Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/19/17 Doug Gray May 20, 2017 13 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 lost 6-5 in 18 innings. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 3-8 with a run. Hernan Iribarren went 2-7 with a walk and 2 runs scored. He also allowed a run in 3.0 innings of relief with a walk and a strikeout. Jesse Winker went 1-6 with a walk, run and an RBI. Dilson Herrera went 1-1 as a late replacement on a double-switch. Peter O’Brien went 1-7 with a walk and 2-run home run (1). Tony Renda went 3-7 with a walk and an RBI. Rookie Davis allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Kyle McMyne threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Kevin Shackelford threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Alejandro Chacin threw 4.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Pensacola won 3-2. Box Score Josh VanMeter went 1-3. Eric Jagielo went 1-3 witha double, run and an RBI. Blake Trahan went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Adrian Nieto went 1-3 with a double with an RBI. Austin Ross allowed 2 runs in 4.2 innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Domingo Tapia threw 2.1 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget threw 2.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. Daytona was postponed Dayton 2on 4-2. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a run. Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a triple, walk and 3 RBI. John Sansone went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run. Hector Vargas went 2-3. Michael Beltre went 1-3 with a run. Tony Santillan threw 7.0 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts and no walks. 5/20 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable BoxScore Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 13-28 N/A 6:35pm Stephens Here Here Here Pensacola 24-18 N/A 7:35pm Castillo Here Here Here Daytona 22-19 N/A 4:00pm Lopez/Gutierrez Here Here N/A Dayton 28-13 N/A 7:00pm Moss Here Here Here Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel A+ Rainout. 2 Jesse Winker AAA 1-6, BB, run, RBI, K. 3 Robert Stephenson MLB DNP 4 Amir Garrett AAA DNP 5 Sal Romano DL DNP 6 Taylor Trammell A 1-3, BB, 3B, 3 RBI, K. 7 Aristides Aquino AA 0-2, with a walk and a run. 8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 9 Luis Castillo AA DNP 10 Tony Santillan A 7IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 5K. 11 Nick Travieso DL DNP 12 Chris Okey A+ Rainout. 13 Tyler Mahle AA DNP 14 Tyler Stephenson A DNP 15 Phillip Ervin AAA 3-8, run, 3K. 16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP 17 Shed Long A+ Rainout. 18 Keury Mella AA DNP 19 Austin Brice MLB 1IP, 2H, 2ER, 1BB, 2K. 20 Jimmy Herget AA 2IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, K. 21 T.J. Friedl A 1-4, run. 22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ Rainout. 23 Zack Weiss DL DNP 24 Ariel Hernandez AA DNP 25 Michael Beltre A 1-3, run. 13 Responses Hal May 20, 2017 From MLB Rumors – Per Dick Williams the Reds are likely out on Luis Robert; too much money. It is not my money but this is disappointing none the less. Cguy May 20, 2017 The money is pretty steep, especially with the penalty. In retrospect, it’s disappointing they didn’t get Cionel Perez &/or Norge Ruiz last year. So if they’re out of the Robert sweepstakes, does the money they thought might get Luis go back in the bank? What is Williams plan B? Doug Gray May 20, 2017 Just to be clear, that’s not from MLB Trade Rumors, that’s from Zach Buchanan at the Enquirer, which MLBTR just linked to. But, this was also covered in the article yesterday afternoon – http://redsminorleagues.com/2017/05/19/latest-cuban-outfielder-luis-robert/ – which makes things even worse, possibly. Shaggy May 20, 2017 Maybe it’s time irribarren officially becomes a bullpen arm and bench player Pat May 20, 2017 Any reason that Rookie Davis only went three innings? Norwood Nate May 20, 2017 I wondered the same thing. Are they trying to keep him on the same schedule as he was on with Cincinnati? (j/k) Doug Gray May 20, 2017 Back injury, according to Zach Buchanan. https://twitter.com/ZachENQ/status/865948229136994304 William Kubas May 20, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino gains an assist and a putout on a double play and an assist on an out at home plate, also a put out. Blandino goes 0-4 and his on base base percentage falls to .369. MK May 20, 2017 Turned on the Bats game and thought I would catch the last couple of innings, an hour and a half later was still watching. Gutty performance by Chacin going four innings with no runs allowed. Last time he went even three was 2014. Iribarren was throwing pitches any of us could hit. They had more arch than a slo-pitch softball delivery. The game was a batting average killer with a couple of o-for sevens in there. Bats pitchers had struck out 22 Clippers last time I heard them say. Redsvol May 20, 2017 incredible some of those guys on the louisville team bat 7 or 8 times and can only produce one or some zero base hits. I think I would seriously reconsider my chosen profession. That team is embarrassing. Good to see the other teams produce some wins and Santillian outings are becoming more consistently good. MK May 20, 2017 Eventually those horrible teams we have watched over the years in Dayton finally had to grow up and give the Louisville fans the same pleasure they gave us. Norwood Nate May 20, 2017 Here we are in the last third of May and Pensacola’s offense is still dreadful. It’s pretty much VanMeter and crickets….even Mario Mendoza would help out. The fact that they’re six games over .500 is a testament to the outstanding work their pitching staff has done. MK May 20, 2017 Nate, read my comment just above yours. It goes for Pensacola too.