I can't guarantee that I'll keep up with this every day, but I won't claim proprietary rights. Anybody can step in. I just thought it would be a nice record if we kept a running log of the Reds' minor-league player of the day.
Here's how it would go so far:
Thursday 4-4 (Opening Day): Tony Cingrani, Louisville. In his first AAA appearance, Cingrani was mind-boggling. He struck out the first seven batters he faced, was perfect through five and finished with a line of 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 K.
Friday 4-5: Mike Hessman, Louisville. The big basher, a veteran picked up in the offseason, banged two home runs for the second game in a row. Nice start.
Saturday 4-6: Drew Cisco, Dayton. Making his full-season debut, the polished right-hander went 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K.