Re: 08/16/07 minor league updates
Rosales homered for the 9th time since his promotion to Chattanooga. Pedro Viola continueds to impress as he fires a 1-2-3 8th inning in which he struckout two batters, giving him a 0.96 ERA and 9 strikeouts in 9.1 innings at Chattanooga. Overall, Viola has a 1.50 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 72.2 innings this season with only 48 hits allowed. Viola is going to be a stud. He'll probably begin next season in Louisville with a chance to reach Cincy sometime during the summer. He reminds me of Damaso Marte in terms of build and stuff.
Viola, along with Pelland, Bray, and Coutlangus will give the Reds some great looking lefties to choose from down the road.