Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/21/17 Doug Gray August 22, 2017 7 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 6-1. Box Score Tyler Goeddel went 4-4 with a steal and a run. Darnell Sweeney went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Tyler Mahle allowed 3 runs in 7.0 innings with 5 strikeouts. Pensacola won 3-1. Box Score Gabriel Guerrero went 2-2 with 2 walks, a solo home run (6) and 2 runs scored. Josh VanMeter went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Jonathan Reynoso went 2-3 with a steal. Joe Hudson went 1-3 with a double. Aristides Aquino went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Deck McGuire allowed a run in 7.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Andrew McKirahan threw 1.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. Carlos Gonzalez threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Daytona had the day off. Dayton won 7-2. Box Score Jose Siri went 2-5 with 2 runs and a solo home run (21). Taylor Trammell went 2-3 with a double, 2 walks, 3 steals, run and an RBI. Taylor Sparks went 2-5 with a home run (2) and 2 RBI. Hector Vargas went 1-4 with a run. Cassidy Brown went 1-4 with a home run (4) and 2 RBI. Michael Beltre went 2-4 with a steal. Scott Moss allowed a run in 7.0 innings with 5 strikeouts. Dauri Moreta allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Billings lost 10-4. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs. Leandro Santana went 2-4 with a double and a run. Alejo Lopez went 1-2 with a run and an RBI. Pabel Manzanero went 1-3 with an RBI. John Ghyzel was charged with 2 unearned in 1.2 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Gregory Reinoso allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. AZL Reds had the day off. 8/22 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 50-77 N/A 7:05pm Stephens Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 27-29 7:35pm Mella Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 14-42 7:05pm TBA Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 20-37 7:00pm Santillan Here Here Here Billings 18-19 8-11 9:00pm Mondile Here Here N/A AZL Reds 18-27 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA 0-3, BB. 2 Luis Castillo MLB DNP 3 Hunter Greene BIL 0-4, 2K. 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB DNP 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 7 Tyler Mahle AAA 7IP, 9H, 3ER, 0BB, 5K. 8 Taylor Trammell A 2-3, 2B, 2BB, run, RBI, 3 steals, K. 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA/DL DNP 12 Jeter Downs BIL 0-3, 2 RBI. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL 1-4. 14 Jose Siri A 2-5, 2 runs, HR. 15 Aristides Aquino AA 1-1. Pinch hitter. 16 Jose Garcia DSL DNP 17 T.J. Friedl A+/DL DNP 18 Gavin LaValley AA 0-4. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 20 Zack Weiss AA DNP 21 Ariel Hernandez AAA DNP 22 Jackson Stephens AAA DNP 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ DNP 25 Alex Blandino AAA 0-4. 7 Responses Cguy August 22, 2017 Another great outing by Scott Moss. He won his 13th game, pitching 7.0 innings with 5 K & 0 BB.His pitch count was 82 with 56 of them being strikes. MK August 22, 2017 Nice to see Michael Beltre bouncing back the last week or so. It is kind of amazing how much more comfortable he seems to be at the plate hitting in the nine hole. The Duke August 22, 2017 Good game from Trammell getting on base 4 times. Raised his line in August to .315/.432/.515 on the month and he has more walks (14) than K (13) on the month over 19 games played. That K rate keeps coming down. If he can handle the jump to High A next year I could really see him jumping up the prospect lists. redleggingfordayz August 22, 2017 So Doug, I haven’t done a ton of research, but Deck McGuire and Scott Moss have been some pretty decent bright spots for our pitching staff in the lower levels this year. McGuire at 28 has obviously been around, but has something changed in him this year? Look at his past years none of his stats really stand out. He was usually under 8.0k/9 and over 8h/9. This year seems much different on the surface. Also, Scott Moss has been a beast this year, I hope he can continue to stay healthy and move his way up the ranks. That tall frame is a SP dream. wes August 22, 2017 I was looking at that today too. McGuire is 28 yrs old….maybe a lil late for him? sultanofswaff August 22, 2017 I think the template for Mahle as a rotation piece could be guys like Michael Fulmer/Jason Hammel….even Mike Leake. All give up about a hit per inning or more and only strike out ~5 per 9 innings. What they have in common is that they limit the long ball and don’t walk guys. Not top of the rotation stuff, but good enough to get you past the 5th inning on most days. Over the course of a long season that reliability will provide real value to a staff. Patrick August 22, 2017 Mahle should be at least able to do 7.5k/9 and not walk guys. He might have some issues with the long ball because all of our young guys do since our minor league parks/leagues suppress HRs, Remember Mahle was pitching better than Castillo at AA this year.