After 200 minor league relief appearances former Vanderbilt pitcher Nick Christiani made his MLB debut Friday with a scoreless outing for the Reds. He’s been very effective since July and should get an extended stay through the remainder of the season.
Taking a quick look at Nick Christiani before he makes his Major League debut.
Via John Fay’s blog, I learned that the Reds have announced their non-roster invitees to spring training, which is just around the corner. Here’s a list for you:
RHP Nick Christiani – 25 year old who’s been in the Reds’ system all along. He had a 3.34 ERA last year in AAA Louisville.
LHP Wilkin De La Rosa – 27 year old who’s been bouncing around minor league teams...
5/10 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-1. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-3 with a dobule and a walk.
Neftail Soto went 2-4 with a run.
Dioner Navarro went 3-3 with an RBI.
Chad Reineke allowed 2 earned in 6 innings with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
The Bats offensive woes continue. Nick Christiani has thrown 9.2 consecutive...
I got an email from the printing company last night. Books are at the UPS sorting station and on their way to me. They should start shipping on Monday, assuming they get here on the scheduled time. If you haven’t ordered yours, you might want to check out that picture above and get on that.
The Reds announced several new Spring Training invitees yesterday: RHP Daniel Corcino,...
The Phoenix Desert Dogs won their first game after the "Rising Stars break", defeating the Surprise Saguaros 4-3.
-Cody Puckett, in right field, continued his dismal performance in the AFL going 0-3, with a walk and a strikeout.
-Nick Christiani had a perfect inning to help himself get back on track.
Puckett is now batting just .161 in the AFL.
Yesterday I decided to dive into some Pitch F/X data for the pitchers out in the Arizona Fall League. I am going to look at each guy individually, then do a little comparison of them all at the end.
Brad Boxberger – RHP – Top Velocity (95.2 MPH)
Boxberger has worked with three pitches so far. From the 1st base view, we can see that the pitches all look very similar until about...
The Phoenix Desert Dogs lost a slugfest to the Scottsdale Scorpions, 11-10, in a game in which Bryce Harper was a triple short of the cycle.
-Nick Christiani had a rough outing pitching 2.1 innings in which he faced 13 batters and gave up two earned runs on five hits. He also allowed the two runners he inherited to score as well.
-Yasmani Grandal finally resurfaced in the...
The Phoenix Desert Dogs started the season 3-0, but haven't been able to win in their last eight chances since then, most recently losing 8-7 to the Salt River Rafters on Saturday night.
-Brodie Greene did his part, playing at 2B, by going 3-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. He also struck out once.
-Cody Puckett started at 3B, but was 0-5 with a strikeout.
After starting with three straight wins, the Phoenix Desert Dogs have lost their last two to the Scottsdale Scorpions, dropping last night's contest, 5-4, and there wasn't much doing for the Reds either.
-Brodie Greene started at 2B and went 1-5 and that's about it.
-Nick Christiani struck out two, while allowing one hit in an inning of work.