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Louisville lost 3-0. Box Score

Pensacola lost 5-2. Box Score

  • Josh VanMeter went 2-3 with a walk. Gavin LaValley went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Chad Tromp went 2-3 with a walk.
  • Blake Trahan went 3-3 with a double and an RBI.
  • Keury Mella threw 6.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.

Daytona lost 5-4. Box Score

Dayton won 2-0. Box Score

  • Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a steal and a run.
  • Jose Siri went 2-3 with a walk, 3 steals (44) and a run.
  • Taylor Sparks went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Tony Santillan threw 6.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
  • Dauri Moreta threw 2.0 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.
  • Jesse Adams threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.

Billings won 4-2. Box Score

AZL Reds lost 9-4. Box Score

8/28 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 52-81 N/A 5:00pm TBA/TBA Here Here Here
Pensacola 40-30 28-34 7:35pm Ross Here Here Here
Daytona 33-32 15-46 6:30pm TBA Here Here N/A
Dayton 41-29 25-38 7:05pm Jordan Here Here Here
Billings 18-19 10-15 9:05pm Naughton
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 21-29 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 Luis Castillo MLB DNP
3 Hunter Greene BIL 1IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, K.
4 Sal Romano MLB DNP
5 Jesse Winker MLB/DL DNP
6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP
7 Tyler Mahle MLB 5IP, 4H, 3ER, 4BB, 5K.
8 Taylor Trammell A 0-3, BB, K.
9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP
10 Tony Santillan A 6IP, 3H, 0ER, 1BB, 5K.
11 Shed Long AA/DL DNP
12 Jeter Downs BIL 3-3, BB.
13 Stuart Fairchild BIL 1-4, 2K.
14 Jose Siri A 2-3, BB, run, 3 steals.
15 Aristides Aquino AA 0-4, K.
16 Jose Garcia DSL Season Complete. Did not play.
17 T.J. Friedl A+/DL DNP
18 Gavin LaValley AA 2-4, RBI.
19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP
20 Zack Weiss AA DNP
21 Ariel Hernandez AAA DNP
22 Jackson Stephens AAA 7IP, 5H, 3ER, 3BB, 6K.
23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP
24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 2-4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI, K.
25 Alex Blandino AAA 1-4.

23 Responses

    • Doug Gray

      And game time style!

      It’s the last thing I do every post…. I swear, I almost forget to update it every single time. Good looking out.

  1. Mark

    Have I missed it but is there any definitive word on what happened to senzel?

    • Matthew O'Neal

      Around game time yesterday, Zach Buchannon tweeted out that he’d been told that Senzel has been sick the last few days.

  2. Bill

    That makes 3 nice starts in a row for Santillan at Dayton. He’s put together a really nice year.

  3. Wes

    I’ve been following reds prospects for 4/5 seasons now and best prospect by a mile is senzel in that time. The next, from a projectable standpoint, is hunter Greene. If you remember reds got super lucky getting pick 2 last year.

    Right now reds would have 4th pick and are a game or so away from 6th pick. Really hope they don’t win to many down the stretch for the hopes of getting one more top of the line prospect. It’ll be reds best chance to add a top of line prospect.

    • Greenfield Red

      Agree on this. The way the draft works, there really is no reason to ever finish right at .500. Give me white hot or ice cold. I don’t want luke warm.

      • Brad

        Big series this week vs the Mets. Wouldnt mind getting swept. Really can use another top 5 pick.

  4. terry m

    On milb.com under “Top Headlines” you can click on a story about Greens pitching yesterday.

  5. MK

    Even though Daytona lost Crawford can end his season with a positive by pitching his first complete game of the season. It would have been nice if they could have held on for a win.

  6. sultanofswaff

    Keury Mella’ numbers this year aren’t that impressive for a starter—more hits than innings pitched, not enough K’s and doesn’t limit walks very well. Does anyone know if he has a 2 plus pitch mix that would play up as a reliever?

