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Louisville lost 4-3. Box Score

Pensacola lost 3-2, 1-0 in a double header.

Game 1: 3-2 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score

  • Josh VanMeter went 1-3.
  • Alex Blandino went 1-3 with a double.
  • Angelo Gumbs went 1-3.
  • Leon Landry went 2-3 with a double.
  • Joe Hudson went 1-3.
  • Alberti Chavez went 1-3.
  • Luis Castill went 1-3 at the plate. He allowed 1 run in 6.1 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. He took a no-hitter into the 7th, but lost it and then the game in the inning.

Daytona is off for the All-Star break.

Dayton lost 9-3. Box Score

  • Michael Beltre went 2-4 with a run scored.
  • Tyler Stephenson went 3-4 with a double, home run (4) and 3 RBI.
  • Patrick Riehl allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
  • Jesse Stallings threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Carlos Machorro threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.

6/19 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 27-41 N/A 7:05pm Bailey Here Here Here
Pensacola 40-28 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here
Daytona 32-29 N/A 5:35pm Bautista/Gutierrez Here Here N/A
Dayton 41-29 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here
Billings 0-0 N/A 9:05pm Wotell Here Here N/A

Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown

Rank Player Level Performance
1 Nick Senzel A+ DNP
2 Jesse Winker AAA 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, K.
3 Robert Stephenson AAA DNP
4 Amir Garrett MLB DNP
5 Sal Romano AAA DNP
6 Taylor Trammell A 0-4, run, K.
7 Aristides Aquino AA 0-3, 2K.
8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP
9 Luis Castillo AA 6.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 5K.
10 Tony Santillan A DNP
11 Nick Travieso DL DNP
12 Chris Okey A+ DNP
13 Tyler Mahle AA DNP
14 Tyler Stephenson A 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI.
15 Phillip Ervin AAA 2-4.
16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP
17 Shed Long A+ DNP
18 Keury Mella AA DNP
19 Austin Brice MLB DNP
20 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP
21 T.J. Friedl A+ DNP
22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ DNP
23 Zack Weiss A+ DNP
24 Ariel Hernandez AA DNP
25 Michael Beltre A 2-4, run, K.

27 Responses

  1. Bill

    Might we see Jackson Stephens start for the Reds this week? Friday would be his day to pitch with Bailey following on Saturday.

  2. Steve

    Doug, Naughton and Nutof mysteriously removed from the Billings roster

    • Doug Gray

      Looks like Nutof is going to be in Arizona according to his most recent tweet, showing the weather for the week in Arizona. So, that could be what’s going on.

  3. MK

    Bell, Gonzalez, Vasquez, Hendrix heading to Daytona.

    • Bocephus

      Who would you guess will be the replacements?

      • Steve

        Wright and Arias placed on restricted status for Dayton today, so maybe the two of them plus maybe Franklin coming off of DL and Lopez? Hopefully, they signed Greene and Fairchild and it’s them.

      • MK

        Might see Fairchild as I remember 2nd rounder Ryan LaMarre came straight from draft to Dayton but hard to imagine 18-19-year old doing it. Even Senzel started in Billings.

    • Steve

      Are they replacing Senzel, Long, LaValley and Weiss or Rainey?

      • Steve

        Then I’m thinking Blandino to Louisville, Chavez to Billings and Landry released to make room for them.
        Pensacola will go with 12 pitchers and 13 position players. What happens in Louisville? Hunter and Amaral released to make room for Blandino? Next move will be with Mahle and Castillo?

      • MK

        They sure hhave jacked Chavez around during his career. The perfect example of an organizational filler. Never had the opportunity to be much else.

    • Steve

      Yeah, hope it’s Fairchild and he can just step in for Friedl

  4. nycdave

    So today we find out that Arroyo has been receiving cortisone injections since Spring Training. It is absolutely infuriating to me that not only did Bryan Price keep running that tomato can out there but it was an injured tomato can to boot. This organization continues to baffle and amaze me with the handling and development of its pitching.

    • Jim H.

      Who should they have run out? They have a whole rotation: DeSclafani, Bailey, Finnegan, Romero & Davis on the DL for large chunks along with Garrett. Stephenson & Reed ineffective at ML and Stephens struggles at AAA. Mahle & Castillo need seasoning. No choices.

      If nothing else, it has us positioned for a top 5 pick next year.

      • CP

        Well put Jim. Not to mention the unquantifiable value Arroyo has provided many of the young players on the team with his experience and professionalism.

        I know Arroyo has been a shell of himself on the field, but he has still been 100% of himself off of the field and that does affect how the team plays between the lines.

        I’m thankful for Arroyo putting it all out there and trying his best. And now once again seems to be playing the bigger man and making it easier for the club to let him go/him retire with the comments he said after his start. He is putting the team first and humbly not hanging on to something that isn’t there.

    • wes

      NYCDave- do you believe that Reed would be an effective starter if he was still in KC? Or Stephenson if he was drafted by another organization? Just curious….

  5. Steve

    Was wondering why Blankmeyer wasn’t on the roster for Billings. He got released on he 2nd. Thought he would at least be given some time in Billings again this year.

  6. Steve

    Will the decision makers leave LaValley, Senzel, Long, etc. in Daytona for the last 4 games of the first half to try and clinch the title or are Bell, Gonzalez, Vazquez and Hendrix joining the Tortugas already tomorrow?

  7. Jonathan

    Any chance Luis Castill gets bumped to AAA?

    Also – is there an update on Ian Kahaloa? I hope the guy sees the light and joins one of those good drug rehab places like Teen Challanage. I’ve known several adults who have made 180 degree turns with that program.

    • CP

      Kahaloa’s 50 day suspension starts with the start of the Billings season. So still a while to go for that young man to be even eligible.

      Hopefully he can get the help he needs…

  8. George

    Is it just me or has Winker gotten almost 1/2 his doubles in the last week or so? Glad to see he is driving the ball more often.

    Jonathan..Great post about teen challenge. Hopefully Praying Kahaloa gets the help he needs

  9. The Duke

    Tough luck loss for Castillo. Both he and Mahle seem to have not had a lot of run support lately.

    Winker’s overall line on the year is now sitting at .317/.399/.411. The iso-Power still sub .100. It was .120 in May, but back down to .094 in June. Is there something in his swing mechanics that just isn’t lending itself to power? He’s not a small guy, 6’3″ 215 lbs. Is he not using his lower half at all?

    • The Duke

      Looking at Castillo’s splits, and he’s been straight up filthy in June

      1.42 ERA
      .159 BAA
      25.1 IP
      36 K
      5 BB
      0.75 WHIP

  10. William Kubas

    June 18, 2017
    “Then I’m thinking Blandino to Louisville, Chavez to Billings and Landry released to make room for them.
    Pensacola will go with 12 pitchers and 13 position players. What happens in Louisville? Hunter and Amaral released to make room for Blandino? Next move will be with Mahle and Castillo?”

    The Cincinnati Reds will make no move on Blandino! He will be released as an in-effective player then shine with his next major league team.

    • Jim H.

      Curious as to what the Reds haven’t done with Blandino or what he’s earned different from current status. Your posts make him sound like a sure-fire hall of famer while his results suggest fringe utility AAAA performer. Just curious as to what the Reds are missing here?

    • Andrew

      This makes total sense, since the Reds have a long history of releasing first round picks three years into their careers right when they’re starting to show serious signs of growth and improvement.

      Oh wait… That’s not true at all…