Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 7/8/17 Doug Gray July 9, 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 16-4, 1-0 in a double header. Game 1: 16-4 loss. Box Score Hernan Iribarren went 2-5 with a double. Dilson Herrera went 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI. Brandon Dixon went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. Darnell Sweeney went 1-4 with a double. Phillip Ervin went 3-4 with a double and a run. Eric Jagielo went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Alex Blandino went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Ismael Guillon threw 2.2 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Robert Stephenson threw 3.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score Sebastian Elizalde went 1-3. Brandon Dixon went 1-1 with 2 walks. Lisalverto Bonilla allowed a run in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Austin Brice threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Pensacola lost 11-6. Box Score Tyler Goeddel went 1-4 with a run. Nick Longhi went 1-3 with a walk, double and 3 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 1-2 with 2 walks. Chad Tromp went 1-4 with a run. Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a double. Domingo Tapia threw 2.0 shutout innings. Daytona lost 4-1. Box Score Chris Okey went 2-3 with a solo home run (2). Daniel Sweet went 1-3. Blake Butler went 2-3 with a double. Jesus Reyes allowed 1 earned in 6.2 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Sandy Lugo threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Tanner Rainey threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Dayton lost 7-3 in 11 innings. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 3-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Hector Vargas went 1-4 with a double and a run. Ty Boyles allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Carlos Machorro threw 2.2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. Joel Kuhnel threw 1.1 shutout innings. Jesse Adams threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Billings lost 3-2. Box Score Miles Gordon went 0-2 with 2 walks. Jake Turnbull went 1-4 with a double and a run. Mitch Trees went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Alejo Lopez went 3-4 with a solo home run (3). Zeke White went 1-4 with a double. Luis Alecis threw 4.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. AZL Reds won 4-1. Box Score Juan Martinez went 1-4 with a double and a run. Reshard Munroe went 0-2 with 3 walks. Justin Bellinger went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Blake Wiggins went 2-4 with a run. Raul Wallace went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI. Mariel Bautista went 2-4 with a run. Jonathan Willems went 3-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Seth Varner (rehab) threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Jacob Heatherly threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Ricardo Smith was charged with an unearned run in 3.2 innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. Gregory Reinoso threw 1.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. 7/9 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 34-54 N/A 2:05pm TBA Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 8-8 5:05pm TBA Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 2-14 5:35pm Bautista Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 6-11 2:00pm Romero Here Here Here Billings 12-8 N/A 3:00pm Sceroler Here Here N/A AZL Reds 4-8 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA DNP 2 Jesse Winker MLB 0-1. Pinch hitter. 3 Robert Stephenson AAA 3IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K. 4 Amir Garrett AAA DNP 5 Sal Romano AAA DNP 6 Taylor Trammell A 3-5, 2 2B, RBI. 7 Aristides Aquino AA 1-2, 2BB. 8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 9 Luis Castillo MLB 6.2IP, 3H, 0ER, 1BB, 8K. 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Nick Travieso DL DNP 12 Chris Okey A+ 2-3, HR. 13 Tyler Mahle AAA 1.1IP, 7H, 5ER, 2BB, K. 14 Tyler Stephenson A 0-4, 3K. 15 Phillip Ervin AAA 3-7, run, 2B, 2K. 16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP 17 Shed Long AA 0-4, run, 2K. 18 Keury Mella AA 5IP, 8H, 4ER, 1BB, 5K. 19 Austin Brice AAA 2IP, 2H, 0ER, 1BB, 4K. 20 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 21 T.J. Friedl A+ DNP 22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 0-4. 23 Zack Weiss AA 0.2IP, 3H, 1ER, 2BB, 0K. 24 Ariel Hernandez MLB 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 2BB, 0K. 25 Michael Beltre A 1-4, 2K. Draft Jeter Downs BIL DNP Draft Stuart Fairchild BIL DNP 13 Responses Alex Reds July 9, 2017 Hi Doug, you have Luis Castillo listed as DNP. He went 6.2IP, 3H, 0ER, 1BB, 8K. Doug Gray July 9, 2017 Thanks for the heads up. Doug Gray July 9, 2017 I just went back and watched the final inning that Robert Stephenson threw. As he walked off the mound he was looking at his pitching hand, then took his glove off and went to, what looked like to me, to pick at his hand. He’s been dealing with some blister issues, and given what he was doing, I’d be shocked if that’s not what popped up and that is why he was pulled after just 46 pitches. Steve July 9, 2017 Thanks Doug Steve July 9, 2017 Today was the introduction of the DR Express. Castillo to Peralta to Hernandez. All 97-100 MPH. Something to see more of in the future. MK July 9, 2017 The AZL Reds did some great pitching allowing only one run when there were 6 errors by infielders (everyone had one with Case and Williams in the middle with 2 each) Norwood Nate July 9, 2017 So, Herrera played 3B in the first game. I’m guessing that’s a good sign that his shoulder is feeling fine (of course he also played a little 3B in ST and then had to sit because of the shoulder). With Gennett playing so well, I wonder if they’re trying to get Herrera a little more flexibility. Rough night for the pitchers, especially Mahle. Everyone’s due for one at some point. Stephenson with 0 BBs in 3 IP though, even if he had to come out a little earlier than planned. RedsKoolAidDrinker July 9, 2017 Makes you wonder why. Gennett can move over to third as well so not sure why they need to try Herrera there. You’ve already got Suarez plus Senzel on his way up through the ranks. Jasonp July 9, 2017 I don’t want to trade Suarez but if they did maybe they now have a player in Gennett that could play there until Senzel is ready. Boston and New York both need an upgrade at 3rd. Though with those teams they may think towards Machado as their future and not Suarez. MK July 9, 2017 Devers? DaveCT July 9, 2017 Devers is the real deal. Sox need a rental and a one-way ticket to South Korea for Sandoval. Like Bogaerts or Mookie, Devers stands out much more than the rest of the kids on a AA field. Suarez would be completely lost in Boston, besides (and I really like Suarez). Not near enough juju for that town. Ryan July 9, 2017 I’d maybe keep everyone? Suarez is looking like a better option than Peraza at SS. Gannett seems like the best option at 2b. Peraza could be the best option as a super sub or maybe even take over CF if he develops and/or Hamilton regresses. Herrera has to show he can hit and then maybe they could start moving some spare parts. MK July 9, 2017 It was not in the Transaction but Matt Blandino was in Dragons dugout today. So I assume he is replacing Boyles.