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Today marks the start of the annual State of the Farm series where I look at each position on the field each Friday, go in depth with how each position is currently looking and giving it a grade based on that information.
The Cincinnati Reds seem to have the starting catcher position seems locked up for a...
The Billings Mustangs wrapped up the regular season last night with a loss. They will begin the playoffs tonight at home against Great Falls. In the final regular season game Josciel Veras reached base three times by going 2-3 with a walk and he also scored a run. After beginning his year with Billings, he only played three games before heading to Arizona for the next month to play...
The Cincinnati Reds have named all of their call ups. Here they are:
RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP David Holmberg, RHP JJ Hoover and LHP Ryan Dennick.
The Position Players
UT Jake Elmore, C Tucker Barnhart, OF Donald Lutz, OF Jason Bourgeois and OF Yorman Rodriguez.
The two surprises on the list would have to be Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick...
Tucker Barnhart continued his stretch of good hitting in a Louisville win last night as he went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The catcher is now hitting .347 in the month of August and .314 going back to July 1st. The strong second half is a good turn around for Barnhart, who struggled in the first three months of the season, hitting .211 through June in Triple-A.
Louisville won 8-3. Box Score
Jason Bourgeois went 2-6 with a run and 2 steals (24).
Neftali Soto went 3-5 with 2 RBI.
Steve Selsky went 1-4 with a solo HR (2).
Jake Elmore went 2-4 with a walk, 2 steals and 3 runs.
Rey Navarro went 3-5 with an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with an RBI and a run.
Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Curtis Partch threw...
While an 0-3 effort in the big leagues got in the middle of an 11-game hitting streak for Louisville spanning back to July 31st, it came to an end on Monday for Tucker Barnhart. He came back to start a new one last night by going 2-4 in a loss for the Bats. The switch hitter is hitting .327 with seven walks and just six strikeouts over his last 56 plate appearances for the Louisville...
Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Rey Navarro went 3-4 with a double and a run.
Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-4.
Chad Rogers threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover struck out 2 in a shutout inning of work.
The game didn’t start...
September is approaching and one of the strange things about baseball is that when it rolls around the rosters expand. No other sport operates like that and it’s a rather confusing rule. The fun part for people like you and I who follow the minor leagues so much is that we get to see new faces come up and maybe even get some playing time after the minor league season is over. Today...
Louisville won 10-2. Box Score
Ruben Gotay went 3-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a 3 runs.
Felix Perez went 2-5 with an RBI and 2 runs.
Neftali Soto went 4-5 with a double, run and 4 RBI.
Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a walk, RBI and a run.
Rey Navarro went 2-5 with 2 RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with a walk and a run.
Hernan Iribarren went 2-5 with a double and a run.
Louisville won 3-2. Box Score
Rey Navarro went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Jake Elmore went 3-3 with a run and a walk.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 with an RBI and a run.
Steve Selsky went 1-3.
Ross Perez went 1-3 with 2 RBI.
Brett Marshall was charged with an unearned run in 5.2 innings with 4 walks and 8 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts...
Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score
Steve Selsky went 1-2 with a double, walk and a run.
Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a run.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a walk.
Ross Perez went 1-3.
Dylan Axelrod allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts.
Columbus scored single runs in the first and the third inning to grab a 2-0 lead. The...
Returning to the minor leagues is never an ideal situation, but Donald Lutz finds himself in it and he’s taking full advantage of it. After going 3-4 last night, he’s now 7-18 since his return with two doubles, a home run, five runs scored, three walks and a stolen base just for good measure. He had only gotten two trips to the plate in the 12 days before going back to Louisville...
CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds called up catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, giving them another option with Brayan Pena limited by a sore left hamstring.
Pena left a 2-1 loss to the Marlins on Friday night after getting a single and having the hamstring tighten.
Barnhart played in 12 games, including nine starts, during three stints with the Reds earlier this...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014
CINCINNATI -- The Reds recalled catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville Saturday and optioned outfielder Donald Lutz in a move manager Bryan Price said had a two-fold purpose.
