Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/31/17 Doug Gray September 1, 2017 15 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 8-6. Box Score Alex Blandino went 1-4 with a walk and a run. Brandon Dixon went 2-5 with 2 doubles and a run. Adam Brett Walker went 1-3 with 2 walks, a run and 2 RBI. Hernan Iribarren went 2-4 with a walk and 2 RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 2-4 with an RBI. Tyler Goeddel went 2-3 with a run. Ismael Guillon threw 3.2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. He also went 1-1 with a triple and a run. Ariel Hernandez threw 1.1 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Nick Routt was charged with an unearned run in 3.0 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Pensacola lost 5-2. Box Score Shed Long went 1-4 with a walk, double and a run. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Aristides Aquino went 1-4 with a double. Jonathan Reynoso went 1-3 with a walk and a double. Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Deck McGuire allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with 11 strikeouts. Daytona won 7-2, 8-3 in a double header. Game 1: 7-2 win. Box Score Shane Mardirosian went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 1-4 with a solo home run (8). James Vasquez went 1-3 with a double and a run. Chris Okey went 2-3 with an RBI. Malik Collymore went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Blake Butler went 1-2 with a home run (4) and 2 RBI. Mitch Piatnik went 1-3. Juan Martinez allowed 1 earned in 7.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Game 2: 8-3 win. Box Score Shane Mardirosian went 3-4 with 2 runs and an RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 4-4 with a double, RBI, steal, and 2 runs. James Vasquez went 1-3 with a walk, home run (10) and 3 RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Blake Butler went 2-4. Mitch Trees went 2-4. Mitch Piatnik went 0-2 with 2 walks, 2 steals and 2 runs. Joel Bender threw a shutout inning with 3 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Dayton lost 6-0. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-4. Hector Vargas went 1-4. Michael Beltre went 1-3 with a triple. Dauri Moreta threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Billings won 5-4. Box Score Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a run. Andy Sugilio went 3-5 with a double and a steal. Hendrik Clementina went 3-5 with an RBI. Raul Wallace went 2-4 with a run. Nadir Ljatifi went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. JD Salmon-Williams went 2-4 with a home run (2) and 2 RBI. Lucas Benenati threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Mac Sceroler threw 3.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Connor Ryan threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. AZL Reds had the day off. 9/1 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 54-84 N/A 7:15pm Stephens Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 31-35 7:05pm Lopez Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 18-48 7:05pm Crawford Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 27-39 7:00pm Santillan Here Here Here Billings 18-19 12-17 8:35pm Greene Here Here N/A AZL Reds 22-31 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 DNP 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB/DL DNP 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 7 Tyler Mahle MLB DNP 8 Taylor Trammell A DNP 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA 1-4, 2B, BB, run, 2K. 12 Jeter Downs BIL 0-3, 2BB, run. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL DNP 14 Jose Siri A 0-4. 15 Aristides Aquino AA 1-4, 2B, 2K. 16 Jose Garcia DSL Season Complete. Did not play. 17 T.J. Friedl A+/DL DNP 18 Gavin LaValley AA 1-3, BB, RBI. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K. 20 Zack Weiss AA DNP 21 Ariel Hernandez AAA 1.1IP, 0H, 0ER, 2BB, 2K. 22 Jackson Stephens AAA DNP 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 1-4,, RBI, K. 25 Alex Blandino AAA 0-3, BB, run. 15 Responses William Kubas September 1, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino, maintains his on base percentage at .386 with his 48th hit in 182 at bats and 31st base on balls in 213 plate appearances since joining the Louisville Bats. Daryl September 1, 2017 Luis Gonzalez seems to be playing very well since his promotion. Another middle infielder to keep an eye on. Doug Gray September 1, 2017 He’s hitting for average, and the pop is a step forward, but 4 walks, 41 strikeouts, isn’t going to work. He’s got to get better in that area. MK September 1, 2017 Read the first post Drew. Nothing wrong with the posts in fact they are kind of entertaining. Also fun to pick on, but I doubt William is a moron. Billy September 1, 2017 Personally, I admire his dedication to his craft. Dru September 1, 2017 Ya, moron was harsher than I meant. Maybe “dedicated goofball” jim t September 1, 2017 Another nice outing by Robert Stephenson. Him, Romano and Castillo are on a nice little roll. Seems like some of the youngsters may be figuring it out. Heard yesterday that the reds were hoping to get Disco back on the mound throwing again before the end of the season. No time table was given. Doug Gray September 1, 2017 DeSclafani is not pitching in games again this year. But they do want to have him throw, still. wes September 1, 2017 Just saw where Verlander made it through waivers but Cozart couldn’t…..unfortunate for Reds. Tigers got quite a haul too! Bill September 1, 2017 Verlander had a much bigger contract, so more risk with placing a claim. To me, the return Detroit got was surprisingly strong given Verlander’s age and contract. MikeinSoCal September 1, 2017 Doug, does Deck McGuire have a snowballs chance? I know his age is not helping but his strikeouts are impressive, walks are under control, and he seems like he has a durable arm. He has AAA experience from 3 seasons ago so he has been there and done that. Any future with the Reds? Doug Gray September 1, 2017 I’d expect him to become a free agent at the end of the season. There’s just too much pitching depth ahead of him. Hopefully his performance catches the eye of someone else though, and he gets a chance somewhere. I just don’t think it’s going to be in Cincinnati.