Smith pitched three innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk, while striking out one. He gave up a solo home run to Yasmany Tomas in the eighth inning.

Louisville Bats (Triple-A): L vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 5-1

  • Scott Schebler smashed a solor homer, his 12th of the season, and smacked his 17th double, going 2-4 and is hitting .301 this season.
  • Jesse Winker went 1-for-4 and is hitting .299.
  • Steve Selsky was 1-4.
  • Amir Garrett worked 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk, while striking out two. He gave up a two-out, two-run homer to Lehigh Valley’s Darin Ruf in the first inning.

 Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): W vs Bradenton Marauders, 10-3

  • Juan Duran smacked his first homer for Daytona, a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He was 3-4 with three runs scored and now has 5 RBIs and a .545 batting average in three games with the club.
  • Angelo Gumbs was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and RBI and a triple and an RBI and is hitting .301 this season.
  • Aristides Aquino hit 2-4 with a run and smacked his 19th double of the season. scoreless innings and struck out two in his first appearance with Daytona.

Dayton Dragons (Class A): L vs Cedar Rapids Kernels, 10-6

  • Shed Long went 2-for-5 with a run and double and is hitting .282 on the season.
  • Kevin Franklin was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.
  • Mitch Piatnik hit 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and RBI.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): W vs Grand Junction Rockies, 12-2*

  • Jose Sin hit 3-for-5 with a double, and three RBIs and is now hitting .377.
  • Alejo Lopez was 3-5 with three runs scored, a double and a triple.
  • Daniel Sweet went 2-6 with two triples, three runs scored and a RBI and is hitting .344.
  • Alex Webb threw four scoreless innings in middle relief and allowed two hits and struck out two. His ERA is now 0.79.

*With the win Sunday night, Billings became the Pioneer League North Division First Half Champions to lock a berth in the playoffs!

by Duwayne Escobedo

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/24/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Wahoos did in last night’s action:


Cincinnati Reds: W vs Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-1

  • Billy Hamilton was 1 for 4 on the night and stole his 31st base of the year.
  • Keyvius Sampson tossed 4.1 innings and allowed just one run on four hits with six strikeouts.
  • Michael Lorenzen earned his first win of the year for Cincinnati, pitching 2.2 innings of perfect relief while striking out two batters.

Louisville Bats (AAA): L vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI), 8-2

  • Scott Schebler was 2 for 4 at the plate, with both of his hits being doubles. He also drove in a run.
  • Jesse Winker was also 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles to go along with a run scored in the ballgame. His average is now up to .300 on the year.
  • Seth Mejias-Brean had an excellent night at the dish, going 3 for 4 with a double.
  • Although he earned the loss, Robert Stephenson pitched six solid innings in the start, allowing three runs (one earned) on just three hits while striking out seven and walking just one batter.

Daytona Tortugas (A+): Postponed.

Dayton Dragons (A): W at Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN), 6-4

  • Nick Senzel went 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored. The 2016 first-rounder’s average is now sitting at .333 on the year.
  • Shane Mardirosian was 3 for 4 at the plate with a run scored.
  • Ryan Hendrix picked up his first win of the year, pitching two one-hit, shutout innings of relief in which he struck out four batters. The 2016 fifth-round pick out of Texas A&M still boasts a spotless ERA since his promotion from Billings.
  • Sarkis Ohanian notched his ninth save of the year with a perfect inning of relief to close out the game that included a pair of strikeouts.

Billings Mustangs (ROK): L at Grand Junction Rockies, 9-2

  • Daniel Sweet was 2 for 3 with a walk.
  • Like Sweet, Montrell Marshall was also 2 for 3 with a walk.
  • Jake Johnson tossed 1.2 innings of one-hit shutout relief with two strikeouts.

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/23/16

Here’s a quick look at what some former (and possible future) Wahoos did in last night’s action:


Cincinnati Reds: W vs Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2

  • Billy Hamilton was 2 for 4 with a pair of runs scored. He was also a force on the basepaths, stealing three bases to put him at 30 steals on the year, which is near the top in the big league ranks this season.
  • Tucker Barnhart hit his fifth home run of the year, and he went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.
  • Raisel Iglesias earned his third hold of the year, tossing two hitless innings in relief and striking out three in the process.
  • Tony Cingrani finished out the game. He did not earn a save, but he did strike out a batter in his inning of work.

Louisville Bats (AAA): W vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI), 5-3

  • Scott Schebler enjoyed a 3 for 4 night, finishing just a double shy of the cycle. He belted his 11th homer of the night and also legged out a triple while driving in three runs.
  • Wandy Peralta picked up his fourth hold of the season by throwing one perfect inning in relief.
  • Kevin Shackelford notched his third save of the year, recording a strikeout.

Daytona Tortugas (A+): Suspended to 7/23 at Bradenton Marauders (PIT), 0-0, M1

Dayton Dragons (A): W at Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU), 3-2

  • Shed Long was 1 for 3 on the night, and he hit a two-run homer in the 3rd inning—his 11th long ball of the year.
  • James Vasquez also smacked his 11th homer of the season in his 1 for 4 night.
  • Jose Duarte had a solid night at the plate, going 2 for 4.
  • Austin Orewiler had a solid start by allowing just one hit and a walk in five shutout innings in which he struck out four batters.
  • Jesus Reyes pitched two innings of late relief to earn his fifth win of the year. He struck out a pair of batters in his outing.
  • Sarkis Ohanian earned his eighth save of the year, pitching the final inning and striking out two.