This will be Barnhart's fourth stint with the Reds. He has made 12 appearances with nine starts previously this season. He began the season on the Opening Day roster because of an oblique injury...
Earlier this afternoon the Cincinnati Reds recalled catcher Tucker Barnhart from Louisville and sent outfielder Donald Lutz down to Louisville.
In the game last night backup catcher Brayan Pena left with a tight hamstring. Barnhart returns to Cincinnati as insurance for now, but perhaps more if Pena has to go to the disabled list. He’s hit well over his last 15 games, going 14...
Louisville lost 6-5 in 15 innings. Box Score
Jason Bourgeois went 1-6 with 2 walks and a run.
Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Rey Navarro went 3-5 with 3 walks and 2 RBI.
Thomas Neal went 4-6 with a double, 2 walks and 2 RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-7 with a walk and an RBI.
Hernan Iribarren went 1-6 with a walk.
Josh Smith allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 6 innings with...
While the Bats lost 6-3, Rey Navarro did his part as he doubled twice and singled in another trip to the plate. The three hits on the evening raised his average to .316 with Louisville in 146 plate appearances. He’s really been warming up over the last 10 games though, hitting .361 and slugging .500 thanks to five doubles. The infielder has a .286/.343/.471 line between Pensacola...
Louisville lost 6-3. Box Score
Rey Navarro went 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI.
Thomas Neal went 1-3 with an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Elvin Ramirez threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
Louisville took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning as Rey Navarro singled in Jason Bourgeois and an error on a ground ball brought in a second run. In the third...
Louisville Bats catcher Bryan Anderson hasn’t played every day, splitting time with Tucker Barnhart in Triple-A and with Ross Perez before his promotion to Louisville, but when he has played he has made it count. The left handed hitter went 1-3 last night with his 10th home run of the season in just 196 at bats. On the season he’s hitting .306/.383/.541 between his two stops...
Louisville won 6-2. Box Score
Jason Bourgeois went 2-3 with a solo HR (4), a walk and 2 runs.
Ruben Gotay went 1-4 with a solo HR (6).
Felix Perez went 1-4 with a run.
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run.
Rey Navarro went 1-4 with an RBI.
Steve Selsky went 2-4.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Dylan Axelrod allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with a walk...
Louisville won 6-5. Box Score
Jason Bourgeois went 2-4 with a run.
Ruben Gotay went 1-4 with a double, run and 2 RBI.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double, RBI and a run.
Thomas Neal went 1-3 with a double.
Rey Navarro went 1-2 with a walk.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with 2 RBI.
Steve Selsky went 1-2 with a double, walk and a run.
Juan Silverio went 1-3 with a double and a run.
Louisville lost 8-1. Box Score
Jason Bourgeois went 1-4 with an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-1 with 2 walks and a run.
Fabio Castillo threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Adam Russell threw a perfect inning.
Ryan Rowland-Smith threw a perfect inning.
The Bats managed just three hits, all singles by Jason Bourgeois, Neftali Soto and Tucker Barnhart. Brett...
Each year minor leaguers hit the free agent market after six years with an organization and not being added to the teams 40-man roster. Some guys re-sign with their original team, but some guys choose to head to the market and find a new employer that offers them more money or a better opportunity, or both. The Reds signed quite a few guys that were out there after last season...
Louisville lost 1-0. Box Score
Rey Navarro went 2-3.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-3.
Hernan Iribarren went 1-3 with a double.
Dylan Axelrod allowed a run in 7.1 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout.
Pedro Villarreal threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
In his Reds organizational debut Dylan Axelrod ran into some bad luck, allowing a run in the first inning and unfortunately...
Louisville lost 4-1, 5-1 in a double header.
Game 1: 4-1 loss. Box Score
Ruben Gotay went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-3.
Brett Marshall allowed 3 earned runs (4 total) in 6.2 innings with 3 walks and a strikeout.
Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
Offense was at a bit of a premium in this game as the two teams combined for...