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...
Chad Rogers was awesome
on Thursday night.
Norfolk 4 Louisville 1
-Chad Reineke (1-2) struck out six over six innings, while surrendering six hits, four walks, and two earned runs for the Bats (11-24). Nick Christiani finished the game with 1.2 scoreless innings.
-SS Kris Negron was 1-3 with a double. 1B Neftali Soto had two hits with a run scored. C Dioner Navarro was 3...
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...