Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/5/17 Doug Gray August 6, 2017 16 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 3-2. Box Score Darnell Sweeney went 1-4 with a steal and a run. Tyler Goeddel went 1-4 with a double, steal and an RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 1-3 with a walk. Eric Jagielo went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run. Zach Vincej went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Adam Brett Walker went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Alejandro Chacin threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Ismael Guillon threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. Ariel Hernandez threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout. Pensacola lost 6-2. Box Score Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a double and a walk. Gabriel Guerrero went 2-4. Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with a run scored. Tanner Rainey threw a hitless inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Daytona lost 4-2. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double. Reydel Medina went 2-4 with a home run (6) and 2 RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-3. Seth Varner threw 5.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Dayton lost 4-1. Box Score Bruce Yari went 2-3 with a walk and a solo home run (8). Hector Vargas went 1-4 witha double. Shane Mardirosian went 1-3. Tony Santillan allowed a run in 6.1 innings with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts. Billings lost 4-0 in 10 innings. Box Score Satchel McElroy went 1-4 with a triple. It was the only hit of the game for Billings and came in the 9th inning. Mac Sceroloer threw 5.0 shutout innings with a walk and 8 strikeouts. Miguel Aguilar threw 3.2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. AZL Reds lost 12-3. Box Score Miguel Hernandez went 1-4 with a run. Justin Bellinger went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Mariel Bautista went 1-4 with a double and a run. Reshard Munroe went 1-4 with a steal and a run. Jonathan Willems went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Evan Mitchell (rehab) threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Junior Harding threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. 8/6 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 44-68 N/A 6:05pm Mahle Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 20-22 5:30pm McGuire Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 9-32 1:00pm Boyles Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 13-29 2:00pm Jordan Here Here Here Billings 18-19 2-2 3:05pm Mondile Here Here N/A AZL Reds 15-18 N/A OFF OFF Here N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA 1-4, 2K. 2 Luis Castillo MLB 6.1IP, 3H, 3ER, 5BB, 4K. 3 Hunter Greene BIL DNP 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB 0-4, 2K. 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 7 Tyler Mahle AAA DNP 8 Taylor Trammell A 0-3, BB, K. 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A 6.1IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 10K. 11 Shed Long AA DNP 12 Jeter Downs BIL 0-1. Pinch hitter. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL DNP 14 Jose Siri A DNP 15 Aristides Aquino AA 0-4, 2K. 16 Jose Garcia DSL DNP 17 T.J. Friedl A+ 0-4. 18 Gavin LaValley AA 1-4, run, 2K. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 20 Zack Weiss AA DNP 21 Ariel Hernandez AAA 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 2BB, K. 22 Jackson Stephens AAA 4IP, 6H, 3ER, 5BB, 0K. 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 1-4, 2B. 25 Alex Blandino AAA 0-2. 16 Responses William Kubas August 6, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino, goes 0-2 and has his on base percentage fall to .383 RedsKoolAidDrinker August 6, 2017 Didn’t know that was even possible for him. Mac624 August 6, 2017 At least he plays and tries. More than I can say about our first round pick. Sound have put an incentive clause in Greenes contract that he looses his millions if he doesn’t play. Bet he’d find a way to play then. Doug Gray August 6, 2017 You do know that the Reds have a say in this, too, right? You act as if he’s just saying “Nah, I’m good – I’ll play when I feel like it”. That’s not at all how it works. Greenfield Red August 6, 2017 Wow. Nothing like flame throwing when you obviously know nothing about the situation. The Reds don’t owe you or anyone an explanation for HG’s schedule. The two parties are doing what they think is best for his career. victor vollhardt August 6, 2017 Today August 6 is Green’s birthday—he is 18(legal adult). Maybe that has something to do with the “hold back”. Labor laws-control issues etc. who knows? Worth asking the question though—if he starts playing this week maybe that had something to do with it. Doug Gray August 6, 2017 That has nothing at all to do with it. He’s slated to start hitting with the Mustangs in games this week. He won’t pitch for a few more weeks, though. Hal August 6, 2017 Please stop Mac, you are better than that. Greenfield Red August 6, 2017 I for one appreciate that you care as much as you do about AB’s career. Thanks for the daily update. DaveCT August 6, 2017 Haha, one of my favorite RML features. Sort of. MikeinSoCal August 6, 2017 Dodger Cingrani, one inning, three hits, three runs, one homer. Damaged goods or is he just bad? Chris r August 6, 2017 I saw dodgers were having Tony adjust arm slot so it’ll be interesting to see if this was mechanical adjusting will work out or he’s what reds saw too.. MikeinSoCal August 6, 2017 Yes, he kind of turned into J. J. Hoover. And to think that just a few short years ago he was our phenom coming up. Interesting if the arm slot works out. We have some others that might need to try something. Wood seems to have turned things around with either a new pitch or something mechanical. DaveCT August 6, 2017 Think it’s time for my Bruce Yari watch to begin. 8 home runs in his 60-plus full season games isn’t too bad. Strikeouts still higher than you’d like. However, increasing power since coming from the Arizona rookie league, and an amateur career in British Columbia makes this interesting. Cooooop August 6, 2017 Hey Doug and fans, did you see this? http://www.montanasports.com/2017/08/03/reds-top-draft-pick-hunter-greene-to-make-pro-debut-tuesday-with-mustangs/. Will be interesting to see how he grows with the reds. Doug Gray August 6, 2017 I mean, we kind of knew this several weeks ago. It’s just a fresh reminder from that station.