Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/18/17 Doug Gray May 19, 2017 17 Comments If you aren’t signed up to support the site through Patreon yet, you can do that today and start getting emails each morning with notes and updates from each game (and other perks). Louisville won 11-2. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Hernan Iribarren went 2-3 with 2 walks, a triple, home run (2), 4 runs and 3 RBI. Jesse Winker went 3-5 with a double, run and 3 RBI. Tony Renda went 2-4 with a walk and a run. Sebastian Elizalde went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Zach Vincej went 2-5 with a run. Beau Amaral went 2-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Cody Reed allowed 2 runs in 7.0 innings with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts. Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning with a walk. Kevin Shackelford threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Pensacola won 3-2. Box Score Josh VanMeter went 1-4 with a run. Aristides Aquino went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 3-4 with a run. Brian O’Grady went 2-3 with a double, walk and 2 RBI. He also had the walk-off hit. Tyler Mahle allowed 2 runs in 6. 0 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Alex Powers threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Brennan Bernardino threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Daytona lost 5-3. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3 with a walk, steal and a run. Shed Long went 2-4 with a double, steal, run and an RBI. Mitch Piatnik went 1-3 with a run. Austin Orewiler threw 2.2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw 1.2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Dayton won 5-4. Box Score TJ Friedl went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run. Jose Siri went 1-4 with a triple, run and an RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with an RBI. James Vasquez went 2-4 with a double and a run. John Sansone went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs and an RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Michael Beltre went 1-4 with a walk-off infield single. Joel Kuhnel threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Jesse Adams threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. 5/19 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable BoxScore Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 13-27 N/A 7:05pm Davis Here Here Here Pensacola 23-18 N/A 7:35pm Ross Here Here Here Daytona 22-19 N/A 7:00pm Lopez Here Here N/A Dayton 27-13 N/A 7:00pm Santillan Here Here Here Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel A+ 1-4, 2K. 2 Jesse Winker AAA 3-5, 2B, run, 3 RBI, K. 3 Robert Stephenson MLB DNP 4 Amir Garrett AAA DNP 5 Sal Romano DL DNP 6 Taylor Trammell A 0-4, 2K. 7 Aristides Aquino AA 1-4, 3B, RBI. 8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 9 Luis Castillo AA DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Nick Travieso DL DNP 12 Chris Okey A+ 0-4, 3K. 13 Tyler Mahle AA 6IP, 7H, 2ER, 3BB, 4K. 14 Tyler Stephenson A 1-4, RBI, K. 15 Phillip Ervin AAA 1-5, BB, 2 runs, K. 16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP 17 Shed Long A+ 2-4, 2B, run, steal, RBI. 18 Keury Mella AA DNP 19 Austin Brice MLB 2.1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 1K. 20 Jimmy Herget AA DNP 21 T.J. Friedl A 0-2, 2BB, run, K. 22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 1-3, BB, steal, run. 23 Zack Weiss DL DNP 24 Ariel Hernandez AA DNP 25 Michael Beltre A 1-4, RBI. 17 Responses kevin z May 19, 2017 How long before becomes a concern with SO for Senzel? I know first full season, thought would walk much more an K less. kevin z May 19, 2017 he is doing much better this month just something to nit pick about lol Doug Gray May 19, 2017 There’s nothing wrong with his strikeout rate right now…. so, I’m guessing it’ll be a while. citizen54 May 19, 2017 Nice to see Reed having a good game. CP May 19, 2017 My thoughts exactly. I just hope they have a plan for him to get back to form, and he can have some confidence going into another ML shot at. At some point the Reds need more rookies and/or guys returning from injury to prove themselves to be apart of the future rotation. KyWilson1 May 19, 2017 I hope they leave Reeds in the minors the rest of the year. He needs to learn to cut his fastball or throw a split. His fastball is just so, so straight. The Duke May 19, 2017 Winker is hitting .339/.408/.435 in May. A slight increase in power, but still a sub .100 iso-power. Basically his power has been the same, except he has the 1 HR in May. MK May 19, 2017 Joel Kuhnel had another impressive relief appearance last night coming in to take over for Cox with the game on the line and retiring the side with no damage.. MK May 19, 2017 Duke, wanted to let you know Dragons scoreboard radar is kinda screwed up. It will just flash randomly so the other night you were looking when it did not work, I must have looked when it did. William Kubas May 19, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino gains an assist and a put out but goes 0 for 3 with a hit by pitch. On base percentage falls to .380 GO STANFORD CANADA BASEBALL Doug Gray May 19, 2017 Best auto-correct ever? L.A. Red May 19, 2017 Shed Long. That is all. Doug Gray May 19, 2017 Short poem. But I like it. MK May 19, 2017 Why does short always come up when talking about Shed? :) MK May 19, 2017 Have to wonder if they are considering flip flopping Stephenson and Okey? Doug Gray May 19, 2017 I can’t imagine they are. I don’t know what are going to do with Okey, but I just can’t see them promoting Tyler Stephenson at this point. He’s had about 8 healthy weeks worth of baseball played in Low-A between his two years. MK May 20, 2017 I was thinking more about opening a spot for Okey who in addition to his struggles this year did not exactly excel in Dayton last year. They have had a tendency to push those first round picks so I thought Stephenson might get pushed.