Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 9/1/17 Doug Gray September 2, 2017 9 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 10-1. Box Score Darnell Sweeney went 2-4. Brandon Dixon went 1-4 with an RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 1-4 with a double. Garrett Boulware went 1-3 with a run. Nefi Ogando threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Pensacola lost 6-3. Box Score Arismendy Alcantara went 1-4 with a walk. Shed Long went 1-4 with an RBI. Aristides Aquino went 2-4. Jonathan Reynoso went 1-4 with a double and 2 runs. Blake Trahan went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Jose Lopez allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Brennan Bernardino allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Andrew McKirahan threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Daytona won 4-3. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3 with a walk, HBP and a run. Shane Mardirosian went 1-3 with 2 walks, a steal and a run. James Vasquez went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run. Brantley Bell went 1-4 with a steal (29) and an RBI. Malik Collymore went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Austin Orewiler threw 2.1 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Aaron Quillen threw a perfect inning. Rafael De Paula threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Dayton lost 12-4. Box Score Bruce Yari went 1-4 with a solo home run (12). Taylor Sparks went 3-4 with 2 solo home runs (7). John Sansone went 1-3 with a walk. He also threw a shutout inning with a strikeout on the mound. Hector Vargas went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Aaron Fossas threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Jesse Adams threw a perfect inning. Billings lost 9-4. Box Score Jeter Downs went 1-4 with an RBI. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a double and a run. Andy Sugilio went 2-4 with a run. Hendrik Clementina went 1-3 with a walk and a solo home run (6). Alejo Lopez went 0-1 with a walk, HBP and an RBI. Raul Wallace went 2-4 with 2 doubles. JD Salmon-Williams went 1-4 with a run scored. Hunter Greene allowed 6 earned in 0.1 innings with a strikeout. Zac Correll threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Ryan Nutof threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. AZL Reds lost 6-1. Box Score Miguel Hernandez went 1-3 with a walk. Reniel Ozuna went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a steal and a run. Edwin Yon went 1-3 with a walk, triple and an RBI. Gregory Reinoso threw 3.2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. 9/2 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 54-85 N/A 7:15pm Reed Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 31-36 6:05pm Ross Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 19-48 7:05pm Strahan Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 27-40 7:05pm Moss Here Here Here Billings 18-19 12-18 9:05pm Naughton Here Here N/A AZL Reds 22-32 N/A 1:30pm 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 0.1IP, 6H, 6ER, 0BB, K. 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 0-3, BB, steal, 2K. 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A 3.1IP, 4H, 3ER, 4BB, 2K. 11 Shed Long AA 1-4, RBI, 2K. 12 Jeter Downs BIL 1-4, RBI. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL DNP 14 Jose Siri A 0-4, 2K. 15 Aristides Aquino AA 2-4, K. 16 Jose Garcia DSL Season Complete. Did not play. 17 T.J. Friedl A+/DL DNP 18 Gavin LaValley AA 0-3, BB, K. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 20 Zack Weiss AA DNP 21 Ariel Hernandez MLB DNP 22 Jackson Stephens AAA 5.2IP, 6H, 4ER, 0BB, 9K. 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 1-3, HBP, BB, run. 25 Alex Blandino AAA 1-4, K. 9 Responses William Kubas September 2, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino, has his on base percentage fall to .384 with his 49th hit in 186 at bats since joining the Louisville Bats. RedsKoolAidDrinker September 2, 2017 Has Sparks ever had a stretch like this before? reaganspad September 2, 2017 I think that Sparks is a talent. Just waiting for the spark to go off and he gets it MK September 2, 2017 I think it is especially encouraging since Taylor is coming back from the hand/wrist injury which made him lose most of the season. those type injuries can ruin a career. DaveCT September 2, 2017 Actually, I do recall him being pretty streaky. Stock September 2, 2017 I am more discouraged by Santillian’s outing than Greene. Not too often will a pitcher go out and have a 1.000 BABIP. No HR. No Doubles. I can’t tell if he gave up a triple. If not 6 singles in 6 AB. Bill September 2, 2017 Keep in mind Santillan’s outing was adversely affected by 3 fielding errors (granted one was committed by Santillan). Not only did the errors lead to 3 unearned runs, but they also make for longer, more stressful innings. Louisville is the worst fielding team in the International League and it shows not only in their losing record, but contributes to negative pitching performance as well. DaveCT September 2, 2017 It’s a long season for these young guys, too. And a lot of dollar meals. MK September 2, 2017 I understand Tony came out feeling a little ouchy from last nights game and is questionable for next start which was to open playoffs. It was cold and rainy, a night when it might be tough to get loose at the end of a long season.