    I don’t know what to think of Mahle. The location and velocity wasn’t particularly impressive nor was his offspeed stuff. Left me scratching my head how he could be so dominant in the minors. The fastball command probably has a lot to do with it and making your debut surely led to some wildness, but there’s gotta be some deception in his release point like Cingrani to some degree as well. I’ll take him as a #5 starter in a heartbeat he can give me 180 innings with a league average ERA.

    • wes

      Guys like Mella and Reed is what leaves me frustrated with Reds player development. They were both soaring through minors for Royals and Giants. Then they disappear when in Reds system.

      I chalk Mahle’s performance to nerves. I haven’t seen much of him but I am assuming he has excellent accuracy since his heat isn’t elite. I think if he’s our forth starter down the road he does big things- like Leake

      • Billy

        I don’t know if it is fair to put all of that on the Reds player development. Yes, Mella and Reed were performing well for the Giants and Royals. Those teams were also willing to trade those players. Sometimes, guys get in a groove and really perform well, only to be unable to replicate that success in subsequent seasons. If Mella and Reed are floundering because of the Reds player development approach, then what do you make of Luis Castillo or Tyler Mahle? Are they just overcoming a lackluster approach? I imagine that the players and the team share in both the successes and the failures, although I really have no idea how to allocate shares accordingly. I just feel pretty confident that it’s never 100% for one party and 0% for the other party.

      • wes

        I totally agree w comment you make about franchises trading away highly regarded players at the top of their value because they don’t feel same way about them with the closer look they have. On that note- I think Braves system blows White Sox completely out of water even though WS are filled with more highly regarded prospects I think they got some guys from Nationals, red sox, and Cubs that those teams didn’t see panning out as highly as outside world did.

        Mahle and Castillo are reaching their potential; Sal is getting there. Reed and Stepehenson were nearly universal top rotation prospects. Garrett was #2 lefty coming into season and he’s out of options- what’s his role? Rookie Davis was projected as a #4 starter when acquired- what’s his projection now? Gutierrez is having an ok first season but honestly I was hoping for more with the hype coming into the season. More failures than success and I assume that’s somewhat of a norm comparing to other franchises, but I’m not impressed overall in pitching development in Reds organization.

        I agree no one is completely at fault and I use to think player development responsibilities on the organization is kind of joke, but the more look into it the more I see it as a science. Everyone we speak of has one thing in common- they are all millennial’s. So they need to be treated differently than past generations just do to their make up of being more in tuned to their feelings and emotions. You can disregard that and tell them to suck it up, but when that happens you create isolation and discouragement.

        Doug had a good article on an audio piece from DW a few months back where he got into the development side of the organization and I was pretty intrigued by what he said and the investment reds are willing to make.

        Can you post that link Doug?

  7. William Kubas

    Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino raises his on base percentage to .390 with his 44th hit in 165 at bats since joining the Louisville Bats.

    • MK

      So you really think Price will play him if he gets the call. He is going to continue to play Suarez, Cozart, Gennett and Pereza. He might get 4 at bats a week. He will site the integrity of the pennant race as his reasoning for not playing the young guys.

      • sultanofswaff

        You’re not wrong. I just think there’s value in having him with the team in September rather than in his recliner at home. I’m also calling up Ariel Hernandez, Herget, Reed, and Garret. Last year we got caught with our pants down sending guys home for the winter only to have injuries pop up and leave us shorthanded on starters. There are also innings limits to be mindful of.

        Where I think there should be a significant upheaval in playing time is CF. Schebler is faster than Choo and we made it work. Throw Ervin into the mix with Billy as a late inning pinch runner/defensive replacement. Barring a trade I think a 3 headed monster could give you a significant upgrade from that position. September would be a good trial run for such a setup.

  8. MK

    So if Greene ends up with 5 or 6 innings pitched by the end of the season and the Reds like to increase workload by 25 to 35 innings does that mean he tops out at 40 next year?

    • Doug Gray

      No. Because he’ll also throw in instructs. And he did throw some in high school, too. He’ll probably get 70-90 innings next year. Which, as an 18-year-old, is about what you expect.

  9. Ty

    Can anyone tell me what has happened to Shed Long? I never saw a single post on what put him on the DL.