Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/22/17 Doug Gray August 23, 2017 10 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 won 4-3. Box Score Tyler Goeddel went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a run and an RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 1-4 with a run scored. Zach Vincej went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Jackson Stephens allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget threw 2.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. Pensacola lost 3-2. Box Score Arismendy Alcantara went 1-4 with a run. Nick Senzel went 1-2 with a home run (14), 2 RBI, steal (14) and 2 walks. Blake Trahan went 1-3 with a double. Keury Mella allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. He also went 1-2 at the plate. Alex Powers threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Zack Weiss allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Daytona lost 5-2. Box Score Shane Mardirosian went 1-3 with a walk. Blake Butler went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Mitch Piatnik went 2-4 with a triple, run and an RBI. Juan Martinez threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Jake Ehret threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Rafael De Paula threw a hitless inning with 3 strikeouts. Dayton won 12-0. Box Score Randy Ventura went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs. Jose Siri went 1-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs and an RBI. Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a triple, home run (12), 2 runs and 5 RBI. Taylor Sparks went 2-5 with a home run (3) and 2 RBI. Hector Vargas went 2-4 with a walk and a run. Malik Collymore went 1-3 with a walk, double, run and 2 RBI. Cassidy Brown went 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Tony Santillan allowed 1 hit in 5.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Alex Webb allowed 1 hit in 4.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Billings lost 2-1 in 10 innings. Box Score Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with a walk. Miles Gordon went 2-4 with a double, run and a walk. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with an RBI. Montrell Marshall went 2-3 with a walk. Tyler Mondile allowed a run in 5.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Tyler Buffett threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. AZL Reds lost 12-1. Box Score Miguel Hernandez went 1-3 with a walk. Justin Bellinger went 1-4 with a solo home run (4). Stephen Keller went 3.1 innings with 3 strikeouts. 8/23 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 51-77 N/A 7:05pm Farrell Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 27-30 7:35pm Ross Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 14-43 7:05pm Varner Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 21-37 7:00pm Jordan Here Here Here Billings 18-19 8-12 9:00pm Naughton Here Here N/A AZL Reds 18-28 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA 1-2, HR, steal, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K. 2 Luis Castillo MLB DNP 3 Hunter Greene BIL DNP 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB 1-1, HR. Pinch hitter. 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 7 Tyler Mahle AAA DNP 8 Taylor Trammell A 2-5, 3B, HR, 2 runs, 5 RBI, 2K. 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A 5IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K. 11 Shed Long AA/DL DNP 12 Jeter Downs BIL 0-3, HBP, K. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL 1-4, BB. 14 Jose Siri A 1-3, 2BB, 2 runs, RBI, K. 15 Aristides Aquino AA 0-4, K. 16 Jose Garcia DSL DNP 17 T.J. Friedl A+/DL DNP 18 Gavin LaValley AA 0-1. Pinch Hitter. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA 2IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K. 20 Zack Weiss AA 2IP, 1H, 1ER, 0BB, 3K. 21 Ariel Hernandez AAA DNP 22 Jackson Stephens AAA 6IP, 7H, 2ER, 3BB, 5K. 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 0-4, RBI. 25 Alex Blandino AAA 0-3, K. 10 Responses Greenfield Red August 23, 2017 On the dropped ball play by Cozart in last night’s Reds game, I thought the on-field call should not have been changed because the runner (Lackey) never got to 2nd base. He didn’t even try having turned to the dugout about 10 feet short of the bag. Reminds me of a play from 109 years ago. The Cubs would have not won the 1908 World Series without a famous baserunning mistake by New York Giants rookie Fred Merkle. In that play, there were runners on the corners with two outs in the 9th inning of a tied game (Merkle was on 1st). The hitter lined a clean single to the outfield and the winning run scored propelling the Giants to the World Series. However, there was a problem. Fred Merkle pulled up 10 feet from second base (sound familiar?) and turned toward the dugout. 20 minutes later, the Cubs threw a ball to the 2nd baseman who stood on the bag for the third out. The run didn’t count, the game was called for darkness. The game was replayed the next day, and the Cubs won and went to and won the Series. True story, and similar to that play. MK August 23, 2017 On difference in Bonehead Merkle play was he contended that he actually returned to second before a ball, not necessarily the game ball was retrieved. https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/372b4391 MK August 23, 2017 Jose Siri was sporting a pair of white Addidas last night with metallic gold trim, metallic gold soles and golden spikes. They were shining when he ran like the Flash. The Taylor Trammel triple was particularly fun and impressive to watch as Siri, Hector Vargas, and Trammel all showed tremendous speed rounding the bases and when the throw got by the third baseman Trammel came head first across the plate. sultanofswaff August 23, 2017 You have to be excited about Winker. As they say, home runs are thrown, not hit. Meaning, it takes a mistake by the pitcher to hit it out. There’s a lot of truth to that methinks. With major league pitchers being around the plate a lot more and making their mistakes in the zone it works to the benefit of someone with a keen eye like Jesse. Nice to see Trammell and Santillan keep on keeping on. They’re beyond deserving of a promotion but it hasn’t affected their play. The Duke August 23, 2017 Just call Taylor Trammell the Matrix, because he’s filling every category of the stat sheet. 12 HR 10 3B 23 2B 73 RBI 72 R 63 BB 38 SB A .284/.368/.446 line on the year over 525 plate appearances at age 19 in full season ball, and in August he has been .324/.430/.577 over 86 PA Wes August 23, 2017 Top 50 stat line for sure! If he was a top 10 pick he’d prob be a top 25 prospect already. Arnold Ziffle August 23, 2017 That sure looks more like a corner outfielder. Love the 10 triples and 38 SB’s. Really love the equal number of Runs and RBI’s. A 90 R/90 RBI player is hard to come by. The power will increase as he gets older. Maybe just call him Fine Wine, as he will get better with age. He and Miles Gordon make a nice 19 year old tandem. Maybe one day they are on the field together. William Kubas August 23, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinals, Alex Blandino has his on base percentage fall to .381 with his adding a sacrifice fly scoring his 19th RBI in 155 at bats since joining the Louisville Bats GO STANFORD CARDINAL BASEBALL Krozley August 23, 2017 Keury Mella has been pitching better as of late with games of 5+ innings and 3 ER or less in 7 of his last 8 starts. He was shelled in the one, however, so his overall stats are still iffy, but it is nice to see the improvement. He’s probably still destined for the bullpen eventually, but will probably retain his 40-man spot this off-season. Brad August 23, 2017 Mark: Congrats on Chacin promotion! Has to be a good feeling to be part of his journey.