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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Couple of links

Tony Cingrani is garnering more and more attention.

Reds' Cingrani a steal

Cingrani had 15 strikeouts over eight innings against Jackson on June 27 in his fifth start for the Blue Wahoos after his promotion from Class A Advanced Bakersfield and has been putting up eye-catching numbers ever since signing with the Reds.

It's hard to believe this is the same pitcher who saw little action as a junior at Rice University after transferring from a junior college. He struggled at the start of his senior year as well before moving to the bullpen.

Cingrani racks up 10 K's for Wahoos
Tony Cingrani may not have a win to show for his efforts Wednesday, but he continued to show that his dominant season is no fluke.

The Reds' No. 8 prospect fanned 10 and surrendered five hits over five shutout innings as Pensacola lost to Mobile, 4-2, on Wednesday.

So, could Cingrani be added to the roster this year, perhaps for the Reds' post-season run?

Anything's possible, but I think they value Cingrani enough that they won't rush him. Still, they are short of lefties in the pen, so you never know.

Meanwhile, Jay Bruce was interviewed by Red Reporter. They asked him if he missed his pal Janish, and he said they're still in regular contact and live close enough that they see each other often. He says he's glad Paul's gotten a better opportunity and is playing well, and that he thinks Janish was so liked and respected by the Reds that they went out of their way to find him a big league roster spot.

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