Billings Mustangs (ROK): W at Grand Junction Rockies, 4-3 [10 innings]

  • Jose Siri was 2 for 5 with a double and a triple to go along with a pair of runs scored in the ballgame. He also drove in a run, while bumping his average up to .374.
  • Cassidy Brown was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
  • Alejo Lopez had a 2 for 5 night at the plate.
  • Patrick Riehl picked up his third win of the year in 1.2 innings of one-hit relief, while striking out three batters.
  • Junior Arias notched his second save of the season by pitching the bottom half of the 10th and not allowing a base-runner.

Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/22/16

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

Cincinnati Reds (MLB) : 

Billy Hamilton: Went 2-5 with a run last night.  Hamilton struggled at the dish to start the season, but has really picked up over the last two months. He hit .273 in June and has hit .245 so far in July.

Anthony DeSclafani: The former Wahoo hurler improved to 5-0 with the victory over the Braves last night.  He went eight innings, allowing just two earned runs on eight hits.

Louisville (AAA): Lost 7-3 to Lehigh-Valley Iron Pigs

Jesse Winker: Went 2-4 last night… He is batting a whopping .432 in his last 10 games, with multiple hits in five of those contests.

Daytona (A+): Lost 5-3 to Bradenton

Juan Duran: Was transferred to Daytona on Wednesday… in his first game for the Tortugas last night he went 1-4 with an RBI.

Blake Trahan: Blake had another two-hit in the victory last night going 2-5 with a run… he now has three multi hit games in his last four played. Trahan, a top 20 prospect in the organization, is batting .253 in just his second season of pro ball

Tejay Antone: The Reds #27 prospect according to Baseball America picked up his ninth win of the season last night (9-6), going 6.2 IP and allowing two earned on seven hits. Antone leads the team in wins.

Dayton (A): Lost 12-4 to Quad Cities

Nick Senzel: A 2016 first round pick out of the University of Tennessee, Senzel started the year with Rookie-level Billings.  He was called up to Dayton on July 1st and has not looked back since.  Senzel, who went 2-3 last night with a homer and three RBI’s, is batting .328 with six doubles and 11 RBI’s through his first 17 games with Dayton.

Mitch Piatnik: The Reds 8th round selection in 2015, Piatnik went 1-4 last night.  He’s batting .246 in 38 games since being called up for Billings.

Billings (ROK): Lost 4-3 to Grand Junction; Won 7-1 over Grand Junction

Andrew Jordan: 18 year old pitcher Andrew Jordan tossed a gem last night, going 7.2 innings and allowing just two runs while striking out six

Montrell Marshall: Tallied hits in both games last night, extending his hit streak to three.  He is batting .297 over his last 10 games.

Taylor Tramell: Went 1-4 with a run in Game 2… he is batting .299 in his first professional season


Cincinnati Farm System Whip-Around: 7/21/16

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

Cincinnati Reds: W vs Atlanta Braves, 6-3

  • Tucker Barnhart was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.
  • Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer.
  • Billy Hamilton hit 2-for-5 and scored a run.

Louisville Bats (Triple-A): W vs Colorado Springs Clippers, 7-5

  • Steve Selsky was 2-for-5 with one run on a solo homer and is hitting .287.
  • Jesse Winker went 1-for-5 and is hitting .293.
  • Seth Mejias-Brean hit 2-for-5 and scored twice and stole a base.
  • Kevin Shackelford threw 1.0 scoreless inning, allowing one hit and one strikeout. He extended his scoreless inning streak to 13 innings in eight games. 

Daytona Tortugas (Advanced-A): L vs Jupiter Hammerheads, 5-1

  • Aristides Aquino was 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI and is hitting .272 this season.
  • Ben Klimesh threw two scoreless innings and struck out two in his first appearance with Daytona.

Dayton Dragons (Class A): L vs Quad Cities River Bandits, 6-4

  • Shed Long went 2-for-4 and is hittinig .283 on the season.
  • Chris Okey was 1-4 with a run scored on a solo homer.
  • Tyler Stephenson hit 1-for-4 and is hitting .237 in 36 games.

Billings Mustangs (Rookie): Did not play

Tucker Barnhart


Tucker Barnhart is on a tear at the plate after hitting a homer Wednesday to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Barnhart, who played part of the 2012 and all of the 2013 season as a catcher in Pensacola, has two homers and 11 RBIs and is batting .341 in 12 games in July for the Reds.

His homer in the sixth inning put the Reds ahead and helped them take two out of three from the Braves.

“I feel really good at the plate right now,” said Barnhart, who is hitting .265 in 69 games this season. “I’m just trying to keep it rolling.”

Meanwhile, he still displays a good glove with a .988 fielding percentage and catching 36 percent of runners trying to steal.


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