Nats continue roster reductions, Matt Purke among cuts

The Washington Nationals continue to make roster reductions as they inch a day closer to Opening Day. So far today, the Nats have send pitchers Matt Purke, Clay Hensley and Danny Rosenbaum to minor league camp.  Rosenbaum will no doubt end up at Syracuse AAA.  Purke is a big prospect pitcher for the Nats that we will keep a close eye on. Purke is a 6’4″ left-hander the Nats...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers release minor league pitcher Clay Hensley

The Milwaukee Brewers have released right-hander Clay Hensley after just four appearances with Triple-A Nashville. Hensley's release clears a roster spot on the Sounds' roster for right-hander Tyler Thornburg, as he returns to Triple-A on Tuesday. Hensley, 33, began the season in the Reds organization with Triple-A Louisville, going 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 18 innings before...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/20/13

Louisville won 3-0. Box Score Billy Hamilton went 1-3 with a walk, steal (11), RBI and a run. Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Josh Fellhauer went 2-3 with a run. Konrad Schmidt went 2-3 with a run. Chad Reineke threw 5.2 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Clay Hensley threw 1.1 perfect innings. Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a walk. Kevin Whelan...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/18/13

Louisville won 5-4. Box Score Jason Donald went 2-5 with a solo HR (1) and 2 runs scored. Neftali Soto went 3-4 with a walk, RBI and a run. Felix Perez went 2-5 with a solo HR (3). Pedro Villarreal allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jose Diaz threw a hitless inning with a walk. Clay Hensley threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Nick Christiani...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/15/13

Louisville lost 4-1. Box Score Jason Donald went 2-4. Felix Perez went 1-2. Denis Phipps wen 1-3. Armando Galarraga allowed a run in 3.2 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Wilkin De La Rosa threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout. Clay Hensley threw a hitless inning with Aa walk. Game Notes Armando Galarraga left the game early with what appeared to be a blister...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MINOR details 4/9/2013: Tony Cingrani masterful again in Bats win

Cingrani has totalled 21 strikeouts in 12.1 IP this season Louisville 4 Columbus 0 Bats (4-2), T-1st International League South, --- GB -Tony Cingrani (1-0, 0.00) had a real off night...if you compare it to his first outing. He threw 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out seven. Justin Freeman struck out two over 1.2 scoreless frames. Clay Hensley had...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/9/13

Louisville won 4-0. Box Score Henry Rodriguez went 3-4 with 2 RBI. Felix Perez went 1-4 with a run. Mike Hessman went 1-4 with a 2-run HR (5). Corky Miller went 1-4 with a double. Tony Cingrani threw 6.1 shutout innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. Justin Freeman threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Clay Hensley threw a shutout inning of relief. Game Notes The...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/8/13

Louisville lost 7-2. Box Score Billy Hamilton went 4-5 with 2 RBI and 3 steals (6). Mike Hessman went 0-3 with 2 walks. Denis Phipps went 0-2 with 3 walks. Konrad Schmidt went 0-3 with 2 walks and a run. Ray Chang went 2-4 with a double and a run. Nick Christiani threw 2.1 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Clay Hensley threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Kevin Whelan threw...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville Bats 2013 Roster

Here is the Louisville Bats official roster, at least as of 10am this morning when the Bats sent it out. Louisville Bats Pitchers Throws Jose Arredondo Right Nick Christiani Right Tony Cingrani Left Daniel Corcino Right Wilkin De La Rosa Left Justin Freeman Right Armando Galarraga Right Clay Hensley Right Mark Prior Right Chad Reineke Right Greg Reynolds...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

News, notes and All Questions Answered

The Reds picked up a new catcher, Konrad Schmidt, to take place of Miguel Olivo who asked for and was granted his release. Schmidt had been with Texas earlier this spring but signed with the Reds on Sunday. He hit .214/.214/.500 with Texas this spring in 14 at bats. The 28-year-old had spent the last two season in AAA where he has hit .282/.336/.432 while throwing out 27% of attempted...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

In brief: Votto hitless in come-from-ahead loss

Last Game The Reds pulled their spring training record down to 5-13 yesterday with a loss to the Mariners. Homer Bailey gave up 3 runs (earned) on 6 hits over 4.0 innings of work, but left the game with a sizeable lead. Seattle did their coming back on Clay Hensley who pitched the next 2.0 innings and gave up 4 runs (earned) on 3 hits and a walk. He also struck out five, for what...
Via Red Hot Mama
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners 8, Reds 7

