The Cincinnati Reds just claimed utility player Jake Elmore from the Oakland Athletics and have designated RHP Nick Christiani for assignment.
Nick Christiani had a 5.54 ERA in 13.0 innings with the Reds this season and posted a 7.71 ERA in 18.2 innings with Louisville in 2014, though he’s really only struggled in the four outings leading up to his being sent to the disabled list...
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...
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That's Selsky with Dayton.
Gwinnett 8 Louisville 5
Bats (33-60), Last place International League West, 24.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson started and gave up four earned runs...
The Blaze won their third straight Tuesday.
Rochester 5 Louisville 4
-The Bats (12-28) wasted a quality start from Pedro Villarreal who pitched 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani (0-2) got a blown save and loss, giving up two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. Jordan Smith allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning.
-DH Willie Harris was 1-3 with a double and an RBI....
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...
Nick Christiani inadvertently leaks the new nickname … [visit site to read more]
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...