International League (AAA) LOUISVILLE BATS

Manager: David Bell LAST GAME (TUESDAY): Louisville 0 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 2 The Bats were off yesterday and will begin a brief 2-game series at Indianapolis tonight.

NEXT GAME (TONIGHT): at Indianapolis (Pirates) Game 1 of a 2-game series (0-0)
Louisville’s Probable Pitcher:

LHP Jeff Francis (2-5, 4.45, 9gs)

REDS FARM REPORT
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Southern League (AA) PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS
Manager: Jim Riggleman LAST GAME (WEDNESDAY): Mississippi 5 Pensacola 2 The Blue Wahoos tied the game 2-2 in the 5th inning, but a Mississippi 3-run 6th proved to be the difference...RHP Tim Gustafson allowed all 5 Mississippi runs and suffered the loss (5.2ip, 8h, 1bb, 3k)...3B David Vidal went 1-for-3 with 1rbi...1B Stephen Hunt drove in the other Pensacola run.

MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
THE WRIGHT STUFF Dayton INF Ryan Wright is currently on a 6-game hitting streak, batting .500 (12for-24) with 5 doubles to raise his average from .273 to .303. He has 5 straight multihit games. OTHER DRAGONS BREATHING FIRE Dayton OF Steve Selsky has hit in 5 straight games and is batting .323 over his last 25 games (31-for-96), raising his average from .220 to .288. INF Sean Buckley has 3 straight multi-hit games for the Dragons (6-for-10) and has at least 1 extra base hit in each of the 3. CINGRANI IN SYNC LHP Tony Cingrani (tonight’s Bakersfield starter) leads all Reds farmhands in ERA (0.78) and is third among all qualifying Minor League pitchers in that category. He also leads the organization in strikeouts (65) and ranks 5th in all of Minor League Baseball.

NEXT GAME (TONIGHT): vs Mississippi (Braves) Game 2 of a 5-game series (0-1)
Pensacola’s Probable Pitcher:

RHP J.C. Sulbaran (2-3, 4.57, 8gs)

California League (A) BAKERSFIELD BLAZE
Manager: Ken Griffey LAST GAME (TUESDAY): Bakersfield 14 Visalia (D’Backs) 6 The Blaze were off yesterday and will begin a 3-game set vs San Jose tonight.

NEXT GAME (TONIGHT): vs San Jose (Giants) Games 1 of a 3-game series (0-0)
Bakersfield’s Probable Pitcher:

LHP Tony Cingrani (4-1, 0.78, 8gs)

Midwest League (A) DAYTON DRAGONS
Manager: Delino DeShields LAST GAME (WEDNESDAY): Dayton 8 Lansing 9 The Lugnuts produced a walkoff win on the strength of 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning...RHP Carlos Contreas allowed all 4 Lansing runs in the 9th and suffered the loss retiring just 2 batters (3bb, 1k)...1B Sean Buckley went 2-for-4 and collected a team-high 3rbi...2B Ryan Wright added 2 hits and 2rbi.

NEXT GAME (TONIGHT): at Lansing (Blue Jays) Game 2 of a 3-game series (0-1)
Dayton’s Probable Pitcher:

RHP Dan Jensen (2-3, 2.43, 13/3gs)

Pioneer League (R) BILLINGS MUSTANGS
Manager: Pat Kelly SEASON BEGINS 6/18: vs. Missoula (D’Backs) The Mustangs kick off their 39th season as a Reds affiliate on June 18...Pat Kelly returns as the manager and will be joined in 2012 by pitching coach Tony Fossas and hitting coach Ray Martinez.

NEXT GAME (6/18): vs Missoula (D’Backs) Game 1 of a 3-game series (0-0)
Probable Pitcher:

Steve French

ORGANIZATIONAL STANDINGS
TEAM Louisville Pensacola Bakersfield Dayton Billings AZL Reds TOTALS 1ST HALF W-L Place 15-32 4th 22-24 3rd 26-19 2nd 17-29 8th 2ND HALF W-L Place OVERALL W-L WIN% GB 15-32 .319 -11.0 22-24 .478 -4.5 26-19 .578 -2.5 17-29 .370 -15.5 80-104 .435

Arizona League (R) AZL REDS
Manager: Jose Miguel Nieves SEASON BEGINS 6/21: vs. AZL Mariners The Arizona League Reds begin their season on June 21... Manager Juan Miguel Nieves will be joined by pitching coach Derrin Ebert and hitting coach Jorge Orta.

NEXT GAME (6/21): vs. Mariners Game 1
Probable Pitcher:

Oscar Goldman

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