Michael Morse made the Mariners out of camp five years ago thanks to big offensive production in spring training. Now he's back, and even though he's a big league regular, he's still having another fruitful spring for Seattle. Morse hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Mariners back from a six-run deficit for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 12: Reds 2, Diamondbacks 7

Zack Cozart got the Reds a very short-lived lead in the first.The Cincinnati Reds continued their losing ways yesterday, dropping their 10th Spring Training game to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2. Johnny Cueto started and pitched well. Over three innings, he allowed one run on one hit and struck out four. Overall, the pitching wasn’t as bad as the 7-spot makes it look. The defense...
Via Red Hot Mama
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Hensley has strong competition for a bullpen spot

Clay Hensley shows off his soft-cloth tossing lefty skills.
Via Red Hot Mama
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

A preseason preview of the Reds bullpen

Broxton is making closer money, but will he hold the closer's role all season? Today we take a look at the Cincinnati bullpen entering the 2013 season. There's a lot of solid names here and only so many spots to go around. The 'pen is undoubtedly where the hardest decisions of the spring will come for the front office. Key Losses: None of last year’s...
Via Redlegs Review
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday news and notes

So the Reds played their first spring game of the year yesterday against the Indians in Goodyear. It started well and ended poorly from a results standpoint, but results don’t really matter right now. The pitching in the game resembles a Louisville box score from three months from now with the exception of Contreras. The names were there, but the results weren’t. Tony Cingrani...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Touching base: Baseball is back and other Reds spring training tidbits

I'm back just to comment on a few things surrounding Reds baseball over the past few weeks. I did this at the end of last month too and called it Playing Pepper. As I work out what name I'll continue to use for these types of posts, I'm going to call it "Touching Base" today. You know, because that's what you do in baseball sometimes and it also means...
Via Redlegs Review
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Tender Contract Day, Deadline Is Tonight

Today is the day that the San Francisco Giants must tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The deadline is at 9 p.m. Pacific Time.   Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter) believes the Giants will tender contracts to everyone except Brian Wilson. Below is the arbitration eligible players. Hunter Pence Santiago Casilla Brian Wilson Sergio Romo...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Market for Relievers — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, and Trades

In the final installment of this series, we’ll take a look at some of the relievers that may be available for the Pirates this offseason.   This piece of the series is the hardest to forecast, as the sheer number of relievers on the various fronts of the market coupled with the inherently volatile nature of relievers, makes it difficult to pair a player with a team. The Pirates...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Pence Will Be Back, Wilson Likely Non-Tendered, Burriss and Hensley Update

Jerry Crasnick of says San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean can guarantee that Hunter Pence will be with the Giants in 2013. However, Sabean can’t make the same guarantee for Brian Wilson. “Pence is going to be coming back,” said Sabean. “We think there are some things he can do to fix what went wrong this year. We like the player. We made a big trade to get him...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson Is Now Drumming On His Teammate’s Heads

When we last left injured San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, he was playing the organ on the hat of one of his teammates, Clay Hensley. Tonight he decided to expand the fun to include two teammates and switched to the drums. As Joe Buck notes, that’s tomorrow night’s starter Matt Cain on the left, while Hensley reprises his appearance as straight man and Wilson even works...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bonds hits his 755th homer and ARod hits his 500th on This Day in Baseball

August 4, 2007 marks performance enhanced historical moments when Barry Bonds hit his 755th homer to tie Hank Aaron as the all-time leader in that category. Bonds belted his opposite-field homer off Clay Hensley of the Padres at PETCO Park in San Diego. Ironically, Hensley had been suspended for steroid use in 2005. In a move of pure class, Hank Aaron video taped a personal message...
Via The Baseball Page
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

On Clay Hensley’s Splits and George Kontos’ Chances to Stick Around

Last night during the game, Jon Miller and Duane Kuiper were talking about Clay Hensley‘s season. Specifically, they were talking about the fact that Hensley to this point has been better against left-handed hitters than right-handed hitters. Looking over Hensley’s career, he actually has been slightly better against southpaws than righties. Which means that in the Giants bullpen...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Postgame Wrap: P-P-P-Petco Power!

Bye, bye baby. Coming into the series the Giants had a season total of 31 home runs, good enough for 29th in the league. 30Th? The Padres, of course, with 30. So color me surprised when the Giants go to Petco and score 5,6, and 8 runs on 13, 11, 15 hits, respectively. And a diminutive non-roster spring training invitee who had two home runs in 836 career plate appearances has two...
Via Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Monday afternoon. Barry Zito pitched seven solid innings, allowing seven hits and two runs with three strikeouts for his third win in May. Clay Hensley pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Santiago Casilla worked out of a one-out jam with the tying...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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