Tagged: Brayan Pena

#Reds change batting order (May 9, 2014)


Cincinnati Reds have changed things up for the first game against Colorado Rockies. Switch hitting Catcher Brayan Pena will bat 2nd, with 1B Joey Votto batting 4th. I am very happy to see RF Chris Heisey and SS Zack Cozart batting down in the order. I have included the hitters career BA in that spot in the batting order. I think Brayan Pena is going to have a big game along with Joey Votto.

1. CF Skip Schumaker .291
2. C Brayan Pena .200
3. 2B Brandon Phillips .275
4. 1B Joey Votto .309
5. 3B Todd Frazier .271
6. LF Ryan Ludwick .264
7. RF Chris Heisey .250
8. SS Zack Cozart .248
9. P Johnny Cueto .101

#Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart vs pitchers 2014


Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart is starting to become one of my favorite players to watch on the Reds this season. The kid is already being named RHP Homer Bailey’s main catcher and he is a lot of fun to watch hit. Of course once Devin Mesoraco comes back off the dl, Barnhart will be sent down to AAA but he is a great option to have just in case something happens to Mesoraco again. And of course, Brayan Pena is doing great also both as a catcher and a hitter.

Tucker Barnhart has only played a few games this season but I thought I would share stats on what pitchers he has faced and what he has done against them. I am looking forward to seeing what this kid can do in a full season with the Reds. He actually looks more comfortable behind the plate then Devin Mesoraco does. And I can tell he is a lot more focused during the game too.

Tucker Barnhart

Tucker Barnhart

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart vs pitchers in 2014

                                                          
                   AB H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Marco Estrada       3 1  1   1  0  0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Dillon Gee          3 2  0   0  0  0 .667 .667  .667 1.333
Lance Lynn          2 0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Randy Choate        1 0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Jim Henderson       0 0  0   0  0                        0
Brandon Kintzler    0 0  0   0  0                        0
Pat Neshek          1 0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Hector Rondon       1 0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Brian Schlitter     1 0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Carlos Torres       1 0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Rob Wooten          1 0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000

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Generated 5/7/2014.

At-bat Results

Groundout	28.57%
Flyout		28.57%
Strikeout	14.29%
Sac Bunt	9.52%
Single		9.52%
Lineout		4.76%
Home Run	4.76%

Pitch F/X

Heisey and Frazier use the force! #Reds win 4-3 over #Brewers in the 10th


Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier hit a 92 MPH fastball from Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg to score RF Chris Heisey to win the game in the 10th inning. This was another great game to watch and it is very nice to see all of the seats full for home games. I would say the Star Wars weekend went very well for the Reds and they should do more theme weekends if it helps the club win ball games.

Chris Heisey

Chris Heisey

C Brayan Pena hit another home run tonight and it was a bomb! He now has 3 home runs for the Reds this season and will soon break his season high of 6 which he hit in 2009 for the Kansas City Royals. Pena only has about 20 home runs in his whole career. Playing in Great American Ball Park will really help him this season with the long ball. Hopefully that does not take anything away from his swing and he still hits a .290+ BA. Another plus to him getting playing time is, RHP Johnny Cueto really seems to like him as a catcher and has thrown the ball very well.

Reds Catcher Brayan Pena’s stats this season before today’s game.

                                                          
Rk     Date  Tm Opp AB  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
1    Mar 31 CIN STL  3  0  0   0  1  1 .000 .250 .000 .250
2     Apr 2 CIN STL  3  0  0   0  1  1 .000 .250 .000 .250
3     Apr 4 CIN NYM  2  1  0   0  2  0 .125 .417 .125 .542
4     Apr 6 CIN NYM  4  1  0   0  0  0 .167 .375 .167 .542
5     Apr 7 CIN STL  4  3  0   0  0  1 .313 .450 .438 .888
6     Apr 8 CIN STL  1  1  0   0  0  0 .353 .476 .471 .947
7    Apr 11 CIN TBR  1  0  0   0  0  1 .333 .455 .444 .899
8    Apr 12 CIN TBR  3  0  0   0  0  1 .286 .400 .381 .781
9    Apr 16 CIN PIT  4  2  0   1  0  1 .320 .414 .440 .854
10   Apr 19 CIN CHC  1  0  0   0  0  0 .308 .400 .423 .823
11   Apr 22 CIN PIT  4  2  0   1  0  0 .333 .412 .433 .845
12   Apr 25 CIN ATL  2  0  0   0  0  1 .313 .389 .406 .795
13   Apr 26 CIN ATL  3  0  0   0  0  0 .286 .359 .371 .730
14   Apr 27 CIN ATL  4  1  0   0  0  0 .282 .349 .385 .733
15   Apr 29 CIN CHC  4  2  0   0  0  1 .302 .362 .395 .757
16   Apr 30 CIN CHC  3  1  1   1  0  0 .304 .360 .457 .817
May          Tm Opp AB  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
17    May 1 CIN MIL  1  1  1   2  0  0 .319 .373 .532 .904
18    May 2 CIN MIL  4  0  0   0  0  0 .294 .345 .490 .836
19    May 3 CIN MIL  4  2  0   2  0  0 .309 .356 .491 .847
                CIN 55 17  2   7  4  8 .309 .356 .491 .847

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Generated 5/4/